Welcome to Living Waters Church
Life is better when you know Jesus and our church is better with you! You’re just a click away from planning a visit, finding answers to your questions, and becoming part of the family. We look forward to meeting you!
(BTW, if you are a first-time guest be sure to stop by the welcome center and receive a Welcome Gift!)
Sundays at Living Water
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Morning Worship 11:00 AM
12970 Huffman Rd.
Parma, OH 44130
SUNDAYS AT LWA Parma
We love Sundays here at Living Waters. Sunday mornings we have Sunday worship and teachings . Sunday nights we get together again at 6:00 pm and the LWA Parma music ministry leads us in worship.
MIDWEEK AT LWA Parma
Join us Wednesday night at 7:00 pm for an uplifting, inspirational, and refreshing time of worship and biblical study.
You probably have questions about LWA Parma – and we want to answer them! Curious about what we have for children? Wondering what to wear when you visit? You’re probably not the first to ask!
There’s a place for you to get involved and make a real impact on lives here at LWA. See how you can get connected to the work God is doing in Parma.
What kind of church is LWA Parma?
LWA Parma is an Apostolic Pentecostal church and is part of the UPC (United Pentecostal Church). We are Apostolic by doctrine, meaning we follow the teachings set forth by the Apostles of Jesus in the book of Acts. We are Pentecostal by experience, just like the early church!
When and where are the services?
What should I wear when visiting LWA Parma
At LWA Parma, you can come as you are! You’ll see various styles when visiting, and you’re welcome to wear what you are comfortable in.
What is there for my children?
We have exciting and engaging Sunday School classes with passionate teachers and yummy snacks. Every Sunday, Children’s Church gives our children the opportunity to greet, lead worship, and learn how to run a service on their own. Regardless of when you come, your kids will always be in a fun environment where they will learn and make lifelong friends.
Get Connected to Team Serving Opportunities?
There are many moving parts that make LWA Parma the church that it is! In addition to our classes, small groups, and ministries; these teams keep LWA Parma running each and every week. To get started using your gifts and talents for the kingdom of God, get connected with one of our teams!
We’re looking for Creative Team members who can capture and expresses the authentic Apostolic atmosphere of LWA PArma for members and guests both during service and throughout the week.
This team is responsible for creating the auditory and visual experience during services, capturing that experience, and translating it through physical and digital mediums throughout the week.
The work of the creative team allows us to compel new individuals to experience LWA, gives our ministries an outlet to further their mission, and supports the vision of our Pastor through media, sound, and production.
Evangelism is a core value of the church. The Living Waters Church Evangelism Team exists to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in our community. The fulfillment of the great commission, “Go into all the world” can only be started through the action of “Go.” The evangelism team takes the message—the love, mercy, and salvation of Jesus—outside the four walls of our church building.
Our community will never care how much we know, until they know how much we care. Through Bible Studies, Bus Ministry, and Servant Evangelism we desire to show this city, and the people who call it home, how much we truly care.
First Impression Team
The First Impression Team matters because people matter. If people return, they will continue to hear that they matter to God, that they have hope in Jesus. Unfortunately, if the parking lot is chaotic, if the facility is unkempt, if the people are unfriendly or closed to new people—our guests’ first impression will be anything but positive.
Of all the steps that can be taken to create a warm and personable welcome—easy to find parking spaces, clear signage, clean restrooms, quality coffee, or creative children’s rooms—none are more important than the people who create the welcome. People create atmosphere. People form a culture that says, “You’re welcome here.” People communicate “You matter to God.”
It is the directive of the First Impression Team to communicate this message clearly and completely in the first seven minutes—starting the moment a guest pulls into our parking lot. In the first seven minutes of contact, our first-time guests will decide whether or not they plan to return. From the moment of their arrival, the subconscious is hard at work taking note of the atmosphere and people’s friendliness on a rudimentary level. Before a single worship song is sung and before a single word of the message is preached the guest knows if they want to come back next week. A closed and anxious vessel will not be open or receptive to the power of God attempting to work transformation.
There are four initial areas of contact which we can influence our guests’ first impression during the pre-service—through controlling how they are greeted, directed, treated, and seated.
Through proper greeting, directing, treating, and seating we can turn a first-time guest into a second-time guest. Turn a second-time guest into a regular attender. And finally, turn a regular attender into a fully developing member.
We must always remember in everything we do that the more prepared to receive guests we are, the more guests, or “gifts”, God will send us. The First Impression Team Matters because people matter.
One of the highest ranking and most frequently recurring reasons first-time visitors don’t return is dirty bathrooms. What a shame to let a lost soul miss out on their opportunity to connect with the one true God who gave his life for them simply because they decided they wouldn’t return due to poorly maintained facilities before ever making it into the sanctuary.
We’re looking for Operations Team members to protect our image and prevents unnecessary losses so our ministerial teams can fully operate in their giftings and have an open and willing vessel to receive.
“O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together” (Psalm 34:3).
In this one simple verse, David has given us three distinct purposes of worship ministry. The three purposes are to magnify the Lord, develop worship leaders, and develop worshippers.
David said, “O magnify the Lord with me”. “Me” represents those involved with the worship ministry, who are helping lead praise during worship services. We can’t ask people to go where we’re not willing or able to go ourselves. David didn’t want to be the only one experiencing true worship of our holy God, and neither should we.
WE WANT TO INVITE YOU TO COME WORSHIP WITH US AND EXPERIENCE OUR COMMUNITY OF DISCIPLES AUTHENTICALLY ENGAGING WITH THE GOD WE LOVE.
Everybody is welcome here whatever your story, your questions, doubts or struggles. We’re all about becoming stronger together, being intentional about our growth as people and serving one another and our broader community along the way.