Beliefs

River Shore•The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God. We believe in His death for all men, His resurrection, and His inevitable return to judge the world. 

•The Sacred Scripture

We believe in the scripture as the inspired Word of God and that it is the complete revelation of God's will for mankind. We believe in the absolute authority of the scripture to govern the affairs of men and that the Bible is accurate in all its teachings.

•Sin

We believe all men are born sinners. Sin is choosing our way rather than God’s. Sin is an issue of the heart; we cannot limit its definition to the doing of wrong things. Simply stated sin is to miss the mark; or to fall short of the goal. 

•Repentance

We believe repentance is the inner brokenness and yieldedness which results in a change of heart and causes a person to turn from sin and dead works to God and His works. The basis of repentance is a heart set on pleasing God. True repentance always brings change.

•Salvation

We believe all men are born with a sinful (Adamic) nature and that the work of the Cross was to redeem man from the power of sin. We believe that salvation is available to all and is accomplished by God and leaves nothing for us to do except respond. At salvation a believer is secure in Christ Jesus.

•Water Baptism
 
We believe in the ordinance of water baptism by immersion in obedience to the Word of God. All those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior should be baptized in water as a public profession of their faith in Christ and to experience everything God has made available to them.

•The Holy Spirit

We believe in the existence of the Holy Spirit as the third person of the Trinity and in His interaction with man. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as manifested by the fruit and the gifts of the Spirit and that it is a separate experience that happens sometime after salvation.


•Prayer
 
We believe that prayer is first and foremost communion with our loving heavenly Father. Jesus said in the scriptures “whatever you ask in my name, I will do it.”


•Stewardship

We believe that every man is the steward of his life and resources, which are subject to and ultimately belong to God. We believe that tithing is a natural response to God’s grace and blessings.

•The Church

We believe in the Church as the eternal and universal Body of Christ consisting of all believers, including those who have gone before as well as those who are yet to come. We believe that the local assembly of believers is the present visible expression of Jesus Christ on the earth, a true Kingdom example in a specific locality for His purpose.

•Praise and Worship

We have a contemporary praise and worship service.  We worship the Lord through singing, clapping, and dancing; and with a loud voice, instruments and the lifting of hands. We believe that praise is declaring the wondrous works of God. Worship is reverence, adoration, and a heart-felt response to God. 

•Every Member Ministry

We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit to the Church body through its members to one another. We believe true body ministry begins with the realization that each member has a specific calling or purpose to fulfill.

•Evangelism

We believe that evangelism is a natural response for all who have experienced the love of Jesus Christ. The Lord commands us to make disciples of all the nations. We believe that each person is first responsible for evangelism in their own family as the Holy Spirit leads them.