What To Expect

Expect Jesus:

The Bible says that "wherever two or more gather in His name, then He is there with them." You can expect Him to show up in a real, tangible way that brings life and life more abundantly.

Expect Family:

The Bible says that we are of the "household of faith". When you show up, you are family. Race, gender, ethnicity, political and denominational backgrounds are checked at the door. You're welcomed. You're accepted. You're loved.

Expect a Challenge:

We will challenge you to forgive. We will challenge you to love your enemies. We will challenge you to give your time, resources, talent, money, and life to Jesus. To whom much is given, much is required.

Expect Hope:

Hope for the hopeless, love for the unlovable, acceptance for the lonely, peace for the stressed, and a future for the forsaken.

FAQ's about your first visit

We know there are many questions that accompany searching for a new spiritual home. We hope the information below will help answer some of those questions.

  • where do i go?

    Whether it's our 9 am or 11 am service, we cannot wait to welcome you and your family! When you arrive on Sunday morning, you will be directed to the appropriate parking spot by a member of our parking team. From there, you will be welcomed in by our fantastic greeters near the front entrance. When you enter, make your way to our blue welcome table and there will be someone there to assist you!

  • what will the experience be like?

    • Expect to feel WELCOMED! Our friendly, family-centered atmosphere will be sure to make you feel right at home.
    • Expect to experience the PRESENCE OF GOD! We prioritize a Spirit-filled experience from worship, preaching and the altar call. 
    • Expect to HEAR THE WORD in a fresh, relevant way, centered on Biblical truth and practical application.
  • What should i wear?

    We have people that attend our church that are from all types of backgrounds and wear everything from suits to shorts. Wear whatever makes you most comfortable, but if you are casually dressed we promise you will fit right in. Most of our members and regular attenders wear jeans.

  • where do my kids go?

    We provide safe, secure childcare for infants to 11 years old. Our classroom teachers are background checked and trained in a Bible curriculum that is age-appropriate and fun! Each classroom is located on each wing of the facility. 

    • 0-2 year old classroom- The love of Jesus, safety, music are the hallmark of the infant classroom. 
    • 3-4 year old classroom-  Building upon the foundation of the infant classroom, our toddler's classroom begins using the Bible Adventure curriculum. Each unit asks a question, presents an engaging Bible story, and teaches a memorable Bible verse in a way that helps three and four-year-olds apply spiritual truth to their everyday life.
    • 5-11 year old classroom- Our Children's Church classroom builds upon Bible Adventure with its "Konnect HQ" curriculum. Each week Konnect HQ focuses on one aspect of our God-given purpose that brings God glory. Kids will better understand who they are, which in turn better prepares them to submit to God and walk in the purpose He has intended for them.
  • i've been attending for a while, what's next?

    The River's vision is that each believer should CONNECT, GROW & (eventually) LEAD for Jesus. Whether's is becoming a member through our Connect Lunch, depending your relationship with God through Grow Class or River College, serving at The River on a Go Team or joining a community of like-minded believers through Connect Groups, we've got a NEXT STEP for you. Learn more HERE