River of Life offers many avenues for members to get involved and serve God both inside and outside the four walls of the church building.
The Fusion Drama and Dance Team, is a dedicated and anointed team of worshipers that praise God through drama and dance. They use their talents to bless the church regularly during the worship service, and other outreach opportunities. Fusion is managed by Jennifer Williams.
M & M (Ministry in Motion) is our lady's ministry at River of Life. Led by Traci Tanksley, an anointed witness for God, this ministry offers an opportunity for women of all ages to fellowship regularly. Conferences, Retreats, Seminars, and indulging in chocolate are just a few ways the ladies at ROL spend their time together.
Man Up is the men's ministy and is led by Bill Kinion. This ministry offers an opportunity for men 16 years and older to get together through activities, breakfast, conferences, and retreats to encourage and fellowship.
The River of Life Food Panty has been part of the Outreach Ministry since the inception in 2005. We partner with the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank to provide groceries to those that need. The Food Pantry is open every third Saturday of the month from 10 AM – 1 PM. The panty is located adjacent to the church at 3271 State Street NW. Becky Thomas manages this ministry. The Food Pantry also houses a Clothes Closet, and is managed by Edie Morgan.
Helping Hands is a vital ministry to help those who have experienced a stay in the hospital or death in the family. “Ms. Mary” as she is known at ROL, started this ministry while serving with her late husband as Senior Pastors and Founders of River of Life Church. Mrs. Mary continues to oversee this ministry and is always willing to give words of encouragement to those that are hurting.
The Welcome Team at River of Life is the first impression visitors will get when coming to River of Life for a visit. Chris Beck leads a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Chris' vow is for all team members to have a smile and to make you feel comfortable and welcomed. Ushers and Communion Servers are also part of this team
For information to volunteer for any of these ministries, you may contact the department head.