In 2005, we hired our first full-time staff member, Chris Zang, as our Director of International Ministries. This hiring spoke volumes about our commitment to be a missional and international church. Currently, roughly 15% of River’s Edge is international. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. Chris translates our sermons and other materials and sends them all over the world in an effort to share the good news of Jesus with others.
Over the years we’ve seen a lot of good things happen at River’s Edge, and we continue to grow. We’ve become more organized (adding elders, staff and wonderful volunteers). We’ve launched numerous new ministry initiatives (deployed new teams, added new mission efforts, and deepened our own local community outreach). Life is never dull or static at River’s Edge. Our vision is to be used by God in thousands of different missional efforts because we believe missions are at the heart of God.