About River of Life
Statement of Faith
The Scriptures Inspired
The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verballyinspired of
God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible,authoritative rule
of faith and conduct.
The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternallyself-existent "I AM,"
the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. Hehas
further revealed Himself as embodying the principles ofrelationship and
association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Salvation of Man
Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of JesusChrist the
Son of God. Conditions to Salvation Salvation is received through
repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. Bythe
washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, beingjustified by
grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to thehope
of eternal life.
The Holy Spirit
Lives in each believer today; that He brings life to the spiritualpart of man
when a person receives Jesus into their life, and that the"Baptism of the Holy
Spirit" is a separate event from salvation that empowers thebeliever for
effective service of God. (Acts 1:8, 19:1-7)
Jesus is coming back to earth to judge those living and dead andthat those
who do not have a personal relationship with Him will be eternallyseparate
from God, and those who have entrusted their lives to Him willspend eternity
with Him. (Matthew 24)
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance fromsickness is
provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of allbelievers.
The New Heavens and the New Earth
"We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a newearth
wherein dwelled righteousness."
Visions and Goals
The Lord has given us a great vision for this community. Thevision we have
cannot be contained within four walls, just like the sea cannot be
contained. In the natural, we live in a dry and thirsty land. Butthe Lord has
said that He is going to make rivers of life gush forth in themiddle of the
wilderness. We believe that as we summit to the will of the Lordfor our
lives, His glory will be seen in us and our cities and willtransform one family
at a time.
Our goal is that every member of River of Life will know that heor she hear
the call of God and equip with spiritual gifts. That everyone willoperate in
those gifts and calling so the River will flow where ever they go.
The priority of your relationship with the Lord.
We are each responsible for our personal relationship with theLord and we
each have 24 hours a day! As you commit to fellowship here atRiver of Life,
please commit yourself even more so to a daily time with the Lord,
sometimes called a "Quiet Time". As His church, we allmust make time for
Him, each and every one!
"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link" As eachmember of our church
grows in their relationship with the Lord by spending time alonewith Him
daily, the impact we'll have on the area we are called to ministerto will be
powerful! Everything flows from our personal time with the Lord.Don't let
the good and important things crowd out the best and mostimportant
As Psalm 27:4 says, "One thing I ask of the Lord, this iswhat I seek that I
may dwell in the House of the Lord all the days of my life, togaze upon the
beauty of the Lord, and to seek Him in His temple" KingDavid, who wrote
it, said ONE thing I ask, not a hundred things I dabble at ...keep your
What can you expect from River of Life as your Church?
Minister to my spiritual needs, especially through the preachingof the Word.
Assist me with godly counsel, especially in times of decision,stress or difficulty.
Provide me with opportunities for Christian fellowship.
Serve me and members of my family in matters of spiritualinstruction.
Sustain me by the prayers and concern of Pastors and fellowbelievers in
any of the distressing circumstances of life.
Be a sound steward of my financial and personal investments in theKingdom of God.
Please feel free to communicate with the Pastor as questions ariseconcerning any
of these expectations. We are here for you ...!
AG.org News & Information
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