What to Expect

A description of what to expect when you attend a Sunday morning gathering of Riverside Community Church.

Casual Dress
There is no dress code at Riverside.  We celebrate diversity and our church is an eclectic mix of styles.  We want you to feel comfortable to come as you are.

Welcoming, Not Embarassing
You can also visit knowing that no one will make you stand up and introduce yourself or do anything else that is socially uncomfortable. Many of the people who come to Riverside have found that the Bible is answering many of their most challenging questions. We get many new visitors every week...so you won't stick out.  We want to make you feel welcome and make ourselves available for any questions you have...but you won't be singled out in any way.

Guitars, Drums, Bass, Voices
Music is an important way for us to praise God in a unifying way.  With one voice we proclaim who God is and we express our love for Him and our gratitude to Him.  We choose songs that have strong, Biblically accurate lyrics.  We play in a style that is designed to engage, encourage and inspire the church.  We use a blend of modern anthems and new takes on timeless hymns with the specific intention of inviting the church to worship God.  Our band typically includes a mixture of voices, guitars, bass, drums and keyboards.

Practical, Biblical Teaching
Every message is designed to address real everyday issues we all face: things like stress, debt, relationships, and purpose by investigating what the Bible has to say about them.  Typically our pastors preach verse by verse through entire passages of scripture over the course of several weeks, allowing the Bible (not our own agenda) to dictate the direction and content of the message.  

Service Length
Our services last about an hour. We value your time and want to make every moment count from the start to the end of the service. We begin and end with music with a 30 minute message from the Bible in between.  Our services are also intended to encourage and challenge you.

Coffee, Juice, Donuts, Bagels, Muffins, Fruit
Friendships are made and community happens around the Riverside Cafe.  We serve a great cup of coffee and lots of bagels, donuts, muffins, fruit and juice for everyone to enjoy - all for free. You don't have to wake up extra early to make breakfast before church, we provide it for you! You can even take your food and coffee into the worship service with you.

Fun Activities for Your Kids in our Childrens Programs
Our childrens programs are designed to entertain your children while teaching them about God in a lesson suited to their age level.  Our teams are staffed by caring volunteers who have gone through the state required child abuse and criminal record background checks. They are passionate about teaching young people about God and having fun!