We desire to see God, by His grace, continue to build through us a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, mission-minded, biblically grounded church of Christ where we watch our life and doctrine closely as we minister to one another and to a lost world.
Our imperative for the North River Church of Christ is to be a people thoroughly grounded in the Word of God. Ephesians 4:1-16 lays out the biblical model for a mature church. We are committed to following that pattern and teaching.
Reaching the Lost and Serving Those in Need
Our One Another Relationships (John 13:34-35)
Family Groups: We will continue to encourage every member at North River to be an active part of a Family Group as a vehicle to practice the many one another passages in the New Testament, as well as develop a close network of friends in the church. We want to build closer relationships with the campus, singles and adult Family Groups for encouragement and mentoring.
The Older Teach the Younger (Titus 2:1-5, I Peter 5:5)
The Bible emphasizes the older teaching the younger in mentoring/discipling relationships. We particularly want to focus on special need areas including new Christians, engaged couples, new marriages, young families, academic and career development, sexual purity and areas of self control. We encourage every disciple to seek out relationships that will follow this Biblical pattern.
The Brotherhood (I Peter 2:17): We want to encourage participation in brotherhood events around the country and engage in regular fellowship opportunities with our Atlanta family of sister churches.
We believe our worship services should be Christ-centered and bring glory to God by lifting up Christ and inspiring us to live lives that glorify him in every way.
We recognize that without spiritual growth and a much deepened reliance on our Heavenly Father in prayer, that our vision will be blurred and our goals unfulfilled. We are calling on every member to reach new heights in their prayer life and increase their faith and dependence on our Heavenly Father (Ephesians 6:18).
We are asking our Heavenly Father to direct and help us accomplish all of these goals and for the vision to do even greater things here in His body at North River. We believe if we humbly bow and submit ourselves before Him, and seek all of this for His glory alone, that He will be pleased and we will be successful.
Oh Lord, open the eyes of these men, so they can see. (2 Kings 6:20)