Serve Our Community

River Valley Church’s Community Serving exists to go out beyond our four walls to care for and serve our communities through relational ministry. We want to share the love of Jesus through our partnerships, generous giving and practical use of our talents and time. We’d love to connect with you! Contact outreach@rivervalley.org with any questions or for more information.

Together for Good
Together for Good creates pathways for the church to come alongside vulnerable families in Christ-centered ministry. Register for an informational meeting and training below.
Informational Meeting Training

Get Involved

 Serve Our Community Groups

Each campus has one Serve Our Community group. This is a place for the campuses to communicate announcements, needs and serving opportunities. You can sign up to receive updates about serving opportunities!

Apple Valley City Crosstown Eagan Faribault Maple Grove Minnetrista Shakopee Woodbury

 Community Small Groups

Join a Small Group that serves those outside of the church.  Find a group at your campus or based on a passion/interest. You can filter by “Community Serve”

Community Small Groups

 Street Teams

Street Teams are a powerful opportunity to meet people where they are at, whether that is playing with kids in the park, serving the homeless or even just bringing some joy to those on the bus lines. Serve with us on the Friday(s) that work for you. If you don’t see your campus listed, choose the one closest to you!

Apple Valley City Maple Grove Woodbury

 Embrace Grace Small Groups

Embrace Grace provides emotional, practical, and spiritual support to young, single, pregnant women walking through an unplanned pregnancy through a 12-week program.

Embrace Grace Small Groups

 Together For Good

Be part of a Wrap Around team that offers practical help by hosting children during times of parental crisis, providing respite care for exhausted parents and surrounding families with ongoing relational support through a network of care. All team members will be trained by our local partner, Together For Good.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Wrap Around Team?
A Wrap Around team is a group of 6 or more people that support the family through the transition of the entire placement. Team members can identify their preferred roles: providing meals, babysitting, assisting with housework, providing prayer, emotional support, random needs, providing financial or material sponsorship, and short-term or long-term respite care.

Who can be part of the Wrap Around Team?
Any adult is welcome to be part of the Wrap Around Team. All team members need to have cleared background checks and go through the training provided by Together For Good.

When does the Wrap Around Team help?
The time commitment for practical needs like food or housework usually translates to once every 4th week with a full team, and other needs of spiritual and emotional support are largely done through cards and texts. There will be a team lead within the Wrap Around Team who will be a liaison between Together For Good, River Valley Church, the team and the family receiving support. You can decide your involvement as needs come in.

What is the financial commitment to be part of The Wrap Around Team?
Our simple answer would be “minimal.” You may need to consider budgeting for gas or a meal but all other needs can be supplied through local partners or team members who chose to be financial or material sponsors. 

How will I know when there is a need?
You will receive a message from your team lead and or Together For Good.


When is the next training?
The next informational meeting is on July 17 and the next training dates are August 6 and August 16! 

Informational Meeting Training

SERVE OUR COMMUNITY

Sleep in Heavenly Place

August 12 & 13

200+ volunteers are needed in order to meet the goal of building 120 beds to give to kids in our community who don’t have a bed of their own in which to sleep. Bring your friends, family and coworkers for a fun session of building beds for kids in our community! All abilities welcome. Age 11+ suggested.

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Together for Good

August 16

There are a variety of ways for you to serve with Together for Good. This foundational training will answer all your questions, introduce you to the community and help you complete your first step! Learn more and register below!

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Hip Hop Jam

August 16 & 17

Hip Hop Jam on the Ave is a 4-day outreach in Minneapolis offered by the Life Center. We are looking for a team of 50 volunteers for the first night of the outreach, Wednesday, August 17, 5-9pm. This team will be responsible for set-up, serving food, interacting and praying with those attending, and cleaning up.

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Backyard Bash

Month of August

We have 24 Backyard Bashes happening this month in our communities! Would you pray with us that the Lord would open doors through these vacation bible style outreaches and that little hearts and possibly even full families come to know Jesus? We are so thankful for those hosting a Backyard Bash and the seeds you are planting as you serve your community.

Fall Serving

October & November

We are passionate about serving our community. Our campuses are partnering with local organizations to provide serving opportunities for our church, including Thanksgiving Day outreach events.

More details coming soon!

Operation Christmas Child

November 6

Through the simple form of a gift, we get to touch the lives of children and families around the world and bring the hope and the Good News of Jesus Christ. Boxes will be available in your campus lobby the weekend of October 15-16. Filled boxes will need to be returned on or before November 6.

More details coming soon!

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