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.
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 6:00 PM
Alpha is a Core Group at River Valley. Alpha is a series of sessions over 11 weeks that explores the Christian faith (Tuesdays, Sept 12-Nov 21). 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. For this season, free childcare will be offered with limited capacities on a first come, first serve basis. Registration will be required for each child individually which will secure a spot in childcare for the whole Alpha session. Please register your child[ren] individually here: https://rivervalley.org/event/childcare-crosstown-4972/
Monday 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. Our Fall semester will begin Monday, September 18, at 6:00pm. Dinner will be served each week, and childcare will be provided on a limited basis. A separate registration will be required for childcare. This group will meet for 11 weeks and will end on November 27.
Thursday at 6:30 PM
We are starting a new adult small group and looking for couples and singles (multi-generational) that are wanting to find community, grow deeper in their faith, and just do life together. We will be studying the book of Philippians and will meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Our first meeting will be a time to get to know each other with a short intro into the book of Philippians. We'd love to have you join us!
Friday at 6:30 AM
When you read the Bible on your own, are you bored, confused or wishing you knew more? Then this is the small group for you. Using episodes from the Bema Discipleship podcast as a jumping off point, we’ll explore the Bible the way Jews do (and the way Jesus did!). In our western evangelical culture, we tend to get lulled to sleep by our familiarity of God’s Word, so we fail to pick up on clues in the text that lead to treasures of knowledge God has “hidden” in His Word. But Jewish rabbis know all about how to find these clues and follow them. Each week you’ll listen to an episode of the Bema Discipleship podcast with Marty Solomon (a Christian who teaches in the rabbinical style), and then you’ll practice “treasure hunting” with the same passage of Scripture Marty covered in the episode. Finally, we’ll come together with our clues, findings and questions to discuss and continue to wrestle with the passage as a small group. Through this, we’ll study God’s Word in a whole new way – following textual clues to new “aha” discoveries about God and His Word. We’ll be covering the first nine chapters of Genesis in our six weeks together. Reading the Bible should be exciting, and if it isn’t – you’re doing it wrong! So join this small group and fall in love with the Scriptures in a whole new way. Friday mornings from 6:30-8 a.m. June 9, 16, 30, July 14, 21, 28
Sunday at 9:00 AM
Summer time is riding time!! Get your motorcycle fueled up and join us for the 9:00AM service at the Minnetrista campus. After service we will ride together about 1 - 1.5 hours to a restaurant where we will discuss the sermon of the day over a meal. All makes and models of motorcycles are welcome. Riders may bring a passenger. Bicycles are fun but this isn't the ride for one of those. Ride Dates are as follows: June 4 June 18 July 9 July 23 August 6 August 20 Ride cancellations due to weather will be made on Saturday night by 8:00PM and will be communicated via email. Fill up your tank, fill up your spirit and fill up your belly - all with your Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
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.
Wednesday at 6:00 AM
We will meet in person on Wednesday mornings from 6:00-7:30am. Each week we'll study the scriptures to grow deeper in our faith as well as encourage one another through prayer and fellowship. We meet at the Chanhassen Lunds & Byerly's Caribou Coffee.
Sunday at 6:30 PM
This small group (led by Gayle Cousins - assisted by Kim Kissner-Admin) is for all men and women, for the purpose of learning about, and engaging in, intercessory prayer in a corporate setting. This is for anyone interested in this type of prayer whether you have had very little experience or a lot!! We will all learn from the Holy Spirit, and from one another, as to how to "pray in" the Kingdom of God, and to pray what is on God’s heart! There will be a short teaching at the beginning of each session and the rest of the session will be engaging in prayer. We would love to see you there!! We will normally meet on the 4th Sunday evening each month, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Feb 12, March 26, April 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 22 & Nov 26. We are very flexible on the capacity/number attending believing for interest and growth during this year of "Taking Ground!" Prayer is the foundation for the Church, for healthy growth, strength and unity, and for future revival!!
Monday at 6:30 PM
Come fellowship with other women of all ages who desire to grow in their personal intimacy with the Lord through intentional time with Him! We will dwell together in God’s presence through soaking in His Word and having extended purposeful times of prayer and worship! Be ready to grow and be strengthened in your walk with Jesus! We do ask that before you consider joining, you would be sure that you are able to attend all 5 weeks of Dwell! Your commitment to showing up encourages and strengthen the whole body!
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.
Monday 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 (Mondays, Sept 25-Nov 13). For this season, free childcare will be offered with limited capacities on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration will be required for each child individually which will secure a spot in childcare for the whole Explore session. Please register your child[ren] individually here: https://rivervalley.org/event/childcare-crosstown-4983/
Monday at 6:00 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 begin on Monday, September 18, and will meet from 6:00-8pm at the Minnetrista Campus by the Fireside. It is a 7-week group and will end on October 30.
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)
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 6:00 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 9-week group (Tuesdays, Sept 12- Nov 7), 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. Free dinner and free childcare will be offered with limited capacities on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration will be required for each child individually which will secure a spot in childcare for the whole Freedom session. Please register your child[ren] individually here: https://rivervalley.org/event/childcare-crosstown-4972/
Monday 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 start on Monday, September 18 from 6:00-8pm in our River Valley Kids auditorium. Freedom will meet for 9 weeks, ending on November 13. Childcare will be provided on a limited basis. A separate registration will be required for childcare.
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.
Tuesday at 6:30 PM
What makes your life feel purposeful and meaningful? What consumes your thoughts? What do you run to for comfort or relief from stress? What demands your time? What are your plans, agendas, strategies and intentions designed to accomplish? Idolatry is a major theme of the Bible, mentioned 254 times! Because we think of idolatry as an ancient way of worshiping gods, we tend to miss the idols in our modern lives. An idol is anything that becomes more important to us than God. Things like identity, money, status, security, approval, appearance, entertainment, health, comfort, phones/technology, family/kids and influence can become idols in our lives. In this study, you will learn potential idols in your life and how to turn from them. We will meet outside on the patio on 7 Tuesdays nights (May 30, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, August 15 & 29) from 6:30-8:30pm to discuss the book, "More Than Anything: Loving God Above Everything Else" from The Daily Grace Co. Everyone will receive a copy of the book on the first night and should come ready to discuss a 3-page lesson each of the following meetings. We will memorize a verse and share prayer requests each meeting. Hope you can join us this summer!
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
Friday at 6:30 AM
Come together as men Friday mornings from 6:30 to 7:30 AM. As iron sharpens iron, we sharpen each other through studying the Bible and discussing how we apply it to our lives today. We'll be running through Paul's journeys in Acts and reading through his letters chronologically. Just bring a Bible!
Wednesday at 6:30 AM
Join us each week as we spend time reviewing what we learned from Sunday's message. We discuss the message, the lessons and how we can apply them throughout the week. Between Wednesdays we often connect to pray for and encourage one another. If for some reason, we are unable to meet in Kyle's garage, we meet at Mocha Monkey in St. Bonifacius.
Monday at 6:30 PM
Looking forward to having fellowship with women who are looking for a community to dig into God’s word. Summary: Woven throughout the Gospel according to Luke is that perfection is not a prerequisite for a deep and personal relationship with Jesus. In fact, this riveting account reveals that Jesus is especially fond of ragamuffins in need of a safe place to lean in and linger! Join Lisa Harper in this Bible study of a literary masterpiece that doesn’t celebrate the elite, but embraces the outliers, outcasts, and overlooked! Study guide to be purchased at first meeting. Approximately $15-$20 depending on size of group.
Wednesday at 6:45 PM
This will be an 16-week study of the Gospel of Matthew in two parts. Precept is an inductive in-depth Bible study method including self-study and weekly group discussion. It is a global ministry based out of Chattanooga, TN and founded by Jack and Kay Arthur in 1970. Matthew is the first of the four gospels, originally directed to a Jewish Christian audience. Participants should purchase their own workbooks directly from the Precept website at precept.org/Shop/By book of the Bible/New Testament/Matthew/Precept Upon Precept or In-and-Out/ESV or NASB Workbook/Part 1. You can choose either the Precept Upon Precept study requiring about 5 hours of private study time per week ($15.75) or the In-and-Out method requiring about 2.5 hours per week ($12.25). Allow 7-10 days for workbook delivery. Our first meeting on 2/15 will just be group member introductions and a review of the Precept study method. Our first real lesson will be on 2/22.
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.
Wednesday at 7:00 AM
A study for men who are looking to make a difference in their workplace and family. We meet Wednesdays from 7-8 am at the Original Pancake House in Eden Prairie. We review the previous week's sermon message, then share testimonies and prayer requests.