Who We Are
Riverside Community Church is in pursuit of one thing above anything else: Jesus. We are a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom. The mission that God has given us is to see transformed lives transform the community.
God gave us the name "Riverside" as a reminder that we are called to be a people who stand at the river's edge with wet feet, giving a hand to those God is rescuing from chaos, always remembering we, too, were rescued.
Our Four Pillars
Too many of us walk around carrying our past hurts, pain, and regrets for too long. Often they serve as roadblocks for who God is inviting us to be and how we can experience Him. At Riverside, we believe that God can redeem even the darkest parts of our lives. We believe that God is always drawing us forward to experience more and more Freedom. As we continue to say yes to Him, he invites us to take another step towards wholeness.
At Riverside Community Church, we believe that being connected in relationships with others is vital to our faith journey, individually, and as a church community. Simply put – we are better together. We hope that every person connected with Riverside will take the next step in their faith journey by connecting in Life Groups for fellowship, encouragement, opportunities to serve and grow, and support – no matter where you are in life.
The mission that Jesus left us with is simple and clear, "to go make disciples of all nations." He was clear on what the role of the local church is; to make disciples that make disciples…that make disciples. At Riverside, we believe that all followers of Christ should have the opportunity to grow in a discipleship relationship and know how to help others find the abundant life that Jesus offers.
Although Jesus invites every person into a personal relationship with Himself, it is not an individual one. At Riverside, we like to say, "once you were the mission, and now you are invited into the mission." We believe that the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18–20) is not the "Great Option," but a command to all of his people to be engaged in the beautiful mission of our Lord Jesus: to make disciples of all nations.