Your First Sunday

On your first Sunday at North River Church, our desire is for you to experience the innovative worship, encouraging messages, friendly people and enjoyable atmosphere that help make up the culture of North River Church. We know your first time at a new church will come with a little anxiety. We hope this quick look at what you can expect will ease your mind as you come to NRC as our guest.

In worship, you’ll find us using all kinds of methods and styles of worship to reveal the glory of God. We want to invite you to come just as you are and hear practical messages that help you deal with real life issues. We’ll even give you a helpful outline of the main points and Bible passages. It’s our expectation that what you learn on the weekend, you’ll be able to use during the week. We want to help you connect with the personal hope and practical help that God has given us. You can experience worship at NRC through the Online Campus section of this website.

We also provide small group opportunities throughout the week to help you connect with others in a similar life stage. Our decentralized small groups are called Growth Groups and you can find a list of our current groups here on our website. Worship and Growth Groups are essential to helping you investigate the things of Christ and connect with others on the same journey.

We know that as a parent you need to be sure that your children are in a safe learning environment, while your children are looking for a fun place to learn. We’ve invested a lot to make sure that both of these goals are reached. Children and students are important to us, and we make their spiritual journeys a priority in the life of our church.

If it’s been a long time since you’ve been to church, North River has you in mind! There’s already enough you have to think about when you’re visiting a church for the first time. We hope that getting some of these questions out of the way not only encourages you to be at ease, but also helps you to connect with the hope and encouragement that God has planned for you. So whether you’re just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at North River Church.

Come thirsty and experience life at The River.

How to Find Us

4215 Rice Mine Road NE

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35406

Ph: 205.344.4044


From The University of Alabama:

Head North towards the river and then Turn right onto Jack Warner Pkwy NE. Take a slight right onto the U.S. 82 W ramp and then turn right onto US-82 W/McFarland Blvd E. Next, take a slight right onto Rice Mine Rd NE. Then turn left onto Rice Mine Rd Loop. Continue onto Rice Mine Rd NE for about 2 miles. The church will be on your right.

From Northport:

Head north on 20th Ave. and take the 1st right onto 20th St. Then take the 1st right onto Lurleen B Wallace Blvd. Take the exit toward Northport and turn left onto 5th St. 5th St turns slightly right and becomes Rice Mine Rd Loop. Continue onto Rice Mine Rd NE for about 2 miles. The church will be on your right. From Holt: Head west on 17th St NE toward 40th Ave NE and turn right onto 39th Ave NE. Then take the 1st left onto Jack Warner Pkwy NE. Next, take the 2nd right onto State Route 297. Then take the 1st right onto Rice Mine Rd NE. The church will be on your right.