What we believe at the River.
For with your heart you believe.....Romans 10:9-10

 The River is a charismatic-evangelical Christian Church.   A non-denominational congregation where we fully embrace the teachings of Jesus and the working of the Holy Spirit with gifts.  



 We believe that God is One, eternally expressed in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the creator of everything that exists but was Himself not created by anyone. He is the source of all that is good, the master of all creation, and the perfect, holy, and righteous judge of all the free creatures He has made. Besides Him there is no other god in heaven or earth.

John 14:9-16, Matt. 28:19, Acts 2:33, 1 John 5:6-8, Rom. 1:20, Col. 2:9 


Jesus is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King.

Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4 


 We believe that God, who is rich in mercy, has chosen from eternity to restore fallen humanity to Himself by providing salvation for all through faith in the sacrifice of His own Son. God gave Jesus to die for our sins and shed His blood as full payment for the sins of the human race. God calls people to Himself through the preaching of the Gospel, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the gift of His Grace. No one can take credit in any way for his own salvation. It is true, from first to last, the gift of God (Eph. 2:4-10, 1 Tim. 4:10, Rom. 1:12, John 6:37-40). We believe that a person is saved by faith in Jesus Christ alone, and not by his own works or efforts. 

Holy Spirit

 We believe in the deity and personhood of the Holy Spirit. He proceeds from the Father and the Son and works actively as God’s agent on the earth today. His mission is to convict the world of sin, create and secure believers in Christ, and empower God’s Church to grow in grace and manifest God’s Kingdom on the earth. We believe all the gifts and miraculous works of the Holy Spirit are available to God’s people and that each believer has been given at least one spiritual gift for ministry to others in the local church.

John 14: 16- 26; Luke 1:35, Rom. 12:4-13, 1 Cor. 12:4-11, 1 Peter 4:11-12


 We believe that the Holy Bible (39 books of the O.T. and 27 books of the N.T.) is the only inspired, unfailing, and complete written Word of God. It is the revelation of God’s plan for man. People are born again through hearing and believing the message of the Bible. God’s Word is the primary sacrament God has provided for the perfecting and maturing of His children.

2 Peter 1:21, 1 Peter 1:23-2:2, John 17:17 


 We believe that all people were made in the image of God, but through sin have been separated from God and fallen into moral darkness and the dominion of God’s adversary, the devil. Our sin has rendered humanity a race of spiritual rebels deserving nothing but God’s everlasting wrath. Fallen people, left to themselves and without God’s help, would not seek for God, die in sin, and perish eternally.

Rom. 3:9-12, Eph. 2:1-3 

Water Baptism
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 We believe that water baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and a testimony to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

1 Peter 3:21