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!

 

 
Children's Easter egg Hunt has been cancelled
The Children’s Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday, April 4 has ...
Riverstone Worship Schedule Updates
First of all, we are praying for all of you! At this time, we will ...
The RCC Food Pantry Ministry is available for those in need
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Children's Easter egg Hunt has been cancelled
The Children’s Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday, April 4 has been cancelled.
 
 Lord willing, it will be replaced with a Pic Nic for parents and children in May. More to come,
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Riverstone Worship Schedule Updates
First of all, we are praying for all of you!  
 
At this time, we will not gather in person throughout the month of April.  HOWEVER, Pastor Rick will be bringing a word from The Word on Sundays @ 10:30 a.m. via Facebook Live.  If you want to follow us on Facebook, please "like" and "follow" the Riverstone Community Church page on Facebook to receive encouraging messages from Pastor Rick and other Riverstone ministries.
 
Our Ministry Leaders will be using a video conferencing software to keep our Core Groups and Wednesday Night groups connected. We encourage each of you to plug in with one of these groups as they meet together, pray together, laugh together and grow together. We are thankful for technology that allow us to continue to see the faces we love and care about even when we cannot be in the same location. 
 
Because this is a very fluid situation, our schedule may change.  As of right now, it does not appear that we will be able to meet together before May 3. Should that change, we will immediately get out the word! 
 
During this time, you can continue to be faithful in your giving by either making on line gifts through the PayPal link on our website, or you can send check through the U.S. Mail.  
We have two mailing addresses:
Riverstone Community Church, 6800 West Fifth Street, Jacksonville, Fl  32254, or
Riverstone Community Church, P.O.Box 1826, Orange Park, Fl  32067.
 
Continue to pray for each other and check on each other during this challenging time. Encourage others to join you for our upcoming Live Stream services.
 
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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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THE BATTLE IS THE LORD’S
Sunday, April 05, 2020
           
               
6800 West 5th Street Jacksonville, Fl. 32254 - Contact Us
info@riverstonecommunitychurch.org