Our Mission

He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth.
- Ephesians 1:9-10


The purpose of River Ridge is to exalt Jesus by building up His body so the world is filled with Him by:

  • making disciples of all the nations who watchfully keep Jesus' words
  • preaching and demonstrating the gospel to all the world
In other words, we want to see the knowledge, love, and worship of Jesus spread to every corner of the globe as people come to know and are transformed by Him. This is being salt and light in the world (Matthew 5:13-16). This happens through the local church being built up as people are saved into the body and then grow to be more like Jesus. Then new churches are planted in areas where there is little or no gospel witness so that God's kingdom spreads even before Jesus comes and brings His kingdom. So our responsibility is to reach our region (South Sacramento/Elk Grove) with the gospel and support church planting around the globe (Romans 15:18-21).

Missional Communities

One of the primary ways that we seek to live out our mission is in Missional Communities. God intended the church to be a family, a body, that coporately live out our mission together.