Welcome! We're so glad you've visited our web site, and we pray you will take the next step and join us this Sunday at RiverLakes Community Church!
You probably have some questions about what you and your family can expect on a typical Sunday at RiverLakes Community Church. We hope the following questions and answers address some of your concerns:
Our worship service times are 9:00am and 10:30am on campus and online (via our website, mobile app, YouTube or Facebook).
Worship services are held in our Main Auditorium.
The culture of RiverLakes is casual. We welcome you to dress as nicely as you would like, but for the vast majority of those attending on Sundays, attire is comfortable/casual.
Our time of corporate worship is led by a RiverLakes worship team each Sunday. A typical Sunday morning worship experience would include a worship leader, a couple of singers and a band. Our desire is to direct the worshiper to focus on the greatness of our God and our need for Him.
We have a place for every child, even those with special needs. Families will check in at the Education Building and will take their children with them to the worship service to worship together. A greeter will help you register your child for any of the services. After the first two songs, we will dismiss them to their teachers who will take them to their respective class. At the end of the service, Grades 1st - 6th will be available for pick-up on the patio. All younger children will be picked up at the back doors of the nursery and preschool on the westside of the Education Building.
Absolutely! We have an energetic team which plans small groups and worship times for our students each week. Worship for 5th & 6th Grade, Jr. High and High School is offered at the 9:00am service. Fifth and sixth grade meets in the East Portable, Junior High meets in the Community Center, room 122, and High School meets upstairs in the Education Building, room 213. Junior High and High School students head directly to their class for their 9:00am meetings (grades 6th and under gather in the Main Auditorium for the first two songs before being dismissed).
We do not offer Sunday School for adults, but we do strongly believe adults need to engage in meaningful community with others to have regular times of fellowship, Bible study and prayer.
To accomplish this, we encourage every adult to participate in a Community Group, which is a smaller group of adults (married / divorced / single / widower / widowed / gender specific) that meet weekly in the homes for bible study discussions and fellowship.
We invite you to visit us in Next Steps as soon as it reopens! You will meet a few of our pastors, learn more about RiverLakes and we'll answer questions you may have about our church.
When you arrive on our campus you will be greeted by people in shirts with our logo on them. They are here to help you find your way around; they can help you find the classes for your children and the auditorium locations. In addition we have information centers located in both the Main Auditorium and Community Center buildings where you can find just about anything you need to know about our church and the activities.
We teach from the English Standard Version (ESV).
The way we describe the role of government at RCC is that we are guarded by the elders, guided by the staff, and gifted through the membership.