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Community Groups

Where Christ-centered community becomes a reality

Community Groups are sermon-based small groups, made up of people from River West Church. They meet regularly to grow in discipleship to Jesus, share life together, and live out the Sunday teachings. These communities are at the very core of our life and mission as a church – “building a community of Christ for the world.”

Community Groups meet on many different days, at different times and locations throughout the Portland Metro area, and more groups are being started all the time. We strongly encourage everyone who is a part of River West Church to join a Community Group.

Introducing Community Class

For anyone who is interested in joining or leading a Community Group, we strongly encourage you to take Introducing Community. In this class, you will gain a biblical foundation for community, and a vision for what to expect in a River West Community Group. After the class, you’re invited to take the first steps to onboard into a group. We offer this class 4x a year – Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. To get notified when the next class signups are open, click the link below.

Signups coming soon

Join a Community Group

Community Groups are made up of people from diverse walks of life. They are not age, gender, or stage specific, so joining a group will integrate you most deeply into the life of our church. Click the link below to join or view our current groups. *Please note that not all groups are open, and some cannot accommodate children.

All Groups Currently Full

Lead a Community Group

River West Community Group leaders facilitate the discussion and provide organization to their group. If needed, they can host the group as well. We are always looking for more leaders. If this interests you, click the link below, fill out the form, and a Pastor will be in touch with you.

Leader Application form coming soon

More Ways to Build Community at River West

Though Community Groups will most deeply integrate you into the life of our church, you might be in a season of looking for something more specific. Below are other options for community at River West that are still sermon-based small groups that meet to grow in discipleship to Jesus and live on mission.

College Age Community

Whether you’re a full-time student, working part-time, or somewhere in between – you’re invited to join us for various gatherings, studies, and events led by an amazing and outgoing volunteer team! Click link below and a leader will be in touch with you.
*Appropriate age range: 18-22

Contact a Leader coming soon

Young Adults Community

This group is for young adults – single, engaged, or married – looking to grow in their faith, be connected to church, and build lasting friendships in their current season of life. We meet weekly for community group, have fun events, and seek to serve our city and church. If you want more info or want to join, fill out the short form below and a Leader will be in contact with you.

Young Adults Form coming soon

Young Adults Page

Singles Community

The Singles Community offers connection, discipleship, and ministry opportunities for singles at any stage of life. From our weekly community group meetings to our once-a-month activities, this multi-generational community (ages 32 and above) provides a welcoming place for singles to share food, fun, and fellowship. Join us as we grow in our faith and find meaningful ways to support each other and minister to others.

Contact Kathleen Terner

Men’s Community

This Men’s Community Group is different from the River West Men’s Ministry in that it meets weekly on Friday mornings for discussion around the Sunday sermon and passage, with an intentional time of prayer. If you’re interested, click the link below and a Leader will be in contact with you.

Contact a Leader coming soon

More Information

To learn more about Community Groups contact Pastor Derrick Dallmeyer at derrick@riverwest.org.

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