a relational community that builds friendships to share Jesus with our five mile radius and beyond

5546 Cincinnati Dayton Road, Liberty Township, OH 45044
513-755-7777

River Beliefs

We believe the Bible is the inerrant, infallible, verbally inspired Word of God. It is the only authoritative rule for faith and practice.

We believe God is supreme in His Person, eternal in His being, absolute in His attributes, and glorious in His Perfection.

We believe that God exists eternally in the three persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ, His Deity and sinless life, His vicarious death, along with His bodily resurrection and ascension, and in the blessed hope of His glorious return for His Bride, the Church.

We believe the Holy Spirit executes the plan of God for our conviction and salvation. All Christians are partakers of the Holy Spirit at salvation and are empowered by Him for service and purity.

We believe that man was created in the image of God and by choice fell into sin and death. Hence, every person is sinful and under condemnation to eternal judgment.

We believe that the salvation of sinners unto eternal life is wholly of grace, and that the assurance of our salvation comes through faith alone in Christ alone. The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and, thus, become children of God.

We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

We believe that the visible church is a congregation of baptized believers practicing New Testament principles, believing its doctrines, observing its ordinances, and exercising its autonomy.

We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are to be observed by the Church during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting punishment.