Annual Events

Annual Events for Adults to Connect

New Member Class
Membership at River City Christian represents commitment—commitment to Christ, to other members, to spiritual growth, to service and to accountability.

River City Christian is a mission station with a commitment to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with every person everywhere and to grow and equip believers into fully devoted followers of Christ. In joining this church, you embrace this commitment and become an intentional member of a loving Christian family.

The New Member Class consists of two parts: a four hour class taught by Pastor Emeritus Ted Smith with other ministry leaders and a shorter small group gathering during which each candidate gives a brief testimony of how he or she came to faith in Christ. Both parts take place on Sunday afternoons and begin with a free lunch in the Chapel.

Our next class will be Sunday, September 20, 12:45-4:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 4, 12:45-2:30 p.m. You must attend both sessions in order to complete the membership process.

Childcare is provided for children six weeks through grade 5.


The SHAPE Class is offered several times a year and will assist you in discovering how God has uniquely created you to be a positive influence in the world around you. Our goal in this class is to help you better understand yourself and to connect you with specific opportunities for ministry within the life of our church and in your “other places.”

SHAPE stands for

Spiritual gifts


Men’s Conference
Each fall the Men’s Ministries of our church host an amazing men’s conference for guys high school through senior adult. There’s nothing like hundreds of men coming together to raise their voices in worship, be challenged by a powerful speaker, receive encouragement in small groups and enjoy the adventurous (and not so adventurous) activities at Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds.


Women’s Retreat
The women’s ministries of our church host an amazing women’s retreat every spring at Mission Springs Conference Center in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. Hundreds of women, high school through senior adult come together for a weekend of inspiring worship, quality biblical teaching from a nationally-known speaker, fun recreational options and a lots of special pampering.