Living Water Church has had an active presence in Whitmore Lake and its surrounding communities since 2004. It was established by Rev. Dan Flynn as a site of St. Luke Lutheran Church, formerly a multisite congregation that included University Lutheran Chapel (ULC) on the University of Michigan campus. Living Water held contemporary, sacramental worship at Whitmore Lake High School starting in September, 2006.
On July 19, 2016, Living Water closed on the purchase of 200 Barker Road, a former retail space in downtown Whitmore Lake. Over the next several months, with the help of architects, contractors and Northfield Township, we transformed the building into a multi-purpose facility, in which we started worshiping on February 24, 2018 and dedicated on May 5, 2018. Our building is not only used for ourselves (e.g. worship, Bible Study, meetings) but also we have opened it up to the Whitmore Lake community (e.g. open prayer, Girl Scouts, warming shelter, food distribution).
Living Water received a charter from the Michigan District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and became an independent congregation on April 17, 2016.
The congregation has an entrepreneurial mindset that motivates ministry that reaches beyond our walls and into the local community. We strive to grow our members and regular attenders into a mature faith walk centered on God’s Word. We are focused on building faith-based relationships with one another and those we interact with on a daily basis, especially the family. We are intentional in supporting the family with a variety of resources and experiences.