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Membership at Rainier Valley is a commitment to our family, and a commitment from our family to you. We take membership seriously. The Bible teaches that the earliest Christian communities saw themselves as belonging to one another (Romans 12:5), having all things in common (Acts 4:32) and were committed to each other (Romans 12:10). Christians are called to regularly gather together (Hebrews 10:23-25), to encourage one another (Hebrews 3:12-14), to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20), to protect each other from sin (James 5:19-20), to guard against hypocrisy (Matthew 18:15-18), and to be built up by the regular teaching of God’s Word (Hebrews 13:17).

To faithfully follow these commands, Rainier Valley Church has established church membership to encourage and hold believers accountable to live together as a family of Jesus-loving, Bible-believing, gospel-centered, Spirit-filled, multi-cultural, mission-minded people. Members foster deep, authentic, God-glorifying, sin-fighting relationships and forward the mission of making disciples who make disciples.

We would love to encourage you to become a member and join the family of God here at Rainier Valley Church.

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Rainier Valley Church is passionate about fulfilling Jesus’ mandate to make disciples who make disciples (Matthew 28: 18-20) so that every member becomes a mature and fully-equipped followers of Jesus (Ephesians 4: 11-16).

We believe that in Community Groups (CGs), Christians are coming together regularly to discover how our lives were meant to be lived in Jesus and empowered by the Spirit.   It's our desire  that CG's cultivate fully-formed followers of Jesus in the everyday stuff of life.

A Community Group is a group of 10-12 people who live life together by regularly meeting throughout the week to eat, learn, pray, study the scriptures and do ordinary life together following the way of Jesus.

Join us and follow the way of Jesus in community.  If you'd like more information on how you can be a part, please fill out your information below and we will get back with you.





Snacks, single/young married, families, young children, older children, childcare

Contact: Yee Feng | yftoad@gmail.com

The Feng Family

The Feng Family


The Bretz Family

The Bretz Family

Sam & Allison Bretz CG


Meal, families & singles (older, younger).  Kids (infants, toddlers) paid childcare

Contact:  Heather Jones |hmhoward1l@gmail.cOM


Ben & Sarah Johnson’s CG

BURIEN |  6:00 PM

single/young married, families

Contact: Doug Foreman | Dougforeman@comcast.net


The Johnson Family

The Johnson Family



The Culumber Family

The Culumber Family

Jeremy & Kari Culumber’s CG

Maple Valley |  4:00 PM

Meal, families, Married & singles (older, younger). Kids all ages

Contact: Kari Culumber | Operations@rainiervalleychurch.COm

Ken Sabalza with his sister Shielah and her family

Ken Sabalza with his sister Shielah and her family

Ken Sabalza’s CG

Rainier valley church | 12 PM

Meal, Tagalog and English language, childcare IN Progress

Contact: Ken Sabalza | rksabalza@gmail.com


For more information about our groups, please fill out the form below

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Our Mission

  • Show the love and joy of Christ to every child and family who walks through our doors

  • Teach the good news of the Gospel through lessons that are rooted in Biblical truth and delivered in engaging & relevant instruction

  • Fulfill the Great Commission by Making Disciples of Jesus from a young age where children see their great need for a Savior and the joy of following Jesus      



RVC Kids is a fun, safe and engaging place for your child to learn about Jesus while they connect with other children.  We believe having fun is one of the best ways for children to be excited about going to church, learn about God his Son and what He did on the cross for all of us.  

We hope to bring the scripture to life for our children to show them the wonder, love and majesty of God's word.  


Steve Pratt: Kids Lead

Steve Pratt: Kids Lead


Grace Community Empowerment seeks to reach the poorest of the poor in the Philippines. It is their hope to help them meet their daily needs and rise out of their hopelessness through sustainable livelihood. By meeting the needs of the community and individuals, the Gospel of Jesus is repeatedly delivered through actions.


REST serves individuals of all ages and genders who have been trafficked or involved in the sex trade. They seek to care for the whole person: mind, body, and spirit; and we value the unique strengths and needs of each individual. REST services are relationship-based, individualized, and trauma-informed. REST is a Christian organization but is dedicated to serving people of all backgrounds, regardless of faith, and they don’t require participation in any faith activities in order to receive assistance. REST believes everyone is worthy of love.


Union Gospel Mission: Hope Place is a 12 month, residential recovery program designed to help women and children caught up in cycles of abuse and addiction break free from destructive behaviors and relationships through the power of Jesus Christ.



As a church, we want to be known as a hospitable people. Our Hospitality team is an integral part of this desire. Responsible for setting up beverage tables & communion tables for RVC Sunday morning Services as well as assisting with church potlucks etc.

If you have a passion for making people feel at home with hospitality and a hot beverage, this team is for you!  

Requirements: No experience required. 

Commitment:Serve at least once a month

Contact: Kari Culumber - Operations



We love our Kids and want to disciple them as best as we know how!  From our youngest ages of 6 months to our oldest age of 13 we believe it’s our job to assist the parents in teaching our future about our Trinitarian God.

Requirement: No experience required. We will train. Must be a member for at minimum of 6 months.

Commitment: Serve for at least once a month for 6 months

 Contact: Pastor Steve Pratt



The Knob Turners. This team is responsible for all the bells and whistles of the service.  If you are tech savvy or what to learn how to be, Production would love to have you join the team  

Requirements:  Prior experience helpful but not necessary. We will Train

Commitment: Serve once a month

Contact: Andrew Bierbaum



The Sunday Facilities and is responsible for ensuring that RVC’s building is effectively prepared and cleaned each Sunday so that the church can gather.  Tasks include setting up and taking down signs, taking out trash, and cleaning the auditorium and bathrooms.

Requirements: no experience required

Commitment: Serve once a month

Contact: Allan Dunham




The Worship Team is composed of musicians and vocalists who prayerfully prepare for and lead the church in corporate worship music each Sunday. If you are passionate about crafting songs and leading worship of our Creator God, then sign up today for an audition. 

Requirements: currenlty play instrument

Commitment: Serve once a month

Contact: Pastor Nate Porter

Check our calendar for all things going on at RVC

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“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”

1 John 5:14

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Interested in becoming a member of Rainier Valley Church?

1) Read and agree to the Membership Covenant  (view printable version) and

2) Attend and be part of a Community Group. If you are not in a community group, you can fill out a Connect Card here or ask a greeter at church on Sunday

3) Contact your Community Group leader if you have any questions regarding the Membership Covenant or Doctrinal Statement

4) Complete the Membership Covenant form:

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Birthday (optional)
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Member’s Covenant Responsibilities (required)
To glorify the Lord through worship, obedience to His Word, service inside and outside of the church, spiritual formation such as regular Bible reading, pursuing the spiritual disciplines, and participation in the sacraments of baptism and communion, sharing the gospel with others, and by living a life that brings honor to Christ in every stage and season of life. *
To guard the unity of the church by acting in love toward other members, actively participating in a Community Group, refusing to gossip, encouraging other members to grow in their faith, and by living in a way that does not bring discredit to the Gospel or Rainier Valley Church. We will hold each other accountable in this unity and covenant by listening to the teachings of Scripture, following church leadership by praying for and supporting them and submitting to church discipline, seeking reconciliation and restoration above all. *
To share the responsibility of the church by discovering my gifts and talents, by discerning God’s calling to serve, by continuing to learn from Scriptures and the teaching of the pastor(s), and by seeking a servant’s heart. *
To support the mission of Rainier Valley Church by attending faithfully, by living a godly life, by inviting family, friends and neighbors to attend, by warmly welcoming those who visit, by seeking to make disciples of all nations, and by giving “as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Cor 9:7) I agree and support the Rainier Valley Church’s Covenant, Mission Statement and Doctrine Statement, and will not be divisive in regards to the specific Biblical Convictions of Rainier Valley Church. *
To pray for the church, its growth, its members and leaders and its mission. *
I understand that if I relocate and am unable to attend Rainier Valley Church, I should inform them of my move and find another Bible-believing church to unite with in faith, service, and life. *
I have listened to the sermon series regarding the Mission Statement of Rainier Valley Church (Love and Worship, Fellowship and Community, Evangelize and Equip, Service). *
Doctrinal Statement *
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