Living Word Ministries

A church (or local church) is a religious organization or congregation that meets in a particular location. Many are formally organized, with constitutions and by-laws, maintain offices, are served by clergy or lay leaders, and, in nations where this is permissible, often seek non-profit corporate status.Local parishes of the Roman Catholic Church, like episcopal parishes, favor formal worship styles, and still more traditional structure in services. The importance of formal office is also a distinctive trait; thus a solemn mass may include the presence of officers of the Knights of Columbus as an escort for the regional bishop when he is present. Likewise, vestments are valued to inculcate the solemnity of the Holy Eucharist and are typically more elaborate than in other churches.

Local churches often relate with, affiliate with, or consider themselves to be constitutive parts of denominations, which are also called churches in many traditions. Depending on the tradition, these organizations may connect local churches to larger church traditions, ordain and defrock clergy, define terms of membership and exercise church discipline, and have organizations for cooperative ministry such as educational institutions and missionary societies. Non-denominational churches are not part of denominations, but may consider themselves part of larger church movements without institutional expression.

A local church may also be a mission, that is a smaller church under the sponsorship of a larger congregation, a bishop, or a greater church hierarchy. Often congregational churches prefer to call such local mission churches “church plants.”

The word church is used in the sense of a distinct congregation in a given city in slightly under half of the 200 uses of the term in the New Testament. John Locke defined a church as “a voluntary society of men, joining themselves together of their own accord in order to the public worshipping of God in such manner as they judge acceptable to him”.
Local churches united with others under the oversight of a bishop are normally called “parishes”, by Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran communions. Each parish usually has one active parish church, though seldom and historically more than one. The parish church has always been fundamental to the life of every parish community, especially in rural areas. For example, in the Church of England, parish churches are the oldest churches to be found in England. A number are substantially of Anglo-Saxon date and all subsequent periods of architecture are represented in the country. Most parishes have churches that date back to the Middle Ages. Thus, such local churches tend to favor traditional, formal worship styles, liturgy, and classical music styles, although modern trends are common as well.The word church may also be used for other religious communities. For non-Christian communities the term may be considered archaic or even offensive, negating existing terms such as synagogue or mosque used to refer to their community or place of worship.

What does Living Word Ministries believe?
We believe that the Church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ‘the Church’ is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.
A local church may also work in association with parachurch organizations. While parachurch organizations/ministries are vital to accomplishing specific missions on behalf of the church they do not normally take the place of the local church.The Catholic Church has long offered housing to asylum seekers in the form of church asylum. In this tradition, the church provides sanctuary to asylum seekers for a short duration on their congregation’s premises.

Is the word church only for Christianity?
The word church may also be used for other religious communities. For non-Christian communities the term may be considered archaic or even offensive, negating existing terms such as synagogue or mosque used to refer to their community or place of worship.
The word is one of many direct Greek-to-Germanic loans of Christian terminology, via the Goths. The Slavic terms for “church” (Old Church Slavonic црькꙑ [crĭky], Russian церковь [cerkov’], Slovenian cerkev) are via the Old High German cognate chirihha.The English language word “church” is from the Old English word cirice, derived from West Germanic *kirika, which in turn comes from the Greek κυριακή kuriakē, meaning “of the Lord” (possessive form of κύριος kurios “ruler” or “lord”). Kuriakē in the sense of “church” is most likely a shortening of κυριακὴ οἰκία kuriakē oikia (“house of the Lord”) or ἐκκλησία κυριακή ekklēsia kuriakē (“congregation of the Lord”). Some grammarians and scholars say that the word has uncertain roots and may derive from the Anglo-Saxon “kirke” from the Latin “circus” and the Greek “kuklos” for “circle”, which shape is the form in which many religious groups met and gathered. Christian churches were sometimes called κυριακόν kuriakon (adjective meaning “of the Lord”) in Greek starting in the fourth century, but ekklēsia and βασιλική basilikē were more common.

The Greek word ekklēsia, literally “called out” or “called forth” and commonly used to indicate a group of individuals called to gather for some function, in particular an assembly of the citizens of a city, as in Acts 19:32–41, is the New Testament term referring to the Christian Church (either a particular local congregation or the whole body of the faithful). In the Septuagint, the Greek word “ἐκκλησία” is used to translate the Hebrew “קהל” (qahal). Most Romance and Celtic languages use derivations of this word, either inherited or borrowed from the Latin form ecclesia.

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A local church may be run using congregationalist polity and may be associated with other similar congregations in a denomination or convention, as are the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention or like German or Swiss Landeskirchen. It may be united with other congregations under the oversight of a council of pastors as are Presbyterian churches. It may be united with other parishes under the oversight of bishops, as are Anglican, Lutheran, Oriental Orthodox, and Eastern Orthodox churches. Finally, the local church may function as the lowest subdivision in a global hierarchy under the leadership of one bishop, such as the pope (the bishop of Rome) of the Roman Catholic Church. Such association or unity is a church’s ecclesiastical polity.Among congregational churches, since each local church is autonomous, there are no formal lines of responsibility to organizational levels of higher authority. Deacons of each church are elected by the congregation. In some Baptist congregations, for example, deacons function much like a board of directors or executive committee authorized to make important decisions. Although these congregations typically retain the right to vote on major decisions such as purchasing or selling property, large spending, and the hiring or firing of pastors and other paid ministers. In many such local churches, the role of deacons includes pastoral and nurturing responsibilities. Typically, congregational churches have informal worship styles, less structured services, and may tend toward modern music and celebrations.

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Snoep received his Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Languages from Hogeschool in Holland and is fluent in English, Dutch, German, French, and communicates well in Spanish. He and his family now reside in northwest Indiana.“When we look at people, we are looking at them through Jesus’ eyes,” Snoep says. This “inspires accountability, for Bible League International and those who provide so generously to equip local churches throughout the world,” Snoep adds.Snoep began his ministry with Bible League International in 2005 as a fundraiser for the Netherlands office and quickly distinguished himself in building relationships beneficial to the ministry. As manager of the Netherlands office and staff, he provided innovative leadership to inspire the reach and effectiveness of the ministry.Jos Snoep currently serves as the President and CEO of Bible League International. His inspiring leadership and energetic focus on the great need to communicate God’s Word provide clear direction to Bible League International’s mission, ensures a prudent and accountable use of resources, resolute compliance with the highest ministry and government standards, and commitment to the power of God’s Word to transform lives throughout the world.

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Jos Snoep currently serves as the President and CEO of Bible League International.
Assuming the role of National Director of the region, Snoep expanded the network of Bible League International’s stakeholders—its volunteers, donors, board members, and global partners. Then, from January of 2012 he served as Executive Director of the Europe Division providing his characteristic work ethic, natural leadership, business acumen, and passion for ministry. Soon, he became Executive Vice President of Operations—and served in ways that naturally led to his appointment in his current role, offering a godly vision for the future of Bible League International.Serving with Bible League International, Snoep has traveled to Albania, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Turkey, numerous countries in the Middle East, Kenya, South Africa, India, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, Mexico, and Colombia.

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Who is the founder of Living Word Ministry?
The original pastor of the church was Curdell McLeod. Originally from Jamaica, she and her husband came to Britain in the 1950s. In the 1970s, they started a Homework Study Centre, facilitating after-school supplementary education for local underachieving and underprivileged children.
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Rev. Dr. Curdell McLeod died on 9th October 2019. The church continued under the leadership of her husband, Associate Pastor Herbert McLeod, her daughter Dr Jacqueline McLeod and her son David McLeod, with three other leaders and several staff.
Living Word Christian Fellowship is a Christian church in Lee Green, South East London, England, UK. It was founded by Curdell McLeod in 2000 to “worship and minister the Word of God” and with “a clear mandate to go out into all the world to preach the gospel and to bring healing and deliverance to the oppressed.”It has been criticised in theological circles, particularly in academia. One of the earliest critics of the teaching was Oral Roberts University Professor Charles Farah, who published From the Pinnacle of the Temple in 1979, where he argued they were more about presumption than faith.Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. – Eccl: 4:9-10Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. – Romans 12:2

Living Word Church is part of the Church of the Nazarene denomination. The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. As a global community of faith, we are commissioned to take the Good News of life in Jesus Christ to people everywhere and to spread the message of scriptural holiness across the lands. Organized in 1908, the denomination is now home to about 2.5 million members worshipping in more than 30,000 congregations in 164 world areas.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. – Col 3:23-24
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. – Eph 3:20-21To empower Believers, through teaching, preaching, and demonstration of the uncompromised Word of God, to fulfill their highest calling and change this world through Jesus Christ.

Who is living word church?
Living Word is a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. We are Christian because we believe and follow Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We are missionary because we are committed to reaching unreached people with the good news of Jesus Christ.
The Book of 1 Samuel looks at the last two judges of Israel, Eli and Samel, and the life of the first king, Saul. The New Testament says that these things were written for our learning and there is a lot we can learn from this Old Testament book.

We believe that the same power of God, through the work of the Holy Spirit, that supernaturally started the church in the Book of Acts is still working and performing the same signs and wonders today.
We are called as believers to live a life of faith. This series will look into the Word of God to see how we get faith and how to apply it to our lives because without it we can’t please God.If you do not have a home church and you are looking for a local fellowship to encourage your faith, we would like to invite you to join us as we carry out God’s plan for our community and the world. Every believer needs to be a part of a local fellowship so they can grow and develop into maturity.

We would like to welcome you to Living Word Ministries. Our purpose as a local church is to encourage the members of the Body of Christ through fellowship, teaching, preaching, and training, through the Word of God so God’s people can do the work of the ministry. (Eph. 4:11-12)During our time of Praise and Worship, those who are physically able, should stand in honor of God, He’s worthy! Open your mind and heart to the singing done by the Choir and/or Praise Team and join in by singing, clapping your hands or lifting your hands in worship! Allow yourself to be moved by the spirit in your own way…He IS worthy!The Word Church is a non-traditional church with a very free style of worship. We believe in letting people express themselves to God in whatever way they feel comfortable.

Yes. We offer Wednesday Word at 12 noon. They are designed for Christians to grow stronger in their walk with the Lord. Dr. Vernon believes that all serious Saints will attend Wednesday Word and Power Services at the time and location of their choice.
Feel free to wear whatever you like as long as it’s respectful. The women of The Word never wear anything tight or short to church because they are “Kingdom Women.” Under no circumstances do we wear shorts to church unless we are participating in gymnasium activities.n honor of God and to focus on the preached word, no food or drink should ever be brought into the sanctuary. Once the formal service has begun, if you must leave the sanctuary, for any reason, you will not be permitted to return to your seat if you were seated within the first 18 rows from the Altar. We try to eliminate all distractions once the preached word is going forth.

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Don’t worry, we’ve got this. There’s lots of fun to be had at Kidz In The Word where every week, our leaders pour into the next generation – raising up world-changers who love God and his house!R.A. Vernon, D.Min. is the founder and senior pastor of The Word Church, one of the fastest- growing churches in the history of Cleveland with campuses and daughter churches throughout Northeast Ohio.

is a divinely ordained institution comprised of a fellowship of believer’s for the purpose of: The Glory of God, The Evangelization of the unsaved & The Edification of believers.
Living Word Ministries Community Church was founded in 1990 by Apostle W. Matthew Shields Sr. and Ruby Shields with Gary O. Shields Sr., as co-founder. The name Living Word Ministries is based on biblical scripture found in St. John 6:63.

Our mission is to transform Born Again believers into “Disciples” and Disciples into Ministers of Jesus Christ. For we are “called and have been given the Ministry of Reconciliation that our Spiritual Lights may shine and evangelize sinners and our unsaved loved ones.
God told us in advance what the day and age would look like before the return of Jesus Christ…and we are here! In my latest book, I share how 40 Bible prophecies have been fulfilled during this generation or are ready to be fulfilled at any time. No other generation has seen so many prophecies fulfilled at one time since the first coming of Christ.This book will open your eyes to understand that Jesus is Coming SOON! Are you ready? Visit our Books and Resources page to see where you can purchase the book. As we look at the world today, remember that “Things are not falling apart….they are falling into place!”

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Over the past several decades, the most talked about international issue is the “two-state solution” in Israel. With all of the hyperbole and misinformation surrounding Palestinian statehood, we thought it important to present a factual explanation of the history of the land. Attached is a chart containing the Biblical and historic facts and some maps describing the territorial boundaries. We must know and understand the truth of God’s word and the factual history surrounding this land rather than the sound bites from the media and manipulation by world powers. Israel is God’s land which He has given to His people, the Jews. Those who divide the land will be judged, according to Joel 3:2. Please share this chart with anyone who may be interested. Click here to receive the Israel and Palestinian Talking Points Chart.”For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12