Small Groups

Connect with a small group here at River Church

SMALL GROUPS

 

 

 

Bible Studies

Bait of Satan - John Bevere 

The bait of Satan exposes one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God--offense. Don't let anyone affect your relationship with God! 

Co-Ed Group 

Thursdays - 7-8pm at the church

Steve and Jan Maberry - smaberry67@gmail.com

 

 

Circle Maker - Mark Batterson

Do you ever sense that there's far more to prayer than what you're experiencing? It's time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker. Mark will help you:

* Discern God's will as the first step to a healthy prayer life

* Uncover your heart's deepest desires

* Pursue God-sized dreams

* Connect with God in fresh ways and, ultimately, draw prayer circles around your family, your job, your problems, and your goals.

Thursdays 7pm at the church

Dawn Hogue  618-401-3734  hogue@altonschools.org 

Business Women Group

For women who own/run their own business.

 

Date and Time - TBD

Tina Olroyd  217-825-8940  jolroyd@frontiernet.net

Fervent (Women Only)

Study by: Priscilla Shier

Satan ins't your enemy in an impersonal way; he specifically wants to destroy you! 

Fervent is a woman's battle plan for serious, specific, and strategic prayer.

Thursdays - 6:30-8pm

Smith residence 4521 Moolight Way, Alton, IL 62002

Melodie Smith  618-412-6006  smithmelodie@gmail.com

Friends and Family Groups 

This is our community style groups where you can sign up to join a group who will become your friends and family. These groups meet together at least two times a month and do life together through dinners, bible studies, events , or fellowship. These groups are the best way for you to get connected with other member of our church family. Meeting times vary.

Meet Him At The Mat

2 Corinthians 6:16 "We are the Temple of the Living God. Glorify God in your body".

If you are a Christian looking to combine the numerous and proven health benefits of yoga practice with scriptural teachings and prayer, Holy Yoga is right for you.

Altering Saturday 9am and Thursday 5:30pm

Tina Olroyd  217-825-8940  jolroyd@frontiernet.net

Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey and his teaching team will walk you though the basic of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.

Financial Peace university includes nine video lessons. Fee is $130.00 (Book & Access)

Wednesday 7pm at the church

Chris and Julie Jordan  217-313-8098  chrisnjulie@hotmail.com

Rock Painting Group

Come help us paint rocks and spread the word about The River. Bring materials you have to paint rocks together. If you don't have items needed come anyway. We can share.

Wednesday's 6-8pm at the church

Connie Goeway  618-917-1562  inlawnow@charter.net

Prayer Group

Prayer Warriors

open to everyone

Sunday 8:30 - 9:15am

Prayer Room - Upstairs Room 203

Men's Groups

Men's Weekly Meeting

All men invited. A group of men who get together weekly for fellowship, encouragement, the Word and prayer.

Wednesday 7pm at the church.

Jeff Daughtery  618-520-7092  jeffwillbe@hotmail.com

Fellowship Groups

Women's Fellowship Group

DIVAS - Divinely Inspired Victorious And Serving Women of God

Dinner, Fellowship and Prayer

Monday - once a month - TBA

Brandi Bernard  604-6809  madsmom1101@gmail.com

Age Based Fellowship Groups

Perseverance Young Adult Group

Ages 18-26

Thursday 7pm (every other week)

Heiney's Home plus Events

Justin and Suzanne  578-1409  suzanne_wille@yahoo.com

Becoming One

Engaged, Newlywed Couples, or Married less than 5 years

Sunday 7pm (every other week)

Zyungs House plus Events

Cameron Zyung  618-381-6532  cameronzyung@yahoo.com

Friends and Family Groups 

This is our community style groups where you can sign up to join a group who will become your friends and family. These groups meet together at least two times a month and do life together through dinners, bible studies, events , or fellowship. These groups are the best way for you to get connected with other member of our church family. Meeting times vary. Sign up below.

 

FREE RESOURCES

Running small groups online can be difficult because of the added hurdles and layers that technology provides. As we learn to gather this new way online we want to help make the transition easier for you so we have compiled free resources from networks, churches, and companies that will make running your group a little easier.

 

We recommend the leader of the small group sharing their personal desktop screen through zoom to the rest of the group with the curriculum or Bible study preloaded on your browser so that everyone can both see and participate in the conversation without any background noise distractions. If you need help or have questions how to share your screen email us at office@riverchurch.city

Online Group Bible Studies:

Anthology Website Free Bible Studies

Church Of The Highlands Studies:

      Fresh Start

      My Story

      Man To Man

      Day 22

Lifeway is Offering 12 Free Bible Studies

Village Church

Zoom

video Meetings

Overview

 

ZOOM IS A FREE ONLINE VIDEO MEETING SERVICE. IT WILL ALLOW YOU TO JOIN FOR FREE AND GATHER FOR YOUR SMALL GROUP MEETING. RIVER CHURCH IS ENCOURAGING YOUR GROUP TO GATHER USING THIS SERVICE. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS HOW TO USE ZOOM HERE IS A QUICK START GUIDE TO HELP YOU ON YOUR WAY.

Quick Start Guide

This quick start guide walks you through getting started with your new Zoom account, including essential steps like scheduling your first meeting, downloading the Zoom client, and updating your Zoom profile. Whether you just signed up for your own Zoom account or you have been invited to an existing account, read this quick start guide for a summary of your next steps and click the embedded links to learn more.

This article covers:

Signing up and activating your Zoom account

Joining an existing account

If you are being invited to an existing account, you will receive an email from Zoom (no-reply@zoom.us). Once you receive this email, click Activate Your Zoom Account.

Creating your own account

To sign up for your own free account, visit zoom.us/signup and enter your email address. You will receive an email from Zoom (no-reply@zoom.us). In this email, click Activate Account. 

Signing in to your Zoom account on the web

You can login to your Zoom account on the web at any time, at zoom.us/signin. Once you're logged in, use the panel on the left side to navigate the Zoom web portal.  You can update your profile, schedule a meeting, edit your settings, and more. 

 

Scheduling your first meeting

There are many ways to schedule a meeting, including the Zoom web portal, through the Zoom client, or with one of our extensions or plugins. Here are some basic instructions for scheduling your first meeting. 

  1. Sign in to your Zoom web portal.

  2. Click Meetings.

  3. Click Schedule a Meeting.

  4. Choose the date and time for your meeting. 

  5. (Optional) Select any other settings you would like to use. 

  6. Click Save.

Downloading the Zoom client

You can download the Zoom Desktop Client for MacWindowsChromeOS and Linux, as well as the Zoom Mobile App for iOS and Android from our Downloads page. 

Starting your first meeting as the host

As the meeting host, there are several ways you can start your meeting. Your upcoming meetings will be listed in the Meetings tab of your Zoom desktop client or mobile app. You can click Start by the meeting name. You can also start your meetings from the Zoom web portal. 

  1. Login to My Meetings.

  2. Under Upcoming Meetings, click Start next to the meeting you want to start.

  3. The Zoom client should launch automatically to start the meeting.

Inviting others to join your meeting

Inviting others to join your meeting is as simple as sharing the invitation or join link. You can do this after scheduling your meeting by clicking Copy the Invitation.

Joining another user's meeting

There are many ways to join a meeting, but the easiest way is to click the join link that the meeting host provided. You can also click Join in your Zoom client and enter the meeting ID. 

Still have questions: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034967471-Quick-start-guide-for-new-users

Video Tutorials here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

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