Riverstone Community Church of Jacksonville FL
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Our Mission & Purpose

Mission

Grace

The implementation of God’s grace in the life of believers is both liberating and motivational. We know that many Christians are missing out on the fullness of their Christian walk with Christ because they have never learned the message of being free in Christ!  Now for some, the teaching of grace makes them nervous because Gods grace makes us free and many pastors, teachers, and leaders don’t feel that believers can fulfill their Christian duties without more “controls” or structure to guide them. The fact is...Christ has made us free; and while the Apostle Paul warns in Galatians that we are not to use our liberty as a license to sin, nevertheless we are free!

 

We at Riverstone want to teach this freedom to all believers. Not so we would be free to sin, but rather free to be all that we are in Christ, to live free, to serve freely, to share in relationships that promote a proper functional view of God, and the grace he has given to his children.

 

Evangelism

As we understand the Grace of God and implement its truth in our lives, we become motivated to share the truth of Gods redeeming love and message of hope. Christ died so that we may be free from sin, its enslaving power, its consequence and eternal separation from the love of God. Grace doesn’t motivate us by compulsion, competition, or controlling forces that are part of some evangelistic program, but rather grace motivates us by an absolute, unwavering commitment to Christ through love! In a mature relationship with Christ, we cannot help but to convey the love of God and implore men, women, and children to come to Jesus. Being made free, to live our lives without condemnation, or fear of rejection, Christ has granted me the freedom to be myself, to be immersed in the love of God, to have an abiding fellowship with God...how could we not share this message. So we share, we grow, and we invite others to know him and serve him.

 

Discipleship

Jesus said that we are to go and make disciples... and we are committed to fulfilling this commission by equipping the saints through teaching truth from one person and generation to the next. A disciple is “one who follows and learns from another as a pupil” (Donald McKim). Riverstone is committed to a duality of teaching and learning as a continual means of maturing believers. We know that discipleship is critical to the perpetuation of the next generation of believers and individually and collectively we share in this responsibility.

 

Fellowship

The fellowship of Christian’s is essential for growth and encouragement. We at Riverstone are committed to developing deep, meaningful relationships. Unfortunately, all to often, many Christians attend church and never realize all that God would have them experience in the mutual bond of relationship. In order to develop these relationships, we need fellowship; which means we spend time together, actually get to know each other. Imagine that? We like the early church in Acts2:42 are committed to the same common goals...”They were devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

 

Worship

Come and let us worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! What could possibly be greater than experiencing the unadulterated joy of worshipping God in song, praise and an assembly that gathers to hear his word! Real worship is never boring, dull, or dry, but is full of excitement, hope, joy, and anticipation of what God is going to do next in the lives of his people. We are committed to every worship service being filled with an expectation that God is going to participate and inhabit the praise of his people. Nothing compares to being in the presence of the Lord and joining believers who seek his face and a fresh word. We want you to join with us in worship!

 

Purpose

 Deepening Our Relationship to God

  • Did you know it’s possible to have a deep spiritual walk and relationship with God? We are committed to teaching and growing together to better understand all that God would have us to be. In order for that to happen, we must learn how to abide in him, how to trust in him, how to fellowship with him, and most importantly how to listen to him. This journey is an exciting one and we want you to experience God in a way that maybe you never have before...we assure you, the journey is not over.

Developing Relationships with Others

  • Far too often believers will congregate, even socialize at a church fellowship, but unfortunately never learn how to develop real and meaningful relationships with others. Sometimes, we hold back from really sharing our innermost thoughts; out of fear of rejection, criticism, or simply we just don’t know anyone well enough to open up too.

  • At Riverstone Community Church, we are all about building relationships! We want to know you and we want you to know us! Not just on Sundays, but in a way that promotes continuity in the body of Christ. So how is this done? We are glad you asked...it is done through maturing in the grace of God; knowing that we are not perfect people, but share in flaws, and quirks, and all of the things that make us human like the ability to love and laugh. Come to Riverstone and let us get to know each other.

 Defining Ourselves Through Service

  • As we go along the Christian journey, we are called through love to serve one another. As we serve, we use our gifts that God has equipped us with as believers and in so doing we enrich the lives of others and ourselves. When we do not use our gifts in serving, life is dull, boring, and unsatisfying...these negatively influence our natural mind and often promote other activities to fill this void left from an unfulfilled life. Unfortunately many Christians have allowed themselves to get into trouble as they seek to replace the calling of God upon their life with other activities. We want you to be all that you can be for God, for your family, your community, your country, and for the world!  Come learn to serve one another in love, and in so doing, learn to experience the abundant life in Christ!

 

 
Starting Stone is coming soon!
After much prayer and consideration we are excited to announce that...
Staying Connected at Riverstone
During this time, many people are feeling disconnected in so many w...
The RCC Food Pantry Ministry is available for those in need
Our Riverstone Food Pantry Ministry is led by John and Vickie Woods...
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Starting Stone is coming soon!
After much prayer and consideration we are excited to announce that our Starting Stone nursery ministry will be reopening Sunday, October 4th. There will be some new precautions taken for a safe return. Here are a few things you can expect for your child.
 
*Temperature will be checked at check in.
*Only nursery volunteers will be allowed into the classrooms.
*Hands will be washed before snack time.
*Individual pre packaged snacks will be provided.
*individual crayon boxes with glue sticks and other supplies for crafts will be provided.
*Masks are optional for children and volunteers.
*Children will be spaced out during lessons and coloring time.
 
If  you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Tina Runkles or Aleshia Rigdon and they will help you in any way possible.
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Staying Connected at Riverstone

During this time, many people are feeling disconnected in so many ways, but we want to remind you that we are here for you! We know that God's Word tells us in Matthew 18:20 that Where two or more have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.

There are many ways to stay virtually connected through our various ministry opportunities here at Riverstone Community Church and we would LOVE to see and hear from you. If you are not currently in fellowship with one of our communities below, we encourage you to reach out to the leader of the ministry that best meets your needs.  

 

Riverstone Ministry Leaders

Pastor Rick Baldwin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marshall Thompson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nursery Ministry

Tina Runkles, Starting Stone, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Aleshia Rigdon, Starting Stone, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ceressa Anthony, Starting Stone, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Children's Ministry

Lana Richardson, Kid's Life, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kara Mosely, Kid's Life, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Carla Coffrin, Kid's Life,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth and Student Ministry

Chris Roop, SWAG And Student Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kelly Roop, SWAG And Student Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Adult Ministry

Cheryl Baldwin, Women’s Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lori Hess, Women’s Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Levi Rigdon, Men’s Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Terry Kelly, Men’s Ministry

Will Anthony, Singles, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Amanda Stricklar, CORE, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hink Conway,  CORE, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Maddie Conway, CORE, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dwight Wilkins, CORE
Glenn Ellison, CORE

Hospitality/Communications Ministry

John Woods, Food Pantry

Vickie Woods, Greeters/Food Pantry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donna Kay Strayer, Greeters

Cyndi Denney, Hospitality

Jeff Denney, Hospitality

Ken Horne, Parking And Security, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tom Loveless, IT/Media, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brian Hess, IT/Media, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Brittany Sandoval, Sound/Media, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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The RCC Food Pantry Ministry is available for those in need

Our Riverstone Food Pantry Ministry is led by John and Vickie Woods. If you or someone you know is in need, please go to the church kitchen after service or speak with any of your church leaders who are here to serve.

 

If you would like to contribute to the Food Pantry Ministry, we would gratefully accept the following items. Please be mindful of expirations dates.

Canned vegetables

Cereal
Boxed dinners Dry beans
Boxed rice Can and dry milk
Pasta sauce Peanut Butter
Canned meat Jelly
Canned fruit Dry, condensed, ready to serve soup
Salt & Pepper shakers Diapers, wipes
Cooking Spray

Bath soap, Deodorant, Shampoo, Disposable razors,

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Toilet tissue

Vegetable oil Store gift cards to purchase perishable items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday, May 03, 2020
           
               
6800 West 5th Street Jacksonville, Fl. 32254 - Contact Us
info@riverstonecommunitychurch.org