All of us have questions when we consider attending a church for the first time. We want to provide information here that will make your first visit to Living Water a great experience! If you still haven’t found the answer you’re looking for, feel free to call 540-389-2920!
Come as You Are
As a guest at Living Water, we want you to feel comfortable just the way you are. We have all been blessed by God's grace, and are eager to share that grace with others. Dress casually. Everybody does.
We all have a unique life story, just like you do. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, you're welcome to come and check out what God is doing at Living Water.
What Should I Expect?
Each Sunday service is about an hour and ten minutes.
If you're coming early to the 11:00 service, you might need to wait outside and meet some people before the service starts, or get your kids up to the H2O Center, as our first service could last until around 10:45.
In our services, there's worship music, a simple communion service, artistic elements and practical biblical teaching that applies to your everyday life.
What is the H2O Center?
During the 11:00 service, kids age 4 through 5th grade get to head up the driveway to the H2O Children's Center for fun classes! Just head up the circular driveway and drop your kids off for their own worship service! They'll laugh, sing, make crafts and learn about how much they are loved and treasured by the God who made them and sent his Son to rescue them from sin.
Jesus gave us this simple memorial to remind us of the price He paid for our sins - death on a cross. ALL Christians are invited to eat the bread and drink the juice - as it is passed - to remember Jesus' sacrifice of body and blood. We have communion weekly just as the first century church met together weekly and broke bread (more information in Acts 20:7).
Offering Baskets? Just Relax :)
As a guest at Living Water, what will we ask of you? Just relax. No matter where you've been or what you've done, you matter to God. You matter to us. We will pass an offering basket, but you won't feel any pressure. Tithes and offerings are for believers and members, as a grateful response and part of our worship.
What if I want to wade in a little deeper?
There is a summary of our beliefs on the What We Believe page. In addition, we regularly offer a CONNECT 101 class that you can attend; information about our next class is available on our What We Believe page. If you have a specific question that isn’t covered, or if you have a question about what you read, just send an e-mail to our Lead Minister, Paul Hatfield.
About 3 or 4 times a year, we will offer the opportunity to get connected in Watering Hole small groups that meet weekly around the Roanoke, Botetourt and New River Valleys. Watering Holes give you the chance to meet new people and grow in your faith.
We're Glad You're Here!
CHOOSE A SUNDAY SERVICE
Grab a cup of coffee and a donut (available before and between the services) and enjoy being together.
A blend of contemporary and traditional worship styles led by our worship band, weekly communion and preaching relevant to your family's life together. Nursery for infants and toddlers throughout the entire service.
A comfortable blend of traditional hymns with up-tempo rock and praise music accompanied by our guitars, keyboard and drums. Communion, practical preaching, and a family atmosphere. Infant nursery and a Toddler class available throughout the entire service.