Welcome to The River

Helping you read the Bible for your joy in Jesus.

The call is simple.

“Grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ”
2 Peter 3:18


What is The River all about?

Listen to one pastor’s Experience with The River

The River: Finding Refreshment in God’s Word

God inspired the Bible to be read by “average” Christians. Knowing that, we are commited to one thing: equipping everyone to understand Scripture for themselves for their joy in Jesus!

They received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily.
Acts: 17:11

“The River classes have had a tremendous impact on the way I read Scripture. I am now better able to understand what God would have me know from His Word.”
Sharon Reynolds.


Our goal is simple: To help everyone to grow in their joy in Jesus through learning to read and understand Scripture for themselves. Even those who have been in church a long time sometimes struggle to make sense of the Bible on their own. The River exists to help you get past that struggle.


Peter wrote that Christians are to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus (2 Peter 3:18). That growth is tethered to reading and understanding Scripture. Because of the limits of staff, time, and resources, even good churches might find it hard to provide the training needed for their people to become better readers. That’s where The River can step in and help.

Experience the Joy of Discovery

Every class at The River is rooted in a simple idea: Let’s read the text! Every class is designed in an interactive way to help you, the reader, discover the riches God has for you in His Word.

Our Courses

All the courses offered by The River engage attendees in the reading of texts–the classes are interactive “labs,” not lectures. Offered for free, the classes are scheduled in a modular format–typically meeting once a week over a few weeks–to not unduly disrupt the lives and ministry of participants. Anchored in a consensus of evangelical, Biblical truth, every class is designed to immerse attendees in God’s Word.

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The River: We Help Leaders Equip Readers

Leaders can personally grow through our classes. We also partner with churches to provide supplemental training for their people. We offer elder and pastor training and personal mentoring to equip leaders as they help others grow as readers of God’s Word!

Some Upcoming Courses

202416may6:30 pm8:30 pmA Vocabulary of Worship: PsalmsThree Thursday evenings, May 16, 23, and 306:30 pm - 8:30 pm Event Type :Online Course

202404jun6:30 pm8:30 pmThat You May BelieveTwo consecutive Tuesday evenings, June 4 and 116:30 pm - 8:30 pm Event Type :Online Course Event Tagstwo-evenings

202406jun6:30 pm8:30 pmGospel Essentials: Romans 1–5Three Thursday evenings, June 6, 13, and 20.6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Event Type :Online Course