We’re glad you’re interested in learning more about Partnership! At The River, "Partnership" is our version of what has traditionally been termed church "membership." We intentionally use the term “partnership” because it implies a more active and mutual relationship.
The best things in spiritual community happen in the places where we become family to one another. That’s how we view Partnership—where we shape values and embrace a future together.
In the first chapter of the book of Philippians, Paul thanks the Philippians for their partnership in the gospel. In the ancient culture, partnership meant “all in”—all of my best energies and all of my resources—to accomplish a high goal. It spoke of deep affection for one another. At The River, we place a high value on people forming lasting bonds of love and kindness with one another—difficult to achieve in our individualistic and consumeristic culture, but entirely possible within in the the loving and challenging bonds of partnership.
If you are interested in becoming a River Partner for the first time, the process is to:
If you are interested in becoming a River Partner and would like to be notified when the next River 101 class begins, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are currently a River Partner, the process for annually renewing your Partnership is to: