Global Project

Our Heart is Global

Global Teams

Teams near and far, God wants us to say "yes" to go and make a difference.
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Every month we support over 1,000 missionaries financially.

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

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 $50 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.


Serving cities and states through community impact.


Growing the heart for our world digitally.


Bringing the hope of the gospel overseas.


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!


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: 2 hours, 4 days in a row. Most teams meet either 6am – 8am or 7pm – 9pm.
Cost: $50 per person.
Additional participants: $25 per person. This includes your spouse, children, friends, etc. Additional participants must join on the same screen/device as the main participant. Please note: only participants that pay the $50 participation fee will receive the experience bag and Zoom link. 


  • 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 items from the location that you can taste, smell, and see, along with a prayer card and Xplore book.

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River Valley currently supports over 1,000 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.


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.

Find a Small Group


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. Click the buttons below to contact the Global Project Team about leading a group or download the Leader Guide.

Lead a Group Explore Leader Guide

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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Justin Mack
Global Project Pastor

Jesse Johannesen
Global Project Associate Pastor

Lindsay Willis
Global Project Associate Pastor

Rachel Schumacher
Global Teams Manager

Aimee Bolton
Global Teams Manager

Jeanne Ritzman
Missionary Coordinator and Support

Global Project
General Global Project Information