The Vision of Riverside is aligned with the Commission that Jesus gave; to be a disciple, to make a disciple, and to change the world.
We are a contemporary family church with lively music, a relaxed atmosphere and Bible-based sermons that are relevant to life today. At Riverside, you will find people of all ages and many nationalities.
We believe that God has a destiny for every person and our desire is to see you reach your God-given potential.
our SENIOR pastors:
Pastor Jim and Pastor Paivi Cameron are passionate about the opportunity that God has provided them to plant a church in the Chelmer region.
Through their faith and encouragement we are seeing the fulfillment of God’s promise as the church participation in the community increases each year.
They have been foundational in setting up the groundwork for each of us to step into all that God has for us.
They have been the senior pastors at Riverside Church for over twenty-five years and are committed to ensuring that the message of Jesus is understandable and accessible to every generation.
John and Glenda
Shane and Jacqui
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives.
(2 Tim 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
(Matt 28:19; 2 Cor 13:14; Lev 19:2)
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
(Acts 4:12; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Gal 2:20)
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.
(John 3:5-7; Romans 10:9; Matthew 7:21)
We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and to be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that speaking in tongues is the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit, and that the Holy Spirit empowers us to use various spiritual gifts.
(Acts 2:4; Acts 2:38-39; Luke 11:13; 1 Cor 12)
We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.
(2 Peter 1:3; Deut 6:4-5; Matthew 22:37-39)
We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.
(Ex 15:26; Isaiah 53:5; 3 John 3:1-2)
We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Thess 4:17; John 11:25-26; Rev 21:7-8; John 3:16-18; Mark 16:15-16)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
(John 14:3, Acts 1:10-11; Rev 22:7,20)