Five Brothers in the Lord
It really started in prayer. Five brothers, mature men in the faith who were active in their churches, who were longing to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus. We were hungry for continued personal spiritual growth and an ever-increasing joy in Jesus. For months, we talked with the Lord about what we were all desiring–and we listened and waited for what He might lead us to do.
We realized that there were many others we knew who felt the same as we did—followers of Christ who shared this same longing. We were captured by Peter’s words to his fellow believers: “But grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). And we wrestled together over a basic question:
What did we–along with other hungry Christians–need in order to continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus?
This was the essence of the longing we were feeling. Even though we all belonged to churches in which we felt connected, we desperately wanted something more. We saw a need to help ourselves and others grow in their relationship with Jesus. We felt called to find a way that would enable us to better understand the Bible. Having a better knowledge of the Word was the missing element.
To provide a fresh approach to reading the Bible so Christians can discover a foundation for spiritual growth and joy in our Lord Jesus Christ.
A Better Understanding of the Word
Today, our mission has become a rich resource for others, no matter where they are on their spiritual journey. The River is committed to providing accessible, quality training for Christians so that they can read and better understand Scripture for themselves for their ever-increasing joy in Jesus.
“The time spent in the class on reading Scripture has been so helpful! I’ve learned to read the Bible in a whole new way. I’m slowing down and really examining what I’m reading and I’m seeing what is actually being said and why.”