About Riv

We are refocusing our mission and values as a church and invite you to stumble along with us in this together.

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Our Beliefs and Core Values

We believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ should be passionately proclaimed to all people, so that all who believe may be saved.

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Missions

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Church Planting

Riv is a church planting church. Simply, that means we are not just about building our own church, but starting others. Since 1977, we have played a significant role in starting (at least) 48 churches worldwide.

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Local Missions

At Riv, we take Jesus’ command to “go” and share His compassion with the world seriously. A lot of times we think of “mission” as some place far away. We love doing missions globally, but we also partner with some amazing organizations locally that help us serve our neighbors near our home.

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Global Missions

At Riv, we take Jesus’ command to “go” and share His love with the world seriously. Most of the time, this takes place in everyday occurrences — over coffee with a friend, at our kids’ baseball games, or while trying to meet a deadline at work. But we also have the opportunity to share Jesus’ love with vulnerable and abandoned children through a partnership with Back2Back Ministries.

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History

In 1977, 12 friends moved from Iowa to Lansing, Michigan to start a church on MSU’s campus.

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