There are a few special times during the year when members from the various churches in The Living Word Fellowship gather together for an intensive schedule of services that are powerful and miraculous meetings with God. The following is a list of the biblical feasts, celebrations, and conferences held by The Living Word Fellowship.
School of Prophets in Niterói, Brazil
At the beginning of the year, many people throughout South America gather in Brazil for a time of worship services and inter-church fellowship. Ministries from the United States, Mexico and other countries also attend, treasuring the opportunity to be with their international brothers and sisters.
Feast of Passover
The time of Passover consists of the Lord’s Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the Sheaf of the Firstfruits. The Lord commanded the children of Israel to continue celebrating this feast after Moses led them out of slavery in Egypt (Leviticus 23:5-11). The Feast of Passover was also significant in the New Testament because this was the time when Christ was crucified, buried, and resurrected. Passover is important to us because it is the time period of our redemption, both as individuals and as the Body of Christ. Special services and celebrations take place at Church of the Living Word in North Hills, California, as well as our other churches. Please consult the Annual Schedule of Feasts and Festivals for dates.
The Feast of Purim is the celebration of the story of deliverance as written in the Biblical book of Esther. During that time, the Jewish people saw the death sentence against them reversed and returned to the enemies that were set for their destruction. Purim tells the story of Esther, Mordecai and a heart that leads us to enter into and live with boldness in the presence of the king.
Feast of Pentecost
This celebration occurs 50 days following the harvest of the Sheaf of the Firstfruits. Pentecost was the time in which the Holy Spirit fell on the disciples as recorded in Acts 2. This feast was the beginning of God’s power moving through His people and is considered the birthday of Christ’s Church. Special services are held at all Living Word Fellowship churches. Please consult the Annual Schedule of Feasts and Festivals for dates.
School of Prophets and Summer Conference in Kalona, Iowa
This is one of the most anticipated times of the year for Living Word Fellowship members. While it is a focused time of worship, prayer, and the Word, it is also a wonderful opportunity for members of the churches to fellowship with their brothers and sisters in Christ. Aside from the services, attendees participate in barbeques and many other fun, outdoor summer activities.
Concurrent with the summer conference is the Young Adult School of Prophets, and our Fourth of July Independence Day celebration. The Young Adult School of Prophets is a program focused on maturing our teenage members through spiritual workshops, participation in the special services, and times of blessing and Communion. It is also a great opportunity for the young adults to simply have fun together and get to know other young people of faith. The Independence Day celebration performed at Shiloh’s amphitheater is a song and dance commemoration of our nation’s birthday—complete with fireworks—which is performed and produced by an all-volunteer group of talented individuals from our churches across the country.
Our children’s program, which we call the “Joshua Generation,” is also a major part of the School of Prophets in Shiloh. During this time, the children (11 years old and younger) learn about God’s Word and how they, too, can have a personal relationship with the Lord.
The School of Prophets and summer conference starts on June 28 and ends on July 5 each year. Please contact Shiloh for details and registration information.
Feast of Tabernacles
Perhaps the most significant of the biblical feasts, Tabernacles is the feast of promise. It is made up of three distinct celebrations: Rosh Hashanah, which is the celebration of the spiritual new year; Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement; and Sukkoth, which is the celebration of God dwelling with His people. Special services, times of fellowship, and fun events for children and families are all part of the Feast of Tabernacles celebration held at Church of the Living Word in North Hills, California, as well as our other churches.
Joshua Generation Program
Our children actively participate in our services and community life. From an early age they learn the principles of a life in God, according to the Scriptures. They read stories, have plays and practice songs based on the Word of God we are receiving. It is amazing to see these younger ones growing every day in their love and dedication to the Lord, and through this, deepening their friendship and love relationships with one another. Children from the ages of 2 through 11 participate in the “Joshua Generation Study Program” every Saturday at 6:00 PM.