River Valley is in the community for the community. Jeremiah 29:7 says “Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare.” The Lord has opened up many ways for us to be involved and serve in our community. Below are a just a few local ministries we partner with or support. To learn more about Local Outreach or how you can serve, feel free to email Pastor Frank below.
A.C.T. Southern Oregon - ACT Southern Oregon is an awareness organization working to bring attention to the growing crime of underage sex trafficking within our state, and specifically in our local communities.
Celebrate Recovery - Celebrate the power of God to bring healing, freedom, and restoration to broken lives through the biblically-based 12 Steps and 8 Recovery Principles.
Child Evangelism Fellowship - Child Evangelism Fellowship is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.
Church of the Valley - The Church of the Valley is a gathering of pastors and congregations committed to living as one Body in our community with the goal of reaching our community for Christ.
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.
Every Child - Every Child gathers families to love, care, and support vulnerable children and families in Oregon.
Fall Family Festival - A huge outreach to our neighbors in Grants Pass. We have many fun booths set up for the kids where they can win prizes, candy, and lots of food. It is a great opportunity for friends, family, and Life Groups to serve together.
Faith House - Faith House is a transitional home for women. They are a nonprofit organization based in Grants Pass, OR. They have served the greater Grants Pass community for the last 24 years.
Gospel Rescue Mission - At the Grants Pass Gospel Rescue Mission, we are bound to proclaim Jesus Christ to the homeless and needy of Josephine County in a spirit of care by assisting with clothing, spiritual counseling, education, food, healthcare, and shelter.
Hearts with a Mission - Hearts With A Mission serves homeless and at-risk youth by providing shelter, educational support, mentoring and transition planning with a faith-based approach.
JoCo Food Bank/Raptor Creek Farms - The Josephine County Food Bank is a regional food bank serving all of Josephine County through our network of 9 pantries, 5 community kitchens, and 11 supplemental agencies.
JOE’S Place - JOE’s Place is a community setting; it is within this community that transformation happens as life is lived out with caring adults engaging young people in life together. We will provide a safe place for youth to come, be able to learn and engage in a healthy life structure. Within these facilities we will provide them with the tools needed to study, learn, share, serve and play; each having its own place in living life together.”
Murphy Outback - The purpose of the Murphy Outback Youth Ministries is to reach youth with the salvation message of Jesus Christ. We do this by providing a safe environment before and after school, offering activities for youth to participate in where adults can interact one on one and build lasting relationships, meet physical and mental needs and share the truths of Scripture whenever possible.
OnTrack Residential Facility - Providing a safe, supportive, substance-free living environment during early recovery while helping addicts to become responsible, effective parents, partners and family members. This co-gender facility is licensed to accommodate up to 10 individuals, and is an integral part of our network of services offered in Josephine County.
Pregnancy Care Center - As a community-funded, accredited medical center, we are here to offer hope, support and medical care to you so that you can make an informed decision about your sexual health or pregnancy.
Rebecca Bender Initiative - Equip America to identify & respond to human trafficking. Empower survivors to restore & live their dreams.
Redemption Ridge - Redemption Ridge exists to provide healing and restoration to female victims of commercial domestic sex trafficking in a safe and loving family environment in order to give them hope and a future.
ROC Food Pantry - The ROC is a Community distribution center. YOU, the community support us through volunteer time; financial and food donations, as well as gently used clothing, household items, books, small furniture and camping gear which are all given back FREE to those in need within our community! TOGETHER we are Community helping Community!
Royal Family Kids - Creating positive, life-changing moments for innocent children who have been victims of neglect, abuse, and abandonment.
Safe Families for Children - Safe Families for Children hosts vulnerable children and creates extended family–like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact.
Serve Grants Pass - Serve GP unites churches in an effort to make an eternal impact upon our city through tangible acts of service in a demonstration of God's love. Our goal is that through our annual SERVE GP service day, believers will be inspired to adopt a daily pattern of service to those in need around them, that God might be glorified by his people.
U-Turn for Christ - U-Turn for Christ is a Christian residential rehabilitation ministry for men trapped in the bondage of addiction. The U-Turn ranch (right here in Grants Pass) provides residents with the opportunity to give back to the community. The goal is to teach men to be independent, self-supporting and stable under the Lordship of Jesus Christ by becoming a blessing to their family, church, friends, employers and society. Local contact person is Brian Veetch 541-292-3002.
Women’s Crisis Center - The Women's Crisis Support Team (WCST) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault in Josephine County through intervention, prevention, and safe shelter.
Youth 71:5 Ministries - Youth 71 Five Ministries (formerly Rogue Valley Youth for Christ) provides many opportunities for loving, caring, Christ-following adults to engage in the lives of lost and hurting kids. We aim to bring hope through relationship; providing a safe place to belong and sharing the message of the Gospel.