The morning of 15 Sep 2020, the River of Life Church in Chugiak was destroyed by a fire. The congregation is already planning to rebuild the church and is accepting Donations. Donations can be mailed to the PO Box listed below or be done via a GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/river-of-life-fire
Updated information will be post as we work through the lost of the Church and rising from the ashes.
Thank you to the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Dept for their bravery, service, and compassion.
Discipleship The purposeoftheDiscipleship MinistryTeam shall be tobuild thefaith offellowbelieversbyhelping them develop an intimaterelationship with the Lordthat result in lifetransformation.Thisministryshall beresponsible forprovidingChristian educationtoall believersatall levelsof development.Thisministryshall beresponsibleforcarrying out the principles that provide afoundationforliving the life ofa Christian steward.Theteam shall be responsiblefor the annual stewardship drive andother congregational effortswhich lead to informedandgratefulgiving.
Fellowship The purposeoftheFellowship MinistryTeamshall be toprovide opportunitiestoconnect people in thecongregation togetherforChrist-centeredrelationships and communitybuilding through largeand smallgroupgatheringsand eventsforall ages and stages oflife.
Outreach Thepurpose of theOutreachMinistryTeam shall betoprovide leadership and resourcestoinspireandequip themembersofthe congregationtoinvite and welcome people into the congregationalfamily. Theteam shallmake aspecial effort toreachthose who arespiritually indifferent and who have notyetbeen won to Christbysharing theGospel and encouraginggrowth inthe Christianfaith.
Missions Thepurpose of the MissionsMinistryTeam shall betofulfill Jesus’ commandment to“love yourneighboras yourself.”Theteam shall reachoutin love and compassiontothepooranddisenfranchised in ourcommunityand theworld,by…practicing “radical” hospitalityto thehurting,hungryand homeless inour midstandproviding fortheir needs…providing financial aid tohelpfighthungerand otherdiseases…advocating forpeace andjustice inthe world.
Worship Thepurpose of theWorship MinistryTeam shall betocreate aworship environmentwhere all are welcomedintothetransforming presence of God; to discover, develop,and nurturetheartisticgiftsof God'speople;andto effectivelyuse God'sgiftsto communicatethemessageofJesus Christtoourcommunityand world. The teamshall identify, train,andequippersonswith artisticgiftstobe usedtocommunicateChrist's messagein thepublicworship setting.Theteam shall build,enhance, andgrowall worship options totheir full potential and createnewworship optionsforspecificdemographicgroups within the congregation and community.
Building Thiscommittee shall seeto theproper maintenanceand protection ofall propertyofthecongregation andshalltakecarethat the sameiskept ingoodrepair.
Finance Thiscommittee,ofwhich thetreasurer shall be amemberex officio,shall prepare adraft budgetfor thesucceedingyears including thecongregation’sfull- indicatedsharein support ofthewiderchurch (the AlaskaSynod and ELCA),andshall submit such draft budget tothecongregationcouncilforitsaction andlater presentationto a congregationalmeeting.The committeeshall exercise oversight ofallfinancial affairsofthe congregationtomakesurethat theyarebeingconductedefficiently, givingparticularattention to thepromptpaymentofall obligations andtothe regularforwardingofbenevolence monies.The committeeshall,subject to approval of the congregation council,be responsibleforthe congregation’sinvestments, and itstotal insurance program. It shall alsoprovide forannual auditsof the accountsof thetreasurerandthefinancial secretary,aswellas oftheaccountsof anyotherorganizationsand/or schoolswithin thiscongregation.