MISSIONTo lead people to an authentic, life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.

VISION: To minister to every person who comes forward at a weekend service by praying for their needs and ministering life to their situations.

If you’re interested in serving on Prayer Teams, please review the Prayer Team Orientation Guide. After reviewing the Orientation Guide, complete the Prayer Team Application by heading to the LifeTeams page, and selecting your campus, followed by Prayer Teams.


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Through Baby Dedication, parents commit to raise their child in a Godly home. Dedications are held quarterly. River Valley does not practice Baby Baptism. If you have questions about this, we will be happy to discuss the biblical background for our position. For more information contact:

Apple Valley Campus
Eagan Campus
Edina Area Campus
Faribault Campus
Minneapolis Campus
Minnetrista Campus
Shakopee Campus
Woodbury Campus


If you are someone who is going through cancer or a serious illness, we have a team of compassionate people who would like to be a source of encouragement and help to you during this time. For more information, email


Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Divorce Care support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable Divorce Care resources to help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. To register, check out our Lifegroups Locator!


If you, or someone you know, has experienced the loss of a family member you can contact us to make arrangements for a River Valley Church pastor to conduct a funeral service at River Valley or another location. For more information, call 952.255.8800.


The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”  We see through this verse that freedom isn’t the absence of something, but freedom is where the Spirit of the Lord is.  It is His presence dwelling in us that brings us freedom.  Living our life for Christ is not about sin management, but about becoming all that God redeemed us to be.

Come and experience River Valley’s new Lifegroup curriculum called Freedom, “So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.” – John 8:36.  This eight week Lifegroup series is sure to be life-changing.  Head over to the Lifegroup Locator to search for a group that fits your schedule.


It hurts to loose someone. Find help at GriefShare, a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. To register, check out our Lifegroups Locator.


When illness or injury strikes, we are affected emotionally and spiritually. Our pastors or hospital visitation team are available to visit for prayer and encouragement if you, or someone you know, is hospitalized. To request visitation, contact us or call 952.255.8800.


Community Resources – Dakota County
Community Resources – Ramsey County
Community Resources – Washington County
Community Resources – Hennepin County
Community Resources – Scott County
Community Resources – Rice County
Counselor Referral List

Marriage Mentoring

Our desire is to help meet the relational, spiritual and practical needs of marriages. We have trained mentor couples who deeply care about your marriage. The resources and tools that are available will help divorce proof your marriage. Visit our Marriage page for more information.


Our meal ministry is designed to provide meals for individuals/families that may have experienced a loss of a loved one or at home recovering from surgery or serious illness and are not currently in a Lifegroup. Our meal ministry team will provide two to three meals a week for approximately two weeks. If you would like to have meals set up and delivered to your home, please complete the care request form below and indicate your need for meals. The meal ministry coordinator at your specific campus will contact you by email or phone.

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