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 Ministry 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 instructions, 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 "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 all of sharing our gifts and talents while growing and coming into the unity of Christ through the Word of God. We know we can't do this alone, but "with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26)
We purpose to exemplify the love of God so that through believers the love of God "will be shed abroad" because "God is no respecter of persons." Background is not essential, credentials are not important, however, the condition of one's heart is crucial for the move of God to move through each one for growth and ministry.
We are dependent upon the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us into all truth which is the striving force, the endless, all encompassing drive which motivates us to grow and change. 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 on 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 has in store for all.
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