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Your First Visit


At Riverview, we realize that a first visit to a new church can be nerve-racking. We face all kinds of questions like: “What is a Life-Group?” or “Where do my kids go?” or “What should I wear?” In light of that, we want to try to answer some of those questions for you, before you ever arrive on campus!

Here are a few common questions and their answers:

– What should I wear?

Dress at RBC is semi-casual.  Our pastor will probably wear a dress-coat and jeans (no tie). We want you to be comfortable. For some people, that may mean putting on a suit and tie while others are a bit more comfortable wearing jeans and a collared shirt.

– Where should I take my children?

Both our KidZone and Youth Ministry are located downstairs.  KidZone is for children ages birth-12. Once you reach KidZone, parent(s) will need to check their children into our safety check-in system upon arriving. This will only take a few minutes, and a trained children’s worker will be available to assist you.  After checking-in, you will be able to drop your child off at one of the labeled rooms in our grade-school or preschool areas.

-Where should my teenager go?

During the Life-Group times (8:00 or 11:00 AM), our student ministry meets in the Youth Room in the lower level. During worship times (9:30 or 11:00 AM), students should plan to worship with their families.

-What is a Life Group?

A Life-Group is similar to “Sunday School.” They meet at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 AM. The goal of Life Groups are to provide a time for newcomers to connect with a caring group of people their age and study God’s Word together.

-How do I know which Life Group to attend?

A list of the Life-Groups that we provide is available at our Welcome Wall in the main hallway, and on our Life Groups page. You will find the general location and description of each Life Group.

-How long should I expect to be there?

Our services last roughly 75 minutes.  Our goal is not to hit a specific time, but to fully worship God and preach the gospel.

– What Bible should I bring?

Any translation will do, but our pastor preaches from the ESV Bible.

– Will I have to do anything embarrassing?

There will probably be a response time at the close of the service, but it is only for those who feel led to respond to how God is moving in their hearts.  A response time is a moment toward the end of the worship service where you can respond to God. We usually offer a chance to come speak with the pastor so that whoever is led can receive prayer, counseling, and encouragement to follow Jesus.


If you need any more info or have any other questions about our church feel free to call the Riverview office (573-348-3515) or email us
See you on Sunday!