Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Alpha is a Core Group that unpacks what River Valley believes. It answers questions like: Who is Jesus?, How do I read the Bible?, and Does God heal today? The format is simple: We share a meal around a table, listen to a talk on the week’s topic, and then have discussion together to learn more. Arrive at 6pm. If you have children, childcare is provided, you can check them in and drop them off at 545pm. Dinner is provided. Alpha will begin on Tuesday, September 26th in the Lounge. Our group will meet for 9 weeks, ending on Tuesday, November 21st.
Thursday at 5:00 PM
Mom/Play group for parents of babies to toddlers alike (Born between 02/01/2021 and 02/01/2022). Our goals are mom support, community, and socialization. We talk about the little parenting challenges that are all consuming while you're going through them and try to encourage each other. Day/Time: First Thursday 5:00PM-6:30PM, supplemental meet ups as requested by group Location: 15653 Eddy Creek Way, Apple Valley MN 55124 It's never too late to sign up or join us! We mostly build community and let our babies socialize with each other. Group is HIGHLY age specific focused on toddlers and under and we do not have childcare available for older children.
Thursday at 6:15 PM
Embrace Grace is a 12 week support group for young, single, pregnant women walking through an unplanned pregnancy. Gather together with other girls who are in your same situation while benefiting from emotional, practical, and spiritual support. You will be connected with a community of women who will encourage you along the way. You are not alone! Also, at the end of the semester we will celebrate you and your precious child with a baby shower! If you are a single pregnant woman looking for support, please sign up and our leader, Cindy, will be in touch! If you are interested in serving with this group, please register and our leader, Cindy, will be in touch.
Monday at 6:30 PM
There is nothing more exciting than living a Spirit-filled, empowered life! This eight-week Bible study will instruct, encourage and inspire you to walk in all that Jesus has made available to you through the infilling of the Holy Spirit and the gifts that He imparts. These gifts are vital and need to be used in order to be effective witnesses for Him. In this study you will learn about the unseen world, which is called the Spirit realm. Even though we don't see it with our physical eyes, we interact with it on a daily basis. You will also learn in detail about each of the nine gifts of the Spirit how they are used throughout the Old and New Testament by ordinary people. Finally, you will have the opportunity to deepen your relationship with the Lord through the lessons on prayer and intercession. Empower will meet every Monday beginning September 25th through November 20th, 6:30 to 8:00. We will be meeting in the Lounge. Please note*** It is strongly recommended that you attend the Alpha and Freedom courses before attending Empower.
Tuesday at 6:30 PM
Explore is a Core Group designed to inspire and enlarge your global heart as we study the biblical basis of missions and hear from some of our great missionaries. At River Valley, our heart is global because God’s heart is global. That’s why we believe that every follower of Jesus Christ should explore and know their role within God’s Great Commission. Explore will meet every Tuesday beginning on Tuesday, September 26th and ending on Tuesday, November 21st, Dinner is not provided. Childcare is provided and parents can drop them off at 6:15pm.
Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Freedom is a Core Group that equips you to live a victorious faith. Sometimes, we are simply unaware of lies we believe and wrong patterns of thinking that keep us stuck. In this group, you will discover how to move forward to greater freedom in your life, faith, and future by taking a deeper look at your identity in Christ. Freedom will meet every Tuesday starting Tuesday, September 26th and ending Tuesday, November 21st. Dinner is not provided. If you have a need for childcare you are able to drop them off in the Kids Wing at 545 and dinner will be provided for them.
Monday at 6:30 PM
Grieving the death of someone close to you? We know it hurts, and we want to help. Find comfort and support at GriefShare. This 13--week grief recovery seminar and support group is a video seminar series that features Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a Biblical perspective. The video seminars are combined with support group discussion of the materials presented. Group meets at the Apple Valley campus starting Sept. 25 and runs until Dec. 18. Check out this video for more info about GriefShare -- https://vimeo.com/829837431
A spirit-led prayer class. Learn to hear and obey God's voice, experience His presence, intercede for what is on His heart, decree His work, and yield to the Holy Spirit as we partner with Him in prayer. Intercessory Prayer will happen on campus (14898 Energy Way, Apple Valley) at 630pm in the Family Auditorium. Childcare is not provided
at 6:30 AM
We are a group of women dedicated to pray - specifically for unreached people around the world, for the missionaries who have gone to reach them, and for the future 500. We will meet at the Panera in Apple Valley.
Tuesday at 6:15 PM
Ephesians 3:12 says, "In Christ we come before God with freedom and without fear. We can do this because of our faith in Christ." Join us this semester as we look at what the Bible says it means to live in freedom as we study the book of Ephesians. We will meet weekly on Tuesday nights in the Main Auditorium of the Apple Valley Campus.
Wednesday at 9:30 AM
Ephesians 3:12 says, "In Christ we come before God with freedom and without fear. We can do this because of our faith in Christ." Join us this semester as we look at what the Bible says it means to live in freedom as we study the book of Ephesians. We will meet weekly on Wednesday mornings in the Main Auditorium of the Apple Valley Campus.
Thursday at 6:30 PM
This group is designed to get into God's Word, grow in your relationship with Jesus and connect to others. We will read the Bible together following River Valley's SOAP method. We can't wait to get to know you! We will start the group with the "Take Ground" study guide that is inspired by this years vision that Pastor Rob shared in January. We believe that we are going to end the year strong as we take ground as a church and see you take ground personally!
Friday at 9:30 AM
The exodus of the Israelites shapes our understanding of the whole Bible, its themes reverberating all the way to Revelation. Join us for this 10 session study of Exodus 1–18 as we explore and discover with Bible Teacher Jen Wilkin that Israel’s story is our story: the same God who delivered Israel also delivers all those He loves from slavery to sin, and from service to the pharaohs of the world. He lifts our eyes to the promised land He has prepared where we dwell and worship Him as the one true God.