We know visiting a new church can be intimidating. What should I wear? Where do my kids go? We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel right at home when you visit.
What type of church is River Valley Church?
We are a multi-site church with 8 locations across the Twin Cities. Although our campuses meet in different places, we are all a part of the same church community. We say it this way— “one church, multiple locations.”
When and where are the services?
We have services that meet on Saturday evenings, Sunday mornings, and Sunday nights across our 8 Minnesota campuses. Our campuses meet in diverse locations from church buildings to high schools and even an event center downtown. While the meeting places may be different, it’s all the same River Valley Church experience!
What should I wear?
There is no dress code for attending services at River Valley Church. Some attenders dress casually and some dress up—it’s all good! You are free to come exactly as you are, so wear whatever you are most comfortable in.
What happens when I arrive?
When you arrive at a River Valley Church service, you will enter in to your campus’s main lobby. You’ll be greeted by a friendly smile from one of our greeters. There will be some refreshments for you to enjoy on us, and you can check your kids into our kids’ ministry, Go Kids. There will be a 5-minute countdown to let you know when service will start, so you can be sure to get your seat before the service begins!
What is service like?
We always start our services with a time of energetic, passionate praise and worship. Once worship is over, we will share a few announcements about what’s happening at our church through video and live communicators. We’ll then continue our worship through an offering, which flows right into the weekend message.Most weekends, our Lead Pastor, Rob Ketterling will preach. As a multi-site church, the message is streamed in via video. Our services close with a brief time to respond to God in both worship and prayer.
What about my kids?
Our Go Kids ministry provides an amazing weekend experience at every service and every campus. Visit the Go Kids check-in kiosk where our team will register your children and give them a name badge with a parent pick-up tag. Please let us know if your child has any allergies or special requirements during the check-in time. If we need to contact you during service, your parent pick-up number will be displayed on the LED screens to the left and right of the stage in the Auditorium. At the end of the service, simply show your parent pick-up tag to the security personnel upon entrance into the Go Kids wing, then to a teacher in your child’s classroom and your child will be released to you.
How can I meet others and get connected?
The best way to get connected is through NEXT. NEXT is a four-week experience that meets on campus during a weekend service. We offer NEXT almost every month. In NEXT, you’ll hear our story, catch the vision and values of our church, and find out how you can join in to what God is doing here at River Valley.