THE CHURCH AT RIVERSIDE MISSION STATEMENT

OUR VISION:  Seeking the heart of God with passion, purpose and praise
 
OUR PASSION: For all people to know Jesus Christ personally. We strive to express this passion by how we love, share and serve both God and others.
 
OUR PURPOSE: As His Church, is to be Kingdom focused. To make, mature and multiply disciples into His family, in a way that God alone will be worshiped and glorified.
 

OUR PRAISE: As an offering to God, for His Power, Peace and Presence in our lives daily.

 
WHAT WE BELIEVE…
 

The Bible – It is the inspired Word of God. It is complete and true. (2 Timothy 3:16)

God – There is one and only one living and true God. He is the Creator of all, has existed and always will, and rules over all. God reveals Himself as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:2)

Jesus – He is God’s Son. He has existed always, but lived on earth as a man. After living a perfect, sinless life, Jesus offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice for every human being by dying on the cross. He arose from the grave after three days, having defeated death and ascended to Heaven and will return one day to reign as King. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

The Holy Spirit – He works to bring all people to understand their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer the moment they accept Jesus Christ as Savior. He never leaves the believer, but to experience His Power in our lives we must be obedient to His direction. (Ephesians 1:13-14)

Salvation – Is through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and what He did for me by sacrificing His Perfect Life on my behalf, a sinner. I can never earn my salvation because it is not what I did, but what Jesus did. It is a gift, but I must accept it. (Romans 10:9; Ephesians 2:8-9)

The Church – The Bible tells us the Church is the body of Christ in the world today. Its main purpose is to reach people for Jesus Christ and to disciple believers in their daily lives. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13)

Communion – We believe that the Lord’s Supper as observed in our church, symbolizes the Lord’s death and is open to all who have received Christ as their Lord and Savior. (1 Corinthians 11:17-34)

Baptism – We believe that baptism is a symbol of the believer’s identification with Christ in His burial and resurrection therefore profession of faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior is a prerequisite to baptism. (Romans 6:4-5) We believe that the only Scriptural mode of baptism is by immersion in water and is a prerequisite to our church membership.
 

 

Leadership:

Arie Mangrum, Pastor

Arie L. Mangrum III has served as the pastor of The Church at Riverside for 3 years. Before that, he served on the pastoral staff of Sovereign Grace Church in Joppa, MD for 8 years and previous to that he led a church planting team in establishing Cornerstone Church in Chester, PA. He and his wife Marilyn have been married for 38 years and they have three adult children, Arie IV, Darren and Marisa. Their son Arie IV and his wife Jamie recently blessed them with the birth of their first grandchild Arie V.
 
He is a graduate of the University of Maryland in 1974, where he met his wife Marilyn. He also graduated from the Sovereign Grace Pastors College in 2004.
 
Pastor Arie’s primary desire is to see the church comprehend the gospel fully, feel it passionately and obey it wholly. He believes that a biblical understanding of the church will motivate us to invest our time, our talents, our energy and our lives in God’s purpose for the church.