First and foremost, Living Way endeavors to continue the ministry of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with the full intent to always glorify God. Jesus gave us specific instructions:
“Go therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV
Our mission is to spread the good news that God loves you and everyone else so much that He gave His only Son to die – to give us hope and an eternal future with Him.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 NKJV
And because of that, we work diligently to tell everyone we can, by every possible means, that their lives can be changed, and they can be accepted into God’s family. Then…we teach them how to live this new life. We study God’s Word together, rejoice together, pray together and fellowship together.
We believe that the Scriptures are the final authority in everything we do, say and believe because they are “God-breathed” – they are the inspired words from God.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV
God gives clear instructions for believers regarding the gathering together of His people.
“And let us consider how we may provoke one another to love and to good deeds, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV
God established the Church (the Body of Christ), and our gathering together to carry out what the Scriptures say concerning believers happens most effectively when we assemble together.
“Until I come, devote yourself to public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching the sound doctrine of God’s word.” 1 Timothy 4:13 NIV
The house of God is a place to worship God with other believers, to hear God’s word and be encouraged to obey God’s word, and to fellowship with other believers. You can certainly do some of these things by yourself, but it was God who created the local church and established how it would best work.
“And He Himself (Jesus) gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ – from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV
The word of God also teaches that we should be under the care and protection of the “shepherds” of the local church who will give an account to God for how they did their jobs (Hebrews 13:7,17).
We understand that God has a designed purpose for each of our lives. He has chosen to use the Body of Christ and the local church to help believers find and carry out His purpose. So, we believe that it’s of the utmost importance for believers to be a part of a Bible teaching, healthy church.
If you are already a believer, Living Way is here to help you grow in the Lord and to reach your full potential in God. If you are not a believer, we’re here to share the wonderful news that Jesus Christ loves you and gave His life for you so that you may have a personal relationship with God.
We invest in people to bring them to wholeness in Christ and help them to fulfill God’s perfect will for their lives. We equip ministers to do the same everywhere they go.
This is just what we do….
LIVING WAY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
8610 BRICELYN STREET
PITTSBURGH, PA 15221