What is a Missional Facility?
After the sale of the property on the corner of Middlefield and Cascades Parkway in Sterling, Riverside Church knew a few things about our new facility. First, we knew we would not be able to build, it would be too cost prohibitive. We knew our mission in Sterling was not yet over and we wanted our new facility to be located here. We also knew we did not want a building we used on Sundays and sat empty the rest of the week. Session, staff, the facility task force and volunteers took these parameters into account as we located and developed the Ridgetop facility. Our Missional Facility includes leasing space to tenants and Riverside operating a coffee shop 7 days a week. This arrangement allows Riverside to focus their offerings towards ministry and interacting with the community daily. The term ‘Missional Facility’ was donned to express the intentional desire that the facility would not own us but would be a tool to further the Mission of Riverside Church into the community.
As we approach our 3rd year in the new facility it has been incredible to watch the building being utilized daily by the community. As we move forward, it is time to revisit what it means to have a ‘Missional Facility’. We will continue to explore intentional ways to use this tool introducing people to community and to their God through Jesus Christ.
Would you like to hear more or dream about the future for the Missional Facility!? There are countless ways to connect the facility to the community. If you want to meet and learn more, email us.