Word of Life (Livets Ord) is located in Uppsala, which is the fourth largest city in Sweden, some 70 kilometres (45 miles) north of the capital, Stockholm. The church has around 3,200 members and offers a broad variety of activities, services and gatherings for both young and old, a rich music life, educational facilities and different social projects.
Word of Life (Livets Ord) has 12 pastors, sharing the responsibility for the church’s everyday life and activities, such as ministry of the Word, prayer groups (also called cell groups), the Bible school, missions, children’s and youth ministry, care for the elderly and sick, as well as outreach projects and social activities. Ulf Ekman is senior pastor, closely assisted by Robert Ekh.
The Christian school counts around 1,000 students, from preschool all the way up to high school, and in addition to a vibrant children and youth ministry within the church, we arrange a large number of weekly activities in three of the city areas with the largest number of immigrants, thus touching the lives of hundreds of children, youth and adults.
Word of Life (Livets Ord) is also active in various social projects, such as aid to immigrants, food and clothing to homeless, “grown-ups down-town” activities, and assisting the city authorities during general events of potentially violent and unruly character.