Serve

There is no hurry at all. Rest a long while. But when you are ready, you too can have a role to play.

We get to offer others the same love and mercy we've received through Jesus.

Reach Out Locally

Through its Deacon's ministry, Riverside offers many opportunities to show the mercy of Jesus to widows and children without  safe homes, to those who hunger and thirst, who have no home or clothing, the sick, the refugee, the immigrant, the prisoner and the troubled. 

Reach Out Globally

Riverside seeks to support Micah Project in Honduras. We are actively involved in supporting pastors and churches in New Zealand including Grace Theological College. 

Reach Out to Opposite-Sex and Same-Sex Attracted Neighbors

At Riverside, neighbors from varying points of view attend. We imperfectly seek to cultivate the robust and rich life of companionship and friendship that Jesus teaches and offers. We also seek to dignify the attractions and desires that each human being must wrestle with and name.  At Riverside, when we talk about the good gift of sexuality as a whole, we are often viewed as too traditional by some of our LGBTQ friends and too liberal by some of our Evangelical colleagues. The two sermons below given by Dr. Eswine are on the occasion of the Supreme Court Decision regarding same-sex marriage and in response to the Orlando Massacre of 2016. These messages will enable you to gain a sense of how we imperfectly but sincerely approach this tender topic together as a Riverside community. 

Reach Out Inter-Racially

St. Louis  has not been immune to serious racial tensions . Loving our neighbors who racially differ from us challenges us. Organizationally, Riverside partners with the Alliance for Inter-Racial Dignity, the Clergy Alliance for Racial Equality , and the Martin Luther King Jr Day  Celebrations here in Webster Groves.  Personally , we are learning to reach out in ordinary  relationships  with  neighbors whose skin is black, brown or white. 

Learn to Offer your Life

It takes time to know ourselves enough to have a sense of what spiritual gifts we have to offer out of love to others. No worries, sign-up for a Saturday morning workshop to learn how to identify and offer the gifts God has given you. 

Learn to Share Your Faith

It isn't easy to share our faith with others much less love them well; particularly if they differ with us in belief, race, class, age or health. But we can learn with grace and time and patience. Sign-up for a Saturday morning workshop to learn how to share your faith. 

Questioning the Role of Money at Church

How do we reach out financially? Why do we? What if we are cynical and suspicious about hypocrisy and misuse?