Who We Are
Transforming lives and community with the power of God’s word, love and grace.
Our vision is a reflection of the needs found in the Boston Square Business District and the Oakdale Neighborhood Community. We believe that God has placed us in this community to bring about great change. Our desire is to provide affordable food, clothing, and housing opportunities to community residents, as well as provide life skill training to educate on money and household management. Our long term goals including creating a Credit Union for our members which will help our members manage money and provide financing options for those looking to purchase homes, and establishing alternative education programs for students who have fallen behind. As we are working toward our future goals we do have in place a counseling and mentorship program for those who are seeking spiritual growth and restoration as well as a strong support system. Be a part by getting involved today!
To proclaim the full gospel of redemption and salvation through Jesus Christ, inviting all to hear and embrace the transforming power of God’s word and experience the freedom of His unconditional love, forgiveness, deliverance and reconciliation.
Through the good work of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Living Word Ministries, we have been blessed to see the words of our Mission come to fruition. We have multiple services in place for those who are able to come and hear The Word at our Kalamazoo location and options for those who may not be able to physically attend. It is our belief that everyone deserves to hear The Word of God, and we work very hard to make those alternative options available.
Commitment to Spreading the Word – Our number one goal is the salvation of souls through the transforming power of Jesus Christ. We specialize in attracting families, the non-believers, non-church goers, and people who may want a fresh start.
Commitment to Holistic Living – We seek the holistic improvement of each member of our ministry – spiritually, emotionally, physically and financially. We preach and teach the biblical principles to achieve success in all these areas. We also make available the necessary classes, groups, resources, and qualified individuals to help each member achieve holistic improvement.
Commitment to Youth Empowerment – We will empower youth in our church and community with the Word of God, programs, resources, training, and state-of-the-art facilities to meet their unique needs.
Commitment to Outreach – We are an urban contemporary ministry with a commitment to diversity and a multigenerational congregation. We will always specialize in outreach programs for hurting people (the homeless, the hungry, the poor, those with substance abuse issues, the incarcerated, and those who have suffered from physical, verbal, or emotional abuse, etc.).
Commitment to Community Involvement – We will impact the city of Grand Rapids and the surrounding suburbs with our media ministry, outreach campaigns, business development, city-wide events, city intercession, partnership with local schools, and partnerships with community and city wide officials.
Commitment to Excellence – We will continue to be the model for ministry excellence in our city and in our nation. We will always strive for excellence in our customer service – how we treat our members, visitors and guests from the moment they pull into our parking lot until they leave our services, when they call, email or write with requests or concerns. We will be the standard for excellence in how we engage people for life transformation.
Commitment to Humility and Love - We will stay humble and maintain the spirit of love and respect at all times giving all credit and glory to God for our success.