Beyond Church Doors

At Rivanna, we are committed to loving the world around us whether this be serving oversees, serving in the local Charlottesville area, or simply being a light in our jobs, neighborhoods, or family. Check out what Rivanna is doing to love the world around us.

Organizations We Support

International

Betel International
 Betel’s mission is to bring long-term freedom and restoration to lives broken by drug and alcohol abuse. They accomplish this by building values, skills and character through living, working and worshipping together in a caring Christian community.

Galcom International
Galcom  provides durable technical equipment to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ with every tribe, tongue, and nation.

Haiti Support Initiative  
Rivanna participates with other e4 churches working together to support our Haitian church partners with whom we have had a long relationship.  Due to the unrest in Haiti, medical mission trips are not possible at this time.  However, we were able to provide 28 student scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year and are hoping to do it again for the upcoming school year!

Congo Health and Development Fund
Working with our missionaries the La Rochelle's and through this organization, Rivanna supports internally displaced people in Bunia, Congo.

Local


International Students, Inc
ISI Virginia exists to share Christ's love with international students in Charlottesville and to equip them for effective engagement with local churches and others.
 
LifeSpring
LifeSpring provides free, medical services, material, spiritual and holistic support, and resources to women and families in Central Virginia when facing unplanned pregnancy.

Transformation Freedom Initiative (TFI) 
TFI Empowers Against Exploitation by raising awareness and prevention of human trafficking in Central Virginia.  In October, RCC will be hosting TFI’s 2024 5K to Prevent Trafficking!
 

Missionaries  We Support 

Larochelle Family

Anna and Patrick LaRochelle are medical missionaries who have worked in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo since 2015. Anna is a family nurse practitioner and Patrick specializes in both internal medicine and pediatrics. They have 3 children: Luke, Miriam, and Isaiah. Patrick and Anna are sent by Serge, a non-denominational Christian mission sending agency.  The LaRochelles are proud and grateful to call Rivanna Community Church their sending church.

Joe Nelson

Young Life's mission is "to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith".  Young Life’s middle school branch, WyldLife, is active in every state in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide.  Nearly 25,000 students are regularly hearing about Jesus at outreach “club” events, and almost 10,000 students are being discipled and engaging in regular Bible studies. Joe's role as WyldLife National Initiatives Coordinator is to train, equip, and encourage hundreds of staff and thousands of volunteers around the US serving in WyldLife leadership roles.  Joe's wife, Becca also volunteers with Young Life and they love sharing Christ and their lives with students.

Lyn Myers Doyle 

Lyn  is a missionary with UrbanPromise Wilmington, and a former member of RCC.  She has been serving with UrbanPromise since 2016 in a variety of roles and cares deeply for marginalized communities. The mission of UrbanPromise Wilmington is to equip children and young adults through Christ with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, personal growth and servant leadership. UrbanPromise does this through two schools, teen job training programs, after-school programs, summer camps, sports programs, and outdoor adventure programs.

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn has been on staff with International Students Inc since 1999. Since then, Patrick has trained hundreds of volunteers to be more effective in their outreach to international students. Patrick grew up right here in Virginia, studied Civil Engineering at UVA, has four adorable children, and enjoys playing the double bass.