The Basics

three things you need to know.

We care about PEOPLE
At River West Church, people from all sorts of different backgrounds have come together to explore their questions about God, faith and life. Some have never been to church before. Some grew up in church and loved it, while others grew up in church and became disillusioned or hurt. Some are well into their journey of faith with Christ. Others are just beginning that journey, working through doubts or just trying to understand what it’s all about. We are a multi-generational church. At River West Church we have young, old and everything in between. Each one of these people matters to us. You matter too. Come just as you are; you don't need to know anything about the Bible, church or Christianity. We welcome people who don't have it all figured out, who may have questions or even doubts about faith.

We are happy to have you with us!     

We’re all about JESUS
At River West Church, we love Jesus. Jesus is the reason we exist as a church community. Each of us has a unique story, a unique journey to faith. But Jesus is the hero of each of our stories. Jesus is the common thread. Jesus isn’t just a religious figure from the pages of history. Jesus is risen and alive. He’s at work in our lives and our world. That’s why we want to learn more about Him. Together, we are growing in our understanding of who Jesus really is, what He has done for us, and what He yet longs to do. As we do, we are growing in faith, hope and love. Regardless of where you are in your faith journey, we want to invite you to join us as we seek to know, love, trust and follow Jesus!

We want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE
We actually believe that we can change the world. Sure, we know we aren’t perfect! But we have this crazy idea that God somehow uses imperfect people to do His work in our world. We believe that God can do extraordinary things through ordinary people. So we choose to look beyond our own needs and wants. Jesus IS doing great things in our lives. But it’s not just about us. Jesus wants to work through us to make a difference in the lives of others. That’s why, at River West Church, we say we’re "building a community of Christ for the world." That’s why you can expect to be challenged here. Expect an invitation to join in as we serve others in Jesus' name. Expect to be stretched a bit. This is also part of what it means to trust and follow Jesus. And it’s awesome! We think you’ll find that there’s nothing more meaningful or exciting you can do.

Our LOGO  logo dots
The River West logo captures what is most important to us in an image with three circles. Each circle stands for one key word in our mission.

The WHITE circle stands for community, because we care about people.
The BLUE circle stands for Christ, because Jesus is at the center of all we do.
The BROWN circle stands for the world, because we want to make a difference in our world.

When you see the River West Church logo, think: COMMUNITY | CHRIST | WORLD

STEP TWO > WHAT TO EXPECT