A small core group of people began meeting in mid-April 2009. As a result of these initial planning meetings, the River Run Church of the Nazarene [River Run] was formed. We began as a church type mission, operating under the organizational structure of the International Church of the Nazarene and with guidance from the administrative levels of the Maine District Church of the Nazarene. After two years of operation, the Maine District Advisory Board recommended the River Run be recognized as a fully organized church. Official recognition was achieved by vote of the Maine District Assembly in May 2011. We received documentation from the International Church of the Nazarene on August 1, 2011 that the River Run is a “subordinate unit” under the Church of the Nazarene’s 501c3 IRS designation.