Serving at River of Life
God has gifted each one of us uniquely… to serve. We encourage our people to serve Him where they are called and gifted. We serve not out of obligation, but out of a passion for and gratitude to Jesus. A person might serve Jesus in the ministries of the church (e.g. AWANA, Sunday School, Small groups, etc.) or outside the church where there is a need or an opportunity.
Serving the Community
The motto of River of Life is: “To Love God and Love Our Neighbor.” As a church, we seek to love our neighbors through our summer Kid’s Karnival and our partnership with the YMCA summer program, along with our Quilt Ministry and our association with a local youth shelter. We also make our facilities available to a number of community groups who need a place to meet.
We believe that we cannot reach our community alone. Because of this we have united with several other like minded congregations in Hastings who want to reach people for Christ like we do. We call ourselves Bless Hastings. Our intent is to be a blessing to our community while we work with one another to share the love of Jesus. We worship together annually and serve our community together in a variety of ways including missions trips, service projects, seminars and marketplace ministry.
“You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature, rather, serve one another in love.”