We are looking for hands-on involvement.

We believe that God has uniquely empowered the Church to get relationally involved in serving in local housing communities. The role of the Riverworks ministry is to help the local church to build real relationships with the families in local housing communities and then help the Church identify its role in serving in the community.

We believe that some congregations are called to disciple families, some are called to help families improve their level of education, some are called to help meet practical daily needs of families.

Small integrated groups of volunteers have staying power. We encourage you to sign up for a Community Ministry course to participate in as a team.

Click your town or ministry for a list of opportunities to engage and connect with your local communities through one of our Community Coordinators or the Camp Program Manager.


East Elgin

Coordinator: Jason Lowe jason@fvchristianaction.org

Wednesday evenings: Children’s Group – Calvary Baptist Church
Sunday evenings: Teen Youth Group – Calvary Baptist Church

Special events (Christmas Gift Marts, School Drives):

  • First Christian Church
  • Calvary Baptist
  • New City
  • Hosanna Lutheran
West Elgin

Coordinator: Roger Simmons roger@fvchristianaction.org

Tuesday: After school tutoring (elementary kids) Clifford Court
Wednesday: Junior High ministry (Junior High students) AWANA Club Evangelical Free Church of Elgin
Thursday (4th): Read to Succeed Program for elementary 2nd Baptist Church of Elgin
On-going: Bread of Life Food Pantry Elgin Community Church
Aurora - Eastwood/Indian Trail

Coordinator: Revella Daniel revella@fvchristianaction.org

Tuesday (1st & 3rd) Teens on Tuesday 7th-12th grades Riverwoods Family Campus
Thursdays Women’s Small Group Bible Study Eastwood Community Center
Aurora - Southwind/Harbor Village

Coordinator: Josenique Cherfils josenique@fvchristianaction.org

2nd and 4th Tuesday: Youth Group  (6:30-8:30 pm) Warehouse Church, Aurora
Wednesday: AWANA Kids Club  (6:30-8:30 pm) Central Bible Church, Aurora
3rd Tuesday Mom’s Night Out – Dinner and Bible Study  (6:30-8 pm) St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Montgomery


Serve through Summer Camp

Coordinator: Oscar Torres
Camp Program Manager
Riverwoods Family Campus St. Charles IL

Interested in Summer Camp? Learn more here