God has revealed in his Word that every human being exists to magnify the all-satisfying greatness of his Son, Jesus Christ. That's why the apostle Paul has this ambition: "that Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death" (Philippians 1:20).

Our calling as a church is to magnify the beauty of Christ. The world sees Jesus as a mere pinprick in the night sky of their lives. He is, in fact, the Ruler of all things and the most valuable Person in the universe.

Astonishingly, he has made a universe in which he is "best magnified in us when we are most satisfied in him" as John Piper says. Think about it: If, when you die, you are so satisfied in Jesus that you say, "To die is gain" (Philippians 1:21), you show that he is more valuable than all that life can offer. (Which means you don't need a college degree to do the most important thing in the world.)

Therefore, we at River City are radically committed to helping you be supremely satisfied in God -- especially in the midst of tragedy. "Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing" (2 Corinthians 6:10) is one of our favorite biblical mottos.

We love broken people. They make good disciples and witnesses. Of course, there isn't any other kind of human. "None is righteous, no, not one" (Romans 3:10). Jesus did not come to recruit the strong; he came to save helpless sinners and "give his life as a ransom for many" (Mark 10:45).

We hope you feel at home here -- whatever your ethnic or cultural background. We are not perfect. But we have been saved by the one who is. And he did it by grace alone, through faith alone, on the basis of Christ alone, for the glory of God alone, revealed infallibly by the Scripture alone.

We pray that this web home and the ministries of River City will deepen your satisfaction in Jesus and set you free for radical sacrifices of Christ-exalting love.

1 John 3:1(NKJV) Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.