Our prayer is that you would be blessed and strengthened by the power of Jesus Christ. That you will live a life of abundance in fellowship, joy and liberty.  Living Springs Community Church is here for you. It is not a building. It is a family of believers coming together to declare the glory of the Lord and celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word, practice what we learn, and in the process grow together in a God honoring,Christ centered Holy Spirit filled community. You are warmly invited to join us each Sunday morning, our celebration starts at 11 am, in Historical Harmsworth Hall 7170 232 st  Langley, phone 778-549-7633. We are right across the street (east) from the Chevron Gas Station & White Spot off exit 232 south side of  Highway #1

 

Wayne Aldridge

Pastor,  Living Springs Community Churchh

Our Purpose  Statement

WHY WE EXIST AS A CHURCH

The Purpose:  of Living Springs Community Church is to "Lead people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to FIND new life in Christ, FOLLOW Him as Lord and King, and FULFILL

God's unique purpose for their lives--- resulting in new living communities of faith, hope, and love.

This purpose is summarized in two key passages of Holy Scripture:

The Great Commandment

in Matthew 22:36-40

The Great Commission

in Matthew 28:19-20

Our Vision Statement

The Vision: 

 of Living Springs Community Church is to love God, to love others, and to glorify the name of Jesus Christ.  To make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support both locally and globally, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We  devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Pastor, Wayne

As the primary teaching pastor,  Wayne has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture, and applying them to our every day life. Wayne has served at  Living Springs Community Church (Formally Pacific Rim Church)since 2001. Wayne's passion is to see others Find/ Follow/ and Fulfill God's plan and purpose for their lives.

 

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John

Elder, Worship

 

 Carolyn

Deaconess, Secretary, Administration
                                 
      Maureen
                                        
Maureen
 
Deaconess, Hospitality
 
 

 

What we believe:

Please download our full doctrinal statement.

 

 

Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of Living Springs Community Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads outward to every  nation. We at Living Springs are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as collecting food and clothes to cleaning up yards.

 

Mission Outreach

Living Springs  is thrilled to be part of the spread of God's kingdom from next door to around the world. We encourage all of our people to respond to God's call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in their own back yard and local community.

 

Music

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many at Living Springs Community Church get involved in our music ministry. Some play man made instruments, while others use the gift of voice.  These volunteers are an important part of the ministry for Community in Church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.

 

Ushers

The ushers at Living Springs fill an important role. They are involved in directing guests to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction,  and generally ensuring that the service can proceed incident-free. Our team of ushers are a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to Living Springs community life.

 

Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of Living Springs. In an age of widespread technology, we have been given stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes.

 

Counseling

Relationships can be difficult to maintain. Misunderstanding, confusion, resentment, and anger can flare up in any relationship. We at Living Springs council from a strictly biblical viewpoint willing to serve  families and individuals. By God's grace, and obedience to His word He saves, and restores relationships. Couples and singles have found fresh hope and new joy in a warm and fulfilling relationships through a willing heart and the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Living Springs  Community is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God's sovereignty. Each Sunday, before the morning service, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers to our Prayer Warriors team, pray for their pastor, a list of church members, our communities, our leaders and any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. Each Wednesday night, the church comes together for a special time of prayer and all are encouraged and welcomed.

 

Children's Church

 Living Springs Community believes that the body of Christ contains all of God's children regardless of age, we believe that the children are best served by taking part in the main service, as we worship and learn together as a family the truths of our living God through the Holy Scriptures and by the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

 

PRC Camp-out

Each summer, Living Springs Community Church goes on a  camp-out. The three day weekend long event involves a lot of fun, great food, good worship, movie nights and a open outdoor Sunday service to round out the weekend away, all for the glory of God.

How Do I Meet People?

Living Springs Community is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team players. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can learn, serve, and grow at Living Springs Community Church.

Life Groups

Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, Living Springs has small bible studies called Life Groups, held in attenders homes. The size of the group is anywhere from four to twelve. At a day and time, designated by your Life Group Host.

God's Kids

Each Sunday morning, children  participate in the main service. Sermons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. We believe that children are a essential and important part of God's family.

Women's Life Group

Start a Life Group, leaders and hosts needed.

Men's Life Group

Accountability among men is an act of integrity. Accountability is designed to protect, encourage, and develop men of all ages. Be strong and courageous join men of integrity.

 

 

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Audio Sermon Archive

We publish each sermon on our Sermons page so you can easily listen to it whenever you want.
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  • Jared C. Wilson  

5 WAYS TO KEEP CHURCH DISCIPLINE FROM SEEMING WEIRD

July 7, 2016
 
 
Recently, the subject of church discipline has hit the radar in many circles due to some high-profile controversies and scandals. The way some churches appear to poorly exercise church discipline is as distressing as the way many Christians reacted to the concept. There has been a collective incredulity about church discipline as some kind of “strange fire” in the evangelical world.

I can’t help but think that this aversion is partly because, as God has built his church, his church leaders have not always kept up with what makes a church a church. So even to mention the idea of a church disciplining its members strikes tenderhearted and undereducated Christians as weird, mean, and legalistic. How do we work at keeping church discipline from seeming weird? Here are five ways:

1. Make disciples.

Many local churches have simply becoming keepers of a fish tank. A surface level of fellowship is often in place, but the central mission of the church—to make disciples—has been neglected. Instead, churches are structured around providing religious goods and services, offering education or even entertainment options for their congregational consumers. People aren’t being trained in the context of ongoing disciple relationships. But this is largely what “church discipline” is—training.

“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.” — Matthew 18:15 

In discipling relationships, we are always disciplining one another, not chiefly or only in the fight against sin but largely in our encouragement of each other, edifying one another, teaching one another, and sharing one another’s burdens. In short, disciples know each other. And so

Matthew 18:15

might be happening all the time, perhaps weekly within loving relationships where there is no imminent danger of somebody being kicked out of the church but rather a constant iron sharpening of iron.

In churches with healthy discipleship cultures, church discipline is going on all the time in helpful, informal, everyday ways. When the more formal processes of church discipline become necessary, they are much less likely to be carried out too harshly or received strangely. The church will already have a positive training context for knowing that discipleship requires obedience, correction, perseverance, and mutual submission.

2. Create clarity about church membership.

In many churches, there is no church membership structure at all. But even in churches that maintain formal church membership, the expectations and processes are unclear. Prospective church members need to provide more info than merely their profession of faith, previous church membership, and the area of service they are interested in. They need to know what the body is promising to them and what they are promising the body.  If church membership is a Christ-centered covenant relationship—and it is—their needs to be a clear, mutual promise between all invested parties that their yes will be yes and their no will be no, so that there can be no surprise when someone’s yes to sin is received with a no from the church.

3. Teach the process.

I remember a church meeting once upon a time where elders were sharing the grounds for dismissal of the lead pastor. The evidence was extensive and serious, and there was plenty of testimony about the elders having sought for years the pastor’s repentance and his getting counseling to no avail. One woman, visibly upset, shouted, “Where is the grace?!” The whole idea seemed weird and unchristian to her. She did not have the biblical framework to know that the last several years’ of pleading for the pastor’s repentance was a tremendous act of grace, and that indeed, even his dismissal was a severe mercy, a last and regrettable resort in seeking to startle him into godly sorrow over his sin. But churches aren’t accustomed to thinking of discipline that way; they think of grace as “tolerance” and “niceness.” This is because we don’t teach them well. Consequently, grace becomes cheap.

For some, church discipline will always be objectionable because it seems outdated and unnecessary. But for many, their objection is a reflection of simply not knowing what the Bible teaches on the matter. If a church never broaches the subject until a church’s response to someone’s unrepentant sin must be made public, church discipline will always seem alien. “What are you doing bringing all this law into a place that should be filled with grace?” And the like. So we have to preach the relevant texts.

One word of caution, however: Some churches love teaching the process of church discipline out of all proportion; they love it

too much

. In some church environments, church discipline is mainly equated with the nuclear option of excommunication and the leadership of the church is not known for its patience but for its itchy trigger finger. Teaching the process of church discipline is not about filling the church with a sense of dread and covering the floor with eggshells. It’s about providing enough visibility about the guardrails and expectations that people can actually breathe more freely, not less. Church discipline—rightly exercised—is motivated by real, sorrowful love and concern.

4. Follow the process.

Once again, we fail our congregations when we don’t begin church discipline until we feel pressed to remove someone from membership and refuse them the Lord’s Supper. It’s as if there aren’t previous, patient, hopeful steps in Matthew 18. Even the context of Paul’s command in

1 Corinthians 5:13

appears to demonstrate excommunication is the final straw, not the only one. If we will follow the biblical process of church discipline, beginning with confidential and humble rebuke of a brother’s or sister’s sin, if unrepentance persists and the circle of visibility widens, expulsion will be seen as a regrettable and sorrowful necessity, and as something intended for a person’s repentance and restoration, not for their punishment.

5. Practice gospel-centeredness.

God will get the glory and our churches will give him glory when church discipline is practiced in the context of a grace-driven culture. You can expect church discipline to seem unnecessary and legalistic in churches where the gospel has not had any noticeable effect on the spirit of the people. But in churches where God’s free grace in Christ is regularly preached and believed, church leaders will be regularly setting aside their egos and narcissistic needs and the laity will be bearing all things, hoping all things, enduring all things, and believing all things (

1 Cor. 13:7), including that while no discipline feels pleasant at the time, in the end it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it (Heb. 12:11

).

 

Where? What? When?

 Annual Family Camp

Coming soon!!! Our 6th  Annual Family Camp. Get ready for a time of intense recreation, enjoyable fellowship, and encouraging preaching. Spending time in a camp setting is like no other experience, and you will definitely receive a blessing from your weekend at camp. Great Food, Fun, and Fellowship !!!

Contact: Wayne Aldridge 778-549-7633
Place: TBA

Dates: TBA

Wednesday Night Community Prayer

Contact: Wayne Aldridge
Phone: 778-549-7633,
Time: 7 pm-9 pm
Location: Tim Horton's 8590 200 st

Join us mid-week as we gather as a community to pray for our Province, Community, Family, Friends.

Friday Night Life Group

We are created be in community and to live life to the fullest. Every Friday night we gather at the Church. To listen, learn, and laugh as we grow deeper in our faith together through the study of the Holy Scriptures.

Discipleship Journey

Contact: Wayne Aldridge
Starts: Jan 2016
Location: Church
Time: 8 pm-10 pm
Phone: 778-549-7633

Friday Night Bread Ministry

Join us every 2nd and 4th Friday Night of the month as we actively walk out our faith in service to others. We have been blessed to have a high quality bread angel who has graciously donated their excess so that others may be blessed. Jesus said "I AM the bread of life" share the love of Christ by serving others.

Contact: James Yoo
Phone: 604-220-9263
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Church

Friday Night

Saturday Morning Men's Life Group

Grace is amazing. Without it, we are lost. With it, we have all the riches of heaven. Our Saturday morning men's group of Fathers, Sons, and Brothers, gather together to encourage one another and discuss God's word and what it say's regarding the  issues we as men of God, face each day.   Men it's a great way to start your saturday morning!

Contact: John Kydd
Phone: 604-533-8430

Time: 7:30 am til 9 am

BIBLE STUDY HELPS

 Blue Letter Bible : has pages of concordances, lexicons, dictionaries, commentaries, images, and Bible versions! Our prayer is that you will enjoy the site, in Jesus' name!  blueletterbible.org

Bible.org: We exist to freely share the good news from God to the entire world so you can KNOW the Truth about life and eternity. bible.org

Bible Gateway: offers pages of concordances, lexicons, dictionaries, commentaries, images, and Bible versions! Our prayer is that you will enjoy the site, in Jesus' name!  biblegateway.com

 CHRISTIAN BOOK STORES

 House of James: 2743 Emerson St. | Abbotsford, BC
V2T4H8 | 604.852.3701 | 1.800.665.8828  houseofjames.com

Christian Book Distributors:  Shop on line for all your christian product needs.christianbook.com

 BIBLICAL CHRISTIAN COUNSELING

The National Association of Nouthetic Counselors is a fellowship of Christian pastors and laymen who have banded together to promote excellence in biblical counseling. nanc.org/

 PARA CHURCH ORGANIZATIONS

 Youth Unlimited: As a Christian organisation, dedicated to seeing that kids have every opportunity to lead what Jesus called "lives to the full", Youth Unlimited workers are determined to speak the language of the culture, with a message that's as relevant today as it's ever been.  Much of their work is with those who some people call at kids at risk. We call them kids at promise. youthunlimited.com

 Focus on the Family:  To encourage and strengthen the Canadian family through education and resources based on Christian principles. focusonthefamily.ca

 DENOMINATIONAL RESOURCES

 Canadian National Baptist Convention:  Check out the many resources CNBC offers. The CNBC is a network of churches who give themselves away for the kingdom of God. With over 250 churches across Canada, we believe that God's primary vehicle for impacting the world is the local church. The role of the CNBC staff is to network churches with each other to share Christ, Start Churches, Strengthen Churches and Send Acts 1:8 Christians  across Canada and around the world. cnbc.ca

Westcoast Baptist Association:  Our purpose is to create an environment where God ignites a sustainable movement of people who embrace Christ, enjoy His Church, and engage sacrificially in global missions.  westcoastbaptist.ca 

 

 

 

We are located at 7170 232 street, Exit 232 Street south of Highway # 1 - east side of 232 st across from the Chevron & White Spot.  

Mailing Address: #202 20349 88 Ave

Langley BC V1M2K5

Phone: cell: 778-549-7633

 

Email Us

Enquires: wayne@livingspringscommunity.ca

Prayer Request: prayerrequest@livingspringscommunity.ca

 

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