The Vision of Living Water
Over the Next 10 Years
We will become
a SAVING CHURCH sharing the Gospel
We will become
a SENDING CHURCH growing people into mature followers of Jesus and sending
hundreds out on mission
We will become
a SUPPORTING CHURCH nurturing
homes to a flourishing Christ-centered family life
We will become
a SHELTERING CHURCH loving our community and becoming a place where people can come for help
Statement of Faith
- Word of God
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
- The Trinity
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
- God the Father
We believe in God, the Father, and infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness,wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
- Jesus Christ
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutional atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
- The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
- The Church
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
- Christian Conduct
We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
We believe that the bible defines marriage as a covenant relationship established by God between one man and one woman.
- The Ordinances
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Religious Liberty
We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.
- Church Cooperation
We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether it is the Conference or a district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at anytime. Churches may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.
- The Last Things
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.
Living Water Bible Fellowship is affiliated with Converge (converge.org) and Converge Rocky Mountain (convergerockymountain.org). Nearly 150 years ago, Swedish immigrants settled in the United States, having come to America primarily because of religious persecution. These followers of Christ, had a strong conviction about the Bible as the Word of God. They believed in believer’s baptism by immersion. And they had a strong conviction about living a holy life as followers of Jesus Christ. They began to reach other Swedish immigrants with the life changing message of the Gospel, and eventually organized as a fellowship of churches, called the Swedish Baptist General Conference. In contrast to the early Swedish distinctiveness, today, the Baptist General Conference is a beautiful multi-ethnic, world-wide family of believers and churches, diverse, yet committed to the common mission of fulfilling Christ’s great commission for the church. In recent years the BGC has operated under the name of "Converge" for the purpose of opening more doors cross culturally to the message of the gospel.
Bo was born in Dumas, TX and was raised in Springfield, CO. He came to Alamosa to attend Adams State University where he graduated in 2015 with a degree in Physical Geography. Bo was heavily involved in the college ministry that Living Water supported on campus and over the years he began to be integrated into the wider church body at Living Water. He was asked to come on to staff as an Associate Pastor in the fall of 2016 and where his main responsibilities include directing the Community Group ministry, directing the Children's Ministry on Sundays, and managing the New Membership process at the church. He also has opportunities to preach on a Sunday and teach different classes, including teaching via the Living Water Podcast.
Bo is married to Jenna and they have one son named Charles. His interests outside his church include all things outdoor recreation, woodworking, working out with kettlebells, reading, spending time with family, and simply enjoying Alamosa and the San Luis Valley.
Bo blogs here, if you would like to follow some of his content.
I was born in Tacoma Washington, but spent most of my childhood moving every couple of years, so I’ve lived all over the place! I spent a good chunk of time in Cody Wyoming before moving to El Jebel, Colorado halfway through highschool. I’ve been in Colorado ever since. I met my wonderful wife while playing in the jazz band at Colorado Christian University. We’ve been married since 2015 and had our first child, Samuel, in 2019.
Before coming to Alamosa I worked at a church in the Denver area and toured and performed with a number of jazz, blues and folk bands. I love listening to and playing all kinds of different music! We moved to Alamosa in the beginning of 2020 after being called to serve at Living Water. We love this community and the place where God has placed us. We are excited to raise our family here and be a part of God’s work here in the valley!
I’m an avid purveyor of the outdoors, especially while trail running, mountain biking, skiing, camping or hunting. I spend a lot of time reading books and watching good movies with family and friends. I cherish being a father and a husband, spending time with my family, and taking care of our pack of dogs and cats.
But most of all I’m passionate about following Jesus, and sharing the good news of the kingdom of God! In Jesus we can be forgiven of our sins, given new life and brought into God’s kingdom, through which He is making all things new! I’m fascinated by how to create music and art that communicates these wonderful truths and that reflects the beauty of God and the gospel. Making music that echoes the creativity of my creator and leads others to worship fills me with joy.
Please feel free to reach out to me to talk. I’m a big fan of food and coffee, and would love to talk to you about Johnny Cash, old school blues, running up mountains or anything else!