Our Vision and Values

Our Vision

Create a church that unchurched people love to attend and become fully devoted followers of Christ.


The River’s Five Currents Of Commitments

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Explaining the Five Currents Of Commitments

PURPOSE
Outreach
Worship
Fellowship
Discipleship
Service

OBJECTIVE
Mission
Magnify
Membership
Maturity
Ministry

TARGET AUDIENCE
Community
Crowd
Congregation
Committed
Core


 The River’s Definitions Of Each Target Audience

The Community
The Community exist of those who occasionally attend for special experiences such as Easter and Christmas.

The Crowd
Regular attendees who attend occasionally for Sunday worship experiences.

The Congregation
Those committed to membership but not currently volunteering.

The Committed
Those committed to maturity through biblically tithing and praying for The River but not volunteering.

The Core
 Those who are active in ministry at The River. They have completed the Discover The River membership classes, they volunteer in at least one ministry of The River and also show their support by biblically tithing and praying for The River.


Our Mission

To become fully devoted followers of Christ.

Discover The River Process

We utilize the Discover The River Process to assist others in becoming fully devoted followers of Christ.
An overview of this process is the following:

100 Level Classes
These classes are designed to help lead people to Christ and church membership.
200 Level Classes
These classes are designed to help grow people to spiritual maturity.
300 Level Classes
These classes are designed to help equip people with the skills they will need for ministry.
400 Level Classes
These classes are designed to help enlist people in the worldwide mission of sharing Christ.

Our Strategy for Encouraging Life-Change

Reach Up

At The River, we’re reaching up to God as we gather weekly for the corporate worship experience, a spiritual hunger for the work of the Holy Spirit, and a desire to experience spiritual maturity.

Reach Out

We are reaching out to believers through Lifegroups because we believe life change happens in Lifegroups. We reach out to non-believers through loving, caring and genuine acts of kindness.

Reach In

We are reaching in through volunteering and serving others through the local community of faith. Also, we’re reaching into our selves through maturity in Christ.


 

Our Core Values

It’s not about ME
It’s all about HIM
Attitude is EVERYTHING
EVERYTHING matters
Irrelevance is IRREVERENCE
If you SEE it, you OWN it
Miracles happen in LIFEGROUPS
NOTHING is impossible
The proof of love is my desire to GIVE
Making LOYALTY legendary
Rolls Royce has NO commercials
We won’t DO until we pray THROUGH
EVERYONE needs a Paul & Timothy
Culture KILLS crisis
CONFRONTATION is CAREFRONTATION
Leaders are LEARNERS