Church Planting

Time For a New Time!

When River City Church first began as a small group of people, we met in locations that were only available on Sunday nights. When we got our own building in 2016 we continued meeting for worship on Sunday evenings. The Bible assumes that believers will gather together in local assemblies (notice the repeated phrase “when you come together” in 1…

New Location Coming Soon!

A church is a group of people formed by God for His glory. In the past, I’ve written about how it’s not a building or an organization, but it’s people that make up a church. However, after spending a year meeting at the Wilkins School Community Center, sharing space with Swissvale Presbyterian Church, and gathering in member’s homes;…

Gospel-Focused Worship

We’ve begun a new sermon series covering the three pillars of River City Church. Our mission is to glorify God by fulfilling the Great Commission to make, mature, and multiply disciples of Jesus Christ as a gospel-centered church. This is accomplished through the three pillars of gospel-focused worship, gospel-formed community, and gospel-fueled service. On Sunday,…

Every Person Matters

This article at Ligonier Ministries is a good reminder that church ministry is about many people doing a lot of “little” things instead of a few people doing “big” things. Most of the jobs in a church plant go unnoticed, but those are sometimes the most important. “It’s the little things that members of a church or church plant…

Men Wanted for Hazardous Journey

Ernest Shackleton was a British explorer who led expeditions to the South Pole during the early 1900’s. The story goes that he placed an ad in the London Times in 1912 that simply read: “Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event…

Weekly Worship Gathering

We are in the process of planting a new gospel-centered church in Swissvale, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our desire is to invite people to know Christ, grow in Christ, and show Christ to others. Said another way, we want to be disciples who make disciples, mature disciples, in order to multiply disciples for God’s glory. We have been…