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 six learning tracks.

Knowing God Series

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, September 16 – October 7, 2018 Time: 9:30 – 10:45am Childcare: Available

KNOW HOW TO PRAY: Effective Powerful Prayer
God loves the sound of your voice.  He not only wants to answer your prayers, but answer them in specific, amazing ways.  Learn how to pray earnest, heartfelt prayers that make great power available.
Dates: Tuesdays, Sept 18 – Oct 23 Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Childcare: Available

KNOW HOW TO WIN:  Living Victoriously through Daily Spiritual Warfare.
We are the focus of an invisible war. We have an unseen enemy who has a powerful influence over our world. Learn the 5 basic truths about spiritual warfare, how to recognize your enemy, and walk in the victory that Christ has won for you.
Dates: Sundays, Oct 14 – Dec 2 Time: 9:30 – 10:45 am
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: TBD Time: TBD Childcare: Available

KNOW YOUR IDENTITY Who You are in Christ 
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: (TBD) Time: TBD Childcare: Available

Summer 2018 Bible Studies

THE ART OF PARENTING The video series/small group study provides biblical truth and practical resources to get on the same page with your spouse to ground your child in unfailing wisdom. You’ll hear from parents who’ve survived the next stage. Happily married parents, couples who struggled, single parents, parents of adopted children, blended family parents—sharing wisdom you can use. The days are long, but the years are short. They grow up so quickly. If not now, when? Dates: Tuesday June 12th  – August 7th, 2018 Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm Childcare: Available

KNOW HOW TO WIN:  Living Victoriously through Daily Spiritual Warfare
We are the focus of an invisible war. We have an unseen enemy who has a powerful influence over our world. Learn the 5 basic truths about spiritual warfare, how to recognize your enemy, and walk in the victory that Christ has won for you.
Dates: Tuesday June 12th  – August 7th, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Childcare: Available

KNOW HOW TO PRAY: Effective Powerful Prayer
God loves the sound of your voice.  He not only wants to answer your prayers, but answer them in specific, amazing ways. Learn how to pray earnest, heartfelt prayers that make great power available.
Dates: Tuesday June 12th  – July 24th , 2018
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Childcare: Available

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY -Sunday
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: Sundays , June 10  – August 12, 2018
Time: 11:15 am – 12: 30 pm
Childcare: Available

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY -Tuesday
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: Sundays , June 12  – August 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Childcare: Available

Fall 2018 Bible Studies

Women’s Bible Study
(Study topic pending)
Dates: Wednesdays, Starts September 19
Time: 9:30 – 11:00am
Childcare: Available

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: Wednesday, September 19 – October 224
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Childcare: Available

EXPERIENCING GOD
Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God will open your eyes to see God working all around you as never before. God is always working, and He invites you to join Him. God has used this study to touch and change millions of lives and thousands of churches around the world.
Dates: Tuesdays, September 18, – November 20
Time: 7:00 – 8:30
Childcare: Available

MEN’S FRATERNITY: AUTHENTIC MANHOOD – Winning at Work and Home
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, Sept 19 – Nov 28, 2018 Time: 6:00 – 7:15am
Childcare: Not Available

The Book of I Timothy
A verse by verse study of the book of I Timothy. In this Pastoral Epistle, Paul instructs young Timothy who is overseeing the Ephesian church and gives him practical teaching on leadership and godly living.
Dates: Tuesdays, Sept 18 – Nov 13
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Childcare: Available

The Books of 1st and 2nd Peter
A verse by verse study of the Epistles of I and II Peter. For centuries these books have helped believers grow in their knowledge of Christ. It has given them hope to stand strong through persecution and suffering in an unjust world, and discern truth from false teaching.
Dates: Tuesdays, Sept 18 – Nov 13
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
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: August 12th Class
Dates: Sundays, August 19 – December 2, 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: Tuesday Sept 18 – Nov 13, 2018 Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Childcare: Available

THE ART OF PARENTING The video series/small group study provides biblical truth and practical resources to get on the same page with your spouse to ground your child in unfailing wisdom. You’ll hear from parents who’ve survived the next stage. Happily married parents, couples who struggled, single parents, parents of adopted children, blended family parents—sharing wisdom you can use. The days are long, but the years are short. They grow up so quickly. If not now, when? Dates: Wednesday Sept 19 – Nov 7, 2018 Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm Childcare: Available

COFFEE WITH RUTH and NAOMI
Calling all Mom’s of young children!! We know that Motherhood is the most important job and one of the hardest! As young mother’s it’s important that we have mature and experienced mother’s 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: 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Cafe in the church foyer.
Childcare: Available  

Manhood Journey
Manhood Journey is a small group program with fathers and sons participating together. It is a bible-based approach to building young men through the discipleship and mentorship of their own father. It features guided biblical discussion with hand-on, interactive workshops. Ideal for fathers with sons ages 8-15.
Dates: Tuesdays, September 18th – October 23rd
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
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, September 18 – December 18, 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: Tuesdays,September 18 – December 11, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Childcare: Available

PURE DESIRE
A confidential support group for men struggling with sexual purity issues. Content includes Pure Desire book, workbook, and journal.
Dates: Tuesdays, Sep 18 – Ongoing
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
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, September 19 – Ongoing
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
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

Pastoral Leadership Institute

PL315: Fundamentals of Christian Counseling
eProf: John Oelze, MDiv, MA A practical “hands on” course that provides a biblical foundation for effective Christian counseling. Students first focus on issues of their own hearts in order to gain a better understanding of God’s plan for helping others in the local church.
Dates: Tuesdays, June 5 – Aug 7
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Childcare: Available

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