Living Waters Purpose

Living Waters Purpose

What is our purpose? “We exist to show the truth of God’s love, through Jesus Christ, by knowing Jesus, loving Jesus, and serving Jesus.”

What is “Fanning The Flame”?

"Fanning the Flame"(FTF) is not a program, but a commitment to continually strive to be a more healthy biblical church. It's not an initiative that we will engage in for a season, but it is a life long journey. The FTF training is designed to equip our members to continually seek after authentic biblical church health long after the "Fanning the Flame" experience has been completed. This booklet will give you some insight into how we see God leading. Please review its contents and continue to pray with us. We are certain of this one thing - our God is at work. He is conforming each one of us to His image and conforming His church to His perfect will and purpose.

God led us to emphasize the following in: 2016 - 2021

• Discipleship

• Leadership

• Evangelism

• Prayer

• Worship

With God’s Help, We Will Pursue Our Church’s Vision To Include:

Discipleship Leadership

Evangelism Prayer

Worship Repentance

Missions Effective Structures

Connect with past

With God’s Help We Will…

• Stay scripturally grounded & Christ centered

• Encourage opportunities for spiritual growth

• Identify & train leaders

• Encourage worship attendance & participation

• Evaluate our new member process

• Make disciples among members

• Expand small group opportunities

• Identify our members’ spiritual gifts & match them to ministry/leadership opportunities

• Evaluate effective leadership models Identify effective means of communication among our leadership, the church body & community

• Create a Crisis Manual and Communications Policy

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in God’s Wisdom

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths. (NLT)

Your Fanning the Flame Leadership Team: You are represented by a diverse team of dedicated men and women. Your team members spent hours in prayer & study before we started this process. They continue to pray and serve the church in various capacities.

Pastor Marty Taylor

Cam Duke

Judy Duke

Suzanne Hobson

Debbie Mullis

Allen Needham

Lois Porter

Jerry Rine

Joe Weatherly (FTF Coach)

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.

John 7:38

The Great Commission - John 16:26-27, 20:21- 22

“I will send you the Counselor – The Spirit of Truth. He will come to you from the Father and tell you all about me. And you must also tell others about me… As the father has sent me, so I send you.” Then he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit”. (NLT)

Romans 12: 5-8 – Spiritual Gifts In the Body

So in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

(NIV) Matthew 28:18-20 -Make disciples

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (NKJV)

John 8:31 – Study the Word

If you make my word your home, you will indeed be my disciples. (NJB)