"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."
At Riva Trace Baptist church, we recognize that the path to a closer relationship with Jesus comes through prayer, studying His Word, and having fellowship with believers. We gather in groups to promote all of those aspects of deepening our relationship with Christ. RTBC Growth Groups and Adult Bible Studies offer an opportunity to meet with a small group of people, who are pursing similar interests and are interested in pursuing Christ.
A Growth Group is made up of 12-18 people who meet weekly for 10-12 weeks at the church or in a local home. The Groups meet on a trimester system (Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer), meeting on various days throughout the week. A Growth Group includes four elements; Prayer, Bible study, Service and Fellowship. You can choose a Group based on type, time, topic, location or day of the week. Many of us are called back to the same group in subsequent trimesters while others may be hearing God call them to a new opportunity to grow in their faith through another offering listed in the Groups Catalog. There are many Groups to choose from and we are certain there is at least one just right for you.
Sunday Adult Bible Study
The Adult Bible Study groups are made up of any number of people (no limit) and meet every Sunday throughout the year. The Groups meet at the church during either the 9:15 or 11:00 a.m. Worship Service. New members are welcomed and enrolled at anytime. These groups offer the convenience of meeting during times of Sunday School classes/childcare for children. They draw those in a shared stage of life or target audience together. Like the Growth Groups, the Adult Bible Study groups include four elements: Prayer, Bible study, Service and Fellowship.
Weekday Adult Bible Study
These groups follow the above model except that the groups meet on various days during the week.