Wednesday at 7:00 PM
This Small Group is for Singles looking to connect with other Singles through Bible Study, Singles Topics and Community. We meet weekly on Thursday evenings with the focus to coming together with other Single men and women who want to learn more about Scripture and create a Godly Singles Community that supports one another. We will meet in the Suite 1000 at the Apple Valley Campus. Please enter on the East side Door E.
Wednesday at 7:00 PM
This Small Group is for Singles looking to connect with other Singles through Bible Study, Singles Topics and Community. We meet weekly on Thursday evenings with the focus to coming together with other Single men and women who want to learn more about Scripture and create a Godly Singles Community that supports one another. We will meet in the Suite 1000 at the Apple Valley Campus. Please enter on the east side of the building, Door E.
Thursday at 10:00 AM
If you are 60+ years of age (married or single) & enjoy activities like, going to the Zoo, the Conservatory, the Arboretum & other casual activities like walking, hiking, going to a show, all within the metro area, this is a group for you. Note: Some of these activities would require pre-purchase of tickets.
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.
Tuesday at 6:30 PM
Alpha is a Core Group that unpacks what we believe at River Valley Church. What do we believe about the Bible? Who is Jesus? How do I share my faith? If you have questions about being a Christian that you want to find genuine answers to, this is a safe place to get those answers! We share a meal around a table, listen to a talk on the week’s topic, and then have a discussion together to learn more about God and get to know one another in a deeper way.
Friday at 10:00 AM
We are welcoming all mom's and dad's with kids to join us for a short devotional lesson, play/game/interact time for the kids and social time for the parents. We will be integrating various field trips so we can learn and explore our town and the surrounding area together. We will meet the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. This group is co-lead by Sommer Cunningham, Taina Dubbels and Brooke Stang. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Our first meeting will be February 10th.
Wednesday at 6:30 PM
Ladies, let's get together at Caribou in Apple Valley at 6:30pm on Wednesdays. I’m reading a book on How to be a disciple & I’d love to share the experience with you as we discuss the book “Growing Up” by Robby Gallaty.
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. Childcare is provided.
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.
Saturday at 11:00 AM
We meet twice a month where we do an hour workout for our bodies then an approx. 10 min devotional time, followed by 15-30 min of small group discussion. TIME: Saturday's from 11AM - 12:30PM ADDRESS: CrossFit 5885 6950 146th Street West #106 Apple Valley MN 55124 WHAT TO BRING: Bring water and a friend :) Dress for gym (also outdoor components to some workouts depending on weather) Currently we meet every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 11am-1230ish at Crossfit 5885 in Apple Valley. No Membership required for this event, it is free to attend. Come sweat and connect! All levels of faith and fitness welcome. All workouts can be modified to meet you where you are at. Each message and discussion is independent, so come and connect! We gather at CrossFit 5885 where our coach will warm us up, jump into a workout and we wrap with a short message from God and discussion. Best way to stay in touch on what is happening through FAITHRXD events and if there is a location change: I will keep our group updated via email as well as connection through the facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/faithrxdtwincitiessouth/ FAITHRXD Mission & Methods: We exist to unite and strengthen the fitness community to live for Christ, share His love and serve the world. Engage by inspiring the fitness community through authentic relationships. Expand when our leaders and those whom they influence are becoming mature disciples of Christ, making new disciples, and serving their communities. Please join to say in touch! 2022 Proposed Dates: (Please join the group to get emails monthly and updated with any changes to the schedule) September (10th & 24th) Oct (1st & 15th) Nov (5th & 19th) Dec (3rd & 17th)
Sunday at 6:00 PM
Welcome to FBO Young Adults! We will explore tangible and everyday ways to build your faith and help you find community with fellow young adults. We will meet every other Sunday evening at 2431 Jefferson Rd, Northfield MN (Timberfield Apartments). We will enjoy some snacks, read some scripture, open up for Q/A time and prayer at the end.
Tuesday at 6:30 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. Childcare is provided.
Tuesday at 6:30 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.
Friday at 6:00 PM
About once a month, we will meet at an ethnic restaurant in the Twin Cities metro area to share a meal from the cuisine of an international culture. As we swap stories, ideas, and encouragements for how we each can live on mission with a cross-cultural mindset, no matter where we may live, we know God will expand our hearts for people made in His image around the world! We will also take time to pray for the nation/region of origin for the restaurant's ownership. Join this group to receive updates for the next scheduled dates and locations of global meals! We will try to meet on different days of the week to accommodate a variety of schedules.
The Good Neighbor program exists to empower the church to walk alongside refugees and immigrants with the love of Christ. Good Neighbors befriend refugees and asylum seekers by providing practical support and life skills to those who have been forced to flee their homelands. Our team will walk alongside a family for one year. Some of our responsibilities will be: * Welcome newly-arriving refugee family through Arrive Ministries’ Reception and Placement program. * Be one of the first faces to greet this family upon their arrival at the airport. * In partnership with the family’s case manager wewill have the opportunity to assist with appointments and help the family learn local systems, all while extending friendship to our newest neighbors. *Come alongside a refugee or immigrant family already living in Minnesota. * Provide support to families seeking asylum.
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
Sunday at 1:00 PM
Meeting twice a month for a post church potluck with sledding or board games to follow, weather dependant. (Will be approximately every other week) (Edited) It has been requested that we continue as the weather warms. We will be enjoying board games and an option of hiking or yet to be determined outdoor option. Bring your tasty Sunday dinner to share, dishes for your family, sledding gear or games and enjoy doing life with our brothers and sisters in Christ!
This group is for those who wish to bless others by making a meal. When a family is facing a challenging situation (whether a new baby, health diagnosis, emergency, etc.) and could use some support, my desire is to help provide some meals. When a need arises, I will create a meal train schedule & send it out to all members. You do not need to participate for every need - you can choose what works for you! My goal is to grow the group to easily provide for any need without relying too heavily on any member. This is not a typical small group & will not be meeting together.
Saturday at 7:00 AM
Come join us as we have breakfast and read the word of God together every Saturday morning starting at 7:00am at 125 5th Ave. NE Faribault, MN 55021.
Monday at 6:30 PM
This group is for men pursuing God and asking Him to equip them with all they need to walk with Him in true freedom, purity, and discipleship. We recommend that you also sign up for a men's Promise Principal group (these groups are centered around discussing a Bible reading plan together) in addition to this group. Currently every Monday we are holding purity introduction studies for new men to the purity ministry (men can drop in at any time to gain perspective of what the purity ministry is and to connect with a leader to begin discipleship now.) Then as men are committed and ready, they will then move through two distinct phases: Purity (9 weeks), and Discipleship (9 Weeks). A higher level of focus and commitment will be required, but the spiritual and relational rewards of fully engaging in this journey together will be worth it!
Thursday at 10:00 AM
This group is for expecting moms or moms of littles (ages newborn to 5 years old) seeking community with other moms in a similar stage of life. We will meet twice a month to enjoy each others community, coffee, and studying Gods Word together! Kids are welcome to tag along!
Thursday 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.
Thursday at 5:00 PM
This group is intended to bring together pregnant women, moms of newborns, and their babies. These stages of life can be amazing, but they also can rock your world. Based on that, we want to bring together people who are going through these experiences at roughly the same time. This is a BRING YOUR BABY group, but for other children it depends on if they can be gentle with babies. Protecting babies from too rough of play is an absolute priority. When: LAST Thursday of every month, 5:00-6:30OM, starting 08/25/2022 Where: 15653 Eddy Creek Way, Apple Valley MN 55124 Long term this group will hopefully turn into a baby play group! As stated, older children can come, although it's highly important that the babies aren't over exposed to germs or rough play. No childcare is provided, so it's on the individual to know if an older child can handle the environment. Also we do have a dog in our home, caution for allergy sufferers...
Thursday at 6:30 PM
Young Adults group led by the Jamer and Marissa Shrum and Josh and Bella Stebbins. We will be doing a Bible Study.
Thursday at 7:00 PM
On-going Bible Study to stay in community with fellow believers and dedicated time to read and discuss the Bible. We also have on-going events and game nights for those that are interested.
Saturday at 6:00 PM
This group was initiated and will be lead by my 5 year old son (Misha). He shared with me a message he heard from Jesus and wanted to obey Jesus' command. "Mommy, Jesus says we need to pick up trash and save the animals. We need to tell people to do this." He has been very persistent for months that he needed to do what Jesus told him. When he learned that our church has groups, he asked to lead one to pick up trash. We have adopted Apple Ponds Park in Apple Valley and will be maintaining the park once a month. This may include picking up trash, planting flowers, and/or pulling weeds from a planter or around a sign. Misha encourages other kids to join him and to play with him after clean up. Volunteers of all ages are welcomed. We will meet once per month. The time of day may fluctuate depending on season.
Serving opportunities will be shared with this group and participants can participate as it works with their schedule and/or interest. No set meeting times or commitments. Emails will be sent out as opportunities become available. Let's radically serve and love our community so that more people will come to know Jesus.
As a member of this group, you will be part of The Best Christmas Ever, a Christian nonprofit organization that helps families who experience hardships due to no fault of their own. https://www.bcemovement.org/ Do you want to make a HUGE impact on your community? God has given us each many gifts and strengths that we can use to make the world such a beautiful place. We can come together and create such an impactful group of giving and generosity! I, personally, see what heaven and God has given to me and I want nothing more than to give it all back to Him. I would love to create a group of individuals within River Valley Church that all have hearts to give back to those who are in need of SO much hope. Join me and let's make a difference!