Online Community at The River Class


Online Community at The River Class

For your convenience, we’ve created an online version of this class that you can watch at your convenience at a pace that works for you. There are 26 videos in all, lasting about 2 hours in total. But you do not have to watch them all at one time if that is not possible for you. In order to take the class, here’s what you’ll need:

Once you have your tools, the next step is to begin watching your videos.
You can either access the entire playlist here.
Or you can watch the videos below.

  • Use the checklist to keep track of where you are.
  • Follow along with the manual if you’d like.
  • And then once you’ve completed the course, you can either email your completed checklist to [email protected] to receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • Or you can sign the River Community Agreement to become a Member of The River Church.

If you have any questions along the way, email [email protected]

Video 1: Introduction

Video 2: Our History and Affiliations

Video 3: Noteworthy Traits of Blue Ocean Churches

Video 4: Six Theological Distinctives

Video 5: Nine Blue Ocean Perspectives

Video 6: The Core Values of The River

Video 7: Courses We Offer that Align with Our Values

Video 8: Anti-Human Trafficking as a Mission

Video 9: Our Mission Statement

Video 10: Our Faith Statement (What We Believe)

Video 11: Other Frameworks We Use

Video 12: Bounded vs Centered Sets & God as Boss or Doctor

Video 13: Biblically Thoughtful, Spiritually Powerful, Culturally Relevant

Video 14: Stage Theory

Video 15: Rick Warren’s The 5 C’s, Apostolic Churches

Video 16: Diversity Part 1: What is Culture

Video 17: Diversity Part 2: The Iceberg Analogy to Culture

Video 18: Diversity Part 3: Missattribution

Video 19: Diversity Part 4: Time & Goals

Video 20: Diversity Part 5: Developing an Intercultural Community

Video 21: Diversity Part 6: Healing from Cultural Baggage

Video 22: Other Things to Know about What We Believe, Part 1: Equality

Video 23: Other Things to Know about What We Believe, Part 2: Love & Mercy

Video 24: Why Church “Membership”

Video 25: The River Church Agreement

Video 26: Appendices