The River in Tulare is a place where the life and flow of God is working in and through people willing to give their all to Him, wanting to grow into the people He created them to be and ready to go wherever others need this flow. Thanks for checking us out and we trust you will be introduced to this refreshing place through this site and even consider stopping by to get a feel for the water. We would love to have you, and we invite you to experience all that God has for everyone interested in following Him.


Below you will find what we currently offer for you at The River– ways for you to connect with others in our church body. There are serving ministry opportunities as well, but please feel free to visit us, get to know us and then see where you can jump in and serve. You can contact us at therivertulare@gmail.com with any questions you may have.
A great part of what God is working in our lives happens while we interact and enjoy one another’s company. Fellowship–well, just hanging out and sharing life together–takes place any time folks in His flow share the ups and downs of life and get to remind each other of God’s faithfulness and trustworthiness. It’s a blast!
  • Prayer (All Welcome) — First Friday of every month 7 PM @ Greer’s home      Contact Greers @ 559-686-3217
SMALL GROUPS / BIBLE STUDIES More than a requirement, diving into His Word and discovering together the character of God and His plan for His very favorite creation provides direction and encouragement to passionately live in the abundance He has for us.
  • Women’s Bible Studies — Tuesdays @ 1:30 PM                                                              Contact Lillian Bailey @ (559) 688-8596
  • Bible Study (All Welcome, Located in Porterville) — Thursdays @ 6:00 PM               Contact Jing Delima @ (559) 783-8131
  • Men’s Breakfast — Located @ Salles in Tulare, Tuesdays @ 8:00 AM                         Contact Richard @ (559) 936-7351 
  • Women’s Bible Studies (Armor of God) — Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM                                  Contact Deborah Sparks @ (559) 936-5955
Go to our River Kid’s page to see what is happening!
YOUTH A Jr./Sr. High ministry that meets in the home of one of our members.  Crew is held on Wednesday evenings 6:15-8:15. We have food, fun and bible study.  To volunteer or for more information contact the church office: therivertulare@gmail.com or 559-429-7246.
“We have a God-focused vision of a Training and Equipping Center ministry for the nurturing and maturing of those answering God’s call to GIVE, GROW and GO. ”
— Louis Sparks
In 2009 our church sent a team of Volunteers to share god’s love with the people of Mindanao in the southern Philippines. It proved to be a very successful adventure; the team was used of God to minister through medical services, children’s outreach and pastoral encouragement, reaching hundreds of children, families and local leaders.
19In various and subsequent trips we’ve delivered medical help to thousands of adults and children in neglected area’s, shared Jesus with a thousands of kids, practiced construction techniques in challenging conditions and, encouraged local pastors with His word. It is now clear that this is the time to see the dream become a reality. What else can we do but answer Him, “Yes, Lord, send us.”
We have a God-focused vision of a training and equipping center ministry for the nurturing and maturing of those answering God’s call to give, grow and go.
Here is a link to the Summer 2017 Missions trip:  
On May 8th, 2014 River TEC and friends departed on a 12 day missions trip to the islands of Leyte and Samar in the Philippines. There were nearly 1000 patients who saw our doctors, over 500 children ministered to, and significant progress was made on a building on the River TEC property.
To God be all the glory, honor, and praise!
We love our Filipino family and will keep them in our prayers and in our hearts!
This post Yolanda video was produced by Foursquare and gives a great insight to the Filipino peoples’ spirit and also their needs.
Special prayers are going out to our friends and family in the Philippines right now as they and the entire nation deal with the aftermath of a devastating storm.  God bless the Philippines.  If you would like to help River TEC continue to carry out what God has planned for the Philippines, you can send donations to:  The River, P.O. Box 2039, Tulare, CA 93275 with “River TEC” in the memo.  If you would like to donate to general relief for the Philippines, we are also sending funds to Tacloban, Tuk-Tuk, and Cagaut on a regular basis.  You can send those donations to the above address as well with “Yolanda Relief” in the memo.  Thank you and God bless.  
This post Yolanda video was produced by Foursquare and gives a great insight to the Filipino peoples’ spirit and also their needs.


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