Adult Ministries

Women’s Bible Study Groups

Women’s  Monday Morning Study | “Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer

Mondays, Sep 25 – Nov 6 | 9:00-11:00am | Room 206 | Registration is closed

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you.  A cunning, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you – your emotions, your mind, your family, your future. But…when the enemy meets a woman dressed for the occasion, he fails miserable. Join Priscilla Shirer in a 7-session Bible study based on Ephesians 6:10-18 that will challenge you to suit up, stand firm, and secure victory in your life.

Women’s Monday Evening Study  | “Jonah” by Paul Tripp

Mondays beginning Sep 25, 6:30-8:00pm | Registration is closed

Jonah Study by Paul Tripp beginning Monday, September 25, 6:30-8:00 pm at Tami Keigley’s home (11510 Jefferson Rd, Osceola ph# 574-850-3295, email This is an 8 week study. We will meet every Monday night for homework discussion and a 30 minute DVD presentation from Paul Tripp. The study will end November 13. The workbooks are available at Amazon or Paul Tripp’s site for $8.99. (If you would like Tami to order your workbook for you, please contact her ASAP.)

Men’s Bible Study Groups

Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges | Begins Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30pm | Room 206 (Enter Door C) | Registration is closed

“Be holy, for I am holy,” commands God. But holiness is something that is often missed in the Christian’s daily life. According to Navigator author Jerry Bridges, that’s because we’re not exactly sure what our part in holiness is. In The Pursuit of Holiness, he helps us see clearly just what we should rely on God to do―and what we should take responsibility for ourselves. As you deepen your relationship with God, learn more about His character, and understand the Holy Spirit’s role in holiness, your spiritual growth will mature.

Men’s Fraternity | River Valley Men and Hope Ministries are beginning the Men’s Fraternity curriculum together on Thursday, October 5 at 6:30pm. They will meet at Hope Ministries in South Bend : 432 South Lafayette Blvd, South Bend IN 46601. The evening will begin with dinner and then they will dive into the study together. | Registration is closed

Higher Definition

HD is an in-depth discussion of Sunday’s message. No sign-up necessary! Join us anytime! We meet every Sunday at 11:00am in the conference room upstairs.

Care Ministries

Pastoral Team

Our Pastoral Care Team cares for people who are hurting in our River Valley family. We aim to show up when there is a crisis or need and come prepared to listen and pray. We visit those who are sick, meet with those who are hurting, and encourage with scripture and prayer. People from our team are available to pray with you during Sunday services.

Training is required. If you would like more information, please contact Christine Mester,

SS Hope

SS Hope (Send Someone Hope) cares for the physical and practical needs of our church family. The needs vary depending on circumstances, but we often make meals for those who are sick, do light house cleaning for those who are overwhelmed, and provide care packages for those in the hospital. These services and more are given in the love of Christ to give hope during difficult circumstances.

SS Hope team meets once a month for planning and updates. Anyone is welcome, but attendance is not required. We can simply add your email address to our mailing list if you would like to periodically help with needs that arise.

To join our group or to make us aware of a need in our church family, please email us at


Mending Hearts – a Miscarriage and Fertility Support Group

A group of women who come together to support each other through miscarriage or infertility. We are a place of comfort and friendship through present and past losses.

For more information contact Lisa: or Rachel:

Cancer Care Support Group

If you are touched by cancer in any way:  suffering, care giver, or compassionate supporter, please join us as we fight the battle together—our chances are far better together than alone and in isolation.

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm. We will meet at River Valley in the youth room. Enter door F.

For more information contact Angie Tompkins: