Who We Are
Living Word Free Lutheran Church is a Bible-believing, evangelical Lutheran church in Sioux Falls, near Harrisburg. Started as a church plant from our sister congregation Abiding Savior in 2002, we continue to live out our mission of proclaiming the Living Word and serving the Living God in all that we do.
Our culture is driven by our vision of equipping the saints for the work of service and seeking salvation for our fellow man. Our worship services are Christ-centered and content-driven. We offer several opportunities for Christian education and ways to get involved in ministry within the church.
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Living Word is a part of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations.
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Our Mission & Vision
We believe that God’s Word is living and active (Hebrews 4:12) and the primary means by which He communicates with us today. As well, Jesus, the Word made flesh that dwelt among us (John 1), came to earth and was crucified but did not remain dead. He is both the Living Word and the Living God.
Without vision that puts some “feet” on the mission of the church, it could be difficult to understand what proclaiming the Living Word and serving the Living God looks like. Our vision looks like this:
– equipping people to grow in Christ and
– seeking salvation for our fellow man.
Living Word Free Lutheran Church embraces nine core values that put our mission and vision into practice:
Trusting in the Holy Bible as the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God, preserved for us by the Holy Spirit for our salvation and instruction
Communicating with God as a foundation to a personal relationship with Christ
Gathering together as a free and living body
Encouraging and training one another to follow Christ
Teaching God’s Word to all ages
Building up followers of Christ as God’s exclusive means of salvation
Presenting the cross of Christ as God’s exclusive means of salvation
Participating in the lives of fellow believers
Magnifying God’s character in all aspects of our lives