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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.

River Christian Training – Core Classes

2023 Schedule

Register for classes by clicking the button below the course.

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 – Sunday, 2:30-4 pm

  • April 2 – 2:30-4 pm
  • April 16 – 2:30-4 pm
  • April 23 – 2:30-4 pm
  • April 30 – 2:30-4 pm
Fall 2023

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

  • Sep 10 – 2:30-4 pm
  • Sep 17 – 2:30-4 pm
  • Sep 24 – 2:30-4 pm
  • Oct 1 – 2:30-4 pm

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

Life University

Scenario driven, biblically informed responses to real world issues

Sunday October 15th 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Childcare is provided.

Course # 1:

How to Live a Faithful Life in a Sexualized Culture

Course # 2:

How to Balance Life, Work, and Ministry

Course # 3:

Communication Strategies for Parents, Friendships, and Marriage

Course # 4:

How to Be Faithful with Your Money

All Life University Classes are offered at the same time.

Click on the register button and choose the class you want to take.

Register for Life University

Lecture Recordings

RCT: Christian Belief 1

RCT: Christian Belief 1

January 15, 2023

3 Messages

RCT: The Mission of God

RCT: The Mission of God

October 2, 2022

3 Messages

RCT: Christ and Culture

RCT: Christ and Culture

February 6, 2022

7 Messages

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