What to Expect
Please see our most recent update on Reopening Living Word for what to expect:
Information on Our Usual Sunday Programming
Wherever you are on life’s journey—follower of Christ, curious, searching, skeptical, wounded, broken, or disillusioned—Living Word is a place where you can experience God’s grace! We hope you will join us for one of our Sunday services at 8:00, 9:30, or 11:00 am. We offer age-appropriate programs for the whole family.
Worship Environments & Service Times
The Life Center
- Small worship experience (about 250 in attendance)
- Variety of seating options
- 9:30 am service: live worship; live-stream teaching from Main Auditorium
- Large worship experience (1,600 seats)
- 8:00 am service: full live service (Smallest gathering under 400 people)
- 9:30 am service: full live service
- 11:00 am service: full live service
- ASL interpretation offered
What to Expect
Visiting us on Sunday
We suggest you arrive 15-20 minutes before a Sunday service begins. When you arrive, turn on your 4-way flashers to identify yourself as new to our community. This signal will prompt our Guest Services team to assist you.
From the time you enter our property, our team of parking attendants, greeters, and ushers will be at your service. Our goal is to help you find your way, connect with people, and get the information you need to make your visit a pleasant one!
coffee & refreshments
To help you enjoy your experience and connect with others, we serve free coffees, teas, hot chocolate, and light snacks in Common Grounds, a comfortable atmosphere where you can enjoy conversation with friends or make new acquaintances. We also serve free coffee and tea in the Main Lobby.
During the week, Common Grounds is a comfortable setting for many of our mid-week programs. Common Grounds is located in the back of our building, just inside the “Common Grounds” entrance.
casual & comfortable
Please dress and act casual and comfortable. That doesn’t mean we lack reverence for God. We revere, love, and worship God. He is worthy. But Jesus wore street clothes (i.e, normal robes) and so did those who followed him. We come to church with casual dress and passionate hearts. Feel free to dress in a way that makes you comfortable.
Practical & Bible-based teaching
The Bible is powerful, convicting, comforting, uplifting, challenging, and transformative in its power. It is always true, it is always normative, it always has authority, and it is always to our benefit to believe and live the truth of the Bible. At Living Word, we want you to know the Bible so you can be changed by its truth. Even more, so you can know God intimately. The Book is meant to lead you to the Person of Jesus.
God wants you to flourish. You will hear the word flourish a lot. It doesn’t mean that life is easy, it means life is good. It doesn’t mean you never struggle or suffer, it means you live with meaning and purpose. God wants you to flourish. We are here to help you do that.
We love music and we love music that helps us worship God. We will mix in the old hymns from time to time, but even when we do so, we often give a contemporary spin to those old hymns. We encourage people to worship God with heart and mind and to lift hands, clap, whatever will help you engage and connect with God. Our God is an Awesome God and we want to give him our very best praise and worship.
Adult ASL Interpretation & Special Needs Children