Our Purpose

Our Purpose
The purpose of River City Christian is to be a Mission Station: to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with every person and everywhere and to grow and equip believers into fully devoted followers of Christ.

Our Core Values
River City Christian is a faith community committed to five core values that are consistently emphasized in the Bible:
• Worship
Showing love and devotion to the God of the Universe and to His Son Jesus Christ
• Discipleship
Submitting more and more of our daily lives to the teachings of Jesus
• Fellowship
Growing in commitment and love with other believers
• Evangelism
Sharing the Good News of Jesus with others who have not yet believed
• Service
Using our gifts, resources and time in the name of Jesus to benefit others

What We Believe
Our church constitution includes this Confession of Faith:
This church is an organization and fellowship of Christians who confess personal faith in Jesus Christ. We believe in the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, as the inspired Word of God and the perfect rule for faith, doctrine and conduct. We rely upon the work of the Holy Spirit as revealed in Scripture. This church believes that baptism and communion are opportunities for obedience to the teaching of Jesus Christ. We also believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ.

At River City Christian we often talk about having unity in the essentials and freedom in the non-essentials. We believe that the essentials are the belief that salvation is found in Jesus Christ and Him alone, and that the Bible is our authority. Beliefs beyond those two points are considered non-essentials. While we may hold specific theological positions on a variety of issues, we believe that the only things that are truly necessary for our unity is faith in Jesus as the Savior of the world and in the Bible as the Word of God.

The Path
We are committed to helping everyone become a fully devoted follower of Christ. We recognize that there are many different ways that churches try to help their people mature spiritually; there is no one right way. But here at River City Christian we have developed a basic strategy that we encourage all of our people to pursue in order to grow in their faith. We call it The Path and it includes three fundamental elements:

  1. Attend Worship regularly to focus your heart on God
  2. Take Equipping Classes to focus your mind on learning more about Him
  3. Join a Growth Group to focus your attention on building significant relationships with other believers.Our Commitment
    We are committed to fulfilling:
    The Great Commandment
    Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind… and love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39 NIV

The Great Commission
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Matthew 28:19-20a NIV