Our Values

Commitment to Scripture

Without a doubt, Dan River Church is built upon the Word of God. Since our founding in 2009, we have never wavered nor compromised on the inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God. We are committed to accurately teaching and preaching God's Word at every opportunity.

Whether in a Sunday morning service or a Life Group, we place a high value on the Word of God. Are you hungry for God’s Word? Do you desire to know God’s will for your life? Then, get into God’s Word today.

“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path” (Psalm 119:105).

Culture of

Our church is committed to integrating prayer into every aspect of our ministry. “Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come” (Jeremiah 33:3). We humbly realize our dependence upon the Lord.

We strive to make Dan River Church a house of prayer. We want it to be part of our culture every minute of every day on Main Street, in the Worship Center, and throughout our entire campus.

“Nothing of eternal significance is ever accomplished apart from prayer.”
(Dr. Jerry Falwell)

Lifestyle of

While it is true that we can find great joy in worshiping God through music, the very act of worship is not to be limited to a song or a series of songs on Sunday morning. True worship of God is to be reflected in our lifestyle in every moment … in every decision … in every relationship.

“You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind" (Matthew 22:37). "All" is not limited to Sundays. “All” is everything we have, every moment we are given in every situation that God brings into our path. What a responsibility! We are asking God to create a desire within all of us to honor, glorify, and praise God through our lives.

Connection to Community

We were never supposed to do life alone. We are to “share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). At Dan River Church, we value each member’s commitment to loving and serving each other. Yes, we do this on Sunday morning, but we also strive to support each other during the week. One of the best ways to experience this type of community is to be connected to a Life Group. These small groups meet throughout the week on and off campus. Life groups allow you to develop authentic, deep relationships that encourage you, as you are an encouragement to others. 

Heart for

Built upon the principles in John 13, Acts 2, and Ephesians 2 and 4, we are to serve one another in the body of Christ. Jesus commanded us to love one another. One of the most practical ways we can truly love our brothers and sisters in Christ is to serve each other using the spiritual gifts God has given us. What is your spiritual gift? How are you using it to serve others at Dan River Church? If you have not yet discovered your spiritual gift or are looking for areas where you can share your gift, visit our Connect class. Let’s all commit to serving each other as Christ has commanded us.

Passion for

Dan River Church wants to compassionately serve our local community, as well as actively participate in missions around the world. We want to reach our city and the “ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Jesus was moved with compassion as He ministered to the multitudes. Romans 10:14: “But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?” We are committed to following His example by intentionally developing relationships that allow us to actively share the Gospel.