We were all new here once, and we understand that going to a church for the first time can be intimidating and awkward. We want to help make your experience a great one, so here is a glimpse of what to expect. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us ahead of time.
Friendly and Relaxed Atmosphere!
We want you to feel right at home each time you come. There’s Guest Parking near the front door that is available just for you! When you walk through the doors you can expect some people to welcome you and hand you a program. The sanctuary is to the left once you enter and the bathrooms are to the right. There’s always refreshments and coffee in the Lobby, so feel free to help yourself before finding a seat in the sanctuary. You’re even welcome to take those into the sanctuary with you.
Most people at Rivers Church dress casually. You may even see several football jerseys in the Fall. (Our pastor especially likes to wear his Seahawks jersey!) Your appearance isn’t a factor, so don't think you have to go buy a new outfit. Feel free to wear whatever excites you or makes you feel comfortable.
We always start our services with a time of energetic, passionate praise and worship. Once worship is over, we will share a few announcements about what’s happening at our church. We’ll then continue our worship through an offering and one more song, which flows right into the weekend message. Most weekends, our Lead Pastor, Tyrone Rinta will preach.
What about the Kids?
We provide experiences designed specifically for your kids while you attend the adult worship service. Hosts in the lobby will direct you as to where to take your kids. The younger kids, age 0-4, are in the main building. There’s a check-in station in the Lobby and then their rooms are in the hall to the right. Elementary Kids, age 5-12, are in the building across the parking lot. You will likely see that as you drive onto the property. Our children's ministries cast will make sure they are well cared for and have an exciting time. They’ll beg you to bring them back.
We're happy to speak with you in advance to help you prepare your visit. And, if you'd like, we'll arrange to have someone meet you when you arrive. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org