Give Your Life

Give Your Life

About God

God loves you! No matter where you've been. No matter what you've done. He loves you like crazy. He sent His Son, Jesus, into the world, not to condemn us, but to show us His great love for us.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
— John 3:16–17

About You

Anybody who has raised kids knows that everyone has sinned! That includes all of us. If our kids can't live up to our standards; if we can't love up to our own standards for ourselves; then certainly we can't live up to God's standards. In fact, we haven't. None of us has met God's standard for goodness. We all fall short of it.

...all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
— Romans 3:23–24

About Salvation

No one can ever be good enough to earn or deserve God's love. He loves us, not because we're so good, but because He is so good. It's called "grace." His love is given as a gift - with no strings attached - when we put our trust in Him.

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
— Romans 10:9-10

Pray something like this:

"Heavenly Father, thank you for Jesus. Thank you for sending Him to die for my sins. Father, forgive me now. Wash me clean. Give me a new start. Make me a new person. Jesus, from this day on, I'm following You. I'm turning from own agenda and choosing Your way. Holy Spirit, fill me now. Live big in me. Empower my life as I follow Christ. Teach me the heart of God. Thank you, Father, for saving me and making me your child forever and ever. Amen."

If you prayer that prayer and it represents a spiritual turning point in your life, we're so thrilled for you! We want to do anything we can to help you get off to a good start in your new or re-newed walk with Christ.

Please use the form below to contact us. We'd love to celebrate with you and/or answer any questions you may have.

Have you experienced a spiritual turning point? Got questions about faith in Christ?

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Give Your Time

Give Your Time

If you'd like to offer your time to God through volunteer ministry, we have a place for you! Use the link below to browse some of our ministry teams that provide a great place to get involved.

Give Your Talent

Give Your Talent

In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.
— Romans 12:6 NLT

If you'd like to offer your unique & Spirit-given design back to God through serving others, we have many opportunities for you to do just that! Use the link below to browse many of the service opportunities we offer through ministry teams.

Give Your Treasure

Give Your Treasure

At River Valley Church we understand that God owns everything and He provides for our needs from His generosity.  We encourage members of River Valley Church to live lives that are lavishly generous and sacrificial.  Through giving regularly, joyfully, and sacrificially we remind ourselves, and demonstrate to others the truth of the gospel of Christ – that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most generous gift ever given.  When we give as Christ gave, we joyfully put the needs of others ahead of our own, we recognize Christ as supreme in our lives, we place reliance on our Heavenly Father to provide our needs, and we begin to remove the idol of money and consumerism from our hearts.

Giving FAQ

"How do I give financially to River Valley Valley Church?"

There are several ways that you can give financially toward the mission of RVC:

Our Worship Services

You may choose to give through the collection at any of our worship services.

Text to Give

You may choose to donate to River Valley Church by text message. Send a text message to the number: (318) 300-1902

Simply text the word "Give" plus a number, the dollar amount that you'd like to donate, then follow the prompts. You will be guided through a one-time process to register your phone.

Automated Bill Pay

You may choose to set up an automated payment through your bank. Most banks now provide this service and they will mail a check to River Valley Church on your behalf. In addition, this option effectively increases your donation by up to 3% since the other electronic giving options are provided at a cost to River Valley Church. If you are considering a recurring donation, your giving will be maximized significantly by using this option.

Give Online With A Debit or Credit Card

As a convenience to our donors, we offer ability to give to RVC online using a debit or credit card. We do not encourage credit-based spending or debt as a lifestyle. If you have a history of problems with debt, please do not give to River Valley Church with a credit card.

If you would like to create a user account that allows you to donate, connect with groups, sign up for events, and more, you may do so here.

If you would like to give online without creating a user account, you may do so here.