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Next Steps

Get Connected & Dive In Deeper

EVERYONE HAS A NEXT STEP. WHAT'S YOURS?

We hope that Abundant Life can be a place where you connect to others and find a home. Here at Abundant Life, we believe in the core values of inclusivity and redemption, grace and love and, above all - the transforming power of Christ. We never arrive, but we are all committed to walking the journey together. Our dedicated team would love to connect with you and hear more of your story, and help find the best place for you to flourish. 

We're so excited you're interested in learning more about who we are and joining the family!

Core Values

Learn more about what we value

1. We will honor Christ and His church with integrity. Everything we do and say should push people towards Christ.

2. Our church gathering is our huddle, not our end zone. We meet together to prepare for ministry outside our building.

3. We pursue a Spirit-empowered and Spirit-led worship experience. The Holy Spirit enables us to worship as we should.

4. We welcome God-inspired change even when it is uncomfortable. The way we do church today won’t be the way we do it tomorrow.

5. We desire to impact the whole world through missions. We want the whole world to know Jesus.

6. We will give up things we love, for things we love more. It’s an honor to sacrifice for Christ and His church.

7. We will be intentional in everything we do. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.

8. We are spiritual contributors, not spiritual consumers. The church does not exist for us. We are the church, and we exist for the world.

9. We will move in faith, towards seemingly impossible dreams, never being limited by our own fears. We will never insult God with small thinking and safe living.

10. Everything we have belongs to God. We will work to give it away. We are incredibly blessed and called to be an incredible blessing.

11. Life is hard. God wants us to make it fun. We will laugh hard and often.

12. The single most important metric of our success will be people growing closer to Jesus. Numbers mean nothing if lives are not being changed.

13. We are Values driven. Any value that doesn’t cost us something isn’t a true value.

OUR BELIEFS

Our History

Abundant Life has a rich history and two locations!

Abundant Life has a rich history, dating all the way back to 1913. Through the years, this gathering of God-loving people has enjoyed a variety of locations and leaders, all the while growing in size and community impact. Our Alton Campus settled into the Humbert Rd. location in 1982, and welcomed a second campus when Wood River First Assembly of God became Abundant Life Wood River in 2014.

Now a thriving, multi-site congregation of over 600, Abundant Life is continuing to grow and impact our community through the leadership of Pastor Roy Rhodes and the passionate involvement of God-loving people from every walk of life who have made Abundant Life their church home.

Our hope for you

Join the family!

We take family seriously.

As a new member of our family, we hope to see you connected and thriving at our church. We want to community to you just as much as we want you to be community to us! We value honesty and growth here - and we hope you do as well.

As we come together and strive together to lean into the challenges Christ is calling us to, we hope each other will be a strong force in enacting that change.

We want you to serve, as well as be served.

We want you to grow, as well as help others grow.

We want you to learn, as well as to teach.

We want you to be real, as well as honor other's realness. 

We want you to be prayed over, as well as pray for others.

We want you to be challenged, as well as challenge those around you.

Ultimately, we want you to learn about Jesus, while becoming more like Jesus. And we want to help! It all starts with completing the 4 week Growth Track classes.

Yes, please!

Serving Others

Our motto is to Make Life Better.

We have a very simple goal. We are “Making Life Better.” It is important to find your place in the church and often times that means joining a serving team.  Some people like working with kids, others prefer serving our senior adults, or driving a bus. Sign up for a four week Growth Track class to find your fit.

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