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Mission Statement


The River exists to glorify God by making disciples for Jesus Christ.


The River is a Christ-centered, body of believers who desire to touch and transform lives for Jesus Christ by being his hands, feet and voice in our world.


We affirm the central truths of historic orthodox Christian faith. We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and contains everything necessary for salvation. The Scriptures reveal principles and truths that give guidance to all of life and serve as the anchor in the midst of changing times.


All people everywhere are created in the image of God. We believe we were made for relationships where we care for each other, support each other, and serve each other. As we enter into community with each other, we experience God’s presence and open our lives to true transformation.


The most important calling in life is to love God with our whole being – heart, soul, mind, and strength. The journey of faith is about offering ourselves to God as an expression of our love for him. This giving of ourselves fully to God is the ultimate act of worship.


We believe that God wants to transform us from the inside out to be more like Jesus Christ. We believe that the salvation Jesus offers is the only hope for humanity and our world. This transformation can only occur as we surrender ourselves to God and his work in us.


We believe that Christ-followers are to be a compelling force for good in the world, relieving suffering, fighting injustice, and demonstrating compassion. As we care for our world through serving, the world experiences the love and care of our God.