At the beginning of last year Christen Forster was released from leadership of the local church into the role of Senior Leader of River, working more widely in the hope of establishing a network of like-minded ministries and churches. At that time he handed over the leadership of River Church to his successor Colin Barnes. Christen has had an active year focused on supporting the leaders of new church plants, external speaking engagements, writing the first two volumes of his Supranatural Life book series and organising events.
In June of this year this arrangement was reviewed, and after much prayer and discussion it was agreed that now is the time for Christen to pursue his wider role more independently. Therefore Christen will cease working for River Church at the end of 2011.
We thank Christen for all he has brought to River Church over the years. Under his leadership the church grew numerically with two church plants, the BIG Year has been established and the church ran the highly successful Under an Open Heaven conference. We wish him all the very best in this new season as he pursues his calling.
River Vision Evening January 12
If you couldn't make it in person then you can listen to the recording and see the slides (Author: Tim Nelson)
Taking over the airwaves?!
So far in 2011 four River people have been interviewed on Premier Radio's weekly "The Leadership file" programme - have a listen to what they said (Author: Tim Nelson)
River Thames Soakings
Some photos of this event during which eight young people were well and truly baptised (Author: Tim Nelson)
News feed from Premier Radio
The latest news from Premier Radio (Author: )
Pioneer promo video
Learn a bit more about what God is doing across the Pioneer network through watching this video. River features prominently! (Author: Tim Nelson)
Di Chapman's teaching series now online
Di's 10 part US lecture series on 'Searching the Source of the River' is now available to watch on-demand via RiverTV (Author: )
Attention all iPhone and Outlook 2007 users
If you use iPhone, Google or Outlook 2007 calendars you can now set them up to be updated automatically with the dates of church events (Author: Tim Nelson)
Great News about Steve Clifford
News about Steve Clifford and the EA (Author: Andy Read)
Enhanced Search Feature
Search the site, the web or the Bible (Author: Tim Nelson)