RGC Connect groups

At RiverGate Church (RGC), we offer Connect Groups – small groups that enable you to connect with others and encounter God.  Our Connect Groups meet at various times and locations, any of which you are welcome to join.  Why not try a few?  We look forward to connecting with you!


ENCOUNTERS SERVICE (Sunday Night Service)

Hosted by Pastor Linda Budd

Summer 2024 Dates:  Every Sunday night at 6pm

Every Sunday night, participants encounter the Holy Spirit as they learn how to receive & give words of knowledge.  Imagine being able to give a witness’ account of seeing a blind person’s sight restored! Even better, imagine being the one God uses to do it! Everyone is welcome – come to be healed, to watch, to learn how to minister healing to others, to see the glory of God manifested. You WILL encounter God! 


Hosted by Susie Ellis

Summer 2024 Dates:  Every Sunday morning at 8:30am & 10am

Pre-service prayer takes place in the Prayer Room of RGC. You are all welcome to participate and enjoy this time of ushering in the presence and power of Jesus for all morning services.

Contact: Please contact Susie Ellis at 918-900-8401 for more information.

MEN’S CONNECT (men only)

Hosted by Russell Ellis and friends

Summer 2024 Dates:  Every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month at 6pm.

Men of RGC gather in the RGC Youth Fire Room for food, sports, billiards, guy talk, special events, & friends. Come be yourself as we join arms in life.  We’re a bunch of guys doing guy-stuff.  

Contact:  Please contact Russell Ellis at 918-830-1692 for more information.


LUNCH BUNCH (ladies only)

Hosted by Pastor Cristin Hamman

Summer 2024 Dates: Thursdays at 11:30am – June 13th, July 11th, August 8th, 2024

If you enjoy good food and good conversation, we invite you to join the Lunch Bunch – a group of ladies who get together once a month to have lunch.  To stay informed & join the fun conversation for the next Lunch Bunch, send a Facebook friend request to Pastor “Cristin Budd Hamman” and let her know you want to join the “Lunch Bunch Connect Group” page, or contact Pastor Cristin at or call 918-492-5511×11.

BIBLE BABES (women only)

Hosted by Madeline Bensch and friends

Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month at 6:30 to 8:30pm.

For women ages 18 and up seeking community and friendship this is the Bible Study group for you!!

Meet us at the RGC Spirited Bean Café where we’ll start with the Book of Ruth followed by the Book of Esther.

Contact:  Please contact Madeline Bensch at 918-260-9567 for more information.

FOOD, FELLOWSHIP & FUN FOR ALL FAMILIES (monthly for families)

Hosted by Steve & Amy Conner

Summer 2024 Dates: Monthly on Saturday evenings

Want to have fun with other families? So do we! Come join us! Once a month we like to gather fun families together who like to hang out and eat together – it’s as simple as that.  Join us for relaxing, causal fellowship with food and fun activities. The whole family is welcome!

Location: We meet in the home of Steve & Amy Conner – 14250 E. 600 Rd in Inola (74036)

Contact: / 918-219-6156 (Amy) or (918) 219-6158 (Steve) – Send a message and we’ll send you all the details of our next gathering!


 Children’s & Youth Ministry is available for all ages. We also feature American Heritage Girls and Trail Life USA (for boys), two excellent scouting programs for elementary students (K-5th gd), every Sunday night from 6pm-7:30pm. To get your kids involved with OK Troops 0413, please contact Heather Cain at 918-492-5511 or This is also a great place for parents (the whole family, really) to get involved and connect with other families.  Regular attendance/membership at RGC is not required – please invite other friends and families you know!