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.
Sunday at 1:45 PM
Calling all girls ages 11-17 for creative fellowship. This is an ongoing craft club once a month for girls. A new project every month! Everyone will receive devotionals. Events are on JAN 29th 12:45-3:00 safety pin jewelry. FEB 26th 12:45-3:00 Jean designer. MARCH 26th 12:45-3:00 flower and pom pom pens. APRIL 30th 12:45-3:30 braids and nails. This will be held at the campus.
Sunday at 6:30 PM
There is nothing more exciting than living a Spirit-filled empowered life! This Bible study will instruct, encourage, experience 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 and 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. Are you ready to get started? Side note: If you have not been through the River Valley 'Freedom' core group yet, we would strongly encourage that small group before attending Empower. It will be helpful to you for receiving what God has in store for you. Also, there will be home work. This will be an interactive group, so please plan to be prepared to share weekly what you are learning from the Holy Spirit. This group begins on Sunday, January 29 & ends Sunday, March 19. It is an 8 week group -Refreshments/appetizers will be served.:)
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, January 23 and will meet from 6:00-8pm at the Minnetrista Campus by the Fireside. It is a 7-week group and will end on March 6.
Saturday at 5:00 PM • Virtual
This is a small group focused on reading through the book by Dan Kimball titled “ How Not to Read the Bible” each month at 5pm on the first Saturday of the month starting on December 3, 2022. The intent is to discuss 1 part of the book per session. If there's a lot of good conversation around a single part, we'll extend the subject over multiple sessions. Discussion sessions will be virtual and an email chat will get rolling once the group begins.
Thursday at 7:30 PM
We meet every Thursday at 7:30pm at the Westonka Activity Center. 5903 Sunnyfield Rd E, Minnetrista, MN 55364
Tuesday at 6:30 PM
The Promise Principle is a powerful tool to teach men how to hear the voice of God through reading the Bible. It calls men to a daily God connection in which He speaks clearly through His Word and promises transformation, power, and direction in our everyday lives, (Romans 12:2, 2 Peter 1:3-4). Men engaged in The Promise Principle experience what we call the “new accountability”. The old style of accountability focuses on sin management, while this new accountability propels men forward, igniting a passion to seek, hear, and obey the voice of God. This is where freedom in Christ becomes evident in our lives. God can then truly use us to inspire those around us to follow Him.
Saturday at 8:00 AM
You are welcome here! This is a "join at anytime" men's group. If you are looking for a deeper connection with God, this group is for you. Have you ever wanted to hear God's voice, but not sure if it was His voice you are hearing? Scripture is out guide as we read and explore God's plan for our lives. Whether you’re still exploring faith in Christ, or you have been a Christian for many years, you’ll experience His promises, truths, and commands in this weekly study. This group meets weekly in the Mound/Minnetrista area.
Thursday at 6:30 PM
This is an opportunity for young adults (18-26) in the Minnetrista area to connect with each other. Come and build community and be with others in the area growing a relationship with God. Over the next few weeks, we will go through Pastor Kirk Graham's DiscipleU session called "The Fire Series." We will officially kick off on February 2nd. We are excited about this group and look forward to seeing you there! This group will be held off-site in a home near the church. Connect with us for directions!
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.
Tuesday at 6:30 PM
Sisterhood is a group where women can find fulfillment and belonging at River Valley Church. This season we are going to explore different characteristics that make a healthy community! This group starts on Tuesday, January 24th and will end on Tuesday, March 28th. You can join this group no matter what age or stage of life you’re in. You also can come at any time! You are always welcome at Sisterhood no matter when you decide to come. Let this be a safe place for you to grow in your relationship with God and build healthy relationships with other women. We can't wait to welcome you!
Friday at 7:00 AM
This small group seeks to answer the questions you have about how you can live on mission for God in your workplace. The book "The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant" is an easy, approachable way to start the conversation and create ideas for including God in your every day. Though not everyone may be called to work in the church, the "marketplace" can also be seen as a mission field, with the opportunity to serve God and others around you. This course will help you see, understand, and apply your purpose to your daily life. We'll meet for 1 hour in a gathering room at Blackwater Cafe, which is just off Hwy 12 in Maple Plain. Versions of the book are available at Amazon, Ramsey, Christianbook.com, etc. in either print or electronic style. https://www.ramseysolutions.com/store/books/the-legend-of-the-monk-and-the-merchant-by-terry-felber
Sunday at 9:45 AM
Welcome Home is your first step at River Valley Church. You were created for a purpose, and we want to help you discover that purpose! You will build community, understand how God made you, and dive deeper into your walk with Jesus. We can't wait to meet you! This is a 4-week small group that will meet by the Fireside on Sundays. It will run from Sunday, February 5 through Sunday, February 26 during the 9:45am service.
Sunday at 9:45 AM
Welcome Home is your first step at River Valley Church. You were created for a purpose, and we want to help you discover that purpose! You will build community, understand how God made you, and dive deeper into your walk with Jesus. We can't wait to meet you! This is a 4-week small group that will meet by the Fireside on Sundays. It will run from Sunday, March 5 through Sunday, March 26 during the 9:45am service.
Thursday at 1:30 PM
We meet Thursday's at 1:30 at our homes. (We take turns hosting) mound,Watertown. We are a comfy small kind group of women who want to explore different books of the Holy Bible and enjoy lasting and quality fellowship. New Christian Old Christian is of no importance. Just bring YOU! Children can come but they must be able to keep themselves busy. Light snacks are provided. This group meets weekly.