Who we are and what we do

Riverwood's aim is to invite the spiritually disconnected to find and follow Jesus.

We do this through our "pathway": Gather, Grow, Give, Go


Every Sunday, we gather together to worship Jesus. We believe His death on a cross and resurrection from the dead changes everything for us. So we happily gather each week to sing to Him and learn more about how to follow Jesus and be more like Him.

No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, we'd love for you to join us! (Knowing the songs or the books of the Bible is NOT a requirement!)


For us, to "follow Jesus" means we grow spiritually. At Riverwood, we take a two-handed approach to your spiritual growth.

First, we encourage you to develop personal spiritual disciplines like Bible reading and prayer. (To help you, download a Bible reading plan here.)

But following Jesus isn't a solo act! That's why secondly, we encourage you to get into a Growth Group. Our Growth Groups meet throughout the week during the school year, studying the Scripture from Sunday's message in greater depth.

To find out when our Groups meet, visit our Events page.

By the way, everyone is welcome at our Groups. There is no entrance exam and no quiz at the end; just encouragement to go the next step in your journey with Jesus.


At Riverwood, when we talk about Giving, we are talking about more than just money. (After all, Jesus didn't simply give money, He gave His life!) This is why we invite the Riverwood Family to generously open their "FIST" – to give their Finances, Influence, Skills, and Time.

One way we give as a church family is through our FirstServe events, such as the monthly Waverly Food Bank, the annual Family Fun Fair, or helping with a Habitat for Humanity house.


Just as Jesus was sent by God the Father to live in 1st Century Palestine to give his life to rescue sinful mankind, Jesus-followers are sent by God's Spirit to give their lives to be a blessing to the world.

This, to us, is the ultimate way to be like Jesus - to set aside our selfishness to love those around us, show grace to them, and invite them to find and follow Jesus themselves.


In case you are still curious...