UpRiver Bible Church is made up of individuals well acquainted with the brokenness and pain of life. Yet we find ourselves bound together by God’s great love for us in His Son, Jesus Christ. Because of what He has done for us, in Jesus, we WORSHIP Him. Through faith in Christ’s work on the cross we BELONG; we are a part of God’s family.
He has made Himself known to us through His Word, the Bible. As we GROW in our understanding of who God is we are motivated to SERVE our fellow Christians as well as the community around us.
Being changed, little by little, through God’s transforming influence we SHARE His love with our friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers that they may join us in experiencing abundant life in Christ.
WORSHIP (Corporate gathering… everyone in the church all together)
Fellowship – we relate with one another, encouraging one another through caring conversation
Prayer – we lift up one another’s needs and concerns to our heavenly Father through prayerful conversation with Him.
Giving – we joyfully give of our finances so that God’s work may continue in the UpRiver community and beyond.
Singing – an expression of joy, love, commitment, hope and praise to God through music.
Preaching/Responding – we are taught and challenged to understand and apply God’s Word to our daily lives.
Being a Christian means being a part of God’s family. Families live together, love one another (even through rough times), defend one another, encourage one another, and serve one another. Family sticks together. At UBC we call this community… living with, loving, caring, serving, encouraging one another. We encourage everyone at UBC to make a commitment to community through a membership covenant.
Learning to love God above all else is our goal. His greatest commandment is to love Him with all of our heart, mind, soul, and strength (Mark 12:28-31). We do this by becoming intimately acquainted with Him through His Word, the Bible. This is accomplished by personal study and prayer as well as regular participation in small group studies. UBC has various small groups that meet regularly to help you GROW. These include, but are not limited to:
At various times other resources are made available to help you grow in your relationship with God, learning to love Him because He loves you.
Imitating Christ’s example of humbly serving those around him, each person at UBC is invited and encouraged to use their God given gifts and talents to serve those around them.
When we begin to understand what God has done for us by reconciling us to Himself through His Son Jesus Christ the proper reaction is an outpouring of gratitude. Secondly, we should be drawn to tell others about this great gift that God has given us in Jesus Christ. God tells us in His Word that we have been given by God the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:17-19). It is our privilege and duty as Christians to SHARE the good news of Jesus Christ with all those around us.
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