Sending is our second core value. We Believe it is foundational to all God wants to do in us. EVERYTHING ABOUT ALL OF US LIKES TO BE COMFORTABLE BUT JESUS SAID THE WAY TO GROW IS TO GET STRETCHED OUT – EKTENO IN THE GREEK; WE NEED TO GET OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONE. In Acts 12:1-3, the church in Jerusalem sent out Paul and Barnabas on the first real "missionary" journey. The goal was to reproduce the work God had done in them and other believers by spreading the word of Jesus’ love and transformed lives and starting churches. This church planting model has been followed in various forms ever since. Our desire at Water of Life is to send teams out for short term exposure on a regular basis, and at the same time train and expose our church to many cross-cultural types of ministry as possible. This includes those near to us, (our valley) and those far from us (our world). In our history we have sent short-term teams to 15-20 different countries, including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Russia, China, Jamaica, Venezuela, Guatemala, Lebanon, Panama, Kenya, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Cuba and Honduras. More recently, we have sent teams to Mexico, Cambodia and Thailand. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit" ---Matthew 28:19 Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “You heard of from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” …you will received power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” ---Acts 1:4-8 Jerusalem and Judea were home to Jesus and the disciples, that is local. So, we do local outreach at our food and clothing warehouse, Adopt-a-Block, Mobile Medical Unit, and with our annual Trunk or Treat Halloween alternative. The remote parts of the world for Water of Life are Cambodia and Thailand, as well as other nations we have reached. This is all based on Holy Spirit empowerment and we seek to establish long-term relationships in each of those areas. This results in transformed lives in us as we go and in them as they receive.<Back to our Core Values >
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2Womens: Join the weekly or the monthly women's groups and make some friends.
3R.E.A.L.: The high school ministry meets Thursdays at 6:30pm here at the church.
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