Who is Riverside Church?

Riverside Church is a growing and vibrant church utilizing multi-site ministry.  We embrace an outward focused vision of reaching people for Jesus by strategically leaning toward an attractional model of ministry. It's all about relationship; most importantly with Jesus, but also in community with others.  We are passionate about three key ideas:  providing teaching, music and environments which are REAL and RELEVANT to our people and our culture, helping people experience LIFE CHANGE, and giving people opportunity to take OWNERSHIP of their faith.

To learn more about our denomination affiliation, The Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA), click here.

Community Information

Riverside Church is headquartered in the outer belt of communities surrounding the Twin Cities metro area off of I-94 to the west.  An accurate classification of our area would be that the main communities of Big Lake, Monticello, and Becker (plus a host of other cities) are exurban in nature.  Distinct from "suburban", our local culture has it all . . . White Collar, Blue Collar, Agriculture, etc.  We also have a campus in Sauk Rapids, MN.

Demographic Information from City-Data.com:
Big Lake, MN
Monticello, MN
Becker, MN

Employment OpportunitIES

associate pastor of student ministries (Full-time)

How would you like the opportunity to reach the next generation in an unapologetically outward-focused multi-site church?  We’re looking for our next team member to work with our Pastor of Student Ministries as the Associate Pastor of Student Ministries – an important second-chair leadership role that also offers plenty of opportunities for investing into a campus, teaching and serving the student ministry as a whole to achieve its mission of helping students (and everyone in their lives) become fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

At Riverside, it's all about relationships – especially with Christ, but also our community with others and unique outreach to our region.  We're passionate about providing all ages with a chance to personally encounter Jesus through biblical teaching and creative gatherings that are real and relevant to our people and our culture.  In the end, we want to lead them to experience life change in Jesus, take ownership of their faith and become a part of His mission to reach others. If you're looking for an incredible opportunity to be on a great team, lead a solid group of volunteers, get invested into and create opportunities for transformation, this may be an opportunity for you to consider.  More importantly, if God has filled your heart with compassion for students (and everyone in their lives), you’re living out of your relationship with Him (versus your skills or personality), and you dream of being on the front lines with others who “get it,” we especially want to hear from you.

A Quick Snapshot… The Associate Pastor of Student Ministry is a full-time position designed for someone willing to honor and add to the team.  There is also a key opportunity to develop and grow student ministries at one of our campuses.  Having a strong teaching gifting and computer skills are required, as is an alignment with our church's philosophy and beliefs.  We’re also hopeful for someone willing to develop our connections to parents and investments into schools with spiritual maturity.  Yes, we’ll have a ton of fun along the way… but we’ll do it all for the mission and glory of God. How big can you dream? How willing are you to be faithful to a new team?


associate elementary pastor/director (full-time)

As Riverside continues to grow and expand, this position has become a vital part of the Riverside Kids Team.  A qualified candidate will embrace leading volunteers in creating a high quality, fun environment for our elementary kids (gr.1-5) to fall in love with Jesus Christ and the local church.  Kids are the future of the church and we’re looking for someone who cares deeply about their future and wants to create an environment that draws kids toward Christ.

For this position we are looking for someone who: Effectively communicates with kids, parents, and volunteers Enjoys a high energy, fun teaching style Is Spiritually mature, and wholeheartedly support the vision and culture of Riverside Church Is a high capacity leader who is organized and efficient Key responsibilities of this role will be to: Recruit and lead a large team of volunteers weekly Embrace existing curriculum model and culture of Riverside Kids Lead the elementary teaching team and creative process Maximize team-wide digital tools for effectiveness Engage and collaborate in a larger staff team culture. Embrace a multi-site development process with staff team

If you are interested in a church that is seeing kids, students and adults responding to Jesus’ grace on a weekly basis, if you are a dynamic team player, if you like to take God’s message and present it in a creative and fun way, Riverside might be the place for you. We are very much a team-oriented organization and are looking for a high-capacity person to be part of this growing and vibrant kids ministry team. This is a full-time position including full benefits.