specialty life groups

In addition to our Life Groups, we have many specialty groups called Specialty Life Groups. These seasonal classes and groups have a specific topic or emphasis and seek to incorporate Life Group DNA. Our Specialty Life Groups are open to everyone and are offered on a variety of days, places, and times. All provide an opportunity to help you deepen your understanding of God and your ability to walk with Him so you can more effectively love and serve others. Check below for the different specialty group options.

cancer support group

"Every storm is an opportunity to grow." Alex Costanzo is totally blind and has cancer, yet she has learned to walk by her faith in God and not by sight…literally! If you, or someone you know, is struggling with cancer, come join us in this ground-breaking group that focuses on support, information, and GOD’S presence, while ministering to cancer survivors, their loved-ones, care-givers, and more. 

When: Sun 2:30-4:30pm, May 20, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019

Where: O-101, Downtown Campus

Registration: Join anytime

Chronic & Invisible Illness Support Group 

“We are Strong”…’Our Mission Statement’ To be heard. To be understood; To be accepted; To be equal; To be loved; …… “2 Corinthians, 1:3-4 NIV “… Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, The Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God”. Open-ended, join anytime.

When: 5-6:30pm, 2nd and 4th Saturdays, thru Dec 31, 2019

Where: 0-101, Downtown Campus 

Registration: Join anytime

Kindred moms

A place of grace, hospitality, and encouragement. Where Mom’s can flourish as they connect in intentional relationships with Jesus and one another.  We meet the last Saturday of every month. Child Care offered for ages 1-6 by request to kindredmomsrivervalley@gmail.com

When: Sat 10-11:30am, Mar 30 – Dec 26, 2020 

Where: E-204, Downtown Campus

Registration: Join anytime

messy grace

Join us on a journey through scripture and personal stories to help inspire and empower Christ followers to completely love their LGBT neighbors (and any other neighbor) while remaining committed to Scripture. Questions: email messygracelife@gmail.com

When: Mon 6:30-8:30pm, Apr 8 – Dec 31  

Where: O-115, Downtown Campus

Registration: Join anytime

prayer for our nation

1 Timothy 2:1-3 tells us to pray for those in authority so that we may live peaceful lives for our Lord. Come join our small gathering to intercede for our nation and our state. Ongoing group, join us anytime.

When: Sat 4-5pm, Jan 5 – Dec 31 

Where: O-102, Downtown Campus

Registration: Join anytime 


Are you wondering how to follow Jesus and experience fellowship in the Church while experiencing ongoing same sex attraction? Have you longed for a safe place to discuss topics of sexuality and identity, but have found the Church to not be a very safe place for you to ask questions? Do you identify as LGBT+ but want to explore more about relationship with Jesus and gender identity issues? Contact Beth at messygracelife@gmail.com.

Cost: Free

Registration: Join anytime