What are we trying to do?

As a church community we are working to help people move their life forward! We call the journey ‘L3 Living’! That’s it! The Bible contains about 783,137 words. When we boiled them all down to their most basic essence, we were left with a simple concept: ‘L3 Living’!

How Do You Fit In?

We love helping people move and grow their life! If we had to draw a road map, it might look something like this:

Check It Out!

Check It Out!

You are welcome here! Whether you’ve never been to church or gone to church your whole life, you are welcome here! We currently have six Worship Communities to choose from.

Connect!

Connect!

There are many ways to connect but we suggest people start by getting to know the people in their Worship Community, then test-drive a Small Group!

Serve!

Serve!

Connection and life-growth happens best in the context of serving! Even if you are brand new at Riverwood, we want to help you find a Serving Team where you can begin to make an impact and contribute to the mission!

Give!

Give!

Life isn’t just about ‘getting’! When people come together to invest and give the mission we’re on is fueled. We have many different ways for people to Give!

The church of Jesus Christ has only a little to do with the hour and a half worship service on a Sunday morning. From the beginning, the design of the church was never to become a socially-driven gathering, a religious institution, a building, a worship service or an assembling of people into an audience. When Jesus said, “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it,” He gave us a clear indication that the church He would be building would be an army!

What Is L3 Living?

L1—
Living Intimately with God

Everything we do is about helping people have a personal, intimate, real, passionate relationship with God! The place this happens best for us is in our Worship Communities.

Connect With a Worship Community

 L2—
Living in Deep Community

Everything we do is about helping people have authentic, meaningful, life-on-life relationships with the people in their life! The place this happens best for us is in our Small Groups.

Connect With A Small Group

L3—
Living Lives of Influence

Everything we do is about mobilizing and equipping people to use their one-and-only-life to make a difference in this world. The place this happens best for us is in our Serving Teams.

Connect With A Serving Team

Statement of Faith

1. God

There is one God,1 who is infinitely perfect,2 existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.3

2. Jesus

Jesus Christ is true God and true man.4 He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.5 He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.6 He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest.7 He will come again to establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace.8

3. Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a divine Person, sent to indwell,9 guide, teach and empower the believer, and to convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment.10

4. Bible

The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of people. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.11

5. Sin

Humankind, originally created in the image and likeness of God,12 fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All people are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.13 The destiny of the impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment, but that of the believer is everlasting joy and bliss. 14

6. Freedom From Sin

Salvation has been provided only through Jesus Christ. Those who repent and believe in Him are united with Christ through the Holy Spirit and are thereby regenerated (born again), justified, sanctified and granted the gift of eternal life as adopted children of God.15

7. Christian Living

It is the will of God that in union with Christ each believer should be sanctified thoroughly16 thereby being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to God, receiving power for holy living and sacrificial and effective service toward the completion of Christ’s commission.17 This is accomplished through being filled with the Holy Spirit which is both a distinct event and progressive experience in the life of the believer.18

8. Healing

Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil as taught in the Scriptures are privileges for the Church in this present age.19

9. Church

The universal Church, of which Christ is the Head, consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and commissioned by Christ to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the Gospel to all nations.20

The local church, the visible expression of the universal Church, is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together to worship God, to observe the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, to pray, to be edified through the Word of God, to fellowship, and to testify in word and deed to the good news of salvation both locally and globally. The local church enters into relationships with other like-minded churches for accountability, encouragement and mission.21

10. Life After Death

There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life;22 for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.23

1 ISA. 44:6; 45:5-6 / 2 MATT. 5:48; DEUT. 32:4 / 3 MATT. 3:16-17; 28:19 / 4 PHIL. 2:6-11; HEB. 2:14-18; COL. 2:9 /5 MATT. 1:18; LUKE 1:35 / 6 1 COR. 15:3-5; 1 JOHN 2:2; ACTS 13:39 / 7 HEB. 4:14-15; 9:24-28 / 8 MATT. 25:31-34; ACTS 1:11 / 9 JOHN 14:16-17 / 10 JOHN 16:7-11; 1 COR. 2:10-12 / 11 2 TIM. 3:16; 2 PETER 1:20-21 / 12 GEN. 1:27 / 13ROM. 8:8; 1 JOHN 2:2 / 14 MATT. 25:41-46; 2 THES. 1:7-10 / 15 TITUS 3:5-7; ACTS 2:38; JOHN 1:12; 1 COR. 6:11 /16 1 THES. 5:23 / 17 ACTS 1:8 / 18 ROM. 12:1-2; GAL. 5:16-25 / 19 MATT. 8:16-17; JAMES 5:13-16 / 20 EPH. 3:6-12; 1:22-23 / 21 ACTS 2:41-47; HEB. 10:25; / MATT. 28:19-20; ACTS 1:8, 11:19-30; 15 / 22 1 COR. 15:20-23 / 23 2 THES. 1:7-10 / 24 1 THES. 4:13-17 / 25 1 COR. 1:7; TITUS 2:11-14; MATT. 24:14; 28:18