Our vision is to see Barking Riverside thriving with Jesus at the heart of every person and every place
Our purpose is to create space for Jesus in our daily lives, with others and for others through:
SABBATH | SILENCE | STUDY | WORSHIP | GENEROSITY HOSPITALITY | THANKSGIVING | PRAYER
This is how we personally make space for Jesus in our day to day lives.
Habits are integral to us a church; when we are committed to them, they help us create space for us to have one on one time with Him. To thank Him, to bring our worries to Him, to pray to Him for our loved ones, to learn more about Him. That’s what we as a church have always focused on, however the Lord convicted us more about making space for Him both individually and as a church family.
As we are Defined By Dependence On Jesus, we need that time of prayer, reflection, worship and Bible study. As a church, we collectively say the Lord’s prayer at midday each day as a way to keep becoming aware of God and to pray together regularly, even when we’re scattered. For more information on Habits and the importance of them, check out our Latest Talks where we explore them further.
Hubs are who we create space for Jesus with.
The early church met in all kinds of places: synagogues, temple courts, house to house, rivers, prisons, lecture halls, market places etc; they met wherever people of the time usually met together. The key was they were intentional in meeting, committed to one another and keeping each other accountable in their discipleship. These hubs where we learn, inspire and grow together. Hubs can be anywhere at anytime, but the key is that they are people committed to each other, intentionally meeting to create space for Jesus in their daily lives.
We are Passionate About People. As we see from Acts 2:42-47, we aren’t meant to be disciples alone; we are meant to live life together, praise Him together, pray and learn together
We do also gather in Celebrations with multiple hubs coming together, but these celebrations are not our core.
Find out more information about our Hubs.
This is where and who we create space for.
We ask Jesus to bring to mind particular people He has placed in our lives who He wants us to pray for, bless, and share Jesus with; a person for each finger.
We ask Him also to show us where He has placed us and given us influence, wanting us to bring His Kingdom into that place; this, we write on our palms.
There can of course be more than five people and more than one palm, but the point is: we’re asking Jesus to highlight certain people and spaces to us, not just making it up ourselves.
We are Dreamers Who Dare To Make A Difference, and we believe that as we pray and follow Jesus, that nothing is impossible with God.
Our calling is to join in with God’s movement of being and making disciples through Him. He is bringing life to every person and every place.
Church at Barking Riverside are a DISCIPLE MAKING MOVEMENT.