Below are listed the ministries at The River Church. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when joining one of our ministry programs. We believe engaging in fellowship is an essential tool when growing to be more like Jesus, and the encouragement of others is invaluable. 

Community Groups

Community groups are a vital part of community life at The River Church. They are small gatherings of 10-15 people who meet at different homes around our community to hang-out, eat and talk about life. Community groups at The River take place during the Fall, Spring, and Summer. Send us an email, and we will connect you to the perfect group for you!

Children's Ministry

There is so much fun to be had at The River Kids! Each week, our children's leaders pour into the next generation - raising up world-changers who love God and His community of believers!
At The River, children enter into a nurturing environment where they experience a structured plan of learning and development that is tailored to their age group.

I Love My City

At The River Church, we are passionate about serving our community and bringing hope to broken people. The River Church partners with different organizations in Watauga and the surrounding cities so that we may better reach those around us. Our vision is to continue partnering with great organizations and exposing our church community to the privilege and responsibility of serving our city.

The Dream Team

The Dream Team is a group of incredible people who have discovered their gifts and passions and are actively serving in them. From creating a comfortable environment at The River to leading the next generation to Jesus by serving on the Kids Ministry team, to crafting a dynamic experience at the Welcome Center Team — the Dream Team is a group that forcefully advances the Kingdom of God.

Deeper: A Class for New Members

At The River Church, Deeper guides individuals to discover their redemptive purpose and live the life God created for them. Deeper is made up of four steps that equip individuals to follow Jesus, become a member of The River Church, discover purpose, and serve others.

Kid's Hope Mentor Program

The River Church is proud to partner with Kids Hope USA, a national, non-profit organization which facilitates mentoring relationships with at-risk children through a church-school partnership. Kids Hope USA has nearly 1,000 church-school partnerships in 34 states with over 15,000 mentor-student relationships existing within these partnerships.


Pastor Michael Gerald

"At The River Church, we want you to come just as you are. When you walk through our doors, you may see people in suits and ties, but you will also see people in jeans and t-shirts. We want to make sure when you visit that you are comfortable - that is all that matters to us. Also, we want to make sure you feel loved and welcomed. If you ever have questions, always feel free to contact us. We love to hear from our new visitors."