Downtown Flint Location
718 Oak Street Flint, Michigan 48503

Gathering Times
Sunday: 11:30 am

Flint Events
Goodrich Location
9430 Perry Rd. Goodrich, MI 48438

Gathering Times
Sunday: 8:30a & 10:30 am

Goodrich Events
Grand Blanc Location
8220 Trillium Circle Ave. Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439

Gathering Times
Sunday: 9:30 am

Grand Blanc Events
Holly Location
8393 E. Holly Rd. Holly, MI 48442

Gathering Times
Saturday: 6:30p | Sunday: 9:00a & 11:00a

The Road to Recovery
Tuesday: 7:30 pm

Holly Events

Local Reach

Reaching the World, Starting at Home



At The River, you will often hear the phrase, “we don’t go to church, we are the Church.” We believe that as God’s people, our primary purpose and goal is to bring glory to God by making disciples of Jesus Christ. We encourage you to get involved with some of these local opportunities to reach the world in our local context. Some of these areas are offered directly through The River, while others are organizations and programs that we believe in, and partner with, to better reach our communities with the Gospel. Your growth community leader can help get you connected, or you can contact our Reach Pastor, Bryan Haley at bhaley@theriverchurch.cc.

Opportunities to reach through The River Church

Reach Sports
Reach Sports is a league designed to reach our communities with the Gospel by connecting to families through quality sports programs. There are opportunities for kids and adults to get involved in playing, coaching, referring, and more in a variety of sports and locations.


The River Community Center
At the Community Center, we love to serve the community of Holly, and those in our surrounding communities, by providing for physical needs, while also seeking every opportunity to share the Gospel. Our hope at The River Community Center is that the entire community of Holly will feel welcome and know that there is a God and church that loves them by the love that they receive at the Community Center. For more information on how The River Community Center serves to reach our local community, visit the Community Center page.

Community Center


Hogs in Ministry
Hogs in Ministry is a ministry serving people that much of the world, and many times the Church, has overlooked in the past. Our passion and desire is to reach bikers, inmates in jails and prisons, and to serve those with addiction and recovery needs. We know that the only hope for anyone far from God is the Good News of Jesus Christ, and we want to share the gospel with every person we get the opportunity to encounter and serve.

Road to Recovery


Youth Night
Each Thursday at The River Goodrich, we bus in tons of middle school and high school students from all over the communities we serve. Each student comes and hears the Gospel clearly presented, and our hope is to build meaningful relationships with each student that allows us to show and share the love of Christ. Youth Night is filled with video games, cafe, basketball, open gym, tons of games and activities, and new friends! Our desire is to reach students by sharing the Gospel with all students that come to Youth Night, then connect with their family, and hopefully reach the entire family and community with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Students

River Kids Club
Each week, we go into the communities we serve and bus elementary-aged kids into our locations at The River Holly and The River Downtown Flint. At each Kids Club, we take every opportunity to show each child the love of Jesus Christ by creating an exciting, fun, loving, and safe environment for kids to come and experience the Gospel. This high-energy, high-impact time is filled with fun activities that kids will leave excited to return the next week! Our desire through River Kids Clubs is to reach kids with the gospel, then their entire family, and eventually the community.


Neighborhood Parties
Throughout the year, host a neighborhood party at your home for your neighbors and friends. This is a unique opportunity to connect with your neighbors in a non-threatening way, building relationships with them that will allow you to share the love of Christ with them as relationships are built. Block Party, holiday, and other themes are available. We do all the planning, preparing, and take all the guess work out of hosting a party for you. You just need to step up, have a desire to share Christ with your neighborhood, and want to be hospitable!


Opportunities to reach with our partners

Community Events
We believe the church is meant to be local. We are one church in many locations because of that belief. Along with that belief is the desire to be deeply involved in every community that we have a location, or where we have families living. Throughout the year, these communities have special events, festivals, and needs. Some examples of our community partnerships include: Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce, Grand Blanc Community Schools, Good Times in Goodrich, Goodrich Area Schools, Grand Blanc Family Fun Fest, Goodrich/Atlas Chamber of Commerce, Lapeer Chamber of Commerce, the Crim, Back to the Bricks, and many more. If you know of an upcoming event in your community, or you want to find out how The River is involved in your community, let us know. We would love to get you plugged in!


Flint Odyssey House
Odyssey House, Inc., is a multi-service therapeutic community for the treatment of people with substance abuse disorders and mental health problems. Its mission is to provide intervention, primary and secondary substance abuse prevention/treatment, and mental health services to the community at large, with a focus on the indigent population. To get involved at Odyssey House, contact them directly, and let them know you are from The River Church. 529 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Flint, MI 48502.
Phone: 810.238.5888. www.odysseyvillage.com


Carriage Town Ministries
Carriage Town Ministries (CTM) provides compassion to those with acute needs for housing and food, and a longer term "get back on your feet" residential program with spiritual, educational, and work service training for those ready and willing to work toward productive lives. Service nightly at 5 p.m. with dinner to follow. To serve at Carriage Town, call their office, and let them know you are from The River Church and would like to volunteer. 605 Garland St.,
Flint, MI 48503.
Phone: 810.233.8787.
www.carriagetown.org


Flint Crisis Pregnancy Services
Flint Crisis Pregnancy Services sees a woman with a crisis pregnancy as a person in need of physical, emotional, spiritual, and moral help. Unless the love and compassion of Jesus Christ is extended to her, those needs may never be met. FCPS is always searching for men and women adult counselors (training provided), as well as clothing donations (maternity, baby clothing to 2T). You can call their office to find out how to best get connected.
3404 South Saginaw,
Flint, MI 48503.
Phone: 810.767.7153.
www.flintcps.org


Forgotten Man Ministries
Forgotten Man Ministries brings together inmates, chaplains, and lay-workers in the study and ministry of God's Word. Forgotten Man Ministries chaplains conduct daily in-house jail ministries that include Biblical one-on-one counseling, Bible correspondence courses, group Bible studies, discipleship training units (group Bible pods), distribution of Bibles and Christian books, showing of Christian DVD's, and the facilitation of pastor visits and local church worship services.
1002 S. Saginaw St.,
Flint, MI 48502.
Phone: 810.238.7102.
www.forgottenmangenesee.org


New Life Camp
The goal of New Life Camp is to provide all who visit the camp with an environment free from the distractions of everyday life. NLC’s hope is that in this place, everyone will grow in their relationship with our mighty God, and if there is no relationship upon arrival at camp, that we have the privilege of introducing them to our Creator. New Life Camp has opportunities to serve with maintenance, building, spring/fall cleanup, and summer employment for college students.
701 Mayhew Rd.,
Rose City, MI 48654.
Phone: 989.685.2949.
www.newlifecamp.org


The EsKape
The EsKape is a retreat center in the heart of Clarkston. The vision of the EsKape is to be a camp and getaway for inner city kids from Pontiac, Flint, and Detroit to come and hear the Gospel proclaimed, as they learn about their Creator, God.