Theological training in

and for the church

In today’s culture, we need more theological training, not less. River Christian Training provides an opportunity for believers to nurture their confidence in the truth of the gospel so we can better know and love God and make his love known to others.

River Christian Training is a sequenced program of eight core classes that may be completed no sooner than two years.

Each semester, River Christian Training will provide two four-week classes taught by River staff.

What to Expect

To graduate from the program, students must complete the eight core classes and required coursework.* Students may audit classes but will only receive credit if they complete the required coursework.

Each class will require students to read one book and write a 2-3 page reflection paper.

Classes run 90 minutes and childcare may be provided.

Registration is free. The only associated costs are for students who wish to purchase the required reading.

*River Christian Training is a non-accredited program

Core Classes

The following classes will be offered on a rotating two-year cycle. Note that the content of classes my change from semester to semester (e.g., in History of Christianity, the course may focus on The Reformation one semester and The Early Church in a different semester.

  • Christian Belief I
  • Christian Belief II
  • Christian Life and Morality
  • History of Christianity
  • Living the Great Commission
  • Reading the Biblical Story
  • Christianity and Global Perspectives
  • The Care of Souls
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Who Can Register?

River Christian Training is open to River members and other River attenders.

Training center participants are required to attend the classes.

Theologian J.I. Packer has said, “theology is for doxology and devotion.” This statement means that knowledge of God is formational and ultimately leads us to worship.
Theological education is an important part of Christian discipleship, and we believe discipleship happens best in the context of a local church.
River Christian Training aims to provide accessible theological training to serve the church.

Life University

Scenario driven, biblically informed responses to real world issues

Sunday January 8th 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Sign up for one of the classes below by clicking on the register button.
The classes will be offered again on Sunday October 15.
Childcare is provided.

How to Live a Faithful Life in a Sexualized Culture


How to Balance Life, Work, and Ministry


Communication Strategies for Parents, Friendships, and Marriage


How to Be Faithful with Your Money

Spring 2023

Christian Belief I – Sunday, 2:30-4 pm

  • Jan 15 – 2:30-4pm
  • Jan 22 – 2:30-4pm
  • Jan 29 – 2:30-4pm
  • Feb 5 – 2:30 – 4pm

Reading the Biblical Story – Monday, 6:30-8 pm

  • April 3 – 6:30-8pm
  • April 10 – 6:30-8pm
  • April 17 – 6:30-8pm
  • April 24 – 6:30-8 pm
Fall 2023

Christian Belief II – Monday, 6:30-8 pm 

  • Sep 11 – 6:30-8pm
  • Sep 18 – 6:30-8pm
  • Sep 25 – 6:30-8pm
  • Oct 2 – 6:30-8pm

Christianity and Global Perspectives – Sunday, 2:30-4 pm

  • Oct 29 – 2:30-4 pm
  • Nov 5 – 2:30-4pm
  • Nov 12 – 2:30-4pm
  • Nov 19 – 2:30-4pm

Christ and Culture – Spring 2022

Christ and Culture Recordings

Aaron Lewis - February 6, 2022

Christ in Culture: Post Truth?

Week one of Christ in Culture at River Christian Training. Aaron delivered a lecture on Truth and how truth is under attack and the necessity of standing on Truth.

From Series: "RCT: Christ and Culture"

River Christian Training course entitled, Christ in Culture presented at River Community Church beginning on Feb 6th, 2022

Lecture Notes

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Christ and Culture: Additional Resources

Week 1 – Post Truth? 

Week 2 – Politics and Christianity

Week 3 – Sexuality

  • Gregg Allison Embodied (This book helpfully addresses embodiment, gender, and sexuality)
  • Christopher Ash Married for God (A helpful book for understanding God’s purpose for sex… A good read for singles or married people)
  • Sam Allberry Is God Anti-Gay? (An accessible and pastoral book)

Week 4 – Gender Roles

Week 5 – Race/Racism

Week 6 – Heaven and Hell

Week 7 – Faith and Doubt