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Building men who reflect Christ-like love and service in all their many roles. We are men for others.

Our goal is to encourage and equip men to lead, love, and serve like Jesus in all of their many roles – whether it’s modeling Christ at work or school, growing as a loving husband, or developing character as a father. Below are a few opportunities for men to connect.

Men’s Summer Book Study 2023

Note: Multiple days and times available. See group options below.

Are you living at an unsustainable pace? Are you feeling overwhelmed with all your responsibilities? Does slowing down and doing less seem impossible?

What effect does your frantic pace of life have on your relationship with Christ?

Most of us need to slow down and center our lives around Jesus. But what does this look like? This summer, we are reading The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer, where he explores “How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World.”

You can purchase the book here on Amazon or from another book retailer.

Beginning in June, groups of men will meet four times this summer to discuss this book together. This is an excellent opportunity to connect and learn from other men. We have a variety of days and times for you to choose from.

Group Options:

  • Monday PM | 7pm | Lake Oswego
  • Tuesday AM | 6:30am | River West Church
  • Tuesday PM | 6:30pm | Tigard
  • Wednesday AM | 7am | Lake Oswego
  • Wednesday PM | 7pm | Lake Oswego
  • Thursday AM | 6:45am | River West Church
  • Thursday AM | 7am | Lake Oswego
  • Thursday PM | 7pm | Wilsonville
  • Sunday PM | 6:30pm | West Linn

All groups start in June.

Register Here

Registration deadline is June 1.*

*If you miss the deadline, email Pastor Mike to be added to a group.

For more information, please contact Pastor Mike Self at mike@riverwest.org.

Men’s Adventure 2023

All Summer | Various Times + Locations
Men, do you enjoy hiking, mountain biking, playing golf, pickleball, or bocce ball? How about skeet shooting or axe throwing? ​If so, join Men’s Adventure to learn more about these activities. One medical release form will cover you for all events.

Sign Up

River West Family Camp

Tuesday-Saturday | August 22-26 | Malibu, B.C.
Join us for five days of camp with your River West family in one of the most beautiful places in the world! Malibu is a Young Life property on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, and it’s only accessible by boat or seaplane.

Once at camp, we’ll have access to all that Malibu has to offer – wakeboarding and waterskiing, kayaking and paddle boarding, zippiness, a giant swing, a swimming pool, frisbee golf, and WAY MORE!

More Info + Register

FORGED “Shapes Men for Life.”

Each year, FORGED creates opportunities for men and their teen sons to connect and learn valuable life skills together. FORGED also encourages teen boys to participate whose fathers are not in the picture. These boys are assigned a mentor for discipleship and the various activities.

Being a father is one of the most important roles you will ever have. We want to help you make the most of it with your son.

Join the FORGED Group to learn about upcoming opportunities. You can also purchase copies of the “Living Lionhearted” journal. It’s a discipleship tool on biblical masculinity for you and your son to explore together.

Sign Up Here

Weekly Sharpening with Pastor Mike

Proverbs 27:17 reminds us that as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Men, we all need to be sharpened in one way or another! Pastor Mike’s weekly posts are designed to encourage, equip and challenge men to lead, love and serve like Jesus. You’ll also learn about upcoming opportunities for men and dads.

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Latest Updates

To stay up to date on all the opportunities for men and dads, join the Men’s Email Group HERE.

River West Dads

Annual Events

  • Father + Son Adventure Camp
    October 13-15, 2023

4th Quarter Men’s Ministry

Bible studies, book studies, service projects, and fellowship events for our senior saints. Email mike@riverwest.org for more information on current opportunities.


Mentoring is an intentional relationship with the goal of developing Biblically mature followers of Jesus.

If you have questions about mentoring or are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Don Lewis at lewisdkl@comcast.net.

Areas of Service


Catalyst NW inspires people, builds hope, and nurtures community by bringing together useful resources and caring men to meet critical repair needs of under-resourced people in our communities. For more information please contact Jess Gilchrist at giljess@hotmail.com

Evans Creek Retreat

Evans Creek Retreat is a camp for adults with special needs located about 45 minutes east of Salem. The camp was burned to the ground during the Beach Creek fire in 2020. We partner with other churches to clear debris, cut wood, and build fencing, dining tables and creekside resting benches.

Contact Jim Harvey if you are interested in serving on Saturdays: jimharve@outlook.com.

Contact Geoff Brown if you are interested in serving midweek: geoff.brown@comcast.net.

Transitional Youth

Transitional Youth provides housing and skill development to young men and women formerly living on the street. We have adopted the TY boarding home in Wilsonville and provide skilled and non-skilled labor to keep the home in ideal shape for its residents. For more information contact Kris Dunning: 56skier@gmail.com.

Pure Life Alliance

Pure Life Alliance is a ministry that provides groups and resources for men dealing with sexual addiction and pornography. They offer safe, confidential groups where men can find accountability and healing support.

For more information visit, www.purelifealliance.org or email  info@purelifealliance.org.


ManKind is a faith-based program for men who struggle with anger and abusive, controlling behaviors in relationships. The program challenges a man’s underlying beliefs behind the behaviors and offers safety, accountability, and support to participants.

For more information visit armsrecovery.org or call (503) 846-9284.

For More Information

Contact Men + Family Life Pastor, Mike Self, at 503.699.2226 or mike@riverwest.org.

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