Living Water shares much of La Pine’s history. As a community of believers who met to study the Bible, it is La Pine’s first church. Many years before it incorporated as a church (in 1951), it’s community existence was established and flourishes today as “Living Water.” Our heritage of the past is strong and our vitality of the present is equally strong. We have a healthy appreciation for our past, but we don’t live in it by relying on tradition. This can be seen by our being flexible with our ministry methods but unwavering with our Biblical convictions (which are Evangelical Christian.)
Although we are not a large church (currently about 100-150 each Sunday) the church manifests the heart of a much larger ministry. In 2010, God used Living Water to develop a mission agency, which is known as “Colombia Grace Foundation.” The church bought an 18-acre farm near Cartagena Colombia and has sent two families who are members of the church to Colombia to build and operate an orphanage and to plant a church. Today the church and the orphanage are thriving by the grace of God. (www.colombiagracefoundation.org)
Living Water maintains relational partnerships with its missionaries to other parts of the world, including South Korea, Austria, Indonesia, Pakistan, Inner City LA, Central Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest. The Elders of Living Water are zealous about laying aside every human agenda in order to discover and implement the will of Christ for His church. Pastors and elders share a passion, as overseers, to equip and otherwise enable our members to do the work of ministry.