Riverwood’s mission from the very beginning has been to invite spiritually disconnected people to ﬁnd and follow Jesus. This mission is not dependent upon a building, but rather upon God’s Spirit working through us as followers of Jesus to “love like Jesus loved and live like Jesus lived.”
However, we live in a region of the U.S. where “church” is deﬁned as a group of people who worship in a particular building. We believe that in order to continue to accomplish this mission of “building lives”, a dedicated building would be a helpful tool toward this end. Already, in the two years we have occupied this building, we have seen our space used for:
Not to mention our weekly Worship Gatherings, where anyone from the general public is invited to attend and hear the gospel. And we believe with time, we will utilize this building even more to help make Jesus-followers who will help make more Jesus-followers.
By owning the property, we lower our monthly payments, allowing $750/mo more to go towards further ministry, such as overseas missions, outreach, discipleship, staﬃng, church planting, or more.
Glad you asked! There is a lot we want and need to do with the building. We have decided any additional funds would be used as such: