our vision

Our Counseling & Life Care Ministry exists to glorify God by teaching God’s people the tools needed to: teach others to walk with God; to bring deep restoration to the brokenhearted; to receive and impart God’s intimate counsel; and to battle the spiritual darkness that holds people captive and prevents their complete freedom in Christ. 

specialty life groups

Many of our Specialty Life Groups deal with Life Care issues such as healing our past hurts, breaking free from old patterns, help for co-dependency, setting boundaries in our relationships, etc. We also provide many different Support Groups that focus on specific areas of need in our lives.  Some of our Support Groups include:

  • Celebrate Recovery

  • Chronic Pain Support Group

  • Cancer Support Group

  • Divorce Care Support

  • Post Abortion Support

To read more or register for a specialty life group, please visit our Specialty Life Group page.

Pastoral counseling

River Valley provides Pastoral Counseling by some members of our Pastoral Staff.  For information about our Pastoral Counseling Ministry please contact Doug Higuera or Tawny Moore.

Professional Counseling

River Valley works closely with various Professional Counselors in our community, some who work out of our staff offices.  For information on Professional Counseling please call our front office at 541-476-7761.

Marriage/wedding ministry

River Valley offers Pre-Marital Mentoring and Counseling as well as Wedding services.  For information please contact Doug Higuera here.

Other Life Care Ministries

River Valley provides ministry and care for our church family and community in the following areas…

  • Prayer Team Ministry

  • Visitation

  • Meals Ministry

  • Lifeline Benevolence

  • Helping Hands

  • Firewood Ministry

Additional Resources

For additional helps and resources provided by our community for a number of different Life Care issues, please click here for information, ministries, and organizations (alphabetized by topic). Read below to learn about our additional support ministries >


Written by a group of medical professionals, AboutAssistedLiving.org is meant to serve as a resource for anyone looking for information on placing themselves or a loved-one into an assisted living or elder care facility. Read more at AboutAssistedLiving.org.


Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. We have been featured on the Administration for Community Living, AARP, Forbes, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the internet. Read more at Caring.com.

Celebrate Recovery

The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 Steps and their Biblical comparisons and “8 Recovery Principles.” By working and applying these Steps and Biblical Principles, we begin to grow spiritually, emotionally and socially mature. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. Read more on the Celebrate Recovery website. Meetings are at Parkway Christian Center.

Divorce Care

DivorceCare features biblical principles for healing from a marriage breakup. DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Workshops are held at Parkway Christian Center.

Financial Peace University

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video, and coordinated by Michelle Rutherford at River Valley, will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

Journey For Women and Journey For Men

If abortion is a part of your past, even if it has been years, you may still struggle with guilt and remorse. If this describes you, you need to know that you are not alone and there is help available. For more information contact the Pregnancy Care Center at 541-479-6264.


Since the first meeting of the early church detailed in the book of Acts, God has instructed believers to use the resources He has given them to help the needy. We fulfill this scriptural mandate by offering prayer, counsel, and temporary financial assistance to individuals and families during a time of need. Examples of the types of help provided include grocery coupons, bus passes, and marriage and financial counseling. For more information call the Lifeline Ministry at 541-476-7761, ext. 106. The Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9am to 2pm.  

Untangling Relationships: A Christian Perspective on Codependency

This 12-week class will help identify and change lifelong patterns of thinking, feeling and acting. Many people find themselves in physically or psychologically abusive relationships. They try hard to please, rescue and serve others, but the harder they try the less peace of mind, intimacy, and joy they receive for their efforts. This study teaches the three-part process: identify, detach, and decide to bring real change to your life. Christ came to set us free from the bondage of sin and death and Untangling Relationships is designed to bring life change through the works of the Holy Spirit.