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Our Mission and Core Values

Our Mission and Core Values

I. Mission

RiverLakes Community Church is a body of believers called to glorify God by declaring the gospel, maturing believers and giving our lives away for Jesus Christ’s sake.

II. Core Values

Seven core values are the essential elements of what we believe, who we are, and what we do at RiverLakes Community Church. We believe these values reflect the very heart of God and His design for the life and practice of His church.

1. Gospel Centered

We believe that the ability to be and make disciples is rooted firmly in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus who forgives our sins and empowers us to live a new life.

We are a church that points everything back to Jesus.

1 Cor. 15:3-8

2. Biblical Foundation

We believe being a disciple means building our lives on the clear teaching of Scripture.

We are a church that honors God’s Word with accuracy and obedience

2 Tim. 2:15; James 1:22-25

3. Dependent Prayer

We believe that prayer is essential to being and making disciples. God will do great things in proportion to our great dependence upon Him.

We are a church that depends on the Spirit through prayer

Luke 11:1-13; 18:1-8

4. Relational Discipleship

We believe in making disciples in relational small groups with an intentional leader using a reproducible process.

We are a church that makes disciples who make disciples

Matt. 4:19

5. Spiritual Maturity

We believe we can measure maturity by how well a disciple loves, and Christian love expresses itself most clearly through service and sacrifice.

We are a church that expresses love and maturity though serving others

Mark 10:42-45; John 13:1-17, 34-35; 15:12-13; Eph. 4:11-16

6. Family Focus

We believe families are the building blocks of a church and a society, and they are the primary environments where disciples are made.

We are a church that encourages discipleship in the home

Eph. 5:22-6:4

7. Relentless Evangelism

We believe that multiplying disciples is Jesus’ strategy for reaching the world, and it starts with engaging nonbelievers with the goal of sharing the gospel.

God has called us to do this locally, regionally and globally.

We are a church that reaches the world, one person at a time

Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8