Our Core Values


River of Life considers itself to be but one gathering of local believers within God’s universal church, spanning across the entire globe.  Within our local context we are striving first and foremost to pursue our Core Values:

#1. To be a community of believers who are committed to serving their Lord and Master, Jesus Christ unreservedly, whole heartedly, and in complete subjugation to Him. (Josh 24:15; 1 Kings 18:21; 2 Chron 16:9a; Jer 29:13; Matt 6:24; Mark 12:30; Rom 6:16-19; 2 Cor 4:5; Gal 1:10; Phil 2:5-7.)

#2. To be a community of believers who place high value and prominence in the spiritual disciplines of: prayer, intercession, and daily communion with God. (Dan 9:3-19; Psalm 119:15, 145:5; Matt 4:4, 14:23; Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16, 9:23; Eph 5:18; 1 Thess 5:17-18.)

#3. To be a community of believers who recognize and implement the prevalent practice of: regular devotions, scripture memorization, and the scrupulous study of God’s Word. (Josh 1:8; Ezra 7:10; Ps 40:8; Jer 31:33; John 6:32-35; 1 Thess 5:21; 1 Peter 3:15; 1 John 4:1; Jude 1:3, 19.)

#4. To be a community of believers who understand that we are to be: “…doers of the Word, and not merely hearers,” salt and light to a lost and dying world, and continually striving to make disciples by preaching the gospel in both word and deed; while routinely evaluating our lives and aspirations through the lens of eternity. (Ps 39:5; Matt 5:13-16, 6:19-21, 28:19; Rom 8:5-11, 12:1-2; 2 Cor 5:6-10; Jam 1:22-25; 2 Tim 4:1-2; Heb 11:13-16.)

Join with us as we strive to respond to Jesus Christ’s clarion call, “FOLLOW ME!”