Our Story

our mission

Immanuel has been active in Riverside since our first worship service in 1908.  Throughout the last century, our mission hasn’t changed.  We are called to:
  • Experience God’s Presence
  • Equip God’s People
  • Engage the world with the Love of Jesus Christ

our vision

Our vision defines who God is calling us to be.  Our statement, called Vision 2025, helps define the focus of our ministries through the middle of 2020’s.  To learn more about our 6 Core Ministries that support our vision, see our Core Ministries tab.

our values

For us, values mean something.  Our values flow from our DNA and guide our life and ministry.  Each of our values help support our mission:
Experience God’s Presence
We value:
  • The Gospel of Jesus Christ as the power of God to save and change lives
  • The Word of God and the Sacraments as the chief means to know God
  • Inspiring and Dynamic Worship as a response to His love for us

Equip God’s People
We value:
  • Growing through life-long education
  • Discovering and developing personal giftedness and passion
  • Spiritual Interaction through small groups

Engage the World with the Love of Jesus Christ
We value:
  • Sharing our faith in our everyday lives
  • Serving people as a demonstration of God’s love
  • Supporting mission outreach

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together at 9:30 a.m. (in person and online.)