Rivers of Joy, Bahrain

Mission & Vision

To equip individuals who discover and know the heavenly blueprint God has for them. As they step into their identities, they know they are loved by God, thereby becoming world-changers who bring transformation in their spheres of influence.

Core Values

Core values are like seeds. When planted and cared for in our lives, they will grow into trees that produce either good or bad fruit. Our core values are the foundation of our school and sets the culture in the school.

We aim to cultivate and grow these values into our training, into the groups and into our personal lives.

This is not a full list of everything we believe but this is what we are called to “shout out” in our environment.

  • Culture of Honor

Integrity. Discipline.

We recognize that every person is valuable and powerful. We are made in His image.

Eph 4:23-24, Ps 139:13-16, Rom 12:10

We honour the future generations and desire to see them prosper and do greater things than we have done.

Deut 31:14, 1 Chron 22:5-11

Honour is demonstrated through consistent respect in word and action toward those we lead, follow, love and disagree with. It avoids controlling but it also lovingly confronts, limits and disciplines when necessary.

1 Cor 13:1-7, Gal 6:1-2, , Rom 2:4, Matthew 18:15

Honour recognizes and celebrates the best in people, in spite of differences.

We respond to people based on their God-given identity and the honour in our hearts, not their behaviour. We dig for the gold in people’s lives.

1 Cor 12:14-26, 2 Cor 5:16-17, James 2:1-5, Phil 2:3

We recognize where other people fit in the body of Christ, celebrate their individuality, and make room for their gifts.

Rom 12:3-5, Eph 4:7-16, Matt 10:41

  • Presence Focused

We recognize that every person is valuable and powerful. We are made in His image.

Our highest priority as school leaders must be to host an environment full of His presence.

God’s presence is what will distinguish our school. Everything we do must grow out of the presence of God. Ex 33:15-16. Like Moses we don’t want to go anywhere without it.

His presence empowers supernatural ministry and transforms lives.

We aim to: pursue God’s presence, cultivate deep intimacy with Him as a lifestyle and to make it a priority in the school. Ps 107:9, Isaiah 55:1-2, 1 Cor 3:16, Matt 5:6

We want to honour the presence of God. As a school when we can answer, “Yes!” to the question of, “Did God show up?” and “Did I do what He said?” then we have been successful.

As leaders we want to create an environment that encourages students to:

•  Encounter His presence
•  Understand what happens in His presence (different for everyone)
•  Understand how His presence comes upon them and operates in them

We need to first introduce the students to the Person and then the gifts.

Our first ministry is to God. James 4:8, Psalm 27:4

We focus on His presence because He is focused on us.  Eph 1:4-5, Zeph 3:17, Ps 107:9

We practice recognizing His presence while we minister to others.  John 5:19-20, 30

  • The finished work of Christ

Jesus promised signs and wonders will follow believers.

John 14:12-14, Acts 2:17-18, Mark 16;15-18

Nothing is impossible with God.

Mark 10;25-27, Luke 1:34-37

We believe all can be healed.

Matthew 4:23, 12:15, 14:14, Acts 10:38

We are new creations, not only sinners saved by grace but saints who have been given His righteousness.

2 Cor 5:17-21, 1 Cor 1:30, Rom 3:21-26, Rom 8:1

Jesus has won absolute victory. We are freed from the enemy’s power of sin, sickness, lies and torment. Now we live in the power of righteousness, healing, truth and joy.

2 Cor 5:17, Rom 6:4, Gal 2:20, Heb 2:14-15, 1 Cor 15:56-57

We are adopted as royalty into God’s family.

Rom 8:14-7

We are servants, friends and beloved children of God.

John 15:12-15

  • Community

The school must provide a sense of family in the small group where the student feels welcomed, accepted and connected, where they form strong friendships with each other and experience growth, stretching and activations.

We are adopted into God’s family, so we intentionally create community and family wherever we go.

Eph 1:5, Rom 8:15 and 16, Eph 2:19

We think like healthy family members and do what’s best for the whole community, submitting to one another in love.

Phil 2:3, Eph 5:21, 1 Cor 13

We are loyal, which is demonstrated most radically when people fail. We do not punish and abandon those who fail, but we help restore.

Gal 6:1, Matt 18:15

  • Risk

The culture of a supernatural school of ministry demands risk.

The hunger that drove the students to attend the school should lead them to grow in their identities in Christ and pursue the fullness of the kingdom including signs and wonders.

Mark 16:17-18

The students didn’t come to the school to be comfortable or to stay the same.

Growth happens when they step out and try new things, experience personal breakthroughs and receiving wisdom as they learn from their mistakes.

Students need a safe environment to take risk. They need to know they are loved and supported and championed even if mistakes are made.

Contact

You can contact us by email at:
info@riversbahrain.com

Or you can contact any of:
Lea : 3935 7151
Ray : 3334 1005