You’re Planting a Church

Whether you know it or not, if you’re part of Riverside, you’re part of planting a church in Manchester, England. It is possible that you haven’t met me or my wife yet (hopefully that will change!) but just by being part of the church that sends us, you are playing a part in...
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October is __ Awareness Month!

A myriad of organizations choose October to bring awareness to their causes; National Book Month, National Dyslexia Awareness Month, Filipino American History Month, Pastors Appreciation Month (we like this one), and perhaps none of them are more notable than National Breast...
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Overcoming the Walls of Adversity

We all have been down the proverbial “fast track” at various times in our lives, when everything seems to go our way. For certain seasons, advancement becomes our best friend and success knows no rival. In chapters two and three of Nehemiah, our main character experiences a...
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Meet Erik Kimrey

My name is Erik Kimrey and I was born here in Columbia, lived here my whole life, and I genuinely love this city. I walked the aisle at a Billy Graham crusade when I was 7 years old and have felt God present throughout my life, though I largely ignored him through my high school...
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Philemon: Paul and Mercy

This last installment of our series through Philemon will be on Paul. Our author finds himself caught between two brothers who are called to live in common unity but aren’t. They need to be reconciled. Paul identifies with both Onesimus and Philemon and gently persuades them to...
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Meet Michael Kapaldo

I grew up and lived most of my life in Washington, DC. I ultimately postured myself in repentance and faith on October 30, 2007, but that’s not where the Lord began working in my life. I was blessed and fortunate enough to grow up in a Christian home where I was taught the Gospel...
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Meet Landon Jones

Born in Delaware in 1982, I moved around the US until age 10, where I then grew up in North Augusta, SC. I grew up in a Christian family and the Southern Baptist Church. Like any typical Southern religious kid, I knew at an early age (7) that I was not what I should be before God...
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Philemon: Philemon and Sacrifice

We all want community but nobody wants to sacrifice. There is no doubting our intrinsic human need to be connected to other humans in meaningful ways. This is how God made us. But it seems that in a time where we can be more connected than we ever have before, our desire for...
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Meet Joshua Tarbutton

I grew up in Lawrenceville Georgia in a large family that loved the Lord. I came to faith in God as a child but it wasn’t until I was 19 that I realized that my relationship with God is not a performance. This marked a new era of relating to God as He began to show me that my...
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