Connect . Experience . Respond

Every year, we embark on a number of small group opportunities, each with committed individuals who want to connect in community with others from the church and learn about God's Word and it's practical application in daily life.The studies range in topic and depth but all center around the same common factor - understanding the Bible and figuring out how to make it practical for life change.  The main goal is that people are lifted towards Christ!

 Upcoming studies include:

Why in the World by Andy Stanley

Christians believe a lot of crazy things- including that God showed up in a human body and living among humankind.

Why would God want to become one of us and live in a world of anxiety, chaos, and heartache? Why would God leave the comfort and recognition of heaven to live in this world? In this four-session video study, Andy Stanley targets these perplexing questions.

Wednesday nights at 6pm at The River  with Johnny Reinle. 

Evangelism X Group

‘How do you weave the message of the Gospel into your everyday life? Join us as we discover how the Gospel threads are woven into our everyday lives and ministry. We will see our responsibility to demonstrate the truths of the Gospel with the way we live and with how we speak. Then as God provides opportunity, we have the privilege of bringing all of these “intertwining” threads together for the sake of others as we introduce them to Christ, revealing His beauty and


Beginning Sunday, August 25th we will be going through David Platt’s series “Threads: The Gospel and Personal Evangelism.” This is a 10 week study and will be held Sunday’s 3pm-4:30pm here at The River. Please see Katie Cooper.


Men's Ministry Bible Study

Our Men’s Ministry will be firing back up Thursday, September 5th .  See Tink Haydon for more information.

How to Read and Study the Bible

‘Created and preserved by the hand of God, the Bible was written over a period of 1,500 years by at least 39 different authors. Yet the Bible is unified by one story  - the story of God’s persistent love for sinful people and His passionate desire to redeem them as His own. Read the Bible for Life will help believers grasp their grand story of Scripture and discover skills for listening to, understanding, and responding to God’s Word in ways that will change their lives.’

Beginning Monday, September  9th, we have a new X Group starting  focusing on how to read and study the Bible. We will be meeting 6pm-7pm in the Youth Room on Monday nights.  See Tim Cocanaugher  for more information. To sign up see the information desk in the Lobby. Cost for work book for this study is $15 .

23rd Psalm by Matt Chandler

Starting Wednesday, August 28th there will be a new  6 week X Group going through the 23rd Psalm by Matt Chandler . It will be Wednesday’s at 7pm here at The River. This is an opportunity for anyone to take a step into joining our small groups.  For More information please see  Catherine Shelton. To sign up see the information desk in the Lobby.

Romans by Tommy Nelson

Our Anchored Ministries group will be starting back in Roman’s Thursday, August 29th at 7:30pm here at The River  of Life. This is for anyone who falls into the Millennial  age group (18-39) . For More information please see John Michael or Andrea Huber, Scott Patten or Katie Cooper. To sign up see the information desk in the Lobby.

If you are interested in getting involved in a group contact Mac Marye -


Preview 'Psalm 23' by Matt Chandler below