Global Project

Our Heart is Global

Global Project provides opportunities for families, couples, students and individuals to participate in living out the mission of Jesus Christ.

Global Teams

Teams near and far, God wants us to say "yes" to go and make a difference.
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Missionaries

Every month we support over 800 missionaries financially.
Missionaries

Small Groups

Meet other people who share your passion for the world!
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River Valley 500

We have a bold vision to grow & send 500 full-time missionaries.
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Global Teams

Global Teams is one of the ways we are reaching the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Every month, teams of volunteers from River Valley Church travel around the world (physically and virtually) to help meet physical and spiritual needs and share the love of Jesus Christ. With a vision of sending every person in our church on a Global Team within the first three years of coming to River Valley, we offer a variety of team options—one for everyone in the family.

Global Teams vary from short, 3-day local teams, to longer, 14-day international teams—and now a variety of virtual teams! Global Teams can cost as little as $100 for a virtual team or as much as $4000+ for a longer 10-12 day team, but no matter how long or how much, going is always worth the investment.

Due to the impact of coronavirus worldwide, we are continually monitoring the State Department’s travel advisories and connecting with in-country hosts to make ongoing informed decisions regarding our Global Teams.

Local

Serving and loving our neighbors.

Domestic

Serving cities and states through community impact.

Virtual

Growing the heart for our world digitally.

International

Bringing the hope of the gospel overseas.

WHY VIRTUAL GLOBAL TEAMS?

In a season where international travel isn’t a reality for many of us, our Virtual Global Teams are an amazing opportunity to deeply connect with missionaries and have your heart transformed by what God is doing all around the world!

VIRTUAL GLOBAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS

Who: Everyone is welcome—families, kids, teens, adults, those who have never been on a Global Team, and those who have been on multiple!
When: Early morning or evening—no need to take time off work or school.
Time commitment: 3 meetings, each 3 hours long.
Cost: Approximately $100+ ($50+ for kids on family teams).

Experience:

  • Connect with missionaries on the ground—hear their stories, learn about their ministries, explore the culture, ask questions, and pray!
  • Virtual tour: See for yourself what it’s like to serve people in their location and culture.
  • Experience bag:  Receive your own collection of items from the location, along with a Virtual Global Team t-shirt and swag gear!

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Missionaries

River Valley currently supports over 800 missionaries locally and around the world. These amazing people serve in over 100 countries and minister to hundreds of thousands each year across the globe.

GLOBAL SMALL GROUPS

Across campuses and in homes, Explore is part of the “core” level of Small Groups offered for discipleship, growth, equipping, and community. These groups are the best way to engage, understand, and take part in the Great Commission through Global Project which is God’s heart for the world.

EXPLORE LEADER RESOURCES

Have you been approved as a Small Group Leader at River Valley Church and now you are ready to start your own Explore Lifegroup? Great news! We have the tools you need to get started.

Explore Leader Guide Xplore Download

The River Valley 500

We have a vision of sending 500 of our very own overseas for at least one year and pray about a lifetime.  To assist those who may feel called to become one of the River Valley 500, we have developed a Missionary Action Plan (MAP) to help explore missions at a deeper level.

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2020 Guidebook

Check out the Global Guidebook for updates on the River Valley 500, imagery from several of our Global Team locations, prayer focuses, stories from the field, and much more!

Questions?

Justin Mack
Global Project Pastor

Lindsay Willis
Global Project Associate Pastor

Rachel Schumacher
Global Teams Manager

Aimee Bolton
Global Teams Manager

Jeanne Ritzman
Missionary Coordinator and Support

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