We’ve been prayerfully and strategically preparing to rebuild our sanctuary that was destroyed in the 2020 derecho. The new facility will be for all of us, and especially for your “one.” Each of us has a “one” in our lives that we’re praying for and engaging toward a new life in Christ. That’s why it’s so important to plan for growth at River of Life.
April 11-May 16- “He Restores” sermon series
April 10- Restoration Celebration event (1-4pm) – plan to invite your friends!
April 12-April 24- Dessert nights
April 23- Prayer & Worship Night (6:30pm)
May 2- Commitment Sunday
May 16- Celebration Sunday
We look forward to growing as a church family in prayer during this initiative. We’ll be providing a prayer guide and hosting the Prayer & Worship Night toward that effect, so stay tuned! Because we’re not just concerned with rebuilding the worship center; we’re hungry for the revival and restoration that only God can bring. That empty destroyed building is an opportunity for something new, just as the pain and trials in people’s lives provide opportunity to receive God’s love and power in new and transformative ways. Until the campaign begins, would you join us in praying:
Pray that God will prepare each heart in the River of Life family for what God is doing, personally & corporately
Pray for boldness to invite friends to the Restoration Celebration
Pray for God to provide the finances that we need to continue our mission at River of Life.
The Restore Initiative, April 11 to May 22, is a time for the River of Life church family to not only plan finances toward rebuilding our worship center, but to renew our commitment to the Lord in prayer, to discipleship relationships with one another, and to boldly invite our friends and neighbors to community and faith. There is no question that our building needs restoration! But God is also the restorer of souls, lives, and relationships. Throughout this campaign we want to go deeper together in our mission: “To be a church family that knows Jesus and makes him known.” We hope you’ll use this prayer guide to help you in that!
If you are unable to attend services you can request a Prayer Guide be sent to you. Simply call the church office, (319) 393-3709, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also print one at home: Prayer Guide PDF
Pastors Steve & Marcus are inviting you to join them in a smaller setting to hear the heart behind the “Restore Initiative”. This is a pivotal season for each of us within the ROL church family, and we want to spend some time with you, discussing the details and taking your questions while we enjoy a delicious dessert. See below for the dates and times available, reservations are requested, and childcare will be provided.
- Dates & Times
- Monday, April 12, 7:00 pm
- Tuesday, April 13, 6:00 OR 7:30 pm
- Wed., April 14, 6:00 OR 7:30 pm
- Thursday, April 15, 7:00 pm
- Friday, April 16, 7:00 pm
- Sunday, April 18, 5:30 pm
- We look forward to seeing all of you at one of our Restore Dessert Nights!
Save the date and plan now to join us on Friday night, April 23, at 6:30 pm for our Restore Prayer & Worship Night. This night is a time to come together and focus our hearts and ask the Lord to Restore us.