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Sunday 9 & 11am I *ASL Interpretation on 1st and 3rd Sunday at 9am service

722 Ravine St
Faribault, MN
55021-4406

952-255-8976

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YTH Camp

YTH

Fri, Jul 19, 2024

Faribault Community Blood Drive

Faribault

Fri, Jul 19, 2024 at 11:00 AM

Faribault Community Blood Drive

Faribault

Fri, Jul 19, 2024 at 11:00 AM

Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.  Red Cross Biomedical Services is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S.  Sign up online to save lives. Visit redcrossblood.org/give and enter FaribaultRotaryClub to schedule an appointment or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

River Valley YTH | Faribault

Faribault | YTH

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

River Valley YTH | Faribault

Faribault | YTH

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

You were created for a greater purpose. Your greatest wish is to be used to accomplish something significant. You dream, you imagine, and you can actually see your purpose become realities because of the abilities that God has placed inside of you. You are made to be fulfilled, engaged and to cast out all fears, doubts and uncertainties so that you can stand out and rise up to be the person you were created to be.

We strive to see students of every age discover who they are in Jesus Christ. We know that this discovery will lead you to walk in the God-given power of the Holy Spirit and will allow you to radically change your culture.

Youth meets Wednesdays nights for a time of deep worship, dynamic messages, and powerful events. We believe that students, more than any other age group, need to connect with a real God who can relate to them in a real world.

YTH Special Event | Faribault

Faribault | YTH

Thu, Aug 1, 2024 at 5:30 PM

YTH Special Event | Faribault

Faribault | YTH

Thu, Aug 1, 2024 at 5:30 PM

Come join us for our annual YTH Summer Bash on August 1 from 5:30pm-8:30pm at Forest Park. The address is 1428 Greenleaf Rd.

River Valley Women’s Event | Faribault | August 2024

Faribault | Women

Fri, Aug 2, 2024 at 7:00 PM

River Valley Women’s Event | Faribault | August 2024

Faribault | Women

Fri, Aug 2, 2024 at 7:00 PM

First Saturday Serve | Faribault

Faribault | Serve Our Community

Sat, Aug 3, 2024 at 10:00 AM

First Saturday Serve | Faribault

Faribault | Serve Our Community

Sat, Aug 3, 2024 at 10:00 AM

Click on the link below to signup for your spot.
* Start times and duration vary per opportunity. Please refer to the individual registrations for those details. 

Child Dedications Milestone Class | Faribault

Faribault | Kids

Tue, Aug 6, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Child Dedications Milestone Class | Faribault

Faribault | Kids

Tue, Aug 6, 2024 at 5:00 PM

We are thrilled you are considering dedicating your child to the Lord at River Valley Church. 

Child Dedications | Faribault

Faribault | Kids

Sun, Aug 11, 2024 at 9:00 AM

Child Dedications | Faribault

Faribault | Kids

Sun, Aug 11, 2024 at 9:00 AM

We are happy you are considering dedicating your child at River Valley Church. We currently dedicate children at several times a year.

First, we want to make sure that all parents who are having a child dedicated understand and have the opportunity to ask any questions regarding why we do child dedication instead of an infant baptism. To help answer some of the frequently asked questions, please see the frequently asked questions below. If you have further questions, please let us know and we’ll be happy to connect further.

If this is something you are in agreement with and wish to sign up to have your child dedicated, please complete this registration process and we will contact you with more information to confirm your service time.

Service times for Child Dedications are currently on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Here are some answers to commonly asked questions regarding Child Dedications. 

What is the belief of River Valley Church concerning infant baptism and child dedication?
Following Scripture as our guide, everyone (adult and child) who recognizes their need of a Savior then repents and believes in Christ should be baptized (Acts 2:38, 41; 8:36-38).

In the Bible, there is no record of infants or very young children being baptized. We believe this is because they are not yet able to understand their need for salvation.

Undoubtedly, God places a high priority on children! When asked who is the greatest in the Kingdom of God, Jesus responded, “Unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 18:3, NLT)

In Luke 2, the parents of Jesus take Him to the temple “to present Him to the Lord.” (Luke 2:22 Later, the Gospels tell us that little children and infants were brought to Jesus for Him to bless them (Matthew 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17). In following this practice, we encourage parents to publicly dedicate their children to the Lord. In dedicating their child, the parents acknowledge the child as a gift from God and vow, before Him and those present, to set a godly
example for the child and commit to lead the child to Christ at an early age.

As a child matures and recognizes their need for Salvation, we encourage baptism as a public act of obedience to Scripture and following the example of Jesus Christ.

What should I wear?
River Valley Church is very casual! Feel free to wear jeans and a t-shirt, or whatever you feel most comfortable in. Parents of the dedicated children usually dress up a little more because they will be on the stage during the dedication.

What is the service like?
The service will be a regular River Valley Church weekend service. We begin with music in a time of worship. After a brief welcome the child dedication will take place. A few families will come up on stage. The pastors ask the parents questions about their dedication, pray with them and present them with flowers that represent their lives and roles in their child’s life. Then they will ask the church to pray with the families and commit to help them raise the children being dedicated. After the dedication, the pastor will do a teaching and dismiss the congregation. The entire service lasts about an hour. River Valley Church is associated with the Assemblies of God denomination.

Is there childcare?
We would love for you to bring your kids! They will usually have more fun in the children’s area. When you walk in the front door, head towards the River Valley Kids Family Registration Desk. Tell them you are a visitor and the volunteers will gather some information in the event they need to get a hold of you during the service. You will receive an identification number and the volunteers will direct you to where you can drop your kids off. If your child has a need during the service, your number will appear in the lower portion of the screen to call you back to the children’s area.

Child Dedications | Faribault

Faribault | Kids

Sun, Aug 11, 2024 at 11:00 AM

Child Dedications | Faribault

Faribault | Kids

Sun, Aug 11, 2024 at 11:00 AM

We are happy you are considering dedicating your child at River Valley Church. We currently dedicate children at several times a year.

First, we want to make sure that all parents who are having a child dedicated understand and have the opportunity to ask any questions regarding why we do child dedication instead of an infant baptism. To help answer some of the frequently asked questions, please see the frequently asked questions below. If you have further questions, please let us know and we’ll be happy to connect further.

If this is something you are in agreement with and wish to sign up to have your child dedicated, please complete this registration process and we will contact you with more information to confirm your service time.

Service times for Child Dedications are currently on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Here are some answers to commonly asked questions regarding Child Dedications. 

What is the belief of River Valley Church concerning infant baptism and child dedication?
Following Scripture as our guide, everyone (adult and child) who recognizes their need of a Savior then repents and believes in Christ should be baptized (Acts 2:38, 41; 8:36-38).

In the Bible, there is no record of infants or very young children being baptized. We believe this is because they are not yet able to understand their need for salvation.

Undoubtedly, God places a high priority on children! When asked who is the greatest in the Kingdom of God, Jesus responded, “Unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 18:3, NLT)

In Luke 2, the parents of Jesus take Him to the temple “to present Him to the Lord.” (Luke 2:22 Later, the Gospels tell us that little children and infants were brought to Jesus for Him to bless them (Matthew 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17). In following this practice, we encourage parents to publicly dedicate their children to the Lord. In dedicating their child, the parents acknowledge the child as a gift from God and vow, before Him and those present, to set a godly
example for the child and commit to lead the child to Christ at an early age.

As a child matures and recognizes their need for Salvation, we encourage baptism as a public act of obedience to Scripture and following the example of Jesus Christ.

What should I wear?
River Valley Church is very casual! Feel free to wear jeans and a t-shirt, or whatever you feel most comfortable in. Parents of the dedicated children usually dress up a little more because they will be on the stage during the dedication.

What is the service like?
The service will be a regular River Valley Church weekend service. We begin with music in a time of worship. After a brief welcome the child dedication will take place. A few families will come up on stage. The pastors ask the parents questions about their dedication, pray with them and present them with flowers that represent their lives and roles in their child’s life. Then they will ask the church to pray with the families and commit to help them raise the children being dedicated. After the dedication, the pastor will do a teaching and dismiss the congregation. The entire service lasts about an hour. River Valley Church is associated with the Assemblies of God denomination.

Is there childcare?
We would love for you to bring your kids! They will usually have more fun in the children’s area. When you walk in the front door, head towards the River Valley Kids Family Registration Desk. Tell them you are a visitor and the volunteers will gather some information in the event they need to get a hold of you during the service. You will receive an identification number and the volunteers will direct you to where you can drop your kids off. If your child has a need during the service, your number will appear in the lower portion of the screen to call you back to the children’s area.

Marriage Night Boat Cruise

Sun, Aug 11, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Marriage Night Boat Cruise

Sun, Aug 11, 2024 at 4:00 PM

The River Valley Church Marriage Ministry is hosting a Marriage Night Boat Cruise in Stillwater on Sunday, August 11th from 4:30-6:30 pm.

Water Baptism Milestone Class | Faribault

Faribault | Kids

Tue, Aug 13, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Water Baptism Milestone Class | Faribault

Faribault | Kids

Tue, Aug 13, 2024 at 5:00 PM

We’ve created this class for you and your child as a first step towards his or her Water Baptism at River Valley Church. We absolutely believe that Water Baptism is important. It’s the next step after a person commits their life to Christ. This class is designed to answer the big questions of Water Baptism: What is Water Baptism? How do I know if my child is ready to be baptized? What should I expect? How can we celebrate Water Baptism as a family?

This class is designed for parents to attend with their child (7-11 years old) wanting to be Water Baptized.

School Staff Initiative

Serve Our Community

Sat, Aug 17, 2024 at 4:00 PM

School Staff Initiative

Serve Our Community

Sat, Aug 17, 2024 at 4:00 PM

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