Frequent Asked Questions
Does RIVER MINISTRIES (NORFOLK) have any connection
with `Jehovah`s Witness, Mormons, Spiritualists or other sects?
No! We are a Christian Church,
teaching the basic, orthodox truths foundational to biblical Christianity. (See
what we believe)
Is RIVER MINISTRIES (NORFOLK) a new church?
No!, We have been in Watton since
1930 and moved to our current church building in 1977. We are in fellowship
with Assemblies of God and enjoy good relationships with, and work alongside
other Christian leaders around the town. It is new in the sense that two
churches in the town joined together in the year 2000 and the name is new.
(see River Ministries history)
Does RIVER MINISTRIES (NORFOLK) cause families to
No! Quite the reverse, we teach
young people to be loving and obedient to their parents and we want husbands
and wives to enjoy and strengthen their relationships with each other, whether
they are part of RIVER MINISTRIES (NORFOLK) or not.
Is RIVER MINISTRIES (NORFOLK) just another bunch of
No! The people who make up RIVER
MINISTRIES (NORFOLK) enjoy their sport and leisure pursuits. We have no
restrictive lists of do`s and don`ts, but we do take a stand for example,
against drug abuse, greediness, illicit sex, cruelty, the occult and other
evils which damage society and harm young people in particular. (see
Drugs Fact File and
Are those who join RIVER MINISTRIES (NORFOLK)
prevented from leaving?
No! We teach that the faith in
Christ is the starting point of Christian life and that this should be followed
by baptism. We encourage new believers to become fully committed and involved
in the work of RIVER MINISTRIES (NORFOLK), but no-one is coerced to stay if
they subsequently desire to leave us. (ask about the Membership Course)
Does RIVER MINISTRIES (NORFOLK) seek to control
peoples personal lives?
No! People may come to us for
professional counsel, Christian advice and guidance, and our teaching and
preaching stresses what the Bible has to say about many practical areas of
living. But no, we don't tell people who they must marry, what colour or make
of car they should drive or where they must go for a holiday. (ask about the
Are there any secret rites in RIVER MINISTRIES
No! We are a registered Charity and
all our meetings and activities are public, anyone can come. There are no
secret ceremonies and no information about what we believe is withheld from
enquirers. We aim to be honest and truthful in all our affairs. (See
what we believe)