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As Christians we are constantly called to grow in our walk with God, but so many times we don’t know what steps we can take to grow. Is it just showing up at church on Sunday morning? It should be so much more. At River City we want to provide clear steps to help you grow in your walk with God. Of course we think weekly worship attendance is  a great way to experience God, but we are also called to grow in our walk with God individually and through community outside of Sunday morning. River City Electives are designed to jump start and continue that growth.
Below you’ll find descriptions of the various Spiritual Growth Electives offered at River City.
Click here to see a “course schedule” for upcoming classes.

River City 101

(Lunch Provided)
A 3 week class offered throughout the year led by Pastor Derek. We encourage all those that wish to join River City to take this class as it is the framework of who we are and how we grow in our walk with God. You will learn your unique spiritual personality that will give you suggested ways that you are designed best to experience God. You will learn your spiritual gifts that will equip you to serve God in and outside the church walls. You will learn the uniqueness of the United Methodist Movement that makes disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world all across our globe!

River City 201

Ongoing Community Groups and Monthly topical Bible Studies. We encourage all of River City to be involved in a Community Group or Bible Study; these are the basis of how we experience True Community through the Love of Jesus Christ. Below is a list of on-going and upcoming small groups and Bible studies.
Men’s Morning
Bible Study
Topics Vary
Wednesday Mornings
Panera Bread
6221 Dutchmans Ln
Leader: Rotates
Contact Pastor Derek, derek@rivercitymethodist.com
Women’s Community Group
Topics Vary
St. Matthews Campus
Leader: Sarah McGinnis, sarah@rivercitymethodist.com
Young Adult
Small Group
Topics Vary-FREE MEAL
St. Matthews Campus Leader: Brandon McGinnis, brandon@saintmatthewsumc.org


River City 301

Experiences that draw us closer to God and one another. Specifically Retreats, Mission Trips and other “immersion experiences”.  Experiences include Walk to Emmaus, Mission Trips, Church Wide Retreats, etc.

River City 401

These experiences aim to train and equip you for making your life, your family and your everyday encounter a Fresh Expression of God’s grace to the world around you. RC 401 electives will consist of Fresh Expressions and Leadership Development training.