W H O W E A R E
River of Life Fellowship opened its doors to the public on September of 2003. It started as a Wednesday night prayer meeting which evolved into a Friday night small group meeting. The church's vision was given to our Lead Pastor, Bobby Dizon, during one of Morris Cerrullo's conference at Abundant Grace Community Church. This vision confirmed the direction of the group to proceed in the establishment of a small-group-based church. As the one small group grew, multiplication was needed, thus giving birth to two more small groups.
As the group's changed life began to affect the lives of their families and those around them in their workplaces and neighborhoods, the need grew for the addition of a corporate gathering. We outgrew the office suite that we were renting along University Drive in Edinburg.
We currently meet corporately on Sundays at 10:30 am in our church building located at 12212 North Rooth Road McAllen, TX 78504. By the end of 2011 we had 18 small groups that meet weekly in the McAllen, Edinburg, Mission and Pharr area. At present we have more than 50 small groups and the Lord keeps adding to this number. Our Sunday Celebration service averages between 250-300.
MISSION & VISION
The vision of River of Life Fellowship is to see the region of the Rio Grande Valley covered with small groups, forming a glorious church, for the purpose of advancing God's kingdom and bringing His very presence to every home and establishment.
To love God passionately.
To love one another as Jesus loved us.
To love those whom Jesus has redeemed.
To raise up and release leaders.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe the Bible is the inspired and only infallible written Word of God.
We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory.
We believe the only means of being cleansed from sin is through believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confessing with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord."
Small groups are an essential part of the growth of our church, and any church at that. One still follows the pattern of worship, prayer, and the word but on a smaller more personal scale. The Church Small Group is a group community of 5 to 10 members that meet weekly at a home, park, coffee house, etc. to focus not only on building fellowship but on maturing spiritually.
River of Life Fellowship is a small-group-based church. This type of church is one that emphasizes both small group meetings and celebration with equal importance.
In the small-group-based church, the small group is the church and celebration is the church. Every worshiper is highly encouraged to attend both the weekly small group meeting and the Sunday Celebration service. Most people know what the Sunday church celebration looks like.
As a Small-Group-Based Church, we also have other ministries (e.g. ushering, worship, prayer). However, these ministries exist to support the small groups and Sunday celebration. Everyone participating in a church ministry is also actively involved in a small group, if not leading one (this is especially true of the pastoral elders). In the small-group-based church, the small group is the backbone, or center, of church ministry. Small group ministry replaces the need for many traditional programs.
MEET OUR PASTORS
Pastor Bobby & Carmel Dizon
Pastor Allan &
Pastor Elmer &
Administrative Pastor & Children's Pastor
Pastor Maryann Dizon
KING'S KIDZ MINISTRIES
King's Kidz Ministry is the children's ministry of River of Life Fellowship. We cater to children from infancy thru adolescence, with bible-based teachings customized for each age group level in a loving and caring environment.
At RIVER OF LIFE FELLOWSHIP, we encourage and teach our children how to pray, If your child is from the age of 3-12 years old, we encourage you to bring them to
PRAY GROUND every Sunday @ 10:00 am
2 - 3 YRS. OLD
4 - 6 YRS. OLD
7 - 9 YRS. OLD
10 - 12 YRS. OLD
P.A.R.T.Y. Culture is a gathering of all youth small groups (ages 12-18 ) every Wednesday @ 5:30pm to 7:30pm to pray, worship, and listen to the WORD and experience Jesus Christ.
In P.AR.T.Y. Culture, we usher young people to strong discipleship, mentorship and kingdom service through God-given talents and skills and relationships that are broken down in smaller groups under a supervision of an adult.
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UTPA SMALL GROUPS
Tuesday, 7:30 PM
STC SMALL GROUPS
to be announced.
River of Life Fellowship Missions
River of Life Fellowship is dedicated to supporting the ministry of Christ not only locally but also globally. It is through missions that we are able to fulfill the great commission of making Christ's disciples of all nations.
River of Life Fellowship Philippines
River of Life Fellowship Philippines, the mission arm of River of Life Fellowship South Texas, Inc. to the Philippines was birthed in response to a need in 2013 when super typhoon "Haiyan" struck the Philippines leaving thousands of people including young children homeless and orphaned. It aims to support Christ's ministry in the Philippines by providing food, clothing, and education to poverty- and disaster-stricken region of Leyte thru local and foreign fundraising strategies. It also aims to support local initiatives of advancing Christ's work of ministering to the less fortunate of our society by supporting other local religious, non-profit organizations.
ENCOUNTER GOD RETREAT
ENCOUNTER GOD RETREAT is a weekend individuals set aside with a primary purpose of restoring hope for the unwritten tomorrows of their life. It is an intentional opportunity to encounter the real Jesus.
Are you ready to have a face-to-face encounter with God?
EGR BATCH 30
7pm - 9pm
7 am - 5 pm
7 am - 5 pm
"EGR is a life changing experience"
"EGR made me a better person."
Encounter God Retreat
Please register one attendee at a time. Thank you.
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in this page, you will find weekly schedules, sermons and other resources.
(before the Sunday service)
Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Sundays, 10 am
Worship Team Rehearsal
Thursday Nights - announced by Lead Worshiper
River of Life Fellowship
10 am - 11 am
9 am - 10 am
6 pm - 7 pm
9 am - 10 am
9 am - 10 am
7 pm - 8 pm
9 am - 10 am
9 am - 10 am
(Tithes & Offering)
2 Corinthians 9:10
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
10 Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;