Perhaps you grew up going to church each Sunday.
Maybe you were reared attending a synagogue, a temple or a tabernacle. This may even be the first time you’ve ever considered going to a house of worship. We are so glad you’ve taken this first step in discovering more about the River of Life Christian Center. To alleviate any anxiety, we’ve created this page to answer any concerns you might have.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE AT THE RIVER?
Our guests usually comment on a few things—people see us as friendly, loving and welcoming. You’ll also experience lively music and a come-as-you-are atmosphere. We don’t have a dress code or get hung up on formalities. Expect to feel joy and peace and experience the word of God.
WILL MY CHILDREN ENJOY COMING?
Yes! On Sunday mornings, our children’s ministry has prepared a separate worship experience for kids ages 3 through grade 6. We also have nursery facilities for infants and toddlers. Because kids matter, we work hard to ensure a safe, friendly, fun, faith-filled environment for your children, because kids matter. If your child is reluctant to leave you the first time, they are welcome to sit with you during worship.
WHAT DO YOU OFFER FOR TEENS?
We believe, given the right opportunities, our youth can change the world. Our youth meet every Sunday during our worship celebrations and on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. In addition, The Source celebration tailored just for teens that meets the first Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. At The Source, you’ll experience student-led ministry, live worship bands with even livelier worship, passionate messages and small group interaction.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
After visiting the River of Life, people often express a desire to serve in a ministry area right away. We encourage you to take some time to get to know us and pray about God’s plan for you at The River. Take a few moments to meet some people, learn what you can about us, attend a few fellowship events and ask lots of questions. We’d love to see you serve God and his people and have many areas where you can discover your passions.
WHAT KIND OF CHURCH IS THE RIVER OF LIFE?
We are an interdenominational community church with a passion for serving God and serving people. For more information on what we believe, click here. Being actively partnered with First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Pastors Marvin and Deborah serve under the leadership and counsel of John K. Jenkins, lead pastor of FBCG. The River of Life is also a part of The Champions Network with Joel and Victoria Osteen in Houston, Texas, a member of the Willow Creek Association of Churches and Creflo Dollar Ministry Association.