What To Expect
If you've never been and you're considering coming, here's what you should expect...
We love it when people come for the first time! We won't ever single you out during service, but if this is your first time, please stop by our First Time Guest Area in the lobby and let us know you're new to Riverside and we'll take it from there.
A CASUAL ATMOSPHERE.
We care about YOU, not what you’re wearing, so feel free to come in jeans, shorts, or whatever is comfortable (if you prefer, you can even wear a suit and tie). However, our dress code is simple: wear something. Grab a cup of free coffee from our Cafe and sit wherever you’d like! We will NOT single you out publicly or ask you to say anything, and we do NOT expect guests to contribute anything financially.
A FUN, SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR KIDS.
Kids love it at Riverside! If you bring your children, you’ll check them in at one of our Check-in kiosks and a friendly volunteer will escort you to their classroom. You will receive a security sticker that will be used for checking out your child after the service has ended. Our security volunteers will monitor the halls during the service. Babies and toddlers are cared for by loving volunteers.
Preschoolers experience age appropriate lessons from the Bible, songs, games, and even a snack so you don’t pick them up hungry. Our elementary age children spend the first part of our service worshipping with their parents and then they are dismissed to Large Group & Small Groups for practical lessons from the Bible. All of our kids ministry volunteers must pass background checks and have a heart for kids and families.
You can expect practical teaching that connects the words of the Bible to everyday life and music that is lively, including drums and guitars. Don’t be surprised when some people raise their hands as a sign of praise while singing, and don’t feel obligated to do so yourself. We desire to create an atmosphere of freedom in our services.
If you have any specific questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we hope to meet you this Sunday!