Ministries at The River

The Info Spot

We believe that slowly stepping out of your comfort zone by just "participating" will begin to inspire you toward action for your church and others! Action strengthens one's spirit, allowing you to recognize your God-given talents and act upon them! Smiling faces needed! Come share your talents and time by serving one day a month in this very important ministry! Welcome first time guests and help connect them with your River family and all of our upcoming events!

Vision: Helping guests experience Hope, Freedom & God by making them feel special and welcome.
Mission: Provide accurate information and connect people with events that will inspire them to action. 

Sign-up at The Info Spot or contact us at info@theriverdelavan.com for more information!

"And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."–Colossians 3:17 

Java Bar

You're not just brewing and pouring coffee, you’re showing The River’s hospitality by connecting with our guests and members. You’re also a secondary person to help answer basic questions that newer guests have about our church. There are always opportunities to serve at the Java Bar. If you are interested of have questions, please contact us at: info@theriverdelavan.com.

Hours of Operation: Sunday Mornings, 8:30-11am.  

"Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unaware." – Hebrews 13:1-2

Greeting

Of course everyone is welcome here at The River! But we want to make sure people feel welcomed and are met with a smiling face and a handshake at the door. If this is an area you would like to serve, sign-up at the Info Spot, or contact Lynda Turner or Jim and Joan Kost by email at info@theriverdelavan.com.

Mission: To make people feel welcome and special upon entering the River…just the way they are.

Worship Team

The River's Worship Team is an exciting place to serve! Musicians, singers and artists of all kinds lead the congregation in song each service.  Song styles lean predominantly on the contemporary side. And occasionally, the voices of the old hymn writers speak their wisdom to us from ages past.

We are always looking for more talent of all shades. If this is an area where you might be gifted to express your love for God come give us a try!

Worship practice is every Wednesday at 6pm. Come crash a practice, or contact us at info@theriverdelavan.com.

Vision: Bringing people into God’s presence where together, through music, we experience Praise, Hope, Freedom & God.
Mission: To remove all distractions and act as a focal point to bring everyone into a state of praise and worship for our Lord. He unleashes the power from there!

A/V Team

Our A/V Team enhances the entire service experience.  Lighting, sound, video and slides give our services OOMPH! Do you like working behind the scenes?
Do have some technical aptitude waiting to be tapped?
Please contact us at info@theriverdelavan.com.

Vision: Supporting the Worship Team and the Pastor by surrounding them with an audio and visual atmosphere that enhances everyone’s experience with Hope, Freedom & God.
Mission: Providing service excellence each and every Sunday and at special events.

Missions

Helping people is very important to the life at The River. Missions is God’s idea for spreading hope and help to those in need. They offer a spiritually healthy progression of experiences to show Christ’s hands, feet and heart to others. Missions takes place both locally and far away. Our programs currently trains and sends two teams a year to communities in New Orleans, LA and/or Wahiawa, HI. Each trip includes families, teens and adults. 

To consistently bring this gift to others takes WORK! We prepare.  We bond as a team. We interact with the missionaries we’ll be working with.  We practice our skills. We have tons of fun doing it! All this BEFORE the actual mission trip begins. That way we are ready!

Check out the details for 2017 and apply here: http://rivermission2017.blogspot.com/

Wish to donate to a Mission Team Member or our Mission Program? CLICK HERE!

Have a question about missions? Contact us at info@theriverdelavan.com.

Homeless Shelter

The River considers involvement with the Walworth County Men's Homeless Shelter to be a big part of our church DNA! As part of the shelter program, we are thrilled to go all-out to host a total of three weeks during the annual September through April season. We need the assistance of many volunteers in this outreach, from overnight shelter volunteers, to meal-makers, and so much more. Interested in assisting? Contact The River at info@theriverdelavan.com.

Food Pantry

We distribute to needy families and individuals in our community in the form of non-perishable food items….and do they look forward to it! We are ALWAYS accepting donations to the pantry. Dates for distribution vary monthly. For more information, please contact The River's office (262) 728-9681 or info@theriverdelavan.com.

Prayer Team

Prayer is foundational to everything we do at the River. Each church service and our ministry leaders are prayed for by a committed group of people. If you have a prayer request, we would gladly partner with you in taking it before God. Please send your prayer concerns to askingforprayers@gmail.com

Requests are kept confidential. Join us Tuesdays at our Prayer Gathering from 6:30pm-7:30pm to lift up our church family in prayer. If you have questions please contact John Mayer at info@theriverdelavan.com.

Baptism

Have you made a commitment to Christ and are looking for a venue to be baptized? Look no further than the River. We offer baptism at various times through the year, so you have your choice of indoor, or at a local outdoor locale. Please reach out to us at info@theriverdelavan.com or call us at (262) 728-9681 for more information. We'd love to share in this wonderful event with you.

Child Dedication

At least twice a year, we give parents an opportunity to have their children dedicated to the Lord during a Sunday service. It’s a time to welcome, bless and pray for our little ones as well as the family that will nurture and guide them. If you are interested in having your child/children dedicated, please contact the church office at (262) 728-9681 or e-mail info@theriverdelavan.com. Please feel free to download our Child Dedication PDF for Registration information.

Marketing Team

Do you have an affinity for promoting ideas? Are you interested in helping organize outreach events? If you'd like to participate the River's Marketing Team, please contact info@theriverdelavan.com and be sure to let us know.