The River is your place to belong.

Whether you’ve been in church your whole life or this is your first peek into it, you are welcome at The River. There is no fancy dress code, so come dressed as you’d like.

Located in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo, The River experience is filled with dynamic music, engaging and helpful teaching for people of all backgrounds. From families and single adults to students and children, everyone can find a place to Belong.

If you have a pulse, you have issues. Plain and simple. We are all a bunch of rascals looking for intimacy with Jesus.

Rob Link, Pastor

Location and Time

Sundays @ 10am

517 Walbridge Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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Family and Students

At the heart, we are all about family. Ours and yours, big or small, find out where you belong.

Nursery and preschool care for infants through age 5 is available at both services. Our volunteers are screened and supervised; our environment is clean and safe; and our desire is to help kids experience Jesus while in our care.

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Experience church together on Sunday and explore the mutual conversation & application that ensues. And as for the rest of the week, we encourage parents to “love the Lord & teach His commands diligently”

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Alive & Free 6th-12th Grade

Alive & Free is a faith expression of the youth of Kalamazoo. We exist not just for us who call The River our church home, but also for any kid, anywhere. We want to express love to God in creative and compelling ways, while sharing this love with each other.

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We want to see a group of people that love to hang out with each other, discuss life, engage those walking by, and invite them into our home. Whether you are college aged or have been out in the job world for a few years, this is a great place for you to belong.

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Worship at The River

We love worship. We believe that it is a crucial part of our drawing near to God. It is our unqualified response to Him. We worship because we can’t help it…we are madly in love with The Creator, and this is what happens.

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Recent Sermon Series

Check out some of our previous sermon series that we’ve experienced at The River. It’s just like #tbt but way better.


January 17, 2018

His Story

November 7, 2017


October 3, 2017

Lost Least Lonely

September 12, 2017

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