Living Word’s services are characterized by a friendly and relaxed atmosphere of tender worship that brings you closer to God’s heart.
With each service, we offer practical instruction from the Word of God that will equip you to be a doer of the Word. Personal ministry is provided after each service, including prayer for healing and any other needs as well as general counseling.
Sunday Morning: 11:15
Sunday Evening: 18:00
Nevil & Rina Norden
CHILDREN'S CHURCH SERVICES (Kruis-Kidz)
Bilingual: 18:00 (Not during school holidays)
Shepherds Couple: Children
Leon & Jackie Kotze
TEEN'S CHURCH SERVICES (Plantasie)
CORE VALUES OF
LOVE AND GRACE
We will at all times reveal God's attitude of love and mercy to all people.
We are constantly committed to maintaining mutual Divine unity and avoiding and resisting anything that promotes discord and division.
We give our complete dedication and faithfulness to the vision, mission and core values of Living Word.
We regard every person as created in the image of God and believe that unconditional love and respect should be shown to them, regardless of their gender and cultural or social status.
In everything we do, we display an attitude of humility and service.
We will at all times walk in honesty, sincerity and integrity with regard to our relationships, finances, time, resources and responsibilities.
In 1986 Nevil Norden distributed posters across Pretoria to invite people to services in the old Cinerama Theater in Church Street. The first service was held on February 2, 1986. The congregation that emerged from these meetings was called Living Word. The vision of the congregation was to serve biblical truths to the community so that they could experience a living and intimate relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
The congregation moved to the Transvalia Theater and returned to the Cinerama Theater a year later. Membership numbers continued to grow and the need for their own church building became increasingly urgent.1990
In July 1990, the property was purchased at 72 Brummeria Road, Brummeria (near the CSIR).1992
In February 1992, the congregation moved to the new site and a 1400-seat tent was erected as a temporary place of worship. More than 150 new members were added within a year.
The services were attended by up to 1500 people on Sundays. Despite cold winters, hot summers, leaking roofs, neighbors’ complaints about noise, lack of space, poor acoustics, etc., many congregational activities have come in place and are a solid foundation for Living Word’s ongoing growth.1995
During 1995 a modern church building and offices were started on the premises. The dedication of the church building was on Friday, June 7, 1996.
Since then there have been Living Word congregations in the greater Pretoria / Tshwane area and planted throughout the country: LW Centurion, LW Westerlig, LW Montana, LW Moot, LW Mamelodi, LW Bronkhorstspruit etc. There are currently about 20 affiliated Living Word congregations (congregations that carry the Living Word name and emblem) and another 20 affiliated congregations and ministries that are in brotherhood with Living Word.
The emblem symbolizes the Word and the cross, with the words separated from the graphic forms to establish a stronger recognizable emblem.
The “embrace” speaks of the “life” in “Living Word”, it speaks of dynamics and movement. The cross is never static – it invites us to meet with the Way, the Truth and the Life – Jesus Christ. The cross is red – Jesus was fully human; His body was torn to the cross – His blood penetrated red into the cross.
Red speaks of passion (Song 8: 6-7), love (John 3:16) and life (John 15:13). Furthermore, the “embrace” also speaks of Living Word’s core values, especially oneness, love and grace.
The Word is blue, the color of royalty. The Word portrays the Lord’s merciful Kingship in our lives (Rom. 2: 4). Jesus is the Living Word (1 John 1: 1 and John 1: 1-3). Jesus is our King! Finally, the text: “Lewende Woord” (Afrikaans) printed in shallow, bold letters creates a more modern look, with “Living Word” (English) in dark gray capital letters, so that an international or English-speaking audience will immediately understand what “Living Word” means.
The cross, as an internationally known symbol, speaks of the person of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. The cross thus personifies Jesus and with the Word, our Jesus, the Living Word.