Missions work at Riverside is central to what we do and as the church has grown Riverside has been able to assist ministries both small or large and local or distant through prayer and financial support. Over the years the work has taken many different forms including sending food to the hungry, digging wells to provide clean water, providing financial support to pastors in remote areas along with the refurbishment of buildings to provide clean shelter for schooling and living accommodation and sending financial aid to areas in the world that have experienced disasters.
Whatever form the assistance takes our first concern is for the Good News of Jesus Christ to be preached and for those that we have the privilege of helping to know that we help because we are led by Jesus and want to be witnesses to the goodness of God.
We want to see lives changed and communities transformed and come to the knowledge of the Saviour.
Currently Riverside Church are focused on the 4 following adopted ministries:
BETEL UK : An independent Christian charity for men and women affected by hardships that lead to social exclusion especially homelessness and drug and alcohol abuse. Betel do a great work in this area seeing many lives restored through faith in Christ
Harvest Mission: A Christian organisation operating in India. Riverside sponsor 8 travelling pastors who venture through rural regions in 4 states of India helping local church leaders spiritually and practically.
Egypt My People: An organisation that helps and works with persecuted Christians in the Middle East who have lost their jobs and been rejected by their families due to their new found faith
LINKS International : Our relationship is beginning to take shape as we explore possibilities where Riverside can get involved in overseas projects. Links also offer short term missionary trips to people who just want to help in God’s Kingdom.
If you are new to Riverside or have been coming for a long time and would like to get involved in mission please contact us.