Welcome to The River of Life Christian Church

Where We Experience Hope, Freedom and God….Together

Raise the Roof

We have a mighty task at hand: A NEW ROOF!

We have a big ask, but we serve a BIG God! If you feel lead to give, we cannot thank you enough! Our prayer for you, is that God would bless you in ways you cannot imagine, as we think of Acts 20:35 "It is more blessed to give than receive.

Our campaign ends on December 31. 

We know that church is more than a building. We also know that four walls and a roof create a space for our church body to gather, worship, enjoy fellowship, and grow closer to Christ. 

We have a leaky roof that allows water to pour down our walls and create a major obstacle whenever mother nature's forecast includes percipitation. The River Church needs a complete overhaul of our existing roof. The renovation and repairs will cost $80,000 to complete. The River has been blessed by an individual who has agreed to cover half of the expense. Our benefactor has agreed to match 100% of the funds that The River raises, up to $40,000 which will complete our roof repair budget. An additional $2000 is needed as fundraising capital.

We know with the help of MANY that we will be able to repair our roof in 2018 and keep our "church" protected from the elements.  

We thank you in advance for your support!


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About The River

Our Mission is Simple

Where Our Members and Guests Experience Hope, Freedom and God...Together

Our Vision is Big

To purposely live-out Christ's two Great Commandments: To love God and love all people. -Matthew 22: 36-40

Our Core Values

All people matter to God. The Bible is both relevant and transformational in our lives. Relationship is vital for spiritual, emotional and physical well-being. Missional living completes a Christ-Follower’s life.

Join Us

You are welcome to join us every Sunday at 10am. We'll save a seat for you!

The River is a non-denominational church in Delavan, WI. 

Services and ministry activities take place inside a unique, 1929 Spanish architecture building in downtown Delavan that once housed local stage plays and 2 movie theaters. From mid-2006 to early 2007, members and friends renovated it to become the church we have today, while maintaining some of the thematic components from the movie theater days. 

If you've ever sought "churches near me," give The River a try.

The River of Life Christian Church

405 East Walworth Ave., Delavan WI 53115

(262) 728-9681

Office Hours

Monday  –  10am - 2pm
Tuesday  –  10am - 5pm
Wednesday  –  10am - 2pm
Thursday  –  10am - 2pm
Friday – Closed
Sunday  –  9am - Noon


February 11th-17th - Men's Homeless Shelter

Generate excitement

February 11th-17th, The River will host its second week of the Men’s Homeless Shelter.
These weeks are notorious for building relationships, offering encouragement and hope at a time when these guys could really use it!

Jamie Schwoerer and Tim Almquist are managing all of the sign-ups for this week. There is an easy to use Google Doc for you to use to sign up online. Simply fill in  your name next to the items you plan to bring along with the quantity. The document will automatically save once you close it!

The link for that is: goo.gl/XwgHLT

You can also contact Jamie directly at: 

jamie.schwoerer@gmail.com or  (608) 609-7916.

In addition to food items, we also need folks to volunteer their time. We need guys willing to spend the night as well as those willing to enjoy a dinner or two with the men. Hear what Jamie has to say about her experience volunteering:

"I started helping out with the Men's Homeless Shelter last year, and it has been one of the most fulfilling ministries I've been able to help with. This is an opportunity to put "boots on the ground" and really talk with people who are in need of some help. It can take a few days to get to know some of them I think they are used to people popping in and out - but in December I visited with them several times and they started to open up a little bit. Even if you can't spend a lot of time at the shelter, donations are always needed, and stopping in to visit isn't scary - these guys just want a warm place to stay and a hot meal, and we can provide that for them!"