Connecting every life to Jesus.

That’s the mission of White River Christian Church. Because, contrary to popular opinion, the answer to life’s problems doesn’t lie dormant within us, just waiting to be awakened. The answer is found in a personal and lifelong relationship with Jesus. That relationship doesn’t solve all our problems. But it does mean we never have to face them alone. 

"Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:4-5

How do we live a life connected to Jesus? 

Start by asking yourself these questions: 

Where do I belong? 

If you’re struggling to answer this question, you’re not alone. Here’s some good news: When you believe in Jesus—his life, death and resurrection—you belong to Him and His family forever. You have a community of believers who will pray for and support you through all you encounter in life. 

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1

Who am I becoming? 

Are you becoming a little better version of yourself each day? Or are you becoming more stressed, more confused, more frustrated, more hopeless? When we become more like Jesus, we become a little better each day … better husbands and wives, better employees and bosses, better parents and kids, better friends, better people. But we don’t have to figure out how to become like Jesus all on our own. When we believe in Jesus, He gives us His Holy Spirit to help us. 

“Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.” Colossians 3:10

What am I building? 

Am I spending all my time and resources building a better life for myself? God has given each one of us unique gifts. We can use them to build a better life just for ourselves. Or, we can use those gifts to improve the lives of those around us. And, funny enough, when we share our gifts with others, it often leads to greater fulfillment in our own lives. 

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he has planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10

Our Vision

God has laid the following focus areas on our heart as objectives to carrying out the mission and vision:

A grace-filled church sent by God to transform every life in our local and
global communities. (John 20:21)

Core values

Our core values determine how we think, live and relate inside and outside the church.


Experiencing God’s love
Ephesians 2:8, II Peter 3:18, Romans 6:14


Choosing selflessness 
Philippians 2:3


Caring for the least of these
Matthew 20:34


Embracing God’s mission
John 20:21; II Corinthians 5:20; Matthew 28:18-20