The state of Utah has never experienced what God has ordained for "such a time as this."
Our vision is to raise up the Five-Fold Ministries through a flow of " ... apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for edifying of the body of Christ." (Ephesians 4:12)
We feel powerfully called as a Training Center where individuals may learn from seasoned five-fold ministers. The Bible is the source of our instruction, our doctrine, and "what we believe".
We seek to stay away from the traditions and doctrines of men as we invite the Holy Spirit to reign and rule in our times of praise, worship, and fellowship around His Word. We strive for divine order because "But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us" (2 Corinthians 4:7) and we believe that "...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty". (2 Corinthians 3:17)
Our desire is to encourage others to grow up into Christ through the teaching of the Bible. Rivers of Life is not a one-person show, rather it is us as members of the body, sharing our gifts and talents while growing and coming into the unity of Christ through the Word of God. We know we cannot do this alone, but we know "...with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26)
We purpose to exemplify the love of God, so that through the body of believers the love of God "...is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost..." (Romans 5:5) because, "...God is no respecter of persons" (Acts 10:34). Background is not essential, nor are credentials important however; the condition of one's heart is crucial for the move of God to flow effectively through each one for spiritual growth, as well as building and edifying the body.
We are dependent upon the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us into all truth (John 16:13) which is the striving force, the endless, and all encompassing drive which motivates us to grow, transform, and change by and through the Word of God. Once you enter the current at Rivers of Life, you can experience the flow of God, the peace that passes understanding, and the acceptance that comes only from seeing one another through the eyes of Christ. We are blessed to be in that RIVER and going with the flow that only God through His Spirit can bring forth ... a flow that is ever changing but always resting and abiding in Him.
If you are traveling through Southern Utah, planning to move or if you already live in the area, we welcome you to join us and experience this opportunity to love, to share, to jump and shout with joy for the things God has done and all He has in store for us in the future.
We seek to share God's Word and the Good News that Jesus came to "heal the sick, mend the brokenhearted and set the captives free"- the vision shared mutually by the body at Rivers of Life that inspires others to enter into a true relationship with God through Jesus Christ as He reveals His call in our lives.
Love in Christ,
Brother Charles, and the Rivers of Life Family