Why We Do What We Do

What is Overflow?

Overflow is Riverside’s Mission and Outreach Ministry


What we Do

We intentionally cross barriers from Church to non-church in word and deed and bring the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth.

30 Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.” – Mark 4:30-32


Why We Do What We Do

John Piper has famously said: “Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church, worship is.  Missions exists because worship doesn’t.”  You and I were not created to be “on mission”; we were created to worship – and so was everyone else here in this world.  We were made to worship God.  But all over the world, there are people who are NOT worshipping Him; they don’t even know Him.  And so we go on mission, that they may know the One True God and worship Him.  We go on mission because there are people who are not worshipping.

“Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

– Revelations 15:4


How We Do It

Missions is an overflow of your personal worship, the best thing you can do to get ready for mission is to get your heart filled in the worship of God.

“Our delight in God overflows in service in our Church, Neighborhoods and Around the World “ (based on 2 Cor. 9:12)

 

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
– John 15:5