Life Groups

Life Groups

What do I need to do?:

1. Select a Life Group that interests you.
2. Contact the host saying that you are interested.
3. Go and have fun while meeting new friends.

Here is quick look at the Life Groups:

Name of Life Group: Living in the Goodness of God
Hosts Name: Mark & Amanda Nelson
Address of the Life Group:  Mark & Amanda's home in District 12
Date and Time: Tuesdays from 19:15pm to around 21:15pm. Starting January 28 until March 24.
This Life Group is for: Everyone

Topic of the Life Group: "Living in the Goodness of God" is a study on Psalm 23 by Rick Warren, some worship together, lots of cake, prayer and fun.

“Is God always good? What about those times of pain and suffering? Even during difficult times, God wants to reassure you; he wants you to have hope and favor. Throughout history, many successful men and women are described as having God’s favor — but what does that mean? Favored people get special treatment and benefits that others don’t get. When you have God’s favor, you are his favorite. God’s goodness and favor toward you isn’t based on your performance — it’s based on what Jesus already did for you. In this series, you’ll learn how to have God’s favor on your life by trusting him. Discover how God’s goodness is the answer to worry, regret, indecision, emotional pain, and fear."

Contact:  Mark Nelson at:

Name of Life Group: The Growing Disciple
Hosts Name: John & Tricia Fraser
Address of the Life Group: Fraser’s home in the 22nd District
Date and Time: Sunday evening from 18:30-20:30
This Life Group is for: Everyone

Topic of the Life Group: Many followers of Jesus know they should be growing spiritually, but feel stuck. They have been told to pray and read their Bible more, but they find it burdensome and unrewarding. They may have tried and failed to establish good practices of spiritual disciplines. The biblical model laid out in 2 Peter 1:5-7 tells us to add seven attributes to our faith - namely virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love. 

You will learn how to make a personal spiritual growth plan that is flexible enough to fit into your weekly schedule and start growing spiritually like never before.

Other Information: There is limited space with a max of 8 people.

Contact: John Fraser at:

Name of Life Group: ‘Round the Table Game Night
Hosts Name: Aaron & Shannon Morgan
Address of the Life Group:  Street Office at Riverside Church: Budapest 1113 - Karolina út 17/A
Date and Time: Every other Friday night during H2O Youth Group starting on January 24 at 18:30
This Life Group is for: Everyone

Other information: Each week we learn a new table game to play and have a small devotion that fits the game of the day. No commitment necessary. These events will be held on most Fridays when H2O Youth is meeting, so it's perfect for parents to do during! 20 max people so space is limited

Contact: Aaron Morgan at:

Name of Life Group:  The Gospel According to Luke
Host Name:  David Chatburn
Address of the Life Group:  Budapest 6 District
Date and Time:  2nd and 4th Friday of each month at 19:00
This Life Group is for: Adults

Topic of the Life Group: “The Gospel according to Luke has been called the loveliest book in the world. As a Gentile, Luke has the distinction of being the only New Testament writer who was not Jewish. He was a doctor by profession - compassionate and kind, he saw people as they truly were. Luke saw men and women and loved them all for who they were. A gospel of distinct characteristics, Luke is all-inclusive - it is the Gospel for the Gentiles, the Gospel of Prayer, the Gospel of Women, the Gospel of Praise and the Gospel of the Poor.”

Other Information: We meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at 7 PM in the 6th district. People usually bring a snack or something to drink and we have about 45 minutes of fellowship time followed by a brief bible study and then prayer. We try to finish up no later than 9 PM. There are anywhere from 6 to 12 people who make it each time, a little more than half of them attend RCB. It is an adults only group.

Contact: David Chatburn at:

Name of Life Group: Exit University and Young Adult Group
Host Name: Elyse Hill
Address of the Life Group: Riverside Church Budapest
Date and Time: Thursday nights at 18:30.
This Life Group is for: University students and Young adults

Other information: “Riverside Exit a culturally diverse, English speaking community of young adults in the heart of Budapest. Exit exists to INTRODUCE young adults to Jesus, EQUIP them to Exit the Status Quo and pursue a life Called out of Darkness and into His wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9), and SEND them out to be World Changers in the name of Christ.”


Name of Life Group: Death & Resurrection of the Messiah
Host Name: David Buckley
Address of the Life Group: Riverside Church Budapest 
Date and Time: Tuesday nights at 19:00 starting January 28
This Life Group is for: Everyone

Topic of the Life Group: “Pack your bags. We're going on a journey. A quest to uncover Scripture and its meaning across history. Filmed on location in Israel and throughout the Middle East, the Faith Lessons DVD series is an adventure in biblical learning. You will discover why Jesus turned the world upside down with his compelling call to follow him. Teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan brings together history, culture, and geography to illuminate the Gospels. The insights you gain will transform your reading of the Gospels and inspire a deeper faith commitment.”

Other information: This is a 10 week class  from 19:00 -20:15. The cost is free and is opened for anyone. Come 1 week or all 10 weeks. No need to sign up, just show up at Riverside Church on Karolina út 17/A Budapest 1113.

Contact: David.Buckley at:

Name of Life Group: Studying Spiritual Gifts and How to use Them
Host Names: Jim and Tanya Person
Address of the Life Group: Riverside Church Budapest 
Date and Time: Wednesdays 19:00-21:00 weekly starting Feb 5
This Life Group is for: Everyone

Topic of the Life Group: "The Holy Spirit is probably the least understood person of the Trinity. Among the myths and the mistaken concepts that are shared, He has been described as a force, and a second-class member. It is vital for the church to know the Spirit, learn to relate to Him, and understand how He manifests Himself."

Other Information: .Wk 1: Who is the Holy Spirit and what are His Attributes? Wk 2: What is the work of the Holy Spirit? Wk 3: How do we cooperate with the Holy Spirit? Wk 4: Overview of spiritual gifts and where they are used? Wk 5: Closer study of specific spiritual gifts and how they are used? Wk 6: How do we hear God’s voice? Wk 7: Exploring the gifts.

Contact: Jim & Tanya Person at:

Name of Life Group: Women Only: "Emotionally Healthy Spirituality" Book and Workbook
Host Name: Barbara Thompson
Address of the Life Group: Riverside Church Budapest
Date and Time: Friday Nights at 19:00 starting on Feb 7
This Life Group is for: All women

Topic of the Life Group: It’s impossible to be spiritually mature, while remaining emotionally immature. In this eight-week study, the author discusses the signs of unhealthy spirituality, the importance of emotional health and how it relates to your relationship with Jesus, and provides seven biblical and practical ways to break through to know the power of Christ in you.

Contact: Barbara Thompson


Ladies' Breakfast: Attention ladies, there will be a special event for you on every 3rd Saturday of the odd months (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, & Nov)  from 9:30-11:00. There will be food, fun and fellowship at RCB. All ladies are invited.

Men's Breakfast: Attention all gentlemen, you are invited to join us for breakfast every 2nd Saturday of the even months (Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct, & Dec) starting at 9:30 am at RCB Café. This is open for all age groups so come young or old but come hungry.

Riverside Young Adults Lunch: Riverside Young Adults gather every week after the 11:15 service to go out to lunch together. This is a time of fellowship welcome to all university students and young adults.