Both Sunday Morning Services

MIDWEEK

MIDWEEK

Go therefore and make disciples...

Matthew 28:19a

As a church whose mission is to, Glorify God by making disciples of Jesus who love one another and impact the world with the gospel, we take the Great Commission in Matthew 28 very seriously. Because of this, we are excited to offer Midweek discipleship opportunities for kids, students and adults on Wednesday evenings. Adult discipleship will include classes in the River Valley School of Discipleship as well as men’s and women’s bible studies. We encourage you to explore the various opportunities on this page then register yourself and your family to join us as we pursue discipleship in Christ wholeheartedly as a church.

Go therefore and make disciples...

Matthew 28:19a

As a church whose mission is to, Glorify God by making disciples of Jesus who love one another and impact the world with the gospel, we take the Great Commission in Matthew 28 very seriously. Because of this, we are excited to offer Midweek discipleship opportunities for kids, students and adults on Wednesday evenings. Adult discipleship will include classes in the River Valley School of Discipleship as well as men’s and women’s bible studies. We encourage you to explore the various opportunities on this page then register yourself and your family to join us as we pursue discipleship in Christ wholeheartedly as a church.

River Valley School of Discipleship

The River Valley School of Discipleship (RVSD) was created to provide our people with the solid biblical foundation they need to grow as disciples of Christ. The RVSD offers three different core classes every semester with each one falling under one of our Core Practices of BELIEVE + BELONG + BLESS. Each class will help us internalize our faith and connect it practically to our everyday lives. Our hope is that everyone who calls River Valley their church home will complete the classes in the RVSD as they seek to live as fully devoted disciples of Jesus - growing to love, trust and obey him more every day.

Fall 2020 Core Classes (Y2)

Pastoral Care

Join us this spring as Christine Mester, our Director of Pastoral Care, teaches through Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands in the River Valley School of Discipleship.  

Believe - BELONG - Bless
What is pastoral care within the context of a local church community? It is more than visiting the sick, providing for the poor, and helping people fix their problems. Every person in the body of Christ is called to care for each another in biblical ways that point us to Christ, our Redeemer. It is through this care that God brings change in people’s hearts through his Word.

In this class, we will gain a biblical understanding of the person and change, how to know others, and love them with increasing skill and grow to become effective instruments of change in others.

This course will be available both virtual and in-person.  Please indicate on the registration if you will be taking the class virtually.  The $20 fee includes the book, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands Study Guide.  


Please register and pay online to secure your seat in the class. Your $20 class fee will cover all resources for this class.

River Valley School of Discipleship

The River Valley School of Discipleship (RVSD) was created to provide our people with the solid biblical foundation they need to grow as disciples of Christ. The RVSD offers three different core classes every semester with each one falling under one of our Core Practices of BELIEVE + BELONG + BLESS. Each class will help us internalize our faith and connect it practically to our everyday lives. Our hope is that everyone who calls River Valley their church home will complete the classes in the RVSD as they seek to live as fully devoted disciples of Jesus - growing to love, trust and obey him more every day.

Fall 2020 Core Classes (Y2)

Pastoral Care

Join us this spring as Christine Mester, our Director of Pastoral Care, teaches through Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands in the River Valley School of Discipleship.  

Believe - BELONG - Bless
What is pastoral care within the context of a local church community? It is more than visiting the sick, providing for the poor, and helping people fix their problems. Every person in the body of Christ is called to care for each another in biblical ways that point us to Christ, our Redeemer. It is through this care that God brings change in people’s hearts through his Word.

In this class, we will gain a biblical understanding of the person and change, how to know others, and love them with increasing skill and grow to become effective instruments of change in others.

This course will be available both virtual and in-person.  Please indicate on the registration if you will be taking the class virtually.  The $20 fee includes the book, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands Study Guide.  


Please register and pay online to secure your seat in the class. Your $20 class fee will cover all resources for this class.

Student Discipleship

All students 6th-12th grade are invited to join us at our weekly Wednesday gathering where we spend the evening in worship, growing in community, and learning from God's Word together! Come see how Jesus changes everything and loves you completely. Come and see what God is doing here at River Valley Church through a growing community of middle school and high school students.

Registration is not required for Student Midweek Discipleship.

Kids Discipleship

We firmly believe in the validity of Scripture and the importance of it in our daily lives starting from a young age. This fall, we are excited to offer a midweek option for kids where we will continue the New City Catechism that began fall 2019. If this will be your child's first session, that’s ok! It’s not too late to get them involved!  The New City Catechism for Kids is a modern-day resource aimed at teaching the core doctrines of the Christian faith to children. This curriculum will be adapted and age-appropriate for your child. We encourage you to join us on these Wednesdays to begin to train up children in godliness, and be a part of setting them up for a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ for their entire lives.

$20 per child with a $50 cap per family.

Midweek Serve Team

Our Midweek discipleship for kids can't happen without a team of people willing to invest their time into the next generation. If you're willing to love and lead our kids on Wednesday nights to pour gospel truths and God's love over them, connect here!

Student Discipleship

All students 6th-12th grade are invited to join us at our weekly Wednesday gathering where we spend the evening in worship, growing in community, and learning from God's Word together! Come see how Jesus changes everything and loves you completely. Come and see what God is doing here at River Valley Church through a growing community of middle school and high school students.

Registration is not required for Student Midweek Discipleship.

Kids Discipleship

We firmly believe in the validity of Scripture and the importance of it in our daily lives starting from a young age. This fall, we are excited to offer a midweek option for kids where we will continue the New City Catechism that began fall 2019. If this will be your child's first session, that’s ok! It’s not too late to get them involved!  The New City Catechism for Kids is a modern-day resource aimed at teaching the core doctrines of the Christian faith to children. This curriculum will be adapted and age-appropriate for your child. We encourage you to join us on these Wednesdays to begin to train up children in godliness, and be a part of setting them up for a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ for their entire lives.

$20 per child with a $50 cap per family.

Men's Bible Study

Mondays | Starting September 14 | 6:30pm

In our present culture, many people today are confused about what it means to be a man or a woman.  Even the church has become reluctant to talk about manhood and womanhood related issues.  But the Bible is clear and instructive in these matters. They show that the gospel frees us to behold the unity and distinctiveness of the sexes.  Men and women are created in the image of God and have equal value and worth.  Yet, we are beautifully and wonderfully distinct from one another.

In this study, the men at River Valley Church will look at what the Bible tells us about manhood and womanhood and how we should live in this present ever-changing culture.  

The book that will be used is The Grand Design: Male and Female, He Made Them.  This study will also be available virtually, please mark on your registration if you want to take this course virtually or in-person.


Sign your kids up for childcare/discipleship via the
Register Your Kids link below. $20/child with $50 cap per family.

Women's Bible Study

Mondays | Starting September 14 | 9:30am

RV Women’s Bible Study teaches a method of studying the Bible and gives an opportunity to put that into practice with other women. Believing the Bible is a book about God and His story, we seek to use our minds to know Him more so that our hearts can follow. We trust in God’s divine power to illuminate our minds and stir holy affections that will enable us to see and understand marvelous things and move our hearts to love Him more.

The time together includes working through the text verse by verse, both personally and corporately, followed by seeking help from outside sources, and closes with a time of teaching. This Fall, we will study the book of Ephesians and go deep with the Apostle Paul as he lays out the Gospel Story and how it creates Gospel Living.

Due to the current climate in our community, we will be adding some extra features to allow those who cannot physically come into the church building to still walk through this book with other women in our church. If you will not be joining us in person, please mark that on your registration. The $20 fee covers the book that we will be working through together.


Sign your kids up for childcare/discipleship via the
Register Your Kids link below. $20/child with $50 cap per family.

Men's Bible Study

Mondays | Starting September 14 | 6:30pm

In our present culture, many people today are confused about what it means to be a man or a woman.  Even the church has become reluctant to talk about manhood and womanhood related issues.  But the Bible is clear and instructive in these matters. They show that the gospel frees us to behold the unity and distinctiveness of the sexes.  Men and women are created in the image of God and have equal value and worth.  Yet, we are beautifully and wonderfully distinct from one another.

In this study, the men at River Valley Church will look at what the Bible tells us about manhood and womanhood and how we should live in this present ever-changing culture.  

The book that will be used is The Grand Design: Male and Female, He Made Them.  This study will also be available virtually, please mark on your registration if you want to take this course virtually or in-person.


Sign your kids up for childcare/discipleship via the
Register Your Kids link below. $20/child with $50 cap per family.

Women's Bible Study

Mondays | Starting September 14 | 9:30am

RV Women’s Bible Study teaches a method of studying the Bible and gives an opportunity to put that into practice with other women. Believing the Bible is a book about God and His story, we seek to use our minds to know Him more so that our hearts can follow. We trust in God’s divine power to illuminate our minds and stir holy affections that will enable us to see and understand marvelous things and move our hearts to love Him more.

The time together includes working through the text verse by verse, both personally and corporately, followed by seeking help from outside sources, and closes with a time of teaching. This Fall, we will study the book of Ephesians and go deep with the Apostle Paul as he lays out the Gospel Story and how it creates Gospel Living.

Due to the current climate in our community, we will be adding some extra features to allow those who cannot physically come into the church building to still walk through this book with other women in our church. If you will not be joining us in person, please mark that on your registration. The $20 fee covers the book that we will be working through together.


Sign your kids up for childcare/discipleship via the
Register Your Kids link below. $20/child with $50 cap per family.
If you'd like more information about Midweek discipleship at River Valley Church, email info@rivervalley.net