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Connecting men with Christ, family and each other.

Our goal is to encourage 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.

Living Lionhearted Men's Study

Saturdays | October 9 – December 18 | 7:30-9am | Sanctuary

Perhaps now more than ever men need a clear understanding of what biblical manhood looks like. “Living Lionhearted” is Pastor Mike’s vision for manhood that he developed for himself and his son over many years. It’s now packaged as a journal with weekly reading and questions for reflection and discussion.

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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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Men’s Groups

Men’s Groups meet at convenient times and locations for the guy who is balancing work, family, life, etc. But let’s be honest, this usually means early in the morning! Join an ongoing men’s group to study the Bible, worship, and pray.

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

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To stay up to date on all the opportunities for men and dads, join the “Weekly Sharpening with Pastor Mike” group HERE.

River West Dads

Raising kids is a blessing and a challenge! At River West Dads, our goal is to inspire and motivate dads to be intentional in the way we raise our children. We host special events throughout the year designed for dads to spend meaningful time with their kids, as well as dad-only events to help sharpen ourselves as fathers.

Father + Son Day

October 2 | Twin Rocks Camp | Details + RSVP

Annual Events:

  • Father + Daughter Dance | February 18, 2022
  • Father + Daughter Camp | April 29 – May 1, 2022


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.

Men’s Hour of Sharpening

Scheduled throughout the year, these are opportunities for men to gather in large group settings to be inspired by River West pastors and guest speakers who have a special word for men.

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4th Quarter Men’s Group

Join other 60+ men to study the Sermon on the Mount every Tuesday morning on-site at River West. Email 4qforce@gmail.com for a calendar of weekly topics and the current weekly guide.


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, www.armsonline.org or email  info@armsonline.org.

For More Information

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

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Sign up for “Current,” our monthly email newsletter about what’s going on at River West Church and beyond. From time to time we’ll also send you special announcements and words of encouragement from our pastors.

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