Small Groups

At The River, we desire for people to be connected with others. Connected in ways that help us feel known and supported in life.  And connected in ways (learning, prayer, serving, worship) that spark ongoing growth in God.  We have groups meeting on various days, and some with focus on a particular life stage or topic.

Listed below are some of the groups that are especially interested in welcoming new members into their group currently. If you would like to learn more about our small groups or are interested in joining one of these groups, please email

Group #1
Leader: Cam and Charlene Ashizawa
Meeting Time: Thursday evenings, 7:30pm
Meeting Rhythm: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays
Location: Cambrian Park neighborhood, San Jose
Focus, Age Group, or Life Stage: No specific age/stage 

Group #2
Leader: Garrett Girard
Meeting Time: Fridays at 7pm
Meeting Rhythm: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays, during River Youth Group
Location: River Sanctuary
Focus, Age Group, or Life Stage: Group is mostly parents of youth

Group #3
Leader: Ma and Akin families
Meeting Time: Sunday mornings
Meeting Rhythm: Every other week
Location: In person at a home in Los Gatos, shared childcare
Focus, Age Group, or Life Stage: Young families

Group #4
Leader: Baker Cleveland
Meeting Time: Fridays
Meeting Rhythm: Bi-monthly
Location: South San Jose & Campbell
Focus, Age Group, or Life Stage: Group is mixture of families and singles

Group #5
Leader: Janet Chastain
Meeting Time: Sundays, 3:30-5pm
Meeting Rhythm: Every other week
Location: Campbell
Focus, Age Group, or Life Stage: Families with young children

Group #6
Leader: Angel Fong
Meeting Time: Friday evenings, 7:30pm
Meeting Rhythm: Weekly
Location: Saratoga or Sunnyvale
Focus, Age Group, or Life Stage: Women over 30 interested in learning about praying and healing