核心價值

跟隨基督、遵守主道

親密相交、彼此建立

門徒訓練、生命傳承

全民皆兵、人人參與

社區關懷、作鹽作光

門徒的特徵是跟隨基督,遵照基督的吩附去行。門徒的生命應常與基督連結,就像主耶穌所說,祂是葡萄樹,我們是枝子,要常在祂裡面。門徒要透過多默想與學習神的話來常在基督裡面,成為基督有力的見証人。在活泉宣道會,除了主日講道外,我們更鼓勵弟兄姊妹參與小組查經,並且每天個人靈修讀經。我們多採用釋經式的講道,小組查經是按經卷研讀,加上每月不同的專題分享,確保信徒在屬靈上不偏食,全面學習神的話。

 

主耶穌對門徒的要求不只是每主日回來教會參加一個多小時的崇拜,更是要門徒彼此相愛。主耶穌說,當我們彼此相愛,眾人便認出我們是主的門徒。彼此相愛不是在門徒生活裡可有可無的事,而是主對我們的命令。我們沒有一個人與生俱來便懂得愛,每個人都須要學習愛,而小組就是實踐彼此相愛的地方。活泉宣道會每週舉行小組聚會,讓弟兄姊妹有足夠時間建立親密的門徒相愛關係,在小組內一起學習犧牲、捨己,彼此接納,在主內一同成長。

 

門徒訓練不是單向式在課堂裡傳遞知識,而是好像主耶穌訓練門徒一樣,常與門徒一起生活,與門徒建立生命的連結。活泉宣道會視小組為門徒訓練的地方,組員透過在小組內查經、相交、服侍、佈道與敬拜,學習作靈命健康的門徒。除了小組聚會外,我們更鼓勵組員之間建立一對一的門訓關係,由組內一位成熟組員帶領另一位同性別的組員成長,大家定期見面,除研讀不同的門訓書籍外,更重要的是彼此生命交流,互相守望祈禱。

 

教會若要全力實踐大使命,不可以只靠少數熱心服侍的弟兄姊妹與牧者來完成,而是要全民參與,讓全教會動員起來,每位弟兄姊妹要有「信徒皆祭司」的信念。我們相信每位信徒都是神呼召作祭司的,每位信徒都要將生命當作活祭獻上,給神使用,每位信徒都有聖靈所賜的恩賜,彼此配搭,一同建立教會。活泉宣道會的小組是信徒操練服侍的地方,我們不單鼓勵信徒服侍,給予服侍的機會,更幫助信徒發掘自己的恩賜,尋找合適的事奉崗位。

 

「信徒皆祭司」的信念不是叫我們忙碌不停參與教會服侍,事奉不只局限在教會的事奉崗位,更是基督徒在日常生活的生命流露,好叫我們在家庭、工作、學校、社會等地方發揮鹽和光的影響力。神要我們關心的,不只是教會內部的事工,更是在社區中見証基督。我們鼓勵活泉宣道會的弟兄姊妹不要作「星期日的信徒」,應為社區多走一步,留意居民的需要,為他們祈禱。活泉宣道會的小組會定期走出教會,參與社區外展服務,以基督的愛來服務人群。

Core Values:

Following Christ through His word

Building the body through loving relationships

Making disciples by sharing our lives

Mobilizing all for service

Engaging the community as salt and light

The mark of discipleship is following and obeying Jesus. The life of a disciple should always be connected to Christ; as Jesus said, He is the vine, we are the branches. Therefore, disciples should live in Christ through meditating and learning God’s words, to become powerful witnesses for Christ. In Living Water Alliance Church, apart from preaching in Sunday Service, we encourage brothers and sisters to participate in Bible study in the cell groups and to have daily personal devotion. Our sermon is predominantly exegetical, and our cell group Bible study is based on the books of Bible, supplemented by sharing of special topics each month, so that believers can have a comprehensive understanding of God’s word.

 

What the Lord Jesus requires of disciples is not just attending a service once a week, but also that we love one another. Jesus said, when we love another, people will recognise that we are His disciples. Loving one another is not an option, but a commandment. None of us is born knowing how to love; we all need to learn, and cell group is the place to put it into action. Cell groups meet weekly in Living Water Alliance church, so that brothers and sisters can build up close loving relationship as fellow disciples. In cell groups, we learn to sacrifice, accept each other and grow together.

 

Discipleship training is not the transfer of knowledge within the classroom. Rather, it is like Jesus training his disciples, living and connecting with them. Therefore, in Living Water Alliance Church, cell group is where discipleship training occurs. Through Bible study, fellowship, ministry, evangelism and worship, we learn to be healthy disciples. Apart from cell group gatherings, we encourage one-to-one discipleship training relationship, where a more mature disciple meets up regularly with a less mature disciple, studying discipleship training books, and more importantly, sharing lives and praying for each other.

 

To fulfill the Great Commission, the church cannot rely only on a few believers and the pastor. It requires the participation of the whole church embracing the truth of universal priesthood. We believe that every believer is called to be a priest to offer up his life as living sacrifice for God’s use, and every believer is given gifts from the Holy Spirit to build up the church. Cell groups are where believers learn to serve – we encourage and give opportunities to believers to serve, we also help believers to discover their gifts and appropriate areas to serve.

 

The belief of universal priesthood is not asking us to be busy with ministries within the church, and ministry is not limited to certain positions within the church. Instead, it is how we live our daily lives in our homes, workplaces, schools and the community as salt and light. God asks us not only to focus on the ministries of the church, but also to witness for him in the community. Therefore, we encourage believers not to be “Sunday Christians”. We need to engage with the community, know their needs and pray for them. Our cell groups go into the community regularly to serve them with the love of Christ.

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