174 Holmes Street, Belleville, NJ
Weekly Growth Groups

Spiritual growth is not an option for believers in Jesus Christ. Without spiritual growth, Christians would remain as spiritual babies and would die. Paul refers to that growth when he says: “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come” (2 Cor. 5:17).  

At River of Life we believe that a healthy church is a church that is growing and maturing in it’s relationship with God and with each other and one that reaches out to share God’s love with the community. G² provides the opportunity and the tools necessary to accomplish this. That is why we encourge you to join one of our groups so that together we can grow, mature and help others to do the same.

To Register: Select a group from the list below then follow the link at the end of the list.

To Order Your Study Guide:
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Winter/Spring Registration
Available JANUARY 21st
Groups begin FEBRAURY 12th

*All groups will be meeting at River of Life this semester. CHILDCARE Available. Please make sure you check off the option when registering. 

GROUP 1 - Mondays @ 7:30 P.M.

with Pastor Joe Rodriguez
Group Activity: Sculptcharades

Culture Shock Study Guide   -     By: Chip Ingram

Bringing light, not heat, to divisive issues! Let us talk openly and respectfully about today's challenging topics. Basing our convictions on research, reason, and biblical truth, we'll be able to speak the truth in love on abortion, homosexuality, sex, politics, the environment, and more. Culture Shock is an engaged believer's study to help replace reactionary hate with revolutionary love.

GROUP 2 - Thursday @ 7:30 P.M.

with Rev. Octavio Rivera
Group Activity: 15-20 min. Walking Excersize

Front-Row Leadership: Stop Criticizing and Start Leading  -     By: Rob Ketterling, John Bevere

Become the person of influence you were born to be. Whether you're a CEO, a volunteer, or a homemaker, leadership is your responsibility. Front-Row Leadership will show you how to move up to the front and lead the change you want to see take place. Learn to engage the leadership process and contribute with your God-given strengths. One person can still make a difference today, and Front-Row Leadership offers tools that will empower you to do just that. Stop Criticizing and Start Leading.

GROUP 3 - Fridays @ 7:30 P.M.
with Ed Peterson
Group Activity: Beginners Piano and Guitar Lessons

Pure Praise: A Heart-Focused Bible Study on Worship  -     By: Dwayne Moore

This small group study comes complete with daily devotions for participants and keeps the focus on growing in knowledge about God-and a relationship with God. Only then can a worship leader or team lead others to God in worship. An ideal study for any adult group grappling with the questions, "What is worship--and how can I worship more authentically?"

GROUP 4 - Saturdays @ 10:30 A.M.

with Dr. Doreen Liou
Group Activity: Singspiration

Living Without Fear  -     By: Don Gossett

You Do Not Have to Fear! Some of the fears you can overcome include: Criticism, Danger, Death, Fear of man, Satan, Sickness, Witnessing. We will read about many who have had lingering fears and those who suddenly found themselves in a fearful or life-threatening situation. The principles they used are the very ones available to everyone. "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7)




174 Holmes Street, New Jersey, 07109, United States