Connect Groups at Riverside

Most of our classes are tackling the same material but geared to different age groups.  


For every Christian, a deep knowledge of the Word helps make the difference between a shallow faith and a life of trust and obedience. This kind of faith does not come from information but through the transformation when you "let God's Word dwell in you."

Explore the Bible helps participants understand the Bible passage within its larger biblical context. Every session leads to an application so that each person is moved towards being transformed into the likeness of Christ, being challenged to practice God's truth in everyday life.

Each month the book studied changes.

Bible Studies for Life helps people know Christ, live in community, and impact the culture and world around them. This series offers balanced studies by topic, focuses on real-life issues that let people see how Jesus is the answer to their greatest need-how the Bible meets their life right where they are. Topics change on a monthly basis.

Currently active CONNECT Groups:

Sunday Mornings @ 9:30 AM

"Bible Study for Life"

These adult class focuses on real-life issues as they see how Jesus is the answer to their greatest need and how the Bible meets their life right where they are.

Room 210, Adults (any age), Led by Eddie Torres.

Room 205,  Married Couples: We are a class for couples learning to pray, fellowship, study and support each other in the ups and downs of life.  Led by Neil and Pat Eskolin.

Room 204, Salt and Spice (Women, ages 30+): This group of women is currently studying Bible Study for Life, but will sometimes change up their studies.  Led by Maury Fernandez.

"Explore the Bible: ..."

Room 206: Senior Adults:  This class is comprised of faithful members of Riverside. They are a well-structured class with a heart for ministering to youth and young adults through prayer and monetary assistance. They love to meet visitors and new members. If you are looking for a great class, come on in! Led by Cliff Huxford and Daniel Clapp.

Room 201/203 (ages 30-70+): Friends & Followers: This large, well-organized and enthusiastic group is eager to meet new people and serve the Lord. Many class members are active in ministries within the church. The objective of the class is to grow in love with the Lord and understand Him better. Led by Jeff and Bonnie Heck.

Room 208 (Adults, any age):  Diverse and multicultural adults focused on studying the Bible book by book. In-depth Bible study led by Raymond Awadzi. 

Volunteer Room, Graduates & Professionals (ages 23-35): Lively discussions ensue as we endeavor to apply God’s truth to real-life issues. We incorporate community outreach and frequent fellowship. Led by Betty Rodriguez.

"Explore the Bible..." Riverside Young Adults

This study is for the young adults (high school graduates and college students up to age 29). It is designed to help connect the unconnected, strengthen families, and disciple young people with wisdom. We are currently going through the books of the Bible in its entirety by sections. Led by Edmund Abaka, Cliff and Kirsy Huxford .

"Bible Studies for Life: ..." Riverside Students" (9th-12th Graders)

The students meet Upstairs @ the Warehouse (our free standing building). This study is designed to assist students gain wisdom with real-life issues and connecting them to God's Word in an intentional way. Led by Gabe Campa.

"Explore the Bible: ..." Riverside Students" (6th-8th Graders)

The students meet in Room 211 to discover God's purpose in everyday life. Students learn Christ is our hope now and for the future. Led by Jenny Benson.

East/West Wings: "Bible Studies for Life: Kids" (Riverside Park Children - Babies through 5th Grade)

A Christ focused study for children. Each Bible story points to Jesus and teaches specific ways kids can apply the concepts they have learned to their lives. Led by various leaders.

Sunday Mornings @ 11:00 AM

"Bible Studies for Life: Kids" (Riverside Park Children)

East Wing: Extended Session for Younger Children (Babies-Kindergarten): A Christ focused study for children. Each Bible story points to Jesus and teaches specific ways kids can apply the concepts they have learned to their lives. Led by various leaders.

"Children's Worship" (Riverside Park Children) 

Room 215 (The Dock): Older Children (First through Fifth Graders): This is a time for children to worship God like kids! Kids will worship through high-energy, child-centered, God-focused worship. Each experience is theme/topical-based Bible stories, dynamic learning activities, music, videos, and games. Led by various leaders.

Sunday Evening @ 6:00 PM


MasterLife is a discipleship study of four books (6 sessions each) that helps believers in Jesus to move toward spiritual maturity. It is appropriate for both new Christians and seasoned believers in Jesus Christ. In addition to gaining victory over areas of weakness, participants will be encouraged to master living in the Word, prayer, personal purity, witnessing, and other key disciplines of faith. The cost for the books is $10.00 each; due at the first class. Classes are offered throughout the year. Dates will be posted when a new class is available.

Mondays @ 7:00 PM

Men of Impact Men's Ministry

Our Men's Ministry (for men 18 and older) meets on Monday evenings at 7:00 PM at The Warehouse (our free standing building). The men meet for a time of related topic discussion or study, prayer, and fellowship. Light refreshments are served.


Women's Thursday Morning Group

Meets every Thursday @ 9:30 AM off campus.  Contact the church office for the location.