2017 Theme: Be Lifted UP

At The Church at The River, our theme for 2017 is “Be Lifted UP” and we reference the scripture John 12:32…

John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

Our desire this year is to go after Christ in a way that is all encompassing and full of compassion for people, in order to build the ministry through relationships…we have a heart to seek people out to spread the Gospel, even if that means having a bible study in your home. Explore our website and learn more about the vision behind the ministry with this Word from Our Pastor, Charles Stephenson. Be blessed!

Love God.

Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

What does loving God mean to YOU?

Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

Love People.

I John 4:19-21

19 We love him, because he first loved us.

What does loving people mean to YOU?

20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

Daily Devotions


Empty words are words that were not sent by God. The Bible said that God’s word shall not return empty – so the question is, who is speaking in your life? Are they sent by God? #TransformYourMind