Values

The Vision of RiverStone

Our vision is evident community transformation through the presence of God. Our pillars are Worship, Prayer, Healing, Development, and Outreach. We believe these five values sow into our vision to see a harvest of community transformation.

Worship

We believe that the most intimate expression of our love for God is worship. We desire our corporate celebration to be a time of great refreshing for everyone involved. Our goal in worship is to glorify God and engage His presence.

We sincerely hope that you feel the freedom to worship God the way He deserves – with all of your heart.

Prayer

Jesus said, “My Father’s house will be a house of prayer.” At RiverStone we believe that prayer should be our first response, not our last resort. We desire everything we do to be bathed in prayer. To this end, we have a prayer room in the church building that is available as well as other activities centered on our belief in the power of prayer. These opportunities include:

Ministry time at every Sunday morning service
Monthly Night of Healing Prayer services – located in the Sanctuary
Call to Pray – Tuesdays at noon in the Sanctuary
Women’s Intercessory Prayer – Thursdays at 9 AM in the Sanctuary
Men’s Prayer – Sundays at 8:30 AM in the Prayer Room
Pre-service Prayer – Sundays 30 minutes prior to service start time in the Office

Additionally, our Prayer Room is open to the public Monday – Thursday from 9 AM – 4 PM, with the exception of the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month. On those days, it is open from 9 AM – 11 AM, & 1:30 PM – 4 PM.

Healing

We believe that Jesus is the Great Healer. While our world is being devastated by sin and sickness, we have confidence in God and God alone to heal. He has the power to bring life out of death. We desire to see healing take place in our church, our community and in every area of life: the physical, the emotional, the relational, and most all, the spiritual. Because healing was central in Jesus’ ministry, we are committed to becoming a Center for Healing.

We currently provide a monthly Night of Healing Prayer, Sunday morning prayer teams, SOZO Ministry, and Pastoral Counseling.

Development

We believe that God has called us to be a church that focuses on training and sending. We realize that many of the people who come to RiverStone Church are led here by God so that they can be trained, equipped, empowered, and then sent into strategic places of ministry around the world. Whatever God’s call on your life, we would love the opportunity to walk with you as you listen, discover, and fulfill your Kingdom Destiny.

Our congregation also meets in small groups throughout the week. A small group is comprised of 6-14 people who gather weekly to build relationships with one another through study, prayer, and encouragement. Small groups also help and reach out to those who do not know Jesus. We have small groups meeting Sunday through Friday in homes throughout Cobb County.

Outreach

We’ve heard the Lord’s call to GO and reach the lost.  Outreach can happen anywhere: on a short-term mission trip,  a long-term mission trip, but especially wherever you are right now—in your own backyard.  The truth is, there are many, MANY people who have no idea who Jesus really is…that there’s a Father in Heaven who loves and cherishes them as well as a Son who died, resurrected, and paid for them to take away their shame.

At RiverStone, we want to be a “people of outreach.”  We want the Lord to invade all of our areas of influence whether that’s in the marketplace, at the gas station, in your school—the world should see the light God has placed inside of YOU.

Below are some examples from our staff and church family of what outreach looks like to them, personally:

  • Building and sustaining relationships with people through routines (at the store, at the coffee shop)
  • Meeting needs and building bridges
  • Getting involved with people who want nothing to do with Jesus
  • Being present and not pushing an agenda
  • Being faithful with the little things

Below are messages from RiverStone members to the Community:

  • We love you, you are welcome, we want to serve you.
  • All are welcome; all have a seat at the table. We are all broken people who are here because we believe that we can become something better and we believe that the way of Jesus is the remedy for it all. Nobody is disqualified.
  • We are here to be a light in the darkness to love, not judge, and show the way into a relationship with the Father.
  • To kids who feel like they don’t belong and don’t have purpose, you are valued. You are seen. You have purpose. You belong.