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.

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Care Opportunities

red cross Blood drive - sign up today!

Looking for a way to engage our communities and give of yourself? Riverside will be hosting the Red Cross and their team for a blood drive. This event is open to the public as well as Riversiders to help give this precious gift.

Thursday, July 29 @ the Sauk Rapids Campus.  12:00-6:00pm. Sign up to donate here (enter zip code 56379 and search for Riverside Church)
Friday, July 30 @ the Big Lake Campus. 12:00-6:00pm. Drive FULL!


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R3 (formerly Current 55)

R3 launches Friday, August 6th @ 9:00am at the Big Lake Campus.  Join us for breakfast as we reimagine what God has for retired Riversiders.  


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Alpha is a place to explore the Christian faith with others. It's a series of conversations focused on the questions of life, faith, and meaning. Each session includes a time to connect with others, hear a talk on some element of faith, and then a chance for people to share their own questions and perspectives with the group.

Mondays,  January 10-March 31, 2022 @ the Big Lake campus.  7:00pm.
Mondays,  January 10-March 31, 2022 @ the Online campus.  7:00pm.
Registration coming December 2021

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Car Care Day

Volunteer to help single moms, widows/widowers and those in need 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.

Saturday, September 11, 2021 @ the Big Lake campus. 9:00am-noon.
Saturday, September 18, 2021 @ the Sauk Rapids campus. 9:00am-noon.
Registration coming soon!

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Looking for support after a divorce?  Find help.  Discover hope.  Experience healing.  A special curriculum and support group which helps you learn how to deal with the pain of the past and gives you tools for rebuilding your life.

Mondays, fall 2021 @ the Big Lake campus.  6:30pm.
Cost: $20 (Scholarships available).
Registration opening summer 2021.

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financial peace university

Show your money who's boss!  Financial Peace University is a life-changing program that teaches you how to make the right decisions with your money.  You'll be empowered with the practical skills and confidence needed to achieve your financial goals and experience true financial peace!

Next session fall 2021.
Cost: $129.99.

Registration opening summer 2021.

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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.

Next session fall 2021.
Cost: $15 (Scholarships available).
Registration opening summer 2021.

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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.
Register here 

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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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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.
Cost: $120.

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the marriage course

The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage.  Nicky and Sila Lee, authors of The Marriage Book, developed The Marriage Course 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.

Next session fall 2021.
Cost: $15 per couple (Scholarships available).
Registration opening summer 2021.

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learn more about riverside small groups here