What to Expect
Service Time: 10:00am with Children's Sunday School at 11:20
405 Riverside Avenue North - Sartell, MN 56377 - (320) 251-5801

What To Expect

Riverside gathers year round for worship at 10 A.M. We believe the very character of God and what He has done through Jesus Christ merits our worship and exaltation of Him. We gather not because of what we can get out of the service but in worship of God as a response to what He has done in our lives. Yet, since we believe through worship we have the opportunity to come into God’s presence, we do look forward to how we might be changed as a result of a genuine encounter with the one true living God.
Our services typically last an hour and you're invited to join us downstairs afterwards for coffee, juice, and snacks.

Who’s Invited
Everyone! People at all different places in their relationship with and understanding of God are invited. We believe the Church is called to offer the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ to all - all are welcome. We will do everything in our means to make the spiritually curious feel comfortable in our service, while still maintaining an atmosphere of worship.

How to Dress
God does not look at the outward appearance as man does, but rather sees the condition of our hearts. You’re encouraged to examine the condition of your heart before you come, you’re also encouraged to come dressed however you feel comfortable. There is a wide variety of dress among those who attend our services. Our pastor typically wears khakis and a button down.


Riverside recognizes the value in yesterday’s traditional music, as well as today’s contemporary music: so we sing both. All our music is projected on a screen and led by keyboard and/or guitar. We don’t all have good voices, but we use them anyway, paying special attention to the words we are singing.

The Bible’s not boring, and so you shouldn’t expect to be bored by our sermons. If you are, please let us know. At the very core of every sermon is the Bible. Every effort is made to teach it’s truth’s in a way that is faithful to the original intent as well as being practical and relevant to today’s world. We rotate between three types of series -- an Old Testament book, a New Testament book, and a topical series.

Vision Statement:

Riverside Evangelical Church is called to build a community of saints empowered by the Holy Spirit.  We exist to glorify God in all areas of life by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Our Mission at Riverside is to further the gospel of Jesus Christ by:
Worshiping and celebrating...the presence of God (Psalm 16:11)
Discipling...that brings us to maturity in Christ (Matthew 28:19)
Equipping...us to live our faith in every aspect of life (Ephesians 4:12)