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Internship Program

At Riv, we are tossing around the idea of starting an internship program this fall.  It would provide an opportunity to work and develop ministry skills. Here are the details.  We would be looking for several people who could work up to up to 30 hours a week from mid-August to mid-May.  Don't let this next one scare you off.  Each person would need to raise ...

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Numbers

This has been an exciting year at Riverview as we expanded the capacity of our Holt Venue, launched a new Church Planting Residency with our MSU Venue, and began preparations for another church plant within the next year. We are also gearing up to send over 200 people to Mazatlan, Mexico on short term mission trips in 2012, including all six of our pastors. ...

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The Woman Class

In the book of Titus, Paul throws down the gauntlet to a young pastor that he is to "teach what accords with sound doctrine" (Titus 2:1) and then he tells him how this plays out with different groups within the church.  One of the challenges he is to give the church is this one: "Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to ...

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RivChurch Leadership Structure

With all the talk about Elders and Deacons this past weekend at Riv, many people have asked about our leadership structure.  Here is a quick 7 minute video from our LEAD event last year where I explained it in more detail. If you would like to watch the entire teaching and see this in context, you can do so here.

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Prayer

Each week at Riv, we get a lot of prayer requests. Some come in from people at the weekend services and some come in from our website. A group of elders and other leaders gather to pray through the requests each week but we wanted to open it up for more people to pray. A few months ago, we offered to email the requests to anyone who wanted to pray and it's ...

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Beards of Riverview Calendar

Looking for the perfect last minute Christmas gift for your mother or girlfriend? Download the Beards of Riverview Calendar, print it for her, and watch her face as it glows with delight when she opens it on Christmas morning. You're welcome. If you need more convincing, just check out Mr. March:

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Acceptable Sins

This past weekend at Riv, we continued our series on sins we think are acceptable in our culture. I shared the top ten results I got from my text message poll from the first week and a lot of people wanted to see the rest of the list. Here it is, listed from most common response to least. Oh, and just because it appears on this list, doesn't mean it's a sin. ...

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Harvest Fest

I'm super excited about the Harvest Fest happening this Friday at Riv. There's going to be live music and food and the whole deal is a benefit for the Compassion stuff Riv is doing. Here's the details. Hope to see you there. When? Friday, October 1 at Riv's Holt Venue (3585 Willoughby Road, Holt, MI 48842). Doors open at 6:30 pm and the event begins at ...

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No Major Major Mistakes

Um...oops. But how often do we think the same about ourselves...at least a little bit. Maybe not about our past, but our present. That's what we're talking about this weekend at Riv.

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Theological Musing From Eminem

Every once in awhile, a song will strike a chord in me and I won't be able to shake it. Lately, that song has been "Not Afraid" by Eminem. Now, obviously I don't agree with everything he says or the language he uses to make his point, but there are little bits in this song that ring true for me. For instance, these lyrics: And I just can't keep living this ...

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