Riverside is committed to sharing life together in authentic community. We want our lives to be marked by constantly deepening relationships.
Disciples of Jesus were never intended to follow Jesus alone. We need other believers to encourage us to grow in our faith. (Hebrews 10:24-25; Proverbs 27:17) We need to share our joys and concerns with other people and to experience their love for us. In this community God calls us to be authentic and not to act like we are someone that we are not. (Matthew 6:1) Christian community is not a place to pretend that we are perfect, but a place to admit that we are all broken and in need of God and each other. We are called to be a unified, joyful, and forgiving body of believers that demonstrate our commitment to one another through love. (Philippians 2:2; 1 Peter 1:8; Matthew 6:12; 1 John 4:7-12; Acts 2:44-47)
You can learn more about Riverside’s opportunities to deepen your relationships through Our Ministries and Deepening Relationships in the menu at the top of the page.