What We Believe

Our Story

Welcome to LivingWaters church! We hope that you will join us for worship and that you will experience an authentic, grace- filled, life-giving place of worship.

A short account of our history:
LivingWaters church is a church plant out of Berean Baptist Church (Burnsville). Berean voted to set apart Scott & Julie Peterson for this ministry and extended a call to Scott to serve as the church planting pastor in November 2001. Twenty-five adults committed to serve as a “core group” to develop the vision and values of this new church, the name, LivingWaters came out of this group. Our 1st service was an Easter Celebration on March 31, 2002 at Century Junior High. In September of 2008, the church relocated the meeting place for worship to Kenwood Trail Middle School, also in Lakeville.

On June 30, 2014, LivingWaters church purchased 22222 Dodd BLVD. The Ministry Center holds office space and meeting rooms. We began meeting at the newly remodeled Worship Center Easter week 2016. We are excited about God’s continued leading and building of this people called LivingWaters church. Maybe He is calling you to be a part of this exciting adventure; you are invited to journey toward God with us!

Our Mission

Our mission is to love God, love others, and grow disciples by bringing the refreshing message of Jesus Christ to all people.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to Glorify God through living a life worthy of the calling we have received in Christ Jesus.

Our Core Values

LivingWATERS Church is committed to the following Core Values:


a people who worship and love God with all of our heart,
soul, mind, and strength.


a people who are accepting, inviting, and who build an atmosphere that is welcoming for all people.


a people who teach the authority and application of God’s Word for all matters of faith and conduct.


a people who equip one another in following Christ, and who empower everyone to serve both God and others.


a people who bring others from every Tribe, nation, and tongue into a right relationship with God and who work towards a right relationship with one another.


a people who reach out to meet the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of others in our neighborhoods, cities, nation, and the world.

The Word of God

We believe that the Bible is the fully inspired Word of God.

The Trinity

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons.

God the Father

We believe in God the Father, the Creator of heaven and earth.

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son.


We believe that all people are created by God in His image, to glorify Him forever.


We believe that salvation comes to those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior.

The Church

We believe in the church consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ.

Christian Conduct

We believe that a Christian conduct supports living for the glory of God and the well being of all humankind.

The Ordinances

We believe the ordinances that Jesus Christ committed to the church: immersion baptism in water and the Lord’s Supper.

The Last Things

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ .

Religious Liberty

We believe the church and state must be kept separate as having different functions.

Church Cooperation

We believe church cooperation is the best means to promote the cause of Jesus Christ.