What is membership all about?
Your church experience should be more than just coming to a worship experience and returning home. Membership is about participating on a local level to a message that’s global in scope. Our prayer is that you’ll do more than attend the River of Life. We encourage you to become a member and commit to becoming a part of the community and culture of our church family. We want to help you attain a level of Christian service that actually allows you to live out your faith in a practical way. Our hope is that you’ll gain the skills you need to actually impact your world and the lives of others as we “become” the church; not just attend it.
If you’ve recently accepted Christ into your heart, our Fresh Start classes are for you. If you’ve been previously baptized and are transferring from another church, you’ll find New Beginnings a great place to start. Whatever your situation may be, we want you to be a part of our growing church family at The River.
BECOMING A MEMBER IS EASY!
WE CARE FOR OUR MEMBERS
As part of the River of Life community, we offer support, prayer and assistance to our church families through many of life’s challenges and celebrations. Please let us know how we can help you with any of the following events.
MarriagesAll relationships in life require maintenance. And one of the most important relationships we have is the one with our spouse. Every marriage will have its rough spots. We never want you to feel isolated or that you have to face these challenges alone. To gain the guidance and counsel you need for success in your marriage, please complete the form below and someone from our pastoral staff will contact you as soon as possible.
WeddingsOne of the most important decisions you’ll make in life is choosing that one person to share the journey with. We’re here to give you advice, prayer and support as you make this most important life decision. Once you are officially engaged, contact the church office to schedule a meeting with the Executive Assistant. The Wedding Guidelines will be reviewed with you and your Pre-Marital sessions will be scheduled. The Pastors only conduct Pre-Marital and Weddings for members in good standing*.
Memorial ServicesIf one of your immediate family members passes away, we contact the church office at 407-835-8833. It is our desire to meet whatever spiritual needs you and your family may have during this time of grief.
Hospital VisitsIf you are admitted to the hospital or have a health challenge and desire a visit from one of our ministry volunteers please call the church office at 407-835-8833 or complete the X form. that needs to be communicated, it is your responsibility to notify us at the church offices. Do not just communicate to a member of the church or to your Department Leader but communicate directly to the Administrative Staff. It is our desire to know, to pray for you, to minister to you and have your brothers and sisters in the Lord pray with you during this time.
Baby DedicationsWe’d like to congratulation on your newest edition to the family. We invite your to have your infant blessed/dedicated to Christ through a special dedication service. The parent/guardian(s) should call the church office at least one month in advance to schedule a baby dedication. The guidelines will be reviewed at that time. Dedications are typically held during the 11:00am service and are not performed on 1st Sundays.
BaptismsChrist commanded us to go into all the world, baptizing others in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. This lies at the very heart of The Great Commission. If you’d like to be a part of our next baptismal service, please complete the dropdown form below and someone from our member care team will contact you as soon as possible.
Prayer RequestsHave a special need or experiencing a unique or difficult challenge in your life? We’d like to pray for you and with you. We have a team of committed individuals who have committed their time to nothing else but praying for you. If you’ll complete the dropdown form below and tell them your specific prayer needs, they’ll partner with you in prayer.