Why Life Groups?

By connecting in a Life Group, the largeness of Riverland Hills is overcome, not overwhelming.

More importantly, God never intended for our spiritual journeys to be unaccompanied. He created you and wants you to be yourself while joining with others to become more in Christ.

Find your Life Group today!


Sunday Mornings beginning Sept. 1

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Simplicity: Finding Contentment in a Busy Life

It’s never our plan to complicate our lives, but it happens. Over time, we keep adding layers to our lives: work, family, church, projects around the house, school programs, and the list keeps growing. We think a plate overflowing with activity, money, or possessions will lead to a cup overflowing with joy and satisfaction, but contentment eludes us. An anonymous writer once wrote: “A butterfly, which when pursued, seems always just beyond your grasp; but if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” When we quit filling our lives with everything else, simplify our lives, and focus on the one thing that matters most, we find the contentment we want. And it’s all wrapped up in Christ, trusting and living simply in Him.

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How to Know God’s Will

The best life to live is the one lived according to God’s plan for us, but how do we know what that plan is? What if I have the best intentions but still miss the mark on following God’s plan for me? Thankfully, God does not leave us alone to try and figure out how to live life. Nor does He simply leave it in our hands to hope we get it right in finding His specific plan for us. We can know God’s will, and as we seek to follow Him, He graciously provides avenues for us to know and follow His will.

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Ephesians 1-3

A basic saying of the Christian life is “become who you are.” Because we have been brought to life in Christ, we can live new and distinctive lives through the power of God’s grace. “Become who you are” actually informs the structure of Ephesians. Paul, the writer of the letter, often used this approach in his writings to teach what it means to be a child of God in this world. In Ephesians, he built it into the very fabric of the book. Chapters 1 through 3 are about the new life that is given to us in Christ. Therefore, as you study Ephesians, ask yourself: “How can I become in daily life who I am already in Christ?”


Overcomer Bible Study (based on the movie)

You’ll encounter a variety of Old and New Testament giants who either demonstrated an identity firmly rooted in God’s truth or warn you of the danger of choosing alternative identities. Along the way you’ll have opportunities to determine whether your identity may be ill-defined and to be drawn back to the only source of meaning in life, ever closer to Christ. Features film clips, group discussions and personal Bible studies that will help you firmly establish your value and worth in Christ.


Basic Christianity

(for Singles 18-25 at 10:15, Rm 9 with Jason Elvington)

An overview that will provide members with a simple, concise understanding of important Christian concepts. Though the topic may sound more academic in orientation, the point is to show how theological concepts impact real life worship and obedience.


Short-term Life Groups


Financial Peace University (FPU)

Are you ready to take control of your money? FPU is a 9-lesson course designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, and leave money stress behind! Each lesson, taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts, is based on biblical wisdom and common sense. In your FPU group, you’ll be motivated and encouraged by others just like you! When you sign up for FPU, you’ll get a workbook and a one-year FPU Membership, with access to exclusive online tools.

($109 / 9 sessions)

Start Date & Time: Wed., Sept. 4, 6:15pm

Leaders: Greg & Happy Malcom


Growing Up

Want to be a disciple who makes disciples? Growing Up is a resource that has the potential to change your life! Discover how to use solid biblical principles and a proven system to grow disciples through discipleship groups (D-groups). D-groups create an atmosphere for fellowship, encouragement, and accountability—building an environment where God can work. This guide offers a practical, easy-to-implement system for growing in one's faith and making disciples, addressing the what, why, where, and how of discipleship.

($10 / # sessions TBD)

Start Date & Time: Wed., Sept. 4, 6:15pm

Leader: Gary Williams


Beauty in Brokenness

When life as we used to know it now seems little more than jagged shards and pieces that won't ever go back together again, we can find ourselves in a place of despair, unwillingly traveling through "the valley of the shadow of death". Whatever the circumstances that have caused your brokenness, you can trust that your Lord Jesus wants to shine His beauty through your difficulty. This 6-week Bible study will help you find hope in the Redeemer of your soul, healing in the hands of your Restorer, and a renewed joy in the Lifter of your head. We'll study several stories of brokenness in the Bible as well as key passages that provide powerful principles for not just surviving life's toughest seasons, but joyfully journeying through them as we learn how to reflect the radiance of Jesus.

(no cost / 6 sessions)

Start Date & Time: Wed., Sept. 4, 6:15pm

Leader: Kim Sawyer


Hebrews – Part 1

Consider Jesus, Your Merciful High Priest is an in depth study of Hebrews chapters 1-4 using the inductive study method. In these last days, God has spoken to us in His Son. What does He say about Jesus, angels, and our great salvation? Learn about Jesus' superiority to all in this exciting study that enlightens and enlivens Old Testament law and prophecy. Features video teaching from Wayne Barber. ($25 / 12 sessions)

Start Date & Time (TWO Options):

Wed., Sept. 4, 9:30am and Thur., Sept. 5, 6:45pm

Leader: Kaye Chambliss


God of Covenant

There are no minor characters in the story of God. Beginning with Genesis 12, walk alongside the fathers of our faith—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph—to discern Jesus in the stories of His people. Over 10 sessions, discover how God orchestrates everything for His glory and the good of His people, and see how the God of creation and covenant is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Features personal Bible studies and video teaching from Jen Wilkin, the study writer. ($14 / 10 sessions)

Start Date & Time: Sunday, Sept. 8, 3:00pm   

Leader: Darlene Humphries