The River Church
Jeroboam: Deception & Truth
On August 8th, Pastor Jeff Raker will our guest and continuing our summer series called, "People Just Like You!" Join us at 9:45 or 11:15 as we learn about different people in the Bible and how their lives are not only similar to ours, but a great way to learn more about God and his relationship with us.
Locations & Times
  • The River Church
    5546 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45044, USA
    Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
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New to The River?
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Get Connected
We want you to be connected with others at The River! Whether it’s doing things with people who have similar interests, getting in a group, or serving. Contact our Director of Connections and Small Groups at and she’ll make it happen!

Outdoor Service
Join us on August 15th for our outdoor service at 10:00 a.m. Bring a chair to sit on as we gather outside to worship all together. We will also be doing baptisms on this day as well. If interested, please email

Affinity Group Fair
Get to know people who love to do the things YOU love to do! On August 15th, immediately following our outdoor service, there is an affinity group relaunch and interest fair. You will be able to see all the different groups, meet the leaders, ask questions, and sign up for any you want to join and share any new ideas for future groups.

Media and Sound
We are in need of more volunteers to run our media and sound for Sunday services. Please consider joining the team. Contact with interest and or inquiries.

Cultivating Prayer
The Bible uses kinds of phrases 58 times: “Love one another.” “Care for one another.” “Pray for one another.” “Encourage one another.” “Help one another.” “Counsel one another.” “Support one another.” Every believer in the family of God is to do this for every other believer.

BYM Israel Trip
Join Pastor Brad and Heidi in Israel THIS YEAR, Nov. 30-Dec. 7th. Walk where Jesus walked with this life-transforming experience. This trip is for married or singles. Marriage sessions will be in the evenings with sight-seeing during the day. Sign up before 8/17 for best rates. Brochures are in the lobby or go to

Women’s Bible Study
This September, we will begin the study of Luke by Disciplers Bible Studies. Each lesson includes commentary and daily questions for personal study and the daily questions will be discussed in the study group. There will be two classes offered, on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m, beginning Sept. 7 & 8. The first session is 13 weeks. For more information, visit

Sleep in Heavenly Peace
The River Church is committed to being sure no kids sleep on the floor through our partnership with SHP. We are doing a “build day” on Saturday, August 14th from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. You can register at ALSO, financial donations are needed. The cost per bed is $200. You can give online and use the dropdown list to designate a gift to SHP. In addition, The River donates a children’s Bible to every family in Butler County that receives a bed!

RBK- Parent’s Night Out
All Preschool-5th graders are invited to join us for our next Parent's Night Out! On August 20 from 5:30-8 p.m. Parents can enjoy an evening out while their kids have dinner, an awesome time with friends, and join teams to compete in some Olympic-themed fun at church! Registration costs $5 per child. Register your kids today at

River Youth- Water Wars
Each year, to conclude summer, The River Youth has their annual Water Wars event.On Sunday, August 15th from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. they, will be doing just that with different water-based games and activities. This is always an amazing event, and we hope your student and their friends will come out. Contact if you have any questions!

Administrative Assistant Opportunity
We are looking for an Administrative Assistant to work part-time at the church, Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 3:30pm. This position requires the spiritual gifts of joy, helps, and administration. Key competencies are strong computer skills, detail oriented, proactive, work with a variety of personalities, good communication skills, and comfortable with planning and organizing church events. Key proficiencies include working on a Mac OS, using Microsoft Word, Excel and the ability to learn new software programs as needed. Email resumes or inquiries to
Don't be deceived that you can do it all

1) Bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ – v. 2

2) For each will have to bear his own load – v 5
Don't be deceived about reaping and sowing

We reap WHAT we sow
We reap MORE than we sow
We reap LATER than we sow
Don't be deceived about second chances
Don't be deceived about second chances

Moses the murderer
Jonah who ran
David the adulterer
Rahab the prostitute
Peter the denier.
Shall we go on?
Don't be deceived about Who is in control

Following Jesus is a long obedience
in the same direction.
Who do you have in your life that will ask you the tough questions?

Affinity Groups

Connect with others who share similar interests in a fun and inviting way! Make new River friends while creating natural environments to engage those not yet connected to The River. Affinity Groups can form the basis of long-lasting friendships and community that point you and others to Jesus. Here are the groups for you to choose from: Archery, Card/Board Games, Biking, Photography, Running, Scrapbooking & Crafting. Sign up and get more info at the link below.

Give Online

If you would like to join us in impacting the world around us locally and globally you can do so right on your mobile device by clicking the link "Give" below. You can also give by text just text the AMOUNT of your donation to 84321 to make your donation. Thank you for your generosity!