A Baptist Church in Ermington

Riverside Church was formed from a partnership between Ermington Community Church and Carlingford Baptist Church.

Ermington Community Church was founded in 1996 and ministered faithfully in the community for many years. Over a period of time from 2006 the Elders of the Church felt God’s leading to facilitate a new ministry of evangelism, discipleship, and practical assistance within the community.

Ermington Community Church launch event in 1996.
Ermington Community Church launch event in 1996.

As the church prayerfully considered this leading, Elders believed that God was directing them to start a completely autonomous church plant; however it was felt that a partnership needed to be formed to help with starting such a ministry. A proposal was presented to Carlingford Baptist Church who caught the vision for the church plant.

In 2008 a core team of about twelve people began meeting to pray and plan for planting a new church in Ermington.

Sunday Services began in 2009, and Riverside Church was officially affiliated with the Baptist Union of NSW/ACT in 2012.