SMALL GROUPS

Important update for Small Groups

We want to create an environment that is "more small". This means we want to create spaces for people to really connect with one another. We also want to move from being complex to simple, from a church with small groups to a church made up of small groups.

SMALL GROUPS AT RIVERWOOD

50 or Not

Small Group Networks

Are you 50? Or close to it? Or even beyond? This group is designed for anyone age 50 or more. (no age limit)  It will include a study and an opportunity for discussion and prayer. There will also be times of kicking back for some fun events together.

Thursdays, 7:00 PM @ The Factory

Starts Jan. 23

Divorce Care

Small Group Networks

Are you experiencing or have you experienced the breakdown of your marriage? Divorce Care is a small
group using video and small group dynamics that help you navigate this very difficult journey. It is a safe
environment with very caring leaders.

Thursdays, 7:00 PM @ The Factory

Returning Next Fall

Central Perk

Small Group Networks

A study group for people in the 30’s and 40’s age group.  It is a support group with teaching and community.

Thursdays, 7:00 PM @ The Factory

Returning Next Fall

Keneesis Arts

Small Group Networks

Keneesis Arts is a weekly evening where members of this physical arts small group ‘Keneesis’ have the opportunity to learn and practice such areas of the physical arts as Musical Sign, Mime, Drama and Worship Flags. Music Sign is the signing of songs. It is based on sign
language but no previous knowledge of sign language is needed. There will be two age groups: ’12 and Older’ – including adults, and ‘Under 12’ – Grades 1-6. Members, if wanted, may have
opportunities to minister through the physical arts with Keneesis at various Riverwood services, events and programs. Facilitators/instructors are Kev and Becky Wood.

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM @ The Warehouse

Returning Next Fall

The Gap

Small Group Network, Singles

The Gap is a Small Group Network geared towards unmarried men and women in their mid-20s to mid-30s. We are striving to create a supportive community through studying God’s Word, serving together and having fun.

@ The Factory

Starts Jan. 8

Marriage: It’s Intentional

Small Group Network, Couples

We live in a world that often pulls us apart: busy schedules; intense work loads, children’s activities to name a few, and many couples find their marriage on “automatic pilot” - doing life in the same house but missing meaning or vitality in their relationship. Instead of operating in that mode we would like to invite you to step into 60 DAYS OF BEING INTENTIONAL ABOUT YOUR MARRIAGE. The 8 evenings that we gather will consist of teaching, discussion, and connection on being intentional in your relationship. 

Childcare available for $5 per child or $10 per family.

Thursday, 7:00 PM @ The Firehall

Returning Next Fall

Freedom from Shame

Small Group Network

For many people, anger is the most difficult emotion to manage well.  They live with a lot of guilt about the damage they have done to those they love when they have been angry.  For some, they feel angry all the time, but they aren't sure why.  They are like a volcano, with the anger lava constantly bubbling below the surface.  Most people who have experienced childhood trauma have deep anger issues.  Some have lived for a period of time with an angry and abusive person, and it has damaged them deeply.  Come and learn about what causes your anger, and learn tools for dealing with that anger in a healthy way.

Thursday, 7:00 PM @ The Factory

Starts Feb. 6

Alpha

Small Group Network

Alpha is a great course outlining the essentials of Christianity and is open to anyone who is exploring faith, new to faith, or been in faith for years and is looking for a reminder of the foundations of faith. To register email the contact below for more info.

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM @ The Factory

Returning Next Fall

Hurting Moms

Small Group Networks

This is a group for hurting moms. It is a spiritually guided program that assists women walking through some dark times because of the choices that our adult children are making. As hurting moms we

take on shame, guilt, etc. and are scared or not sure how to forgive and find joy in the midst of the darkness.

Thursdays, 7:00 PM @ The Factory

Returning Next Fall

Growing Creative Hearts

Creative

This a Pottery and card making group. For men and women all ages and stages in life (no one under 18).

If you have a passion to create and grow in your faith while having fun, this is the group for you! 

TBA

Returning Next Fall

Grief Share

Small Group Networks

Have you experienced the loss of someone close to you? Grief Share is a small group that uses video and small group dynamics in a safe and caring way to help you navigate this journey through grief.

Thursdays, 7:00 PM @ The Factory

Returning Next Fall

Coffee & Expresso Things That Matter

Small Group Network, Men's

For men of all ages with a focus of gathering around for coffee and conversation about things that really matter to God, to you, and to those you care about.

 

Come on out! The coffee will be hot and friends waiting to welcome you.

Wednesdays, 6:30 AM @ The Warehouse

Returning Next Fall

Infertility & Loss

Small Group Network, Women's

A group for women struggling with infertility and pregnancy loss. The journey of trying to start a family, failing and suffering loss is one that can feel isolating and lonely. Everyone’s experience is different. This group seeks to connect and heal wounds with those who understand. We will walk through a study together on life’s disappointments and trusting God and finding strength in him when the world knocks you to your knees.

Thursday, 7:00 PM @ The Factory

Returning Next Fall

Financial Peace

Small Group Networks

If finances have you stressed, down or feeling anxious or if you just want to get to that “next” level—this is the small group network for you. Join us as we take the journey of destroying debt, bashing out budgets and stealthy saving. The hope is that we all gain the skills
and discipline to succeed in our finances the way God intended us to live.

Thursdays, 7:00 PM @ The Factory

Returning Next Fall

Herstory

Small Group Network, Womens

We are a network for women of all ages and stages. We are passionate about women growing in their faith, growing in community, and seeing women step into God’s calling for their lives. We believe God has a call and a purpose for each one of us, and we are so excited to see what He has for us this year.

Come join us Wednesdays at the Warehouse 10am - 12 noon as we begin the Alpha course.  The coffee is on and friends are waiting!

Wednesdays, 10:00 AM @ The Warehouse

Returning Next Fall

Walking With God

Small Group Networks

Offering a course to build our faith as well as a chance to experience a small group community.  The evening will include video teaching, discussion and prayer.

Thursdays, 7:00 PM @ The Factory

Returning Next Fall

Mom's Ministry

Small Group Networks

Mom's Ministry is a place where God is building a community of moms who support one another, serve alongside each other and are growing deeper in relationship with Him. We all come to motherhood differently and we celebrate God's unique expression of motherhood in each other.

 

We'd love to meet you and you are welcome anytime!

Thursdays, 9:30 AM @ The Warehouse

Starts Jan. 16

STIR

Small Group Network, Singles

STIR is a networking group for singles in their 30’s and 40’s that meets twice a month. Once for an event and the other as an informal coffee time of connecting and forming new friendships. We also take time to participate in service events throughout the year.

TBA

Starts TBA

Motor Heads

Small Group Network

Are you a Motorhead with a bunch of experiences that you could share with others? Or do you find yourself having very little expertise in figuring out what the repair shop is telling you? Or are you a person on a fixed budget and the repair costs for your vehicles always come at a bad time and would you like to learn the timelines of how to service your vehicle properly? Then this is the perfect group for you.

Thursday, 7:00 PM @ The Factory

Starts Feb.6

CREATIVE GROUPS

Your hobby isn’t just fun, it provides opportunities for discipleship, fellowship, ministry, worship, and evangelism.

INTRODUCING VIRTUAL SMALL GROUPS

Virtual small groups are for those who live lives that are not 9-5. This is for truck drivers, nurses, Doctors, Pastors, University students, Moms, Dads, Snowbirds…. Virtual Small Groups are virtually there for you to be connected to people who are wanting to build on their relationship with Jesus and with people. Virtual small groups leave no one out! They make sure no one feels alone. Click the button below to find out how you can be part of group that more than fits into your life!

Interested in forming a virtual group?

Contact Michelle now!

Men's Virtual Small Group

Virtual, Men's

Join Riverwood Men's Virtual Small Group, all you need is a Facebook account.

All Year Round

Women's Virtual Small Group

Virtual, Women's

On the WhatsApp platform, group members respond to conversational questions to get to know each other, prayer requests, things to look for in bible readings, what God is teaching us, links for creative bible art journal and journal writing ideas. 

Starts Jan. 13

Kinship

Virtual

Kinship Care is a virtual small group for those who care for children who cannot live with their biological family.

All Year Round

SMALL-GROUP RESOURCES

Here are the tools and resources we provide for all of our small groups. Feel free to also use these resources just for yourself and for your family.

Talk It Over

Talk it Over is a resource for small groups written by a staff member at Riverwood each week. 

Rightnow Media

Library filled with thousands of discipleship videos and resources from world renown teachers. 

FAQ's for Group Leaders

Here are all Frequently Asked Questions and our answers for small group leaders. 

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