Making disciple-making disciples of Jesus Christ

Upcoming Events

The Big Picture

Wednesdays, through October 24. This program will examine “The Big Picture” of the Bible and Christian life. Rather than looking at short passages each week and applying them to our lives, we will look at the Bible as a whole, important themes, and underlying assumptions that can helps us understand it. RSVP using the form below.

Open Houses

Next: Saturday 9/8 at 4 pm. We will begin gathering on some Saturdays this Fall so that we can get to know one another a little better, reflect on our week, give thanks to God, and break bread together. We'll share what's going on with our church planting efforts and plan for the future. Will you join us—even bring a friend? RSVP using the form below.

Cell Groups

We understand the small or "cell" group to be the primary way that people learn to be disciples from one another and live out the new life of faith. We have cells meeting in many places on many days at multiple times, and new groups start frequently. Contact us to find out more about joining a cell group.

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Mission

Our mission is the Great Commission. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20a, English Standard Version, emphasis added)

We believe we are called by Jesus to plant a new church striving to make disciple-making disciples in the greater Jacksonville area by being disciple-making disciples.

Vision

A sacrificially hospitable, multi-generational, Anglican congregation who over time will plant churches as God makes provision.

Worship. We envision a “convergence” model of worship based on the Book of Common Prayer, but bringing the best of old and new practices (including “old” and “new” music) from local and global sources. Our worship will be rooted in the unchanging story of Jesus Christ, connected to our Anglican heritage, and authentically expressive for time and place where we live.

Discipleship. We understand cells to be the primary units of discipleship. The ideal cell is usually between five and ten in number, and meets for 100-150 hours over the course of its life (preferably weekly).

Generosity. We envision a congregation that is generous with its finances, giving away a minimum of 15% of its revenue for local and global mission. We envision a congregation that is generous with its resources and members so that new Great Commission churches may be planted wherever God calls.

Children. We expect families to be the primary place where disciples are being made, for Christian families, and we aim to be a congregation that supports that work. We want to make sure people of all ages are included as much as possible in the full life of the church, while also discipling those people right where they are in life.

A Biblical Picture. “All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity— all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:42-47, New Living Translation)

We envision a church that prays for God to do big things, and sees God do big things. We expect to see the Holy Spirit in action. We see a congregation filled with people who support one another materially as well as emotionally and spiritually. We see a church committed to hearing and obeying the scriptures. We see a church that gathers in large groups (worship) and small groups (cells). Most of all, we see a church growing through lives transformed by the grace of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

About LWAC

Living Waters Anglican Church is a missionary venture of the New Anglican Missionary Society, being planted so that Jesus Christ may be known, worshiped, and obeyed on the First Coast.

We seek to be a radically-hospitable, multi-generational, discipleship-oriented church in the Anglican tradition. Like all good Anglicans, we are passionate about the Mission of God locally and globally. We care deeply about our community.

Rev. Dr. Sam Horowitz, the planting pastor, is an ordained Anglican priest, credentialed through the Gulf Atlantic Diocese.

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