For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve...

Mark 10:45

James and John marched up to Jesus and asked him for exactly what they thought they deserved:
the most important positions in his coming kingdom.
But Jesus told these two dear friends that they had no idea what they were asking for. To really walk in his authority we must also drink the cup Jesus drank - that is, we need to take up our cross daily and follow him
by denying ourselves and serving others.
The other disciples were annoyed when they heard what James and John had requested.
So Jesus had to do some damage control. He called the Twelve together and said,
"You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them,
and their high officials exercise authority over them.
Not so with you.
Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.
For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mark 10:42-45)

Why  We Volunteer 

Church Is A Family

The Bible speaks of the community of believers as a household made up of brothers and sisters, each with unique abilities and giftings. Just as in a natural family, where we all chip and do our share, our connectedness becomes reality as we work together, carrying one another's burdens and serving one another in love.

We Know Who We Are

Jesus washed the disciples' feet, demonstrating  that truly loving one another often involves humble service. Jesus was able to confidently serve his followers because he knew who he was and where he was going. (John 13:3) We also serve from a position of knowing who we  (children of the King), and where  we are going (eternity in the presence of God).

Serve in our church

Use your unique gifts to help build the Kingdom.

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."
(Galatians 6:9-10)

Volunteer FAQ

How do I volunteer?

 Our goal is to find a place that fits both your interests and abilities and the needs of our family. Use the volunteer sign-up form to let us know your interests and we will help you get plugged in.

How do I volunteer with kids?

The care, protection, and discipling of our children is of the highest priority at The River Church. If that resonates with you, we would love to have you help us train up the next generation. To volunteer with children you will be required to go through an interview and complete a background check.

How do I volunteer with music?

Entering into the presence of God through worship is one of our core values, so we would love to talk with you about getting involved. While musical competence is an absolute must, even more essential is a heart attuned to worship and an attitude of service. Besides an interview, an audition is required.

How do I volunteer with students?

God is moving among our youth and we are doing our best to steward it well. One thing this requires is that youth workers be of the highest integrity, walking in holiness and submission to God. If you are an energetic individual with a heart for young people, we would love to talk to you. To protect our youth, a background check is required.
There are many ways you can get plugged in and volunteer before, during, and after our weekly service!
If you are interested in a ministry role beyond weekly service positions (adult and youth leaders, working with kids, etc.), you will need to participate in an interview process including  a background check.

Questions about volunteering?

We would love to get together with you to talk more about volunteering.
Contact us here and we'll be in touch!