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. 

"Shaped by Scripture" Semester Group

Sunday mornings at 9am on 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, and 8/12
Whether you are new to The River or have been around a while, come gather with some folks for a short, 7-week small group experience. As a church, we've been spending this past year on the topic of Identity--who does God say that I am, and what difference does that make? During this summertime Semester Group, we will study six Bible passages (one each week), and at the end, we will each write a personal "Identity Charter" based on scripture--a concrete way to wrap up our year of Identity. The study is not chronological, so it’s okay to miss a couple if you’re going to be out of town. Please RSVP so we have materials for everyone! Contact person for questions or link to sign-up:  If you have children, feel free to sign them into Kids Community and then head upstairs to our conference room for the semester group.

How We Love Book Group

Mondays starting June 4 | 7:15 - 9 PM
The Healing Path Ministries is offering a ten-week book group led by Pastor David Alvarez. The book they will be studying is How We Love by Milan & Kay Yerkovich. Although it was written for married couples, the book is a great tool for singles looking to improve their ability to attach with others in healthy ways. Drawing on the powerful tool of attachment theory, the authors explore how your childhood created an “intimacy imprint” that affects your relationships today. Their stories and practical ideas will help you: Identify your personal attachment style; understand how your early life impacts you and your spouse; break free from painful patterns that keep you stuck; find healing for the source of conflict, not just the symptoms; create the close, nourishing relationship you dream about. Please contact Pastor David if you have questions or would like more information about the group at There is a tuition fee of $75.00.