At theRiver, our desire is to help college students increasingly love and obey Jesus through three primary means: Sunday mornings, student-led missional communities and monthly large group gatherings.
Sunday Mornings - The best place to regularly hear the Bible preached, join others in singing and gather with other Christians is the local church. Join us for our Sunday morning 9:00 or 11:00 service at our Cedar Falls campus! Between services at 10:30, college students can get any item in our Café for free [cinnamon rolls, cookies, coffee, water, milk, etc].
Missional Communities – Student-led, on-campus groups who meet around the Bible each week. Each Missional Community [MC] has a specific people or place they are on mission towards. This could be anything from high school students at PLC, a specific floor in a dorm or a partner organization in our community. Missional Communities will engage students’ heads, hearts and hands as they increasingly love and obey Jesus together.
theRiver Gatherings - Monthly large group gatherings on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Prairie Lakes Church beginning at 8 p.m. The first and last gathering of each semester will be a worship night centered exclusively around singing together. The middle two gatherings will be teaching nights made to feel like a mini-conference. We’ll conclude each meeting with dessert and coffee in our Café for an extended time of community. Our Spring 2018 River Gathering dates are:
- April 24: Worship Night
Practically, we have designed our college ministry to care for our students beyond their years of undergraduate education. Many recent college grads struggle to connect to a local church when they move on from their university town because there isn’t a ministry catered specifically to them. We desire to prepare our students for this moment by showing them how to dive into the life of a local church – showing up every Sunday, joining community and serving.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.