Who We Are

You Are Welcome Here

River City Church is a Bible-based, evangelistic, Spirit-empowered church in Mason City, IA.

We are a church that exists to share the life changing message of Jesus with our city, region, and the world.

Why We Exist

To See Every Person

Know Jesus

We exist as a church to help people know and grow in a relationship with Jesus.

Experience Freedom

Church must always be a spiritual hospital for the broken, lost, and hurting- a place where anyone can find true and lasting freedom in Christ.

Find Community

Finding Community means developing meaningful friendships with others who love Jesus and walking through life together by loving, helping, and protecting each other.

Discover Purpose

Church is not only a spiritual hospital but bootcamp for every believer to be equipped to find and fulfill their God given purpose.

You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem [OUR CITY], and in all Judea and Samaria [OUR REGION], and to the ends of the earth [OUR WORLD]
Acts 1:8

As a church, we reach:

Our City

Weekly Services | City Groups | Local Outreaches/Missions | Community Projects

Our Region

Church Planting | School of Leadership & Ministry | North Iowa Dream Center

Our World

Short & Long Term Missions

Missions Partners

Our Values

Jesus Is Our Message

We are a church that exists to share the life changing message of Jesus with our city, region, and the world. We are called to reach everyone with God’s love and lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.

God’s Presence Is Our Passion

We are presence driven. We want people to encounter the living God and experience His great love for themselves. God’s presence always transforms, heals, and sets free. The church is called to be filled, led, and empowered by God’s Spirit in order that we may see His purpose fully accomplished in and through our lives, families, and community- on earth as it is in Heaven.

The Bible Is Our Foundation

The Bible is God’s Written Word. It is the basis for all that we believe, teach, and practice. The primary goal of the Bible is to bring us into an ongoing relationship with the God of the Bible.

Faith Is Our Lifestyle

Faith is more than a belief system. It is an adventurous journey with the God Who makes mountains move and calls nothing impossible. Through faith, we live every day with a confidence in Who our God is and an ever-growing expectation of all that He will do.

Generosity Is Our Joy

Generosity is our joy and privilege. It is a result of the generosity first shown to us by God through Jesus. We are generous with our time, our talents, and our treasure. We believe that Christians should be known as the most generous people on the planet and should give regularly, cheerfully, and sacrificially.

Honor Is Our Response

Honor is our response to God and to people, who are made in His image. We see value in every person. We will show honor by expressing God’s unconditional love through life-giving words and actions. We will glorify God by loving and honoring people that He loves.

Integrity Is Our Commitment

We live and lead with excellence, integrity, and responsibility in a way that models Christ-likeness and honors God’s Word.

What We Believe

The Bible

We believe the Bible is the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.

2 Peter 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:16-17


We believe in One God. The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One in Three and Three in One.

Isaiah 43:10, Matthew 3:16-17, 2 Corinthians 13:14, John 16:13-15, John 20:21-22


We believe in the sinless Deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ over all things in heaven and on earth and under the earth. He will return again physically and visibly to the world.

John 1:1-14, Hebrews 4:15,Matthew 1:25, Colossians 1:22, Acts 1:9-11, Acts 4:10, 1 Peter 3:22, Philippians 2:9-10


We believe man was created in a state of righteousness and holiness but fell by transgression into a state of spiritual death in trespasses and sin, and remains in that condition until he is delivered by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:12-21


We believe in salvation through the redeeming blood of Christ by repentance toward God, faith in Jesus Christ and confession of His Lordship.

Hebrews 9:22, Romans 10:9-10, 13


We believe in Water Baptism by immersion (identifying with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection) for those who have repented, believed in, and confessed Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, burying the sin nature, which results in freedom from slavery to sin.

Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-6, Colossians 2:11-13

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit convicts and regenerates us as we enter the kingdom of God through faith in Christ.
We believe in the ongoing, sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life and minister to others. The baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4, is poured out on believers that they might have God’s power to be His witnesses.

Acts 2:1-4, 2:38, 10:46, 19:6, 1 Corinthians 12:8-11, Romans 12:6-8, Galatians 5:22-23

Heaven & Hell

We believe that heaven and hell are real places. There will be a resurrection of the lost and the saved, the one to everlasting death and the other to everlasting life.

Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:4; Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8