We believe that faith is a powerful force. By faith, we nurture each individual, strengthen families and reach out to the community – supporting people on their personal faith journeys with acceptance and love. So, with that..
Our Mission is: Our Vision is:
Our Five Principles of Commitment:
At Riverside, we don’t expect you to be perfect. We don’t expect you to have a blemish-free past, or a spotless character and we don’t ask anyone to become a member or sign anything!. What we do ask is – if you connect with our vision and you’re excited by our future – then get involved in five positive ways. They are…
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another -and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.
2. Grow Spiritually – Discipleship: Building spiritual disciplines into our lives
I pray that your love for each other will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in your knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until Christ returns. May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation – those good things that are produced in your life by Jesus Christ – for this will bring much glory and praise to God.
3. Serve Faithfully – Ministry: Serving God and his church by using our talents and gifts
God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you.
Your attitude should be the same that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not demand and cling to his rights as God. He made himself nothing; he took the humble position of a slave and appeared in human form. And in human form he obediently humbled himself even further by dying a criminal’s death on a cross.
4. Give Generously – Tithing: Using a small portion of our personal resources to help the church be more effective in helping others
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.
Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
5. Share Openly – Outreach: Sharing God’s story with others
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.