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You may have one BIG question: When will this church start?

Successful church planting is rarely an overnight project. This is even more true when the founding pastor moves into the area without a core team. We are following a carefully thought-out plan, but only God will cause the growth and move things forward. Our phase development is as follows: 1) Personal Assessment and Preparation, 2) Setting DNA (vision, mission, values, and strategy), 3) Structures and Support, 4) Community Connections; 5) Develop a Core Team; 6) Launch a Worship Gathering; 7) Work the Disciple-making Plan. 

We are currently in the final stages of Phase 3 – Structures and Support. The opportunities below are a part of this support network moving forward. Please pray and ask the Lord if he would have you participate in this Kingdom work.


We believe nothing will happen of eternal significance unless God moves. We ask that you would pray as Paul often asked for three things:

  1. open doors for the gospel,
  2. boldness for us to share the gospel,
  3. clarity in our sharing the gospel.

We have two ways you can join us in prayer:

  1. Starting in July, we will hold monthly prayer nights. We invite anyone to join us for these nights of prayer and worship. These dates will be posted on this website and will be included in our News and Prayer Update.
  2. Use the contact form below to subscribe to our weekly prayer update. We will not bombard you with emails but will send a brief weekly update on how you can pray with us.

Financial Investment

Much of the financial future will depend on how quickly a core team and giving base emerge in the focus area. We anticipate needing some outside funding sources for the first three years (2022-2025). Currently, we are raising money for the initial start-up costs required for May and June and the first-year budget. Our budget year will begin in July. There is a commitment form at the bottom of this page where you can indicate your investment in this Kingdom work. 

Our start-up funding goal is $36,462, which includes financial support for the Senior Pastor and his family’s move into the area. This budget also consists of all administrative and legal costs of setting up the Church.

The first-year budget goal from July 2022-July 2023 is $269,479. This first-year budget includes adding a second staff member in January as there is a desire to follow the biblical and wise pattern of sending ministry teams out in pairs. If you would like more information, join one of our information meetings or contact Pastor Wayne at

For our planning purposes, we invite you join with us in the future of RC3 by indicating your pledge below.

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This pledge campaign is closed. If you would like to donate to River Crossing follow click HERE.

Join a Team

Please let us know on the form at the bottom of this page if you would like to join one of our teams for a short-term or long-term commitment.

Core Team

Is God prompting you to join our Core Team? The Core Team will commit to living missionally in our focus area or an area close by. If you are interested in learning more, contact us, and we would love to sit down and talk.

S.W.A.T. Team

S.W.A.T. stands for Servants, Willing, Able, and Temporary. We will conduct some ministry activities in the area as we move forward, including community outreach events and information meetings. We would love to have a team of people who stay connected in their local church but see helping us with these activities as an outreach ministry. Commitment would be on a per-event basis, but we would love to know your interest.

Connect Team

Do you know someone who lives in our focus area who needs a connection with Jesus and a local church? Introduce us! We would love to get to know them and see if we can help them take their next step spiritually. If you are willing to do this in your spheres of influence, you are on our connect team. Thanks!