Groups

What are DLT Groups?

A "Doing Life Together" (DLT) group is a group of 6-12 people who meet regularly to pursue the journey of life with a goal of experiencing Hope, Freedom, and God Together. As a growing church, DLT Groups are one way people really connect here at The River. It's where people make friends and realize they are not alone. Small groups provide the Next Step for those ready to grow and be involved beyond attending the weekend services.

Our groups vary in location and frequency. The groups generally meet in a group members' home or at church and meet one or two times each month.

Why Are DLT Groups Important?

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, being in relationship with others is an important contributor to your spiritual growth.

Joining a group will help you:

  • Understand and incorporate the Bible into your daily life
  • Experience being part of God's family by developing relationships with others
  • Know you'll have support in times of life change, stress, or crisis
  • Deepen your understanding and relationship with God
  • Build a natural way to share Christ with unbelieving friends, relatives, and coworkers

Does the Bible Mention Small Groups?

"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching." – Hebrews 10:23-25

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved." – Acts 2: 42-47

How Do I Join a DLT Group?

One common fear people often have before joining a DLT Group is "What if I don't fit in?" Don't worry, almost everyone clicks with their group right away. But to ease your mind, consider your first month a "trial period" where you can check out another group no questions asked.

Check out the options below to find the wide variety of groups that are being offered!

  • Men's Groups
  • Women's Groups
  • Couples and Mixed Groups
  • Youth

If you are interested in learning more about our DLT groups, please contact Mary Mayer at info@theriverdelavan.com.

Small Groups

Women's - Thirsty Thursday

Join Toni Davis Thursdays at 9am at Tender Reflections, 1550 Country Club Pkwy, Elkhorn.The book, “Not a Fan”  can be purchased on Amazon.com $4. Contact Toni Davis, tonid@elknet.net.

"Not a Fan" marries the all-too-real life situations that so many of us face with the practical, timeless truths of God’s word. It helps us look behind the facade, deep to the heart, in a compelling, believable and timely way. Whether you’re kicking the tires of Christianity or have been walking in the faith for decades, these stories, and the messages behind them, will make you stop and think. 

Men's - The Man in the Mirror

Join leaders Chris Siebeneich and Gene Huntley for a men's DLT group at the River, Sundays from 6:30-8:00pm. For more information, or to join this group, please contact Chris at c.siebeneich@yahoo.com or (262) 749-1700.

"The Man in the Mirror: Solving 24 Problems Men Face," by Patrick Morley. With over three million copies in print, this bestselling book has challenged and encouraged men worldwide and was selected as one of the 100 most influential Christian books of the twentieth century.