Sunday School

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. Colossians 3:16

As a community and family-oriented church, we are committed to an environment in which we can learn together, encourage each other, ask questions, and understand how Biblical principles apply in our daily lives.
Sunday School takes place weekly after the Worship Service and lasts for 1 hour. We have separate classes for men and women, as well as age-appropriated classes for children (nursery - high school). Younger students learn with crafts, activities, and games (and sometimes 'older' students do too!). Sunday School is not only an opportunity to get to know the WORD better but also an opportunity to get to know each other in a relaxed environment. Please join us on Sundays and "let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives".

Hospitality Ministry

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by doing so some people have entertained angels without knowing it. ~Hebrews 13:2

A visit to any new place can be intimidating. In addition, many who attend church for the first time are going through situations that make them more responsive to God. That is why our church Hospitality Ministry is more than just a friendly smile that you meet when you walk through the front doors of Riverside Assembly of God. It is a welcoming ministry that lets everyone know, “we care and we are happy you came.”
Our Hospitality Team serves with humility and faithfulness to the Lord. So whether it is your first time visiting with us or you attend regularly, we want you to feel comfortable, welcomed and connected at our church.

Men's Ministry

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. ~ Proverbs 27:17

Our Men’s Ministry exists to foster spiritual growth, fellowship, and a greater God-given purpose for men to become priests in the home, leaders in the church and lights in the community. We meet monthly for a powerful time of building each other up, encouraging each other in the Lord, and learning more about the Lord and His purpose for us. We are ministered to by the Holy Spirit, and each other through timely devotions each month. We also have a Men’s Sunday school class each Sunday at 10:45 AM where we discuss topics relevant to men from a biblical perspective. Come be a part of a powerful movement of godly men.

Ushers Ministry

Determined to serve the church body with Love. ~ 1 Samuel 12:24

We trust & depend on God because He satisfies (Psalm 103: 2-5). We are determined to serve (1 Samuel 12:24) the church body with Love. We work as a team to maintain order during the service, to provide a safe, clean and welcoming environment.
As we present ourselves unto the Lord in Ushers ministry we trust Him to continue perfecting us to walk the journey He called us for!
Let love be without hypocrisy, Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be Kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in the spirit, serving the Lord; (Romans 12:9-11)

Realife Women's Ministry

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. ~ Proverbs 27:17

At Riverside, the Women's Ministry seeks to help women connect with other women by reaching out in openness, intimacy, acceptance, honesty, and transparency. Whether you're in a meeting, at your office, or interacting with your friends or family, we want you to understand the power value-based relationships and give you the tools to foster them in your life.
We endeavor to reach women through the transforming power and love of Jesus Christ; disciple women to follow Christ's example and live overcoming lives; build wholeness through consistent prayer and study of God's Word; provide an atmosphere for women to develop their gifts, abilities and lasting relationships; and train women to find their place of ministry and effectively touch their world for Christ.

Healing Hearts Ministries International

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on bind up the broken hearted. ~ Isaiah 61

Healing Hearts is a Gospel-centered, grace-driven ministry that offers hope and healing in Jesus Christ through God’s Word to people who have been broken by sin. Healing hearts, healing families. . . one heart at a time.
Are you looking for a sound bible study based solely on God’s Word? Do you desire to draw closer to the Lord and learn how the Bible really applies to your life? Maybe there are things in your past that cause you to feel guilt and shame? Is it hard for you to find someone to confide in? If so, Healing Hearts has a biblical solution.
Compassionate, Healing Hearts Certified Counselors are here to guide you through discovering how God’s Word offers hope and healing from tragedies and afflictions such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, abortion, rape, and catastrophic loss…
For more information, please visit . You can also send an e-mail to Donna Murgola at

Moms in Touch

Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord ~ Lam 2:19

We love our children, we raise them, teach them, guide them and protect them the best we can. At some point, they will be exposed and influenced by some things that out of our control. They will go to school, make friends, hear and see things that aren't always beneficial to them. They can even learn negative things as early as the playground or during competitive sports! We can feel so helpless, especially during some of the more difficult times of raising a child.
So what can we do?? We surely can't protect them from everything, can we? (There is an answer so hang on.....)
We can PRAY!! We have a Father in heaven who created the heavens and earth and all that is in it! We can't always be with them but we can pray to the Creator of all to protect them and guide us as parents. So a group of faithful women who are determined to pray for ALL the children in the community (including yours!), come together on Saturday mornings to do just that. Moms in Prayer is open to any woman who has a longing to pray for the schools, the children, the families and the officials of Hudson County.
For more information, please visit or email

Youth Group

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love and in purity. ~1 Timothy 4:12

Being a teenager these days can be really difficult. With all the peer pressure from friends, social media and the outside world it can be really hard to build a relationship with God. As the times change, pressures seem to increase and challenges are becoming larger and more complex. Our vision is to encourage and stir a passion and love for God in the hearts of teens. Our young people need to know that regardless of what happens in life, in spite of anything they have done or anything that has been done to them, they have a Father who unconditionally loves them and NOTHING can separate them from their Father's love. Our aim is to provide a place they can have fun, be a part of something good and learn what it means to have a relationship with God. The youth meet every Sunday at 10:30 am. We also meet two Fridays a month.

Children's Church

Committed to teaching children about the awesome love of God!

The Children’s Church ministry of Riverside Assembly of God is committed to teaching children about the awesome love of God and leading children into lives that worship Him. Sunday mornings are focused on getting the kids excited about Jesus and taking part in bible stories, music, games and arts and crafts to help build a solid spiritual foundation. We have two classes set up each Sunday to reach your child on his or her level. Children 4-6 year olds meet in one room, while children 7+ meet in another. Your child is important to God and is important to us! We hope you and your child can join us on Sunday!

Nursery Ministry

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” ~Matthew 19:14

Nursery ministry cares for toddlers age 1-3 years. We instill the Word of God through captivating activities such as coloring, crafts, songs and dance. This allows parents to be blessed during Sunday Service.

Girls Ministries

her heart ... her world ... His purpose

Girls Ministries ism about intentional outreach and Christian discipleship for girls. We provide resources to help churches and individuals teach girls biblical truths that will help them learn to make God- pleasing decisions.

To see every girl moving toward a deep relationship with Jesus Christ. We seek to empower girls to realize their importance and potential in the kingdom of God. We seek a future where girls and leaders — through mentoring and discipleship — form lasting, life- changing friendships.

Holy Spirit guidance
A servant ministry
Cultural relevance
Teamwork and cooperation
Christ-like character

Gender specific ministry is crucial for developing girls into women of God. Girls are faced with so much confusion and temptation in their daily lives, but in a setting catered to girls they can connect with each other and an older mentor who can invest in them through Bible study and activities and help them grow in their faith and discover the answers to the questions they face. Research shows girls learn more quickly and deeply when they are taught by a role model. Pesonify the Titus 2 principle- women mentoring girls. Girls need a real-life example. When a girl understands what it means to be a godly woman, she aspires to the design that God intended. A single-gender classroom has many benefits, but the greatest of these is for a girl to feel safe and secure in her discovery of who God intended her to be.

Boys Ministry

Our mission is to evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christlike men...

Boys Ministry is a year-round family program designed for boys aged 5 to 10. It is a mentoring program for future men that provides Christlike character formation and servant leadership development for boys and young men in a highly relational and fun environment.
Our mission is to evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders. We work together with parents and leaders to reach, teach, and keep boys for Jesus Christ!