Our Purpose & Core Values

PURPOSE

We exist for God's Glory and the expansion of His Kingdom as we faithfully proclaim and demonstrate His Gospel in word and deed.



CORE VALUES

  • The Word of God - We value the Old and New Testament Scriptures as the inspired Word of God – authoritative, relevant and central in our worship, expositional preaching, teaching, and thinking (2 Timothy 3:16, 4:2) 
  • The Gospel - we value the gospel as the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes and for the transformation of all things (Romans 1:16, 8:23) 
  • The Kingdom - we value the heaven-to-earth Kingdom of God and by faith seek to extend its impact from our neighborhoods to the nations – spiritually, relationally, societally, culturally (Luke 11:1-4) 
  • The Church - we value the church as a community of authenticity – having been called, collected and commissioned by God to embody a refreshing culture of dependence on Christ and each other (Acts 2:42-47) 
  • People Focused Ministry - we value the diverse people of our area, seeking to provide un-churched individuals and families with repeated opportunities to understand and respond to the gospel of Christ (Acts 17:22-34). We are a newly established church that hopes to plant additional churches in the river region. 

Our STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe that:
  • God is the Sovereign Creator and Ruler of the Universe. 
  • Jesus Christ is the Son of God; the only Savior and Lord of man. 
  • The Holy Spirit is the initiator and enabler for the Christian life. 
  • The Bible is the infallible Word of God, the only rule of faith and practice, and without error in all that it teaches.
  • Salvation is by God's grace, freely given through faith, and not earned by any merit of man. 


Riverside Presbyterian is a conservative, evangelical church: Reformed in doctrine and Presbyterian in government. We hold to the Westminster Standards as a faithful statement of bibical teaching. We are a congregation of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church