At Rivertree Church we believe that all people are loved and welcome. We believe all people have a forward step to take in their faith. Here are some next steps we want to help with:
+ Saying yes to a personal relationship with Christ.
The Bible teaches us very clearly what it takes to follow Christ. Here are some important verses straight from Scripture that tell us what it means to “be a Christian.”
“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” – Romans 3:23 “For the wages of sin is death” – Romans 6:23
“God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” – Romans 5:8
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, and that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” – John 3:16
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not of works, so that no one can boast” – Ephesians 2:8-9
“If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, YOU WILL BE SAVED. For it is with the heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” – Romans 10:9-10
There it is: agree with God that you have sinned ask His forgiveness and be willing to repent by confessing that Jesus is Lord believe in your heart that Jesus died on the cross, was buried and then three days later was raised to life claiming victory over death and sin Taking these steps with a sincere heart will lead you into a relationship with God that will be defined by your trust in Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, and by His forgiveness of your sin and teaching you how to continually know and love Him more deeply throughout your life.
If you would like to talk to someone about this important step in your faith please let us know by clicking the button below.
+ Being Baptized
We believe that every person who becomes a follower of Christ should let everyone know by being baptized, it one of our first testimonies of God’s work in our lives. At Rivertree we do this on Sunday mornings throughout the year. If you have said yes to following Jesus and would like to be baptized let us know below - we would love to help you take this next step.
+ Daily Bible Reading
+ Becoming a Member of Rivertree (Discover Class)
We love people to connect to Rivertree by becoming a member of the church. The next step to becoming a member is by attending our Discover Class. I would like more information about the Discover Class and when the next session is, just fill out this quick form, someone will contact you soon.
+ Being a Part of a Life Group
One of the next steps in a journey of faith is connecting with people in a small group setting. At Rivertree we call these Life Groups. You can learn more about Rivertree Life Groups here.
+ Being a Part of our Ministry Team (Worship One Serve One)
God has made each person unique and given everyone special talents and gifts for service. We want to help you find a place to plug in. Follow the link below to sign up.
(Various meeting times and locations)
One of the ways we see success at Rivertree is when people move from our large gatherings to smaller relational environments. Life groups pick up where our weekly gathering ends. After being inspired and encouraged on Sunday morning, it is time to apply truth to real life. The best way to do that is in community. Life Groups serve as our primary vehicle for adult connection, care and discipleship. When you spend time with others in your home, you get real. It is in small group that you really know someone and can offer encouragement.
That's why small groups are such an important part of our discipleship strategy. In a Life Group, people apply God's word together and discuss the issues and challenges of life. These groups are also an expression of the hands and feet of our church. Through this environment, we help one another stay connected to mission and ministry as we serve our neighbors and church. We encourage every member and guest at Rivertree to get involved with a Life Group to experience Christian community at a deeper level.
Below is a list of Life Groups currently offered by region. Feel free to click the group leaders names to obtain contact information to join the group. You can use the drop down to sort by location or simply search for a group by leader name. If you have more questions please feel free to click the contact button below to reach out to our Discipleship pastor CJ for more information.
Life Group Search
At Rivertree you will hear the phrase: Worship One, Serve One. We believe people grow deeper in their walk with Christ by connecting in three ways:
"Gather" for Worship
"Grow" through being connected in small groups for bible study and...
"Go" by being active in a ministry.
On Sunday mornings we encourage everyone to come to worship one hour and serve another. Every Christ-follower has unique gifts that God can use to help others. There is a place to volunteer for everyone. If you don't know where to start CLICK HERE to start the Spiritual Gifts survey to learn more about the talents that God has given you. If you know where you would like to serve reach out to us with the form below. We look forward to getting you connected with the place of service God designed you for.