What We Believe
The sole basis of our belief is the Bible.
-We believe it to be inspired by God and without error, and the final authority on all matters for faith and life. As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each co-equal in power and glory. John 1: 1-5
-We believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. Genesis 1
-We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. Matthew 1:18-25
-We believe Jesus Christ suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended into the dead. Matthew 27:32-56
-We believe on the third day Jesus Christ rose again and walked among his followers. John 21:1
-We believe Jesus Christ ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. Matthew 24:44, Acts 1:9-12, Mark 16:9
-We believe in the Holy Spirit and the forgiveness of sins through the birth of the savior Jesus Christ. John 14:26
-We believe in the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. John 11:17-44
-We believe we were created by God genetic male and genetic female without error in His image. Genesis 1:26
-We believe marriage is between one man and one woman in a covenant with God as the head. Genesis 2:24
We stand on God’s Word and truth as authority in our lives and all our teachings are derived from the Word of God.
ABOUT US ...............
In 2007, Raivu For Kids was founded to help make a positive difference in the lives of young people. Ultimately, we seek to lead youth to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and then to help them mature in their Christian faith. God has laid on our hearts a desire to help young people lead lives of purpose.
Our journey began in Green Bay, WI, where we partnered with a local food pantry to serve disadvantaged youth in our school district. In 2010, we felt God leading us to Washington County, WI. Since moving to the Village of Slinger, we have been privileged to build wonderful relationships with many elementary, high school-aged students, young adults and their families. We look forward to helping them continue in their walk of faith.
Founders Pastor Corey and Jodi Klepp
Corey is an ordained pastor and he and his wife Jodi have 3 children, a twenty year old and seventeen year old son, a daughter who is married and one grandson. Corey has several years experience working with youth in the Royal Ranger and teen programs at his church. In addition, Corey has served our country in the United States Marine Corps, and has been involved as a board member for his community’s youth soccer association. Jodi, as a mother of 3 children, has a nurturing spirit. She desires to help bring youth to Christ by being involved in their lives and teaching them Biblical principles. Jodi holds a degree in Industrial Model Building from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. She has several responsibilities at Raivu, including web site updating, financial record keeping, graphic design and coordinating. She also has extensive experience working in youth ministry. Jodi is a TBRI® (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) Practitioner, evidence based trauma informed care approach that meets the needs of the whole child. Corey and Jodi both are certified Life Coaches.