Semester groups

Semester based small groups are short term groups that enable people to intensively focus on a single topic of growth while experiencing the spiritual dynamics of small group life. 

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Introduction to River Partnership

Sundays, January 8 and 22 | 9 AM
(Upstairs in the lounge during 1st service)
Leader: Brad Wong ( )

We’re all meant to not merely come to church, but be part of the church. Are you interested in taking the next step of belonging to our church community? If you have never been to a Partnership Gathering, please come to this introductory class to explore what it means to be a River Partner (our version of membership). Note: This will be the only opportunity to enroll as a River partner this ministry year. Both classes are required.

The Neighboring Project Training - Blessing our Neighbors from Every People

Wednesdays, January 25 to February 15 | 7 - 9 PM
Leaders: Tom Marshall ( ) and Hermie Smit

For many of us, evangelism can be intimidating and disciple making somewhat mysterious. The Neighboring Project is a 4 week training class that will empower you to join God where He is at work and to follow God’s blueprint to help your neighbors discover Jesus wherever you live, work, learn and play.

Discovering Your Workplace Commission

Sundays, beginning January 29 | 9 AM
(Upstairs in the lounge during 1st service)
Leader: Curtis Chang ( )

This six week seminar is for people who are seeking God’s purposes for their work within secular organizations. This seminar will differ from standard approaches to workplace commission by focusing on how Christians are called to discern and serve God’s purposes for the secular organization itself. This focus will stretch participants’ conception of commission far beyond evangelizing to other individual colleagues or serving as an model of ethics or excellence. The seminar will involve a combination of teaching, case studies, and especially interactive discussion on practical implications for participants.

Parenting the Love & Logic Way

Sundays, January 29 to March 12 (no class on 2/19) | 1 - 3 PM
Leader: Lesley Stahl ( )

This six-week parenting course, developed by the Love & Logic Institute, was designed to help parents raise responsible kids and enjoy parenting.  Topics include handling misbehavior, neutralizing arguments, teaching kids to listen, avoiding power struggles, and more.  The class will feature small group interactions, DVD presentations, and a workbook. There is a $75 cost per family. Lunch and childcare provided. Scholarships available.

The Healing Path

Mondays, beginning February 6 | 7 - 9:30 PM
Leader: David Alvarez ( )

The Healing Path (THP) is an intensive 11 week teaching and small group healing prayer experience for people struggling with some broken aspect of their relational identity, emotional pain or sexual struggles. Although one need not be a Christian to benefit from The Healing Path, a primary goal of the class is to help discover the loving, powerful presence of God who is there on behalf of your struggle. THP requires an application (Download here). Applications are due January 16th. There is a $125 tuition fee for the class. If that is a problem, we have scholarships available for those that cannot afford the cost.