Arroyo Married Couples Group
Every Other Friday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. • Pastors Nik & Erica Arroyo
This group begins Friday, March 9th and will occur every other Friday. It's located on campus at RSC. Please contact us if childcare is needed.
Sweden Mission Trip
Our senior leaders, Randy and April Lopshire, will be in Sweden again for two weeks at the beginning of March to continue in their work of bringing revival to the nation of Sweden! We need your support! Please prayerfully consider sowing financially into this mission by designating your offering towards "Sweden" on the app or on the giving envelope in service. Thank you for partnering with us to spread the gospel abroad!
Open for Small Groups!
Taking Applications for New Groups
We are now taking applications for fellowship, interest, or hobby groups that can take place anywhere on various days/times of the week. Small groups are not required to meet weekly and don't require a curriculum. If you're interested in leading a group, please fill out an application at the connections desk.
Subject: Success and Generosity • Parker Lopshire
God wants His people to prosper and succeed in life. In fact, we cannot give what we do not have - so it's imperative that God's people DO prosper in every way! That doesn't mean there won't be challenges, tribulations and trials to push past; but when we know that Jesus desires for us to experience the abundant life full of increase, this enables us to fight the fight of faith to prosper in order to be a blessing others.Through this material and studying the Scriptures, Christians will not only see the truth about God's plan for their abundant provision, but they will be empowered to walk in it as they act on the laws that govern biblical prosperity. Written by Christian author Beth Jones, this workbook uses examples and language that reveals what the Bible says about God's plan for prosperous living. This book is excellent for Bible study or church curriculum. This course covers: "What is Generous Living?" Success and Generosity Defined The "Yeah, But What about?" Common Questions About Money "The Motive Question" Why do You Want to Succeed? "In the Beginning..." Abundance and Generosity from Cover to Cover "Poor Jesus?" Was Jesus Successful and Generous? "God's Economy" Generosity is God's Method "No Get-Rich-Quick Scheme" Employ Stewardship, Faith, Wisdom & Diligence "The Sky is The Limit" Expand Your Vision for Success and Generosity This group takes places on Sundays from 9:00-9:45 a.m. beginning February 4th. Curriculum: Getting A Grip On The Basics of Generous Living by Beth Jones (link to purchase workbook above)
New Chair Campaign (Fundraiser)
Update: 276 of 300
We're replacing our 20+ year old chairs for our sanctuary with comfy new chairs that will look and feel great, and allow us to fit more chairs in our sanctuary. We're making room! Please partner with us on this campaign by giving towards chairs today. The chairs cost $35 each. Current update: 276! We're almost there!
1st & 3rd Thursday each month
River Prayer Center, members of the International Association of Healing Rooms, is open for people in need of prayer on the first and third Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the cafe building next door to Riverside Church. If you would like prayer, please come!
on hiatus for the holidays
Listen for announcements on future Anchor Groups semesters! Anchor Groups are discipleship focused, curriculum based groups designed to help you further along in your journey of Christian living. Information about each of the available groups can be found under the Groups tab from the home page of the app.
Riverside Student Ministries (Grades 6-12)
Sundays, 5:00-7:00 pm
Bring your kids out for a fun time of age-appropriate teaching and worship in a wholesome and safe environment. We meet every Sunday from 5:00-7:00 pm. Check the church calendar for dates--there are weeks off occasionally!
Groups on Break
(Returning in February)
Anchor Groups returning in February. Check back for information.
About Mobile Food Pantry
This is our biggest outreach endeavor and we currently do this event 3-4 times a year. Our partnership with Second Harvest enables us to give away anywhere from 15,000 to 22,000 pounds of food to hungry people in our community from right here on our church parking lot. This food includes fresh produce, dairy, breads, and much more, including non-perishable items as well. It is a privilege to feed our city! People wanting to come get food should bring an ID and a basket or box the size of a laundry basket to collect the food items. People wanting to get involved and help serve can sign up at the connections desk at church or contact the church office by email. You can also give toward this campaign in person, online, or on the app. For upcoming dates, please check out our announcements/events.
Nordic Awakening June 2017
Once again, our pastors will be traveling to Sweden to continue the work of the Lord in that nation. Sweden is experiencing an awakening, the revival the Lord's people in that nation have been praying and believing for for many years. You can get involved with this ministry opportunity by helping us send our pastors out on this ministry trip. You're sowing into good ground, and we appreciate your generosity!
Pastor Nikolas Arroyo
This group is dedicated to discussion about God and life, and how to walk out Christianity as men.
Sermon Discussion Questions
The Basics en Español
El amor y la protección son alimento espiritual y vitales para cada nuevo cristiano. Estas sesiones ayudarán a los nuevos en la fe cristiana a encontrar estos fundamentos para la supervivencia. Al estudiar las Escrituras y completar este curso, los cristianos encontrarán y experimentarán el amor de Dios, recibirán alimento espiritual y podrán descansar en el cuidado protector del Señor y Su Palabra. Este curso de estudio dinámico ayudará a los lectores a basarse en los fundamentos de la fe cristiana y aprender principios importantes vitales para los creyentes, incluyendo: - Cómo convertirse en un cristiano - Cómo estar seguro de que usted es un cristiano - Cómo desarrollar su relación con Dios - Cómo desarrollar su vida de oración - cómo oír la voz de Dios - cómo obedecer a Dios - Cómo experimentar el Amor y el Perdón de Dios - Cómo llenarse con el Espíritu Santo - Cómo estar seguro de que está lleno del Espíritu Santo- Cómo crecer y desarrollar su fe - cómo experimentar la vida abundante - cómo estar protegido- cómo servir a Dios También está incluida la enseñanza perspicaz sobre: - Cómo reconocer las falsas doctrinas - Cómo encontrar una buena iglesia - Qué buscar en una buena iglesia - Qué hacer cuando se encuentra una buena iglesia. Si necesita cuidado de niños, por favor envíenos un correo electrónico para hacernos saber cuántos y qué edades.
Weekly Prayer Group
Monday Evenings 7:00 p.m. • Lyndon Conn
Saturday Mornings 9:00 a.m.
We meet every week for an hour to pray corporately on Saturday mornings.
Financial Freedom (for anyone)
Subject: Money • Willie & Lisa Harden
"Financial freedom" is generally used to describe the state of having sufficient personal wealth to live, without having to work actively for basic necessities. For financially independent people, their assets generate income that is greater than their expenses. Financial freedom is much more than having money. It's the freedom to be who you really are and do what you really want in life. Join us on this journey to find out God's plan for us to have Financial Freedom. If you need childcare, please email us to let us know how many and what ages.
Subject: Discovery • Peggy Latchem
Discover your unique giftings for the Body of Christ and uncover how to walk out God's plan for your life by participating in the great commission. This group takes place Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m., beginning September 9th.
All-In (for anyone)
Subject: Bold Christianity • Dustin Whitt
When did we start believing that God wants to send us to safe places to do easy things? Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous. The will of God is not an insurance plan; it’s a daring plan. It’s time to quit living as if the purpose of your life is to arrive safely at death. If you need childcare, please email us to let us know how many and what ages.
Growth Track (for Newcomers)
Subject: Riverside Church • Pastor Nikolas Arroyo
We believe in three basic steps that lead us to becoming disciples of Christ: loving God, loving others, and serving the world. Growth Track is a one-session program that will teach you about Riverside Church's vision, enable you to join in and connect with this church body, and equip you to continue your journey of being a dedicated Christ follower. Growth Track is completed in one session. Email us to let us know if you're planning to attend, and we'll save you spot! Looking forward to seeing you there.
Subject: Fundamentals • David Nelson
Love, nourishment, and protection are vital for every new Christian. These sessions will help those new to the Christian faith find these basics for survival. Through studying the Scriptures and completing this course, Christians will find and experience the love of God, receive spiritual nourishment and be able to rest in the protective care of the Lord and His Word. This dynamic study course will help readers become grounded in the fundamentals of Christian faith and learn important principles vital to believers, including: - How to Become a Christian - How to Be Sure You are a Christian - How to Develop Your Relationship with God - How to Develop Your Prayer Life - How to Hear from God - How to Obey God - How to Experience God's Love and Forgiveness - How to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit - How to Be Sure You are Filled With the Spirit - How to Grow and Develop Your Faith - How to Experience the Abundant Life - How to Be an Overcomer - How to Serve God Also Included is Insightful Teaching On: - How to Recognize False Doctrines - How to Find a Good Church - What to Look for in a Good Church - What to Do When You Find a Good Church Group takes place on Sundays at 9:00-9:45 a.m. beginning September 9th. Curriculum: Getting A Grip On The Basics by Beth Jones (link to purchase workbook above)