Life groups

We believe, that we were designed to live in community. In Life Groups people meet to grow in their faith together or to encourage each other. Everyone has something to share.

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.

Note: Some of these Life Groups will be meeting on Zoom and other Life Groups will be in person.  Please contact your Life Group leader for updated information.

Bad Girls of the Bible

Time & Location: Mondays from 18:00-20:00, District 11

Who: This group is for adults

Contact: Beth James-

About the Group: Join us as we study 10 women from the Bible and see what we can learn from these girls who were bad to the bone, bad for a moment, or bad for a season, but not forever.

Work Matters

Location: Karolina Room @ Riverside Church Budapest, Karolina ut 17/A, Budapest 1113 (Entrance from the street)

Time: Start date TBA, contact the group leaders if you’re interested

Who: 12 people seeking to learn more about why work matters to God

Contact: Interested individuals should “sign-up” via email today at: – (This will be first-come, first-served group until we reach 12 people.)

About the Group:

This Study involves a weekly reading assignment that should lead to an interactive discussion on the Work Matters topic.

For some this word represents drudgery and the mundane. For others work is an idol to be served. If you find yourself anywhere on the spectrum from workaholic to weekend warrior, it’s time to bridge the gap between Sunday worship and Monday work.

Striking a balance between theological depth and practical counsel, author Tom Nelson outlines God’s purposes for work in a way that helps us to make the most of our vocation and join God in His good work in the world through the gospel. Discover a new, joyful perspective on work that will transform your workday and make the majority of your working hours matter, not only now, but for eternity.

Course: The Work Matters study will cover all 10 chapters of the book over a 12 – week timeframe. Topics include: Created to Work, Is Work a Four-Letter Word?, The Good News of Work, Work Now and Later, Extraordinary Ordinary Work, The Transforming Power of Work, Work and the Common Good, Gifted for Work, Facing Challenges in Our Work, and The Church at Work.

Individuals would be required to purchase a Work Matters book before first session. (Amazon) It is offered in either Paperback or Kindle Version. (Hungarian language Paperback versions of the book are available.)

Topic: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts, Talents, & Skills

Host: Gretchen Rose

Time & Location: Tuesdays from 19:00-21:00 @ Riverside

4 week series beginning November 2 

Who: This group is open to everyone

Contact: Gretchen Rose —

About the Series:This course will help you discover and understand your spiritual gifts, natural talents, and learned skills so that you can use them to bless others. Class materials will be developed from Discover Your Spiritual Gifts and Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow by C. Peter Wagner, and Living Your Strengths, which focuses on God-given talents. We will explore 28 spiritual gifts. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a spiritual gift assessment.


Time & Location: Mondays from 18:30-19:30 beginning November 15th

Karolina Room Riverside Church Budapest, Karolina ut 17/A Budapest 1113 (entrance from the street)

Who: This group is for adults

Contact: Andrea Donley –

About the Group: Do you love prayer?  Are you a prayer warrior?  We intercede/pray for different countries, people groups, Budapest, the church, and each other.  One of the methods we use is Joy Dawson’s principles of intercession.  We meet on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Monday of every month when there isn’t a praise and worship night from 6:30-7:30pm. 

Hearing the Voice of God

Time & Location: Every Tuesday 18:30 – 20:00 beginning November 9th

Karolina Room Riverside Church Budapest, Karolina ut 17/A Budapest 1113 (entrance from the street)

Who: This group is for adults

Contact: Andrea Donley –

About the Group: Have you wondered what voice is the Lord’s?  Have you wanted to know more about how God speaks to you?  This discipleship course will cover why God speaks, what He speaks, when He speaks, where he speaks, how he speaks, and who he speaks to.  We will read examples from the Bible, look into our own personal life, and do practical activities to help us be able to distinguish the voice of the Lord.  At the end of the course, we will take what we have learned to do an outreach in the city.  The goal is that by the end of the course you will be able to walk in confidence in knowing when the Lord is speaking to you and how he speaks to you. 

Topic: Budapest Powerhouse Fellowship

Host: Lillian Katusiime

Time & Location: Wednesdays from 19:00 – 21:00

Karolina Room Riverside Church Budapest, Karolina ut 17/A Budapest 1113 (entrance from the street)

Who: This group is open to everyone

Contact: Lillian Katusiime

About the Series: We share and study the word of God, with interactive topics like Faith, Waiting on the Lord, Purpose in Life,  Relationships, HolySpirit, walking in Victory, Repentance,Trust, Worship, Soulties, Family, Hope, Generosity, Tithe and Offering, Self identify, Spiritual Growth etc. In addition, we study characters in the Bible, like the Disciples.

Please contact  Lillian Katusiime if you would like to join this Life Group or if you have any questions.

Riverside Young Adults

Time & Location: Thursdays at 18:00 at Riverside Church Budapest

Who: This group is for university students and young adults

Contact: RYA –

About the Group: Riverside Young Adults is a culturally diverse, English-speaking community of young adults in the heart of Budapest. You are welcome to join us and learn more about who we are and what we believe. 

Spanish Life Group

Video Informativo

Topic: Relaciones Emocionalmente Sanas 

Host: Sonia Alanya & Roberto Rivas

Time & Location: Starting on 9/19, every Friday from 19:00-21:00, In person (District V) contact me for address. 

Who: This group is open to Spanish speakers

Contact: Sonia Alanya —

About the Series: En el curso de Relaciones emocionalmente sanas, aprenderá ocho habilidades prácticas de las relaciones, para desarrollar relaciones maduras y amorosas con otras personas, tales como: Dejar de leer la mente de los demás y esclarecer sus expectativad; Escuchar con empatía; Subir la cuesta de la integridad; Jugar limpio.

Y como no se puede separar el amar a los demás y el amar a Dios, cada persona también crecerá en su relación personal con Jesús, incorporando la quietud, el silencio y las Escrituras como ritmos diarios. **Please register for in-person meeting** 

Topic: The Pastoral Letters of Paul

Host: David Chatburn

Time & Location: 2nd and 4th Friday of each month – fellowship time begins at 7 PM (bring a snack or drinks to share) and the study time starts at approximately 7:30 PM. We conclude at 9 PM. Various homes (outdoor gardens) throughout Budapest and environs. During the rest of the spring and summer we intend to meet only in outdoor settings.

Who: This group is open to all adults

Contact: David Chatburn – 

Other Information: We will begin by learning about the author of these letters, Paul, who he was and what was his background. There are a lot of different opinions about this man who Jesus chose, and we feel that it is important to know about the author so that we can understand the context of his writings. We will then learn about Timothy and explore the two letters written to this young pastor. Following that we will move on to the letter Paul wrote to Titus, learning what we can about this man and where he served. Although these letters are sent to pastors, there is a lot that we can learn from what Paul wrote to these two church leaders. We plan to delve deep into each of these letters, therefore, there is no set agenda on what is covered in each session as we intend to proceed through the study at a pace comfortable for the group. As a result, there is no set end date for this study.

Note: This group has been meeting in various forms for more than 5 years now and over this time the make-up of the group has changed. There are a few of us who were there from the beginning, while some have moved on. We are eager to make new friends and to share in the sweet fellowship that we have enjoyed by being a part of this group. Since we will be meeting at different people’s homes, the group is not suitable for children.

Topic: Vertical Marriage  

Host: Toncho and Ani Tonchev

Time & Location: Starting on Sep 18 /Saturday/ at 17.00 (Time and day can be flexible, depending on the families preferences) 

Who: Families  (also work for engaged couples)

Contact: Toncho Tonchev or Ani Toncheva or you can fill out this form Vertical Marriage-Family Group

About this Group:  

A more vibrant marriage is possible when it’s built on a foundation of active faith. 5-week journey with humor-filled and relatable video sessions, dynamic group discussion, and intentional couple’s connection. Vertical Marriage small group will help you learn the secret to a healthy marriage – if the vertical relationship with God is put first, the horizontal relationship between spouses will follow.

For a small introduction, visit our website and/or fill out the Request Form to join. 

 Let us know if you want to join us and strengthen the foundation of your marriage!

If you would like to lead a Life Group, please do not hesitate to contact us about your ideas.

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– Riverside Church Budapest