Challenging Oneself

Challenging Oneself

As newlyweds, Bonnie and I were seeking a church which would offer an environment for us to grow spiritually. The initial dilemma was that Bonnie and I had significantly different religious upbringings, Bonnie having grown up in a very Southern Baptist church, and I...
A Place of Hope, Love, and Faith

A Place of Hope, Love, and Faith

When Rick and I stopped to ponder “why do we choose to give to our church,” we both had the same response. Why would we not give when we have been given so much? Like many of River Road’s members, Rick and I are children of the church. Neither of us remembers “church”...
A Worthy Symbol

A Worthy Symbol

This stewardship campaign’s symbol, a tree with roots, branches, and leaves is an appropriate analogy for our family’s stewardship. We planted our family here shortly after our daughter Ella was born and a year or so before our son Jack came along. A warm...
Declaration of Commitment

Declaration of Commitment

October 28, 2018 (Sunday Morning) | Buddy Sumner   Leader: Today we recommit ourselves to learning, serving, and worshiping together as River Road Church. Today we renew our promises with God and with one another, including our promise to give generously to God’s work...
Generous Acts of Giving

Generous Acts of Giving

James 1:17 Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights… Roy and I have never known anything other than being fully engaged in church life. I was so interested to read Linda and Paul Honaker’s reflection...