Care Groups

Riverside offers caring opportunities for a variety of needs.  Whether you're starting a new life with Jesus, or life has brought on the unexpected, there is an opportunity for you, or someone you know.

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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,  through May 31 @ the Big Lake campus.  7:00pm.
Mondays,  through May 31 @ the Online campus.  7:00pm.
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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, January 18 - April 12 @ the Big Lake campus.  6:30pm.
Cost: $20 (Scholarships available).
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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!

When:  Next Session Fall 2021.
Cost: $129.99.

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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.

Mondays,  January 18 - April 12 @ the Big Lake campus.  6:30pm.
Tuesdays, Feb. 9 - April 27 @ the Sauk Rapids campus.  Group full.
Thursdays,  January 14 - May 13 @ the Big Lake campus.  1:00pm.
Cost: $15 (Scholarships available).
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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.
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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.

Mondays,  April 12 - May 24 @ the Big Lake campus.  7:00PM
Tuesdays,  April 13 - May 25 @ the Online campus.  7:00PM
Cost: $15 per couple (Scholarships available).
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