Adult Ministries

River of Life offers a variety of Adult Ministries to help equip and encourage every believer in his and her faith. Whether it’s in a life group setting, a bible study group setting, or in a specific group offered in a safe place with confidentiality you will find a place to belong, grow, and enjoy relationships with other men and women. 

Equipping Classes

In order for River of Lifers to grow in their faith, it is important to have continued biblical instruction in a format that allows participants to explore topics in-depth.  Equipping Classes are offered to help you become more fully outfitted in your journey as a fully devoted follower of Christ. Classes are offered at various times throughout the year.

Our course offerings include:


Join us as we explore the foundations of our Christian faith, the Evangelical free church, and what it means to be a River of Lifer. This great foundational class is also your first step towards required membership. Email us at to find out when the next class will be offered.



Alpha is perfect for you if:

  • You are investigating Christianity
  • You are new to the Church
  • You seek to renew your faith in Jesus
  • You desire to grow closer to God
  • You want practical ways to share faith with others
  • You are curious about the Holy Spirit


Every week the groups eat together, view a thought provoking talk, and engage in small group sharing time. This is a great opportunity to learn, make new friends, and grow in your relationship with Christ.


Marriage Ministries

Pre-marital Coaching

The Bible says in Ephesians 5, that each person has a role in the marriage relationship. Husbands are called to love their wives as Christ loves the church.  Wives are called to honor, respect and submit to their husbands. A realistic understanding of those roles and how you each look at them, along with an open discussion about other very relevant topics in the marriage relationship will equip you with the tools to make your marriage what God intended it to be; a covenant between two people and God, with God at the center of everything.

Each couple will need to complete a minimum 12 hours of premarital coaching. This includes 6-8 hours of class time, completing the marriage inventory (PREPARE) and 4-6 individual sessions with a marriage coach couple to discuss the results of the inventory. Couples must complete the marriage preparation course three months before their wedding date.  Please call the church office at 763-441-7527 to sign up.

Marriage Enrichment

Come and experience open and honest sharing as we explore the ups and downs of marriage. We offer small groups for marriages at any stage that dive in to a variety of topics; from communication, finances, family of origin, to expectations and marriage roles. Don’t just survive in your marriage – STRIVE! Contact the ROL office at 763-441-7527 for information about ongoing classes.

Marriage Intervention

We all know marriage has its ups and downs. When you are faced with difficulties, we want to be here for you.  We offer several ways to support and encourage you.  Please call the church office for more information.

In-Home Life Groups

Our in-home Life Groups are on-going groups that meet in homes on a regularly scheduled basis with the purpose of sharing biblical teachings, prayer, and offer encouragement as they reach out to others. Groups have designated leaders who encourage healthy relationships for the purpose of making healthy devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. Please call the church office to get a current list of Life Groups.



Men’s Ministry

River of Life’s Men’s Ministry exists to serve the men in our community by facilitating discipleship, conducting bible study, and demonstrating accountability through individual, small group, and large group gatherings focused on men’s needs in the world today. Our vision is that each man would be challenged and encouraged to grow in his personal relationship with Christ.

Our offerings include:

    • Men’s Bible Studies:
      • Monday Evening Men’s Group – We meet at 7:00 pm at ROL. Call John Barth at 763-370-9964 for details.
      • Thursday Morning Men’s Group – We meet at 5:30 am at ROL. Call Brady Erickson at 763-263-5529 for details.
      • Friday Morning Men’s Group – We meet from 5:30 am to 7:00 am at ROL. Call Jeff Pilon at 763-639-9151 for details.


Women’s Ministry

Welcome to Women of the Word! We hope you take the time to look over all we have to offer women in our church family and community. Our ministry exists to encourage women in their pursuit of God by providing opportunities for both spiritual and personal growth. Our weekly bible studies, women’s retreat, and special events are intended to help women draw nearer to the Lord and drink in His living water. We also offer opportunities for women to pour out their gifts and talents as blessings to those in our church family and beyond. We invite you to join us!

Join with other women as we connect through bible study and fellowship. This fall we will kick off our Monday and Wednesday bible studies with a few different choices. Whether you have been involved in past ROL bible studies or are looking for a place to make friends and get to know God, you are welcome to join us!  These weekly in-depth bible studies are for all ladies.

Our groups meet Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm and Wednesdays 9:30-11:45 am
Childcare is available for both Monday night and Wednesday morning studies.
For more information about these studies, contact the ROL office at 763-441-7527 or email us at

Prayer Shawl

Prayer is a source of comfort and hope in times of trouble. Our Prayer Shawl group lovingly and prayerfully knits prayer shawls for loved ones in our community who are in need of comfort. This group meets for prayer, fellowship, and instruction (we will also teach you how to knit). We meet the first Wednesday morning of the month from 10:00 -11:30 am October through May at ROL. Contact Tiffany at 763-441-7527.

The Lord’s Pantry

The Lord’s Pantry provides meals for families or individuals in times of need including: new babies, recovery from a hospital stay, or illness. In addition, this team provides food for funerals. Contact us if you would like to serve in this ministry area.