Mission & Core Values

 

Riverside Church is a place where you will experience a love that is beyond anything this world knows of, the love of Jesus Christ. Our purpose, the very reason we exist, is to make and send disciples of Jesus Christ in the power of the Spirit to the glory of God the Father.

 

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matt. 28:18-20

 

Mission Statement

Riverside Church exists to make and send disciples who love and live like Jesus.

 

Six Core Values

Driven by our passion to glorify God, Riverside Church is compelled to…

 

Intimacy with God

… Respond to God’s overwhelming love and pursuit of us through relentless surrender, trust and obedience.

(Rev. 3:15-17; Rev. 3:20; 1 John 3:1; 1 John 4; Psalm 63; Matt 22:36-37)

 

Biblical Authority

…Live out the principles of God’s Word because they are true, relevant and the final authority for our lives.

(Hebrews 4:12; 2 Tim 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; John 19:9-11)

 

Servant Leadership

…Serve and lead through your area of giftedness because Jesus came to serve and not be served.

(Matt 11:28-29; Matt 20:26,28; John 13:3-17; Phil 2:5-9)

 

Authentic Community

…Live in authentic relationships with other believers because it is essential for our spiritual growth and health.

(Genesis 2:18; Genesis 2:21-25; John 17:11; Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:23-25; 1 Thes 2:8)

 

Missional Living

…Live out the irresistible and influential message of Jesus everywhere you go so that you earn the privilege of sharing Him with others.

(Matt 13:3-11; Matt 18-23; Acts 4:23-29; 1 Cor 3:5-7; Rom 10:17; 1 Peter 3:15Acts 20:24; Matt 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor 5:18-21; Rom 10:14-15; John 20:21)

 

Stewardship

…Maximize every God-given resource for eternal rather than worldly purposes.

(Psalm 24:1; Psalm 89:11; Psalm 89:47 ; Ecclesiastes 3:1; Matt 6:19-21; Matt 19:16-22; Mark 8:36; Luke 12:15,21; 1 Cor 12:4-7; 2 Cor 5:10; 2 Cor 8:1-5; 2 Cor 9:6-7; Rom 14:10-12)

 

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