Welcome to ROLW
A Place of Life & Love
In the Beginning…
Rivers of Living Water Ministries International was birthed out of a desire to see believers strengthened in prayer and foundationally stable in intercession. A team of intercessors began gathering consistently at multiple locations in the city of Chicago to pray for various needs concerning the Church of Chicago. As they labored, God began to move them in higher levels of prayer. As a result, prayer summits were conducted in the Chicagoland Area to provide additional training. Momentum was gained and the mandate began to expand beyond the region. The team concept proved to be one of their greatest assets in advancing the work. It has become the catalyst for birthing the model set forth in the Word of God for prayer.
The grace of God for intercession was released, reproduced and is impacting believers in corporate gatherings locally and abroad. Within a few years, multiple church plants have occurred and Rivers of Living Water Ministries International had become a place of life and breakthrough for many. Their gatherings are known for manifestations of fervent prayer which encompasses the community of congregations joined to them in covenant. While intercession has remained the core thrust of River’s assignment to the nations, God has added other gifts and talents. The prophetic, deliverance, healing and a solid teaching ministry are some fruits which attribute to their labor and love for the Kingdom.
Mission & Strategy
Molding believers, influencing the world
Our Mission is to exalt Jesus Christ, educate the believer and engage the culture. Our strategy is to create environments for people to know Jesus Christ and advance the kingdom.
- We are committed to advancing the KINGDOM OF GOD
- We are committed to ministering the GOSPEL TO THE NATIONS
- We are committed to cultivating and activating GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
- We are committed to LOVING PEOPLE
- We are committed to being a BENEVOLENT PEOPLE
- We are committed to upholding the DOCTRINE OF CHRIST
- We are committed to ministering to the needs of the POOR
- We are committed to TEAM ministry
- We are committed to FAMILY
- We are committed to DEVELOPING people of EXCELLENCE
While intercession is the core thrust of River’s assignment to the nations, God has added other gifts and talents. The prophetic, deliverance, healing and a solid teaching ministry are some fruits which attribute to our labor and love for the Kingdom.
Our governing values
Love, Community, Doctrine, Development and Prayer are core values, which highlight what Rivers is all about.
DOCTRINE is pivotal to the growth, stability and soundness of the believer. God’s Word is the foundation and framework for all believers who will contribute to advancing His Kingdom. As a local assembly, we purpose utilize DOCTRINE as the blueprint for all we do.
COMMUNITY is imperative for the health, vitality and overall blessing of society. The strength and continuity of any entity is only as potent as the cohesiveness of its participants. COMMUNITY is the foundational core of God’s Kingdom and we are committed to see community flourish in our local assembly.
LOVE is the cornerstone of our local assembly. Therefore, we are adamant about cultivating LOVE in every aspect of our ministry. God is LOVE and the gifts He has given us and even our faith in Him works by LOVE.
DEVELOPMENT is essential to the activation and equipping of the believer. Christ spent over three years DEVELOPING His team. This ultimately led to His disciples being empowered to do the works He did. Rivers is dedicated to getting the same results, so we DEVELOP and DEVELOP again those we are called to disciple
PRAYER in Rivers is not just relegated to what we do, it’s a position we occupy. Christ as our Great High Priest forever lives to make intercession. Our local assembly was birthed out of a deep commitment to partner with Him and His eternal mandate. We unapologetically have purposed to be His House of PRAYER for all people.
Molding believers, influencing the world
We believe that the Word of God is the absolute infallible truth. (John 8:31-32)
We believe that God has given the (5) Five Fold Ministry gifts to the church for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-16)
We believe in the Doctrine of Christ as being foundational for the Church. (Hebrews 6:1-3)
We believe in God’s Divine Order for families. (1 Corinthians 11:3)
We believe in casting out devils as a means of Kingdom advancement. (Luke 11:17-20)
We believe in body ministry, each member supplying. I Corinthians (12:12:16)
We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I Corinthians (12:1-11)
We believe that prayer is one of the primary means for establishing, maintaining, and fulfilling Gods eternal plan. (Philippians 4:6-7)
We believe that the Church should touch all nations, tribes, kindred and tongues. (Matthew 25:35-40)
We believe that the Church has her inheritance in the nations of the earth. (Psalm 2:8)
We believe that holiness is God’s mandate. (1 Peter 1:15-16)
We believe in the ministry of psalmists and minstrels. (1 Chronicles 15:16, 22, 28-29, Ephesians 5:19)
We believe in the ministry of giving as a requirement for the Body of Christ (tithes, offerings and alms). (2 Corinthians 9:6-15)
We believe that the fullness of the Godhead bodily dwells in Jesus Christ. (Colossians 1:9-22, John 1:1, 14)