Joining a church is making a commitment to a body of believers. To join means: “to become united, associated, or combined; associate or ally oneself.” When you join a church, you are making a declaration that you believe God has asked you to participate in community with a particular body of believers, giving of your time, talents and treasures. Joining a church is committing to a group of people and is done with the understanding that what impacts one part of the body (a person) also impacts the rest of the body – and you’re committed to love, serve and strive to resolve issues that arise.

At River, church membership is a prerequisite for some roles within the church, including small group leaders and leader assistants.