Christ's life was defined as a life of service. In fact He said that He came to serve and not be served (Mark 10:44). At Riverside we seek to provide meaningful opportunities for congregants to serve each other, their community, and even other parts of the world.
Our main objective when going on an overseas mission trip is service. We will try and assess what kinds of needs the people of a community might have (housing, medical, clothing) and provide whatever we can. We want to serve the people and show them the love of Jesus so that we can then speak the truth about Jesus and how He died and rose again so they can have a relationship with Him.
Much like our global missions, our objective for local missions is service. A couple ways we serve the people of Decatur is through fun family events at Riverside, park outreach events as well as serving the homeless throughout the community. It has been very exciting to see people come to know Christ through these ministries.
In Our Church
There are many opportunities to serve at Riverside. We are always needing help in our nursery, with AWANA, in the kitchen for special events, and in areas of leadership (teaching, ministering on the board, or being a men/women’s ministry leader). Someone must be a member for any leadership or teaching position. To work with kids someone will need a background check and fill out an application.