Care & Connection


Riverside offers care opportunities for a variety of needs as well as opportunities to serve those in need. You may be starting a new life with Jesus, life may have brought unexpected challenges or you’re in a great place and have the ability to care for someone who needs help. Wherever you are, there are opportunities for you or someone you may know. Please scroll down for some opportunities to get involved and get support!

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CARE

griefshare

Grieving the death of a loved one? A friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences; losing a loved one. Facilitated by people who've walked the road you are traveling; people who understand how you feel and can offer encouragement.

Begins Mondays Jan 15 to Apr 8, 2024 @ the Big Lake campus, 6:30pm
Begins Tuesdays Mar 12 to June 4, 2024 @ the Sauk Rapids campus, 6:30pm
Begins Wednesdays Jan 10 to Apr 3, 2024 @ the Big Lake campus, 1pm
Cost: $20 (Scholarships available).
Register here

Questions? Contact us

life recovery

Life Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step group built to foster and encourage healthy recovery from all of life's ugliness. Designed for those who have experienced the effects of sin and separation from God in their lives. This may be drugs, alcohol, overeating, pornography, or any of the other numerous ways people experience disconnection from God. Join others in this warm environment where an intentional focus on Christ is foundational to recovery utilizing the proven 12-step approach. Weekly meetings consist of a step based teaching, a testimony, or medallion night.

Mondays @ the Big Lake campus, 6:30pm
Tuesdays @ the Sauk Rapids campus, 7pm
Register here

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finances

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY (FPU)

Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson course that teaches you how to save for emergencies, pay off debt fast, spend wisely, and invest for your future. And no complicated financial blah blah blah over here. For over 25 years, Dave Ramsey’s been teaching commonsense, biblical money principles that work. Every time. 

Not able to join the class below? You can go through the class on your own, with a co-worker or friend, or your family. Register here.

Tuesdays beginning Jan 9 to Mar 5, 2024 @ the Sauk Rapids campus, 7pm
Cost: Free!
Registration closed for this session.

Questions? Contact us


THE LEGACY JOURNEY

Grow it. Live it. Share it. Living and leaving a legacy. This course doesn't replace FPU—you still need the nuts-and-bolts foundation for your money FPU provides. The Legacy Journey builds on that foundation. It's for those who want to know what's next once their families are free from debt. If  FPU was God showing you how to wake up, The Legacy Journey is God showing you how to grow up. This class leads members into a deeper look at what the Bible has to say about wealth and gives them practical tools for managing their resources and living a generous life. The Legacy Journey will show you how to live a legacy now while preparing to leave a legacy for your children—and future generations to come. This is the class for those who want to finish strong!

When: After successful completion of Financial Peace University

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Marriage / Divorce

THE MARRIAGE COURSE

The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong home life. The Marriage Course is for couples looking for practical support to strengthen their relationship. The course is designed to help couples build strong foundations, learn to communicate more effectively and resolve differences well. Light dinner served.

Mondays beginning Mar 11 to Apr 22, 2024 @ the Big Lake campus, 6:30-9pm 
Cost: $15 (Scholarships available).
Register here

Questions? Contact us

 


DIVORCECARE

DivorceCare’s life-changing support groups welcome people and guide them on the path of recovery after separation or divorce. Over 1 million people have found comfort and hope through this 13-week, video-based series. Find help. Discover hope. Experience healing.


Tuesdays Jan 9 to Apr 2, 2024 @ the Big Lake campus, 6:30pm (group full)

Cost: $20 (Scholarships available).
Registration closed for this session.

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Car Care Days

Volunteer to help single moms and widows by giving them simple automotive maintenance and repairs at no charge. Volunteer to make and serve snacks for our guests, visit with guests and complete maintenance checks/simple repairs. Email us below if you'd like to be involved. Happens in fall and in spring.

Next Car Care Days:  

May 05, 2024 - Big Lake campus @ 9am - 12pm | Registration will open mid-winter
Apr 27, 2024 - Sauk Rapids campus @ 9am - 12pm | Registration will open mid-winter

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Servants on Standby (S.O.S.)

Servants on Standby (S.O.S.) is a team of volunteers "standing by" to respond to immediate one time, or short term needs of the Riverside body and community, thereby showing the love of Jesus Christ by helping in practical ways.

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Counseling

While Riverside does have staff members who are available for spiritual consultation and premarital counseling, we do not have a trained psychologist on staff.  There may be times when the concern or issue you share suggest professional counseling could best help you as you take next steps in healing. Here is a list we can recommend as a place for you to start your search finding a counselor best suited for your needs and personality.

Center for Family Counseling (Dave Olmscheid)

Monticello | 1.844.221.1191 | Web

Tollefson Counseling Service (Barb Tollefson)

Monticello | 763.295.3207 | Web

Healing Moments Counseling (Chip neuenschwander)

Monticello | 763.732.3351 | Web

Solace Counseling Associates (Deborah Peterson)

Delano | 612.584.1153 | Web

Family Counseling Center (Mark Pederson)

Buffalo | 763.682.5420 | Web

The Center for Family Counseling

St. Cloud | 320.253.3540 | Web

DBT & EMDR Specialists, PA

Elk River | 763.412.0722 | Web

Hanson Associates LLC (Gary & Joy Hanson)

Maple Grove | 763.533.5339 | Web

Levang and Associates (Curt Levang)

St. Louis Park | 952.541.4799 | Web

Questions? Email us.