Pastors at Riverview Church
The local church, as described in the New Testament, was always led by a team of elders (also known as pastors, overseers, or shepherds). Riv functions in the same way, with a team of pastors who work together to lead the church. Some pastors work primarily at one of our venues, some work with all of them. Each pastor has a different role, but they all work together as one team.
This structure provides accountability, protection, shared burden, and shared teaching responsibilities, among other things. As the wisest man who ever lived once wrote:
"Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But people who are alone when they fall are in real trouble. A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken."
- Solomon in Ecclesiastes 4:9-10,12