Welcome. At The River, we want you to feel right at home as we spend our Sunday mornings together. We will have Kalamazoo Coffee Company coffee freshly brewed to kick start your morning. We will worship together—it could get a little loud—and we will spend time in the Word together. Learning about Jesus in a casual and relational way . Want to check it out? Get started by clicking ‘I’m New’ below.
What to expect…
Expect nothing. Every Sunday is different, and there will always be surprises. Our music might be a little loud, but we think it will move you. You will see plenty of kids in worship, but don’t worry, they’re supposed to be there. They are learning how to worship our God. And you might notice that no one really wants to leave after service. It’s all good, we’ve been building a culture where everyone feels like they belong.
Why we exist
You simply have a place to belong. It is a natural human need that all of us have to find a place of community. Where we can simply be without expectations to perform or behave in a certain way. We exist so that you have a place to belong.
So that you can believe in Jesus. Believe in who He said He was—that He is the Son of God—sent to take away the sins of the world. So that we may have abundant life. You see Jesus is about us having freedom and abundance in life.
So that you can become all He intended you to be. When you become a Christ follower, He doesn’t expect you to be something entirely different by way of wiring and nature. God made you before you were even born in a certain way, and when you become a follower of Christ, that just becomes more free and more fully who you already have been. Just free from the junk of life.