Statement –Leading the way to Christlikeness
The Vision of Leading the way to Christlikeness implies
that as a body of believers we must first strive to be Christlike in every
aspect of our lives.
We strive to be a church, based in and interconnected with
the local community, reaching and impacting the Merrimack Valley, its
surrounding communities and the uttermost parts of the world.
A Christlike lifestyle is one
that is devoted to the Lord, evidenced by:
strong devotional life
in church attendance
How we fulfill the vision:
We fulfill the vision in the local
community in a variety of ways:
Led Worship Services - Our first priority in
the Worship Service is to please God.
Our worship services are designed to be inclusive of
new believers and mature believers alike. Great effort is made to welcome
guests, and offer timely, relevant messages to teach the Word of God, and to
empower and encourage the believer to live a full, enriching Christian
Our services also offer the non-believer the
opportunity to make an informed decision to become a Christian.
In addition to our Sunday services, we have
approximately 9 Downpour Services, Christmas Candlelight Service, New Years
Eve Prayer, and other special services as the Lord leads.
Children’s Ministry is offered in every service.
Groups - A variety of Small Groups are offered
that are open to the community. The groups are based on felt needs. The Small
Groups are cover a variety of purposes and subject matter including
foundational bible studies, advanced topics, prayer, hobbies, talent, public
speaking, personal growth, leadership and more.
Small Groups are held at the church, at the host home,
or in other locations strategically placed in the community. See our Online Small Group Directory for current offerings.
Social Causes that are consistent with our Christian worldview.
We will partner up and support various causes in the
(i.e. Pregnancy Care Centers, Haverhill, Lawrence)
& Events –
The River Church presents and hosts several events
during the year to which the public is invited.
Events include: Events for Men, Women, Youth, Couples
Kids & Families. Financial Seminars.
For details on upcoming events see our Events Page