Life Groups

What are Life Groups?

At River of Life we have groups that are ongoing and groups that are semester based.

What is a Life Group?

Life Groups are River of Life’s groups that consists of 10 to 20 people that meet in convenient locations all across Alex City to learn more about the Bible, grow in their faith and meet some great new friends.

What Will The People In My Group Be Like?

Look around at a Sunday service. A Life Group is basically about ten or so people who attend River of Life on a Sunday.

What Happens When I Sign Up For A Life Group?

​When you sign up, the leader of your new Group will contact you with the address of the Group’s meeting place, the date and time you’ll be starting on, and all the other information you’ll need to have a great experience.

Is There A Group That’s Right For Me?

​Since there are a variety of groups, you’ll have the chance to share your life experiences with others who have similar ones.

When Will My Group Meet?

Life Groups meet once a week, and each meeting is just sixty to ninety minutes long. Groups meet ten to twelve times over the semester. It’s a short-term commitment but the positive impact on your life will be long-term.

Can I Invite Others To Join The Group?

Absolutely! Invite as many friends, co-workers, neighbors, family, etc. that aren’t connected to another church as you like. Our Life Groups are designed to get people connected to our church and to one another. The more people you invite to join your group, the better your group will be.

Ongoing Groups

KIDS for L.I.F.E.

Children’s Church for Kids ages 3-12. While mom and dad are worshiping in adult service we provide a worship experience for kids that are age sensitive that include many fun learning activities.
WHEN: Sunday 10 a.m.
WHERE: ​Fellowship Hall
GROUP LEADER: Theresa Waldrop
Learn More about Children’s Ministry

Teens Souled Out Youth Ministry

Every Wednesday night our junior high and senior youth meet at @ 6:30 under the leadership of our awesome youth pastors and leaders. Come and be a part of what God is doing!
WHEN: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fellowship Hall
GROUP LEADERS:Theresa and Michael Waldrop; David Ashworth

National Girl’s Ministries

Age range – 3 years old through the 6th grade.
The vision of National Girls Ministries is to see every girl moving toward a deep relationship with Jesus Christ. We seek to empower girls to realize their importance and potential in the kingdom of God. ​

WHEN: Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
GROUP LEADERS: Aubrey Champion/Lisa Guffey
Learn more about National Girl’s Ministry

Young Adults

​Did you know that God already knows the plans He has for you? We invite you to join our young adults each in for a time of learning principles from God’s Word with others in your age group that will help direct you at this stage in your life.
WHEN: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
GROUP LEADER: David Ashworth

Royal Rangers

Age Range – 5 years old through 6th grade
Royal Rangers provides Christlike character formation and servant leadership development for boys in a highly relational and fun environment.
WHEN: Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
GROUP LEADER: Ernest Champion
​Learn more about Royal Rangers

Semester Based Groups


Group Description:
Learning dramas that encourage the believer and reach out to searching hearts.
Group Leader: Michael Waldrop
Where group meets: Sanctuary
When group meets: Sundays from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Childcare provided? Yes

Marriage on the Rock

Group Description:
Marriage on the Rock Video Series is the best-selling resource that clearly deals with all the major issues a couple will encounter. Leading marriage authority Jimmy Evans discusses practical real-life challenges and offers easy to understand solutions even if you are the only one willing to work on the relationship.
Group Leader: Michael Waldrop
Where group meets: Sanctuary
When group meets: Sundays from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Children’s Christmas Musical Practices

Group Description:
All aboard The Christmas Express to Bethlehem, PA to celebrate the birth of Christ! The Christmas Express invites you to join in on a joyful journey as God orchestrates a night of miracles to help us all remember the true meaning of Christmas-Jesus!
Group Leader: Theresa Waldrop
Where group meets:  Fellowship Hall
When group meets: Sundays from 5:00-6:30 p.m.