Vision Sunday

We believe God has given Riverwood a very important mission, to invite the spiritually disconnected of our communities to find and follow Jesus. But are we accomplishing it?

On Vision Sunday, Pastor Erin Bird helps us look back at 2019 to see how we did and did not accomplish our God-given mission, and Elder Tim Corcoran helps us look ahead to 2020 to see what might be ahead to help us continue helping people in our region find Jesus.

This is a memorable Sunday in the life of Riverwood, so give this week’s message a listen!

The Joy of Sending (Genuine Joy #7)

Many Americans think “bigger is better,” including when it comes to church. “If you have a bigger attendance, you must be a more successful church.” The book of Philippians shows us you can find joy in sending others to teach the Gospel, not just keeping people in your church. Pastor Erin Bird of Riverwood Church talks about how there can sometimes be more success when you show the Gospel globally than if you just worry about how many people attend a particular church.

Continue with Jesus (Following Jesus #2)

It is very natural for humans to think that in order to achieve a certain level of holiness, they have to “earn” it. Whether it be through classes, practices, or upholding certain traditions, they believe they have to jump through certain hoops in order to be “saved” or to please God.

But as Erin Bird, teaching pastor for Riverwood, shows us from the book of Colossians, what we need isn’t to add classes or religious practices in order to make God happy – rather, we just need to continue with Jesus.

So no matter where you are at in your spiritual journey, listen in to learn how you can love like Jesus loved and live like Jesus lived.

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus (Following Jesus #1)

Have you ever seen those videos of people texting on their phones while walking who end up running into a sign, or into a pond, or even into a wall? They are so distracted by their phones, they miss what is around them.

In the book of Colossians, the Apostle Paul didn’t want his readers to spiritually walk into “walls” by getting distracted by the things of life. So to protect them, he helps them by telling them to keep their eyes on Jesus.

If you are a Jesus-follower, this message will help you learn how to keep your eyes on Jesus. And if you aren’t a follower of Jesus yet, listen in to learn why you might want to follow Jesus.

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