Community Outreach

Eli's Cupboard
In addition to delivering weekend food bags to the children of Gardere Community Christian School, our food pantry, Eli’s Cupboard, provides food to people in need in our community.  The food pantry is open Tuesdays from 12:00-2:00 pm. 

The Mustard Seed
We are currently working to create a community garden to not only supply fresh and nutritional produce to the food pantry patrons, but also to become an educational opportunity for the children of our congregation and the surrounding communities.

Local Missions                                                                                 

Sharlo Apartment Ministry
This ministry offers a Sunday morning Bible study for the Sharlo apartment complexes in Baton Rouge, along with special events throughout the year.

Gardere Community Christian School
GCCS in Baton Rouge is a school created to provide a firm Christian foundation in the educational and spiritual lives of children in the Gardere neighborhood.  River helps support GCCS through volunteering, donations, and special events.  We also provide a weekly bag of food for each family through our food pantry.

National and International Missions

Matthew 28 Nineteen
A ministry based in Malta, Montana that includes a Bible study to Native Americans, a church plant, and community work with Phillips County Ministerial Association for an Easter art camp and art show for all children in the area.

YWAM (Youth With A Mission)
We support missionaries based in Thailand, where they provide many leadership opportunities for mission teams throughout Asia.  Their work includes spearheading an initiative called Asia Leaders Learning Community, designed to equip, connect and resource Asia’s Christian leaders for growth and multiplication.  They also founded a ministry called Freedom418, which helps to free women and girls from the sex trafficking trade in Asia.

Center for Mission Mobilization
River supports a missionary family, working through CMM and First Presbyterian Church Baton Rouge, who seek to mobilize the indigenous church for Jesus Christ in eastern Africa.

EPC World Outreach
Our church helps support two EPC families who are part of the EPC’s Engage 2025 ministry to the Muslim world. 

Bethany Centre in Uganda
River supports the Bethany Centre through both direct donations and in conjunction with the Stephen Wilson Stained Art Gallery in Baton Rouge.  During Baton Rouge’s White Light Night, River members and other local artists donate artwork to be displayed and sold at the gallery.  Proceeds are then given to the Bethany Centre. 

LCC International University
Andrew and Charity Jones, members of River Community Church, are teachers at LCC International University, where Andrew teachesCommunication, and Charity teaches in the English program.