We are so glad you are taking the time to check us out online! First of all, we want to say that YOU are welcome at River's Edge. We sincerely invite you to come as you are. We know that visiting a new church for the first time can be intimidating, so we work hard to make sure your first experience is a great one. Here is a quick look at what most of our services look like:
We begin our service with worship. We usually worship to 5 songs total. Two before the announcements, two after the announcements, and one after the message. We have a contemporary worship style with songs like those that you hear on a contemporary Christian radio station, such as Smile.fm.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OFFERING
After the first two songs, we will give announcements and take an offering. We in NO WAY expect our guests to give! PLEASE feel free to let the basket pass by and continue to enjoy the service!
After worship is done, one of our pastors will get up to preach a message. Pastor Chase Riber and Pastor Trent Bushnell both preach on a regular basis. Our goal is to preach the timeless truths of the Bible in a relevant way so we can apply them to our lives today! You can listen to our past messages by clicking HERE .
FAQs about River's Edge
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO THE SERVICE?
River's Edge is a casual atmosphere, so feel free to wear whatever you are comfortable in! Most people wear what you would commonly see people wearing at the movie theater, mall, or going to a friends house for dinner.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DOES YOUR CHURCH PLAY?
We have contemporary style worship. This means that we play worship with instruments like the drums, bass, guitar, piano, etc. The style is similar to what you would hear on a contemporary Christian radio station.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR MY KIDS TO DO DURING THE SERVICE?
We provide childcare throughout the entire worship service for kids age 0 through 5th grade. When you get to the church on a Sunday, simply check your child into whichever room is right for their age. We have a nursery available for kids 0-24 months, Edge Tiny Totz for ages 2 - 3, Edge Totz for age 4 - 5, and Edge Kidz for Kindergarten - 5th grade. You can read more about our children's ministries HERE. You can also PRE-REGISTER your child HERE so you they are ready to check in on Sunday morning!
HOW LONG ARE YOUR SERVICES?
Our services last around one hour. Occasionally it may go a little longer if there is something special going on during the service, such as a baby dedication or communion. Most people hang out to visit with each other after the service is done. Each week snacks or donuts are provided after the service, so feel free to grab a snack and meet some people before you leave!
WILL I BE PRESSURED TO GIVE FINANCIALLY?
No. We do take an offering at each service, but guests are in no way expected to give. If you feel like giving, great! If not, just let the basket pass by, no problem!
If you have any other questions, feel free to check out the rest of the website. If you can't find what you are looking for, let us know! We would love to talk with you. You can call the church office at 517-622-3203, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.