People of Riverside
Dave, Paula & Co.
Riverside Church has provided us with a community of amazing friends who are there for us in good and in difficult times. Is a great place of encouragement and opportunity. A place where we develop in our own faith and are able to express that faith in practical ways. The youth work is vibrant and engaging and really helps teach our children about the Christian faith.
Helen & Christian
We love Riverside for the friendship, the kids work and the teaching. Great opportunities to get involved. Christian has been at the forefront of the football team and it’s ministry.
Girls in the Youth Group
We really enjoy all the activities that Roc Solid do. There’s always loads on like games, sports, activities and the teaching and discussion is really useful too. The youth pastors are really supportive and encourage us to develop our skills for God and to do our best. It’s really fun making new friends and meeting people each week at Roc Solid… come along and see for yourself.
Richard and Shirley
Being at Riverside keeps us young. We don’t want to become ‘old people’ frozen in time like woolly mammoths. The average age of Riversiders is way below ours in our seventies. There are all-types, from IT eggheads to callous-handed tradesmen, to sensitive-handed surgeons and left-handed footballers. You could well ask “what keeps us all together?” The answer is Jesus the Christ. We all agree that Christ is for us, even today. His life-blood is no longer pouring out, but his passion for broken people and for our broken world is as deep as ever. Magnetically he draws young and old, male and female, white and black, African and Asian, able and disabled. Whoever we are we fit in – we know that we do.
My family and I have been at Riverside for several years. It’s a great place for teaching and also has wonderful youth work ministries for my children. I’m involved in the men’s ministry in the church, which makes an important part of the outreach and discipleship of the church. Being able to reach out to other men in the workplace is very important to me and having the support from the church and events to bring friends along to is an important link between what I do in the week and what my faith is all about.
My family and I joined Riverside Church back in 1986, shortly after it began. I had come to the conclusion that it didn’t make sense to travel miles to church, as we had been doing. We wanted to be part of a church that represented the community where we live, and in Riverside we found just that. Many families from our neighbouring streets also went to Riverside.
I would have to say that Riverside is the kind of church I feel comfortable inviting friends and neighbours to. It’s always relevant and never boring.