Welcome to The River

The River provides the opportunity for Christians to cultivate a growing understanding of Scripture, basic doctrine, and ministry skills.

Every Christian needs an opportunity to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus and to deepen his or her understanding of Scripture (2 Peter 3:18). Because of the limits of staff, time, and resources, some congregations are limited in what they can offer to help their people find what they might hunger after or need. The River provides a venue for Christians, as well as leaders and potential leaders, to cultivate a growing grasp of Scripture, basic doctrine, and ministry skills (Ephesians 4:11-16).

The River is a cooperative ministry venture focused on empowering and encouraging communities of faith through Biblical training, curricula, and mentorship. Through an informed understanding of Scripture, believers will discover a richness of Biblical truth that will supplement their journey in faith, enhance their joy in Jesus, and encourage them in ministry in their respective churches.

What is The River?

The Call is Simple.

The Call is Simple.

“Grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ”
2 Peter 3:18

The Need is There.

Because of the demands on staff, time and resources, some congregations cannot offer all the help their people might long for or need.

The Opportunity Exists.

The River provides the opportunity for Christians to cultivate a growing understanding of Scripture, basic doctrine and ministry skills.

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What is at the heart of what The River does?

The Courses

The Courses


Courses are scheduled in a modular format. Core courses meet one night a week over a five or six week period allowing participants to take classes while not unduly disrupting their lives and ministry.

Each course is anchored in a consensus of evangelical, Biblical truth and is designed to immerse the participants in Biblical texts as the foundation for all that is taught.

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In addition to core classes, The River offers on-and-two evening “intensives”. These shorter classes focus on a particular passage or topic – an issue that might not require the kind of time given to a regular class.

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Text du Jour

We hold an open forum, question and answer time, on the first Monday of each month called Text du Jour. This is a safe environment for people to come with their basic questions about the Bible and the life of faith.

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Get Started

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Course Schedule

Attend one of our upcoming sessions.

Exploration: Mark (Mornings)

Exploration: Mark (Evenings)

Text du Jour: July

Haggai: God's Thoughts About His Temple

Jesus on Prayer: Studies in Luke 11

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Online Resources

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