Introduction

WELCOME

Welcome to River Run. We are a community of people of different ages and backgrounds joined together because our passion for Christ.

We are more than an assortment of meetings – we enjoy active friendships, engaging worship, clear Bible teaching, and bringing hope to the world around us. We are evangelical in our mission and spirit-led in our practice that suggests things.

We would love for you to join us on Sunday. We normally meet at 10 am at 840 Armour Rd., Peterborough.

LEADERSHIP

River Run’s leadership currently includes a wide team of people working together to see God change lives. They are led by a plurality of qualified local elders, with one having a presiding role among them. Together we welcome support from trans-local ministries and in particular those within our family of churches, Acts 20:28-32

STEPHEN BEST

STEPHEN BEST

Lead Elder

Our lead elder Stephen Best and his wife Cindy have been involved in church leadership for more than thirty years. It is Stephen’s hope to see a growing Spirit-filled community rooted in New Testament practice, influencing Peterborough and touching the world. He is responsible for the overall vision of the church and leading the elder’s team.

Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres

Worship Leader

Fernando Torres and his wife Esther are from Lima Peru and have been serving internationally in church leadership for many years. While Fernando is an experienced and gifted worship leader, he and Esther also diligently serve in pastoral and outreach activities.

CONNECTIONS

River Run Fellowship partners with the Great Lakes Region, a regional family of churches connected to Christ Central Churches that is part of Newfrontiers International.

NEWFRONTIERS

Newfrontiers is a worldwide family of churches together on a mission, which is more than 1000 churches worldwide in over 80 nations. Newfrontiers is committed to building church according to New Testament principles believing that the most effective form of evangelism is worked out through strong local churches. Churches where people take part, the gifts of the Spirit operate, where joy is found in caring, and where hope in making a difference is realized.

GREAT LAKES REGION

The Great Lakes Region is a growing family of churches sharing the same values and mission. We are friends who together are building churches, advancing the kingdom, and reaching the nations.

LOCAL MINISTRIES

River Run supports a number of local projects and associations. We believe that important work is being done by several organizations and we are happy to consider many such groups’ as friends.

CORE VALUES

RESTORATION
Rather than a building or a denomination, we see the church as a living demonstration of Jesus. People of all ages or backgrounds are invited to be a part of Christ’s growing and diverse family called the Church. With the help of Christ’s gifts, the church is built on New Testament principles that reflect in every member becoming mature and functional in their daily witness and activities, Eph. 4:11-16.

MISSION
We want to give life away by engaging our friends, family and world with the love of Christ, and helping them to live fully for him, Mt. 28:19-20.

FOUNDATIONS
We are committed to teaching repentance, faith in God, water baptism, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and prayer which are essential for life, Heb. 6:1-3.

SPIRIT
We appreciate authentic worship where we encounter God’s presence. His presence gives us encouragement and direction from the Holly Spirit through the use of spiritual gifts, which help us live this new life found in Christ, Rom. 12:1-2, Gal. 5:25.

INFLUENCE
We desire for heaven’s greatness to touch earth.  Jesus envisioned righteousness, peace, and joy influencing all aspects of society through a creative thinking, innovative action, and authentic living church, Rom. 14:17.

WORD
We enjoy practical preaching and teaching of God’s word that equips us to live like Christ at home, at work, and in the world, Heb. 4:12.

RELATIONSHIP
We are not very excited by religious amenities, formalities or just going to church. However we are excited about the Church being the family of God.  This means we are committed to love, unity, getting together, forms of generosity, forgiveness, and acts of hospitality, Rom 12:9-13.