Media & Music
Jesus used parables. We read them and learn from them. Come to River Valley and you'll likely hear those parables.
In our culture, media is huge. There are televisions in hair salons, bedrooms, airplanes, and school classrooms. Some of what makes it onscreen is pretty unholy. Some of it tells redeeming, moral stories. Some of it clearly honors Jesus Christ.
While seeking to be discerning and wise, we use media: songs, videos, movie clips, photographs, etc. We do so to relate to people who enter our doors. We do so to ultimately open our hearts to God and His Word. The media is passing and helpful to our cause. The Bible is eternal, perfect, and reliable for our lives.
You'll regularly see this note from us: "Any musical selections and/or media elements used in our services are for illustrative purposes only and are not an endorsement of any artist, musical group, film or television program." We want people to enjoy our worship, but never want to mislead anyone. Our purpose is always to lift up and focus on... Jesus Christ.