My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
Psalms 42:2
    - About Us
    - Our Core Values
    - Our Beliefs
    - Our Affiliations
    - Our Teaching
Ministry Staff
Contact Us

River of Life Church
4294 Hodgson Rd.
Shoreview, MN 55126

Office Hours:
Tues-Fri: 8:30-4:00

Phone: 651-484-8737
Maps and Directions

Our Beliefs

At River of Life Church, we adhere to the core tenets of Biblical Christianity without reservation. We believe that God is real, not some storybook character, and that the Bible tells the story of His loving pursuit of people like us. We believe that God showed His great and loving pursuit of people by sending His Son as a sacrifice for all the things in our lives (like bitterness, selfishness, and broken integrity) that separate us from His love and acceptance. Through joining the journey with Jesus, we can be reconciled to God our Father and experience the joy of knowing Him and being known, loved, and perfectly accepted by Him. In fact, our mission is "Connecting People with the Love of God!"

Statement of Core Beliefs:

  1. God is real. He reveals himself to us as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  2. Jesus Christ is God's only son. Out of his love for us, he came to this world to show us God and to give his life to pay the penalty for our sins. By doing so he satisfied God's justice and demonstrated God's love and mercy towards us. Although he died, he rose again, triumphant over death.
  3. The Holy Spirit is God's agent in the world today, guiding, teaching, and empowering believers and appealing to non-believers.
  4. The Bible is the trustworthy record of God's work in history to reconcile the world to himself and a trustworthy guide of how to live today.
  5. All of us are guilty of rejecting God and his ways and are subject to the deadly consequences of that rejection.
  6. God freely rescues all who trust in Jesus from those deadly consequences, adopting us into his family, transforming our lives, and giving us love, belonging, meaning, truth, freedom, life, and hope.
  7. God works in our lives through the Holy Spirit to transform us into people suitable for relationship with him. He expects us to actively participate in the transformation process.
  8. God is intimately involved in our lives, even in the healing of our bodies.
  9. God intends those who trust in Jesus to join together to love and support one another as followers of Jesus and to share God's love and life-changing truth with the rest of the world. He asks us to publicly demonstrate our trust in Him through baptism and to remember Jesus by observing the Lord's Supper.
  10. We expect Jesus to return to raise the dead. Those that don't trust in Him will be subject to separation from God. Those that do trust in Him will be given new bodies and the gift of eternal life.
  11. Jesus asks us to live our lives fully prepared every day for his return.

    Read more about our values and the strategic initiatives that flow from our beliefs.

Upcoming Events
October 27 - November 10 - Missions Conference
November 24 - Basement Cleanup
Weekly Schedule
9:30-10:15 AM - Nursery, Kingdom Kids, and Adult Sunday School
10:30-11:30 AM - Nursery, Kingdom Kids, and Worship Service
6:45-8:15 PM - Youth Group (Senior and Junior High)
2019 River of Life Church
The Christian and Missionary Alliance