Riverside's Sunday school classes meet at 9:30 am Sunday mornings and follow an ABF (Adult Bible Fellowship) format. They include casual fellowship around coffee and snacks, group announcements, prayer and care time. Interactive Bible study is a core element at ABF meetings. Groups will also do periodic social activities and service projects. We encourage you to visit one of the ABF's where you can connect and grow with other believers.
Our emphasis is on the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the foundation for true peacemaking. Discussions of resolving conflict in the family, church and workplace will be studied. We will show that conflicts are often rooted in the desires of the heart. Using the example of Jesus we will demonstrate that as an intermediary that we can use conflicts to bring glory to God and hope for change in undesirable situations. Using conflict we will demonstrate how to understand and practice forgiveness by learning from the maser Peacemaker, Jesus!
Faith is the central theme of James. He is not so much interested in our profession of faith as much as he is in our practice of faith. Written during the early days of the life of the New Testament Church, in the midst of severe trials, James encourages these new believers to see trials as a testing of their faith which produces endurance and endurance produces spiritual maturity. Of the 108 verses that make up the letter, 54 of them contain imperative verbs, leading many to see it as a call to act out chat we believe.
Jesus in the Old Testamentt
This class is open to all ages to meet for an in-depth study of the Bible. Description:
We are studying the Gospels to see how Jesus interacts with the disciples and they with Him and each
other so we can learn how to develop intimate relationships with the Lord and with each other
according to the vision statement of Riverside. We believe that a 21st century 'believer' is
also a 'disciple' and so what Jesus did with the Twelve applies to us today.
On the last Sunday every month, all ABF groups unite together in the sanctuary to
watch and openly discuss the topic. In this video blog series, U.S. Alliance President John
Stumbo unpacks issues God has been nurturing in his heart and mind. The blog is meant
to initiate fruitful dialogue on topics important to our growth as Jesus followers and to
our mission as a Christ-centered, Acts 1:8 family.
Deciding which ABF you want to connect and grow with? We welcome you to come this Sunday and experience one of them first-hand.