At Riverside we believe the Church is called to "equip the saints for the work of the ministry." It is our belief that as people grow through the teaching of God's Word and in discipleship in the local Church, He will give them the burden and desire to share their faith. In this sense, evangelism is not primarily a "program" of the local Church, but a result of being yielded and submitted to His Word. As this begins to take place, the body of Christ has unique and distinct opportunities for domestic ministry - whether at work, school, community activities, or neighborhood friendships. We also desire, as a local Church body to look and pray for opportunities where we can minister corporately. The Elders of Riverside have prayed for God's direction for 2017, and it is exciting to explore the unique and specific opportunities God is directing for us to minister in our community.