Life in Jesus Christ is a life of service. The Parable of the Good Samaritan, and Jesus’ teaching on providing a drink of cool water in His name, demonstrates faith in action. The brother of Jesus, James, instructs us: “Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.” River Valley Christian Fellowship embraces a faith in Christ that results in serving.
We invite you to serve at River Valley. As you serve in the church, you are helping people to grow in their faith in Christ. It takes many people every week to keep the ministries of RVCF moving forward. Step out in faith today and serve as a greeter, an usher, in the youth or children’s ministry, in the nursery, the worship ministry, or lead a small group. The world needs fewer Christians who consume events at a church, and more followers of Christ who serve as a way of life, just as Christ did. “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
As a member of the community, the people of River Valley Christian Fellowship are involved with a variety of ministries that deeply touch the lives of our neighbors. Our partnership with these ministries provides an avenue for service that is driven by Jesus’ teaching to love our neighbor. In addition, we regularly sponsor special days of service when many of our church family will work together on a major project for the sake of the larger community.
RVCF's Community Partners are:
Ken and Esther Tuek serving with Life Compass, Kankakee
Ben Meils serving with Youth For Christ, Clifton
Bible Witness Camp, Pembroke, IL
Living Alternatives, Pregnancy Resource Center, Kankakee
Center of Hope, Kankakee
Marriage Inc., Bourbonnais
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20
The Great Commission compels us to reach wide into our world with the message of hope and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. River Valley gives generously to the following people/ministries in our efforts to be faithful at reaching wide into many corners of God’s World.
A great way to engage other cultures around the world while being on mission for Christ, these trips have become part of the fabric of life at RVCF. Summer teams have served in Nigeria, The Dominican Republic, Mexico, and other regions of the world. Medical trips, construction oriented trips, or work at specific ministries already in progress help us engage for the sake of Jesus Christ.
Ben & Renee Kuwitzky and Family serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators
Joshua & Abby Rattin and Family serving with Action International
Mariana Pedrosa serving with Action International
Will & Audrey Partin and Family serving with GO Ministries
Pastor Elido Nunez and Family serving with GO Ministries
Jessica Moulding serving with Teach Beyond
Samuel & Jessica Olmedos and Family serving with Time Ministries
Roger & Nancy Bowers serving with Pioneers
Myung Soo Merchie serving with Youth For Christ International
Missionary serving with Pioneers
Matt & Alyssa Harris and Family serving with Mission Aviation Fellowship
Nard & Sandy Pugyao service with JAARS (Wycliffe Bible Translators)
Pastor Jojo Tangelan serving with Isnag Ministries
Pastor Emerson Ruping serving with Isnag Ministries
Pastor Jaco Ruping serving with Isnag Ministries
Pastor Elivin Malana serving with Isnag Ministries
Randy & Marli Brown and Family serving with Randy and Marli Ministries
Tim & Joan Carmical and Family serving with New Tribes Mission