Contributing, not consuming; participating and not spectating; serving others; responsibility for the house; ownership; volunteering time and money; equipping for service.
Volunteering is a basic Biblical principle that Rivers embraces and encourages, and is a requirement for everyone wishing to Partner with us. God has equipped us each with unique gifts, talents and abilities that we can use to make a difference in the church and the world. Every member of the church can play a valuable part in enlarging and progressing the church - The more members involved, the more effective the church for Christ.
We encourage everyone to get involved. Serving in God’s house is a valuable and rewarding way of contributing to the church, as well as a great way to get to know people and make friends.
For more information on the biblical principle of volunteering, read Ps André’s book Embracing a Volunteer Spirit available from our Resource Centre. Discipleship College also offers this course, why not register... it's FREE.
Often people regard their service to God as a big favour for which they deserve applause and special concessions. The bible paints a very different picture of a volunteer culture to the one operating in most churches today. If the church is to advance and accomplish all that God has for her to do in the earth, then the principles of this book are vital. This book will speak to every heart and will be valuable to members, leaders and pastors as a resource to train their volunteers and staff. It is a must-read for every volunteer in the church as God wants us to have the right kind of spirit as we serve Him in ministry and conduct the affairs of his house.
If you are passionate about children, then Kidszone is a great place for you to get involved. Our volunteers help run our fully functional Children’s Church through 7 weekend services across our Sandton and Durban campuses, simultaneously to adult church - plus our annual Kids Africa Conference in September.
There are many different ministry opportunities available within Kidszone - from registering children or being Thabo or Mandy, to facilitating classes.