At River's Edge Fellowship, we devote a large portion of our service to praise and worship - our Sunday morning service begins with a seamless set of contemporary worship songs that aim to foster focus and love for Jesus. Our worship leaders, Dave Stinson, Sarah Cull and Ryan Henry have been worshipping together for nearly seven years. They have enjoyed learning to flow with the Holy Spirit as a team while discovering the truth of John 4:23-24 "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and truth…for the Father is seeking such to worship Him."
THE WORSHIP TEAM
Psalm 8:2 - Through the praises of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.
Just listen to three year old Natalie open our service with prayer:
We at River's Edge Fellowship believe that children are mighty warriors for the Kingdom and that God desires to use them NOW as well as when they are older. This ministry focuses on teaching and equipping the children in the ways of Jesus, intercession, prophecy, healing, words of knowledge and so on. Our church firmly believes in investing in these mighty warriors, leading them to recognize their true identity in Christ and encouraging them to be a generation that will change the world!
Children are encouraged to stay with their families during the praise and worship portion of the service then are dismissed to 412 ministry during the remainder of the meeting (Parents are free to keep their children with them during the service if they choose to do so).
We call our children's ministry "412" because it is based on 1 Timothy 4:12: Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
LUKE KOESLER MARI HENRY
At River's Edge we have a strong conviction regarding the importance of prayer. Each week our prayer team seeks the Lord for direction regarding the corporate prayer time that happens during our Sunday morning service. During this prayer time the children have their own special meeting where they pray about the same subject matter as the adults but with more explanation and guidance.
Each Sunday we also devote time to pray for Israel and other special needs.
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.
DIANE JOHNSON JULIE STINSON