Living Water for living life
Here at WPC we are about Living Water for living life as Jesus offers it in John 7. As our mission statement reads, that means connecting thirsty people to receive and to share those living waters of the Spirit. Getting in that FLOW has involved the same activities since the church began – and that is what we call the FLOW. Each letter of FLOW represents a part of that pattern as you will see below. Also below, you will find a list of the core values that are central to our identity as a congregation.
Our Mission Statement
Established by God in the heart of Lubbock,
the mission of Westminster Presbyterian Church
is to make disciples by
connecting thirsty people
to receive and share
the Living Water of Christ.
Our Discipleship Map
Get in the FLOW
F ortify your faith by growing in relationship and knowledge of God
L ove your neighbor by going to fill needs and share faith
O pen your life by gathering in circles of relationship and care
W orship our Lord by glorifying Him in corporate and daily worship
The first letter of FLOW stands for “fortify your faith.” The image is a column representing both a place for the study of God’s word and an ancient house of prayer. The second letter stands for “love your neighbor.” The image here is of a heart representing the love we offer in sharing the good news in word and action. The third letter stands for “open our lives.” It portrays two people holding hands in order to remind us of the need for connection in fellowship and care. The final letter stands for worship and the phrase “worship our Lord.” It portrays a Holy Spirit dove to represent the presence of God in both our corporate and daily worship.
The key theological issue of every time is faithfulness to our Lord and Saviour. In determining what this means we have identified five key values that are central to us as a congregation. They are connection to:
1. Jesus Christ as demonstrated by our emphasis on seeking and responding to His presence in worship and daily life.
2. One another as demonstrated by our attention to deepening and widening our relationships with one another.
3. Our community as demonstrated by our pattern of reaching out in hospitality, and, finding and filling needs.
4. God’s word as demonstrated by our focus on providing guidance for daily life in Bible based teaching.
5. Presbyterian faith as demonstrated by our adherence to Christian beliefs known as “reformed” and “evangelical”.
Facets of reformed and evangelical faith that are central to our identity include:
1. That God, our creator, is sovereign over all.
2. That Christ, our redeemer, is Head of the Church and the only way to salvation.
3. That the Spirit, our sustainer, is working all things for the glory of God.
4. That the Bible, inspired by God, contains His infallible truth and divine authority.
5. That the Church is a priesthood of all believers called forth to join the missio Dei through the orderly use of our gifts and talents in response to His call.