At Riverside Church we believe that we are all loved by God, and each born unique, with a plan and a purpose. God desires a personal relationship with each one us, but sin entered the world and stands as a block in the way. God sent his only son, Jesus, to take that sin on himself and die for us, so that the block is removed and our relationship with God can be restored.
We become a Christian by firstly acknowledging that there is sin in our lives, and then by accepting that Jesus is the Son of God, and that he came to die on the cross to take our sin on himself. This means that we are free to have a personal relationship with God, the way we were designed.
If you would like to make that commitment you can pray the simple prayer below:
Father God, I thank you for sending your son Jesus to take our sin. I acknowledge that I have done wrong in my life, and I ask for forgiveness. I believe that you love me, and choose to follow you in everything I do. Please restore my relationship back to the way you created it to be. I ask you to be in my life. Thank you. Amen.
If you prayed that prayer, that’s brilliant. We’d like to give you a free booklet that will explain more about the decision you’ve made, and information about up-coming Alpha courses (a really good way of finding out more about being a Christian). Why not come into the church, or fill in the Get Connected form online and we’ll be in touch.