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Building a community of 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.

Father + Daughter Camp

Father + Daughter Camp
April 26, 2024. All day

Friday, April 26th - Sunday, April 28th | Twin Rocks Camp

It's a time away for dads and daughters (K-5th grade) at Twin Rocks Camp in Rockaway! The weekend is full of games, worship, teaching, and random surprises designed for dads and their daughters. Hosted by Pastor Mike, the weekend is a mix of structured time and free time to allow for great father-daughter bonding. Make some memories and register today!


  • Dad - $200
  • First daughter - $150
  • Second daughter - $125
  • Third daughter - $50

For military and first responders, there is no cost for your first child. Contact Nicole Rawlings for more information.

Register Here!

Packing List:

Bible, notebook, pen, pillow, sleeping bag (or bed linens), flashlight, towel, toiletries, water bottle, snacks, money for camp store or free time in town, comfortable clothing for hiking + camp games (indoor & outdoor), and fishing equipment (optional).

For more information or to inquire about scholarships, please contact Nicole Rawlings at nicole@riverwest.org.

Man Camp

Man Camp
May 17, 2024. All day

Friday - Sunday, May 17-19 | Washington Family Ranch

Man Camp: Where men step out of isolation and into Christ-Centered Community.

Join in as we explore the deeper waters of faith as you get away from the hustle of everyday life. Our theme this year is REVIVE. Join us as we explore what it takes to live a REVIVED life. Our expert speakers will lead you through the process of understanding that as men we are dead in our sin, that God gives us life through Jesus, and what it takes to find new life. How we do this as Christian men matters. The good news is that you are not alone; find the support and wisdom you need at Man Camp 2024.



For any questions, please reach out to Brandon Reynolds at brandon@riverwest.org.

Men’s Bible Study

Mondays | Starting September 25 | 7-8:30pm | Sanctuary
Thursdays | Starting September 28 | 6:30-8am | Sanctuary

Men, we’re meeting weekly to encourage, equip, and challenge one another as we study the book of John. Gatherings include worship, large group teaching, and small group discussion. These weekly studies are an excellent place to connect with other men and to strengthen your faith.

Register Here.

Cost for the study is $45.

For any questions, please reach out to Pastor Mike Self at mike@riverwest.org.

Stay Connected

To stay up to date on all the opportunities for men and dads, join the Men’s Email Group 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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River West Men + Dads

Annual Events

4th Quarter Men’s Ministry

Bible studies, book studies, service projects, and fellowship events for our senior saints. Email Steve Kelly at sdk365@gmail.com for more information on current opportunities.

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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