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What is the EXPERIENCE?

Stepping into an unfamiliar church for the first time can be a little intimidating and maybe even uncomfortable for some people. Though our services are large to some, we are an intimate and dynamic church, with people from every walk of life: singles, families, college students, children, teenagers, infants, and senior adults. When you visit our Megaplex, you can expect to feel welcomed and accepted from the moment you step through the door. We will be here to answer your every question and make you feel welcome any way we can.

Whoever you are, you will be encouraged by our passionate, full-band worship team, relevant and creative presentations from God's Word, and life-changing prayer and response times that will challenge and empower you. You will notice that Living Word is very modern, up beat, and fun, but more importantly, we are a Christ-centered church. Living Word revolves around Jesus and strives to be a church that is committed to helping you become a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ. We invite you to come as you are, leave different than you came, and expect the unexpected. For those who are unable to attend the EXPERIENCE, you can always stream with us live or catch us on Channel 3 CW7 every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.

How early should I arrive?

Our EXPERIENCE worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. Arriving 15 minutes early will give you enough time to stop by Guest Services, if you have young children (grades K-5) you may check them in to our KidzOne ministry at this time. At 10:00 a.m. our Cafe is open for those who may want to grab a cup of coffee or a pastry.

What should I wear?

Feel free to wear whatever you like as long as it is respectful. We have a "come as you are" atmosphere. You will see some dressed up; some dressed casual. We have no expectations for attire.

What about my kids?

In our children's area, your child will experience age-appropriate teaching, music, and fun activities designed to encourage them to become lifelong followers of Jesus. Also, in the interest of safety, we utilize a check-in system that is fast, easy, and ensures a safe atmosphere for your child. Students fifth through twelfth grades have groups on Saturday mornings in the Oneway Youth Space.

What if I want to learn more about Living Word Christian Center?

To find out more about Living Word, sign up for our next START class by contacting us at 616-247-WORD (9673). This is an informational class designed for those who want to know more about our church or are interested in becoming a member. In addition, you are always welcome to stop by Guest Services (located on the right side of the lobby when you enter the main entrance) for more information or by emailing

What is BELIEVE?

BELIEVE is our more intimate worship service, which takes place on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in our Megaplex. During this time you will get an opportunity to participate in praise and worship, lead by our dynamic Praise Team, and hear a powerful word from Pastor O. If our Saturday morning services do not fit into your schedule, then our Wednesday night service might be a better fit for you. For those who are unable to attend at all, you can also stream live with us during this time and hear the word from the comfort of your home or office.

Do I have to be a member to give to Living Word?

You do not have to be a member to support Living Word. There are two types of support: that in which you donate your time to Living Word community projects, or you can donate financially to support those projects and our ministry to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Do I have to be a member of Living Word to volunteer for community projects?

You do not have to be a member, just follow us here on our website, Facebook or Twitter for volunteer opportunities.

What happens in case of snow or extreme weather conditions?

Check our website, call the church office at 616-247-WORD (9673), or check the local news regarding any schedule changes or closings.

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