Mission & Core Values

Mission Statement

To Transform our City, Region and ultimately the World by connecting a community of people who are Getting in Love with Jesus and each other through the power of the Holy Spirit and are Growing in that Love so that we can Get Others in Love by demonstrating the Goodness God the Father has for them.

  • Get in Love
  • Grow in Love
  • Get Others in Love
  • Transform our City

Our Core Values

At the River, we value:

  • God and His Goodness

We love God and it is our honor and privilege to minister to Him with extravagant joy and gratitude.  We believe that God is always good and has a plan to give us a Future and a Hope.

  • Community and Relationships

While our first priority is to grow our relationship with God, we, as a church and followers of Christ, value the importance of growing in relationship with each other.  We are building a culture of honor and kindness that fulfills the Law of Love.

  • Hosting His Presence through Worship

As we worship we encounter God’s presence.  An encounter with God’s presence brings us into deeper relationship with Him.

  • Supernatural Lifestyle

A supernatural lifestyle is one that models Jesus, doing extraordinary things in everyday life.

  • Impacting Culture through Love and Power

As we individually and collectively embrace and live out our church values, we will impact every sphere with His unconditional love and transforming power fulfilling the Great Commission and leading to transformation in ourselves, our families and our city.

(Click here for our extended core values.)


We believe:

There is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator and Redeemer of all that is.

He is perfectly holy, just, loving and truthful.

He has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent – one being in three persons:  God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

The Bible to be the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.