Adult Ministries

At River Oaks, we make every effort to be consistent throughout our ministries to maintain a focus to develop fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Although the effort is the same, the approach may be different for different groups.  Knowing this, we have designed ministries for everyone at River Oaks.

Men’s Ministries

Many men need more that just sitting and talking to grow in their faith and in their relationships. Often, men need activities and challenge. While trying to encourage men to continue to develop into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, specific ministries have been planned to help allow that to happen. For information about current opportunities, please contact Dustin Kaehr at

Men’s Thursday Morning Bible Study:

This men’s study resumes Thursday, September 7 at 6:30am in the Heavenly Grounds Café. We will be studying the Book of Luke. No advanced preparation or sign-up is necessary, just join us on Thursdays. Led by Brian Clark.

River Oaks Motorcycle Ride:

Join fellow riders on Saturday, September 23 for a great ride through the countryside and a stop for breakfast. No charge other than buying your own meal. Bike check in at 8:00am in the Church parking lot; ride begins at 9:00am. Contact Jim Montgomery to sign up (574.361.7237).

Women’s Ministries

Ladies Bible Studies:

Monday evenings, starting September 11 at 6:30pm
“Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer:

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory. Sign up here. Led by Carmen Wegener.

Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30am, August 23-October 18
“Sermon on the Mount” by Jen Wilkin:
The Sermon on the Mount articulates what the life of a Christ follower should look like, asking us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? In this 9-session study, examine the words of Jesus in-depth as He challenges us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification. Sign up here, childcare is available, workbooks are $15. Led by Tina Menefee

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers):

Our MOPS group connects moms all over our community, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. “MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another.” If you would like to participate in MOPS, or volunteer so young moms can participate, please contact the office at There are always ways to serve if you want to help care for the children, or be a mentor Mom.

Young Adult Ministries

We are a group in our 20s and 30s who desire to connect with other young adults and grow in our faith. We value purposefully connecting with one another to deepen our community of young adults and to strengthen the ministry of River Oaks Community Church as a whole. We typically meet 2-3 times a month for small group (discussion based study, prayer, and dinner/snacks) and get together for social events, worship nights, and service projects.  Both married couples and singles are welcome to attend.  We invite you to join us and look forward to meeting you. For more information, contact Dustin Kaehr at


If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. This is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Contact the church office for more details at


DivorceCare is a weekly support group to help you recover from the pain of separation and divorce. You will find a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an oasis in an otherwise difficult season of life. Contact the church office for more details at

Stephen Ministry

Life throws us many uninvited circumstances and challenges. Things such as a loss of a job, loss of a loved one, depression, loneliness, sickness and disease, life-stage transitions, etc. can confront each of us throughout life. Sometimes it’s nice to have someone who can just come alongside us—to listen, to encourage, and to pray for us. Stephen Ministers are not counselors, but are trained, caring people who are available to offer this sort of care and compassion. Stephen Ministers are lay-people from within the church, who have gone through 50 hours of training. Contact the church office for more details at

Financial Assistance

We all have times when we are confronted with financial needs that are bigger than our resources can support. The Benevolence Fund has been established to assist members and regular attendees of River Oaks in times of need. This is considered to be a “short-term” fund, to assist over the financial hurtles toward health again. If you are a regular attendee of River Oaks and are in the midst of financial crisis, please contact the church office for assistance at