River City University

River City University is the adult education ministry offered at River City Community Church. Classes and groups are designed to help you grow spiritually and make Biblical life choices so you can experience the real, abundant life that God has for you.

Classes are organized in five learning tracks.

Pastoral Leadership Institute

PL251: HOMILETICS (Preaching)

The student will learn the fundamentals of the theology (purpose) of preaching as well as the practical aspects of expository preparation and preaching, storytelling, use of illustrations, and culturally sensitive preaching.

Dates: Tuesday | March 6 – May 8, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Childcare: Available

Marriage & Family

Re|engage

Re|engage offers hope to marriages and moves couples towards oneness through understanding God’s design for marriage, hearing personal stories of restoration, through biblical teaching, and small group interaction. Here is a safe place to reconnect, reignite, or resurrect your marriage.

Orientation: January 28, 5:30 pm 
Dates:Sundays, Feb 11 – May 25, 2018 
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Childcare: Available

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

A biblically based curriculum that teaches you how to eliminate debt, live on a budget,
communicate better about finances, and handle money God’s way.

Dates: Wednesdays Feb 21 – April 25, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Childcare: Available

COFFEE WITH RUTH and NAOMI

Calling all Moms of young children!!
We know that Motherhood is the most important job and one of the hardest! As
young mothers it’s important that we have mature and experienced mothers to
help guide, encourage, and speak into our lives on this journey. Join us as we
glean wisdom from amazing guest speakers, make new friends, and join forces in
raising Godly children!

Dates: First Wednesday of every month
Time: 9:30 – 11:30am at the Cafe in the church
Childcare: Available

Bible Studies

FAITH IN ACTION

This class, will help you learn how to activate and increase your faith, eliminate fear, deal with offenses, stay right with God even when you’re not “feeling it”, have victory over feelings, have faith in the midst of doubt, and learn how to change your attitude and guard your thoughts.

Dates: Tuesdays, Feb 20 – March 27, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Childcare: Available

MEN’S FRATERNITY: THE QUEST FOR AUTHENTIC MANHOOD (Part 2)

This course was designed to help men live an authentic manhood by coming together and strengthening each other through weekly sessions that combine biblical teaching and small group interaction.  This class offers a clear definition of what a man is and challenges each man to develop his own personalized manhood plan. 

Dates: Wednesdays, Feb 21 – May 25, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:15am
Childcare: n/a

“Wait and See” – Women’s Bible Study

Get biblical wisdom on how to prepare for the future even as you participate in God’s work in the present. Drawing on the story of David, this study helps you exchange weariness and discouragement for hope and action. Instead of getting distracted with the object of your wait, you can grow closer to the Person of your faith—transforming your wait-and-see season into one of the sweetest seasons of all.

Dates: Wednesdays, Feb 21 – April 4, 2018 
Time: 9:30 – 11:00am
Childcare: Available 

HOW TO MAKE DISCIPLES 

We are called to make disciples and become more like Jesus in the midst of this crazy world. Are you ready? In this class you will become fully  equipped to lead someone through a discipleship experience. 

Dates: Wednesdays, Feb 21  March 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Childcare: Available 

BOOK OF JAMES

In this study, we will take an in-depth look at the book of James and its author. James is called the wisdom book of the New Testament and is one of the most quoted books in the bible. Come join us as we study this very practical, relevant, and challenging book.

Dates: Tuesdays, Feb 20 – March 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Childcare: Available 

Foundations

STARTING POINT: A CONVERSATION ABOUT FAITH

For people who are curious about God, have a new relationship with Jesus Christ, or are returning to church after being away for a while.  A conversational environment where your questions about God turn into a conversation about faith.

Dates: Sundays, March 4 – April 29, 2018
Time: 11:15am – 12:30pm
Childcare: Available

KNOW HOW TO GROW

Learn the basic practices that will help you grow into Christ-likeness. You will be equipped
with the skills you need to turn these skills into habits.

Dates: Sundays, Feb 18 – March 11, 2018

Time: 9:30 – 10:45am
Childcare: Available

KNOW WHAT YOU BELIEVE

What comes into your mind when you think about God, is the most important thing about you.” A.W. Tozer. This class will help you know God as He truly is and will answer the critical questions you have about the Christian faith. You will learn timeless Biblical truths that will help you lay a solid foundation for your life. 

Dates: Sundays, March 18 – May 132018
Time: 9:30 – 10:45am
Childcare: Available

KNOW YOUR IDENTITY 

What is your identity? How do you see yourself? As a follower of Christ, it is important to know how God sees you and what He says about you as His child. It is critical to understand what God has already provided for you through Christ. Come and learn your true identity in Christ. 

Dates: Tuesdays, Feb 20 – April 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Childcare: Available

DISCOVERING WATER BAPTISM

Jesus commanded all of His followers to be baptized as public declaration of their faith in Him. You will learn what the scripture teaches about the significance and symbolism of baptism, and will receive preparation to be baptized the following week.

Dates: Feb 11, 2018; April 22, 2018
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Childcare: Available

“GET IN” MEMBERSHIP CLASS

Learn the history, mission, vision, values, and beliefs of River City Community Church. Provides a forum to ask question about River City. This class is a prerequisite for membership. 

Dates: Jan 21, 2018; March 4, 2018; April 15, 2018; June 3, 2018
Time: 3:00 – 6:00pm
Childcare: Available

Support & Recovery

DIVORCE CARE

A friendly, caring group of people who understand what you are going through and want to help. This class shares principles that will help you on your journey towards recovery and give you hope for the future.

Dates: Tuesdays, Feb 20 – May 22, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Childcare: Available

GRIEF SHARE

A caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Dates: TuesdaysFeb 20 – May 22, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Childcare: Available

PURE DESIRE (A)

A confidential support group for men struggling with sexual purity issues. Content includes Pure Desire book and workbook. Choose (A) for Tuesday or choose (B) for different group on Wednesdays.

Dates: Tuesdays, Sep 19 – Ongoing
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Childcare: Available

PURE DESIRE (B)

A confidential support group for men struggling with sexual purity issues. Content includes Pure Desire book and workbook.

Dates: Wednesdays, Sep 20 – Ongoing
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Childcare: Available

BETRAYAL & BEYOND: FASHIONING A COURAGEOUS HEART

How did he get this way? How can I tell if he is getting better? Can I ever trust him again? What do I do now This group will provide valuable tools, biblical wisdom, and testimonies by courageous women who found hope, help, and encouragement through their personal journey.

Dates: Wednesdays, – Ongoing
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Childcare: Available

GENESIS PROCESS PART 1 (WOMEN)

The Genesis Process helps you understand and deal with wounds from the past that are driving self-destructive behavior. You will understand why you do the things you don’t want to do through self-evaluation, biblical teaching, and a safe environment.

Dates: TuesdaysFeb 20 – May 1, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Childcare: Available

CHRIST – CENTERED 12-STEP RECOVERY

Using the Life Recovery Bible, this group connects the 12 steps with a faith community, a reliance on prayer, and the scriptures. If you are struggling with an addiction, you can find freedom.
“So if the son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36

Dates: Ongoing
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Childcare: Available

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