We have a God-given Mission that directs our life and work together. Riverside is a movement of the Holy Spirit, called by God to make disciples by:
Connecting people to God and each other through Jesus Christ.
Impacting our community and our world with Christ’s love.
Empowering people to use their gifts to honor God.
Mission in action
We will practice “Room For One More”
– We will go to the world (John 17:18)
– We will seek God’s ways to include more people (Matthew 14:16)
– We will live out our call to all nations, seeking to include all cultures and people groups (Acts 1:8)
We will strive to live out loving and graceful relationships
– People over program and ministry (Mark 2:27)
– We will “go” to people we have offended (Matthew 5:23)
– We will “go” to people who have offended us (Matthew 18:15)
– We will practice “agape”, God’s unconditional love (I Corinthians 13)
We acknowledge scripture as the authority for life and practice
We have been called to discipleship
REST – worship regularly
EAT – do something to feed yourself spiritually
- Withdraw daily alone
- Withdraw regularly with a few others
- Withdraw yearly to the mountaintop
- Use your TIME to honor God
- Use your TALENTS to honor God
- Use your TREASURES to honor God