1. What’s service like?
Services last about an hour and fifteen minutes. You will enjoy video announcements, worship, time for ministry, the message, time for prayer, and the offering. Sometimes we have special speakers and live dramatic elements.
2. Is Living Word in a denomination?
Living Word Christian Center is a nondenominational church. For accountability purposes, we are members of the International Convention of Faith Ministries (ICFM). Our mission and passion is to reach people, touch lives, and make a difference in our neighborhoods, communities, nation, and the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
3. Where can I find you?
We are located at 9201 75th Avenue North in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. If you would like directions, click here.
4. When are services?
We have worship services Saturday evening at 5 p.m., and Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Our midweek service is Wednesday evening at 7 p.m, and our Fifth Service is Friday at 7 p.m.
5. Can I wear jeans?
Absolutely! At our services, you will see people dressed in everything from jeans to their Sunday best. We want you to come as you are.
6. What about my kids?
We have Little Church (birth – 3 years), Kinder Church (4 years – kindergarten), Ignite (grades 1 – 5) and The Rock youth ministries (grade 6 – age 19) during services Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Friday night’s Fifth Service has ministry in Little Church and Kinder Church. Each ministry is designed to make church relevant and exciting, so they will want to come back again!
7. I’m new, will I feel uncomfortable?
We hope not! We have lots of visitors all the time and try to make everyone comfortable. Our Visitors Center, in fact, is just for you; a place where you can get a great cup of coffee, receive a free gift for coming to service, and can ask questions you may have about Living Word. It is open before and after all regular weekend services.
8. What about my car?
We have parking on the north, south, and west sides of our facility, and additional parking is available along 75th Avenue and Northland Drive. Near the front entrance, there is an area set aside for those with special needs. If you need assistance, we have parking attendants who will be glad to help.
9. Where do I go when I arrive?
Our services are in the main sanctuary, which is between the main entrance and the atrium entrance. If you have any questions, greeters at each entrance can show you where to go.
10. Am I pressured to give?
Absolutely not! We have an offering at each service, but we believe that giving is something that you do because you want to, not because you are pressured. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy worship and check us out and should not feel they have to participate.
11. Do I have to join?
No, you are welcome to worship with us at any time.
12. What about communion?
We share communion on the first weekend of every month at the Saturday and Sunday services.
13. Are you a hand-raising bunch?
Yes, you do find that when we get excited about God here at Living Word, we raise our hands.
14. Can I watch you online?
15. Who are Mac and Lynne Hammond?
Mac and Lynne are the senior pastors of Living Word Christian Center in Brooklyn Park, MN. They founded the church in 1980 after a business acquisition brought them to Minneapolis. To read more, click here for Mac Hammond, and here for Lynne Hammond.
16. Are Pastors Mac and Lynne ordained?
Yes, they were ordained over 30 years ago through Word of Faith Church. Since that time, they have received ordination credentials through several other organizations including a Doctorate of Divinity from Transworld Accrediting Commission International.
17. What do you believe about healing?
We believe that Jesus died on the cross so we could be saved and experience the promises of God right here on earth. God’s promises include healing for us today. According to the Word, we access healing through faith in the finished work of Christ.
18. What is prosperity? Are you a part of the “Prosperity Gospel”?
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19. Where does Living Word spend its money?
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20. Why should people tithe and give offerings?
We explain this here.
21. Does Living Word support a political candidate or party?
No, we do not. We talk from the pulpit about values that guide our lives and provide Bible-based teaching on these issues, which sometimes are a focus in elections. We will not, and do not, support one party or candidate over another.
22. Does Living Word conduct a legal audit?
Yes, we have an independent auditing firm conduct an audit every year. A copy of the annual report is made available to the congregation every February.