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


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 financial and leadership support.


Center For Christian Study
 The Center for Christian Study provides opportunities and resources for corporate and individual investigation of the truths of the historic Christian faith in the UVA and Charlottesville community.
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 provides free, medical services, material, spiritual and holistic support, and resources to women and families in Central Virginia when facing unplanned pregnancy. 
Young Life
Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school, and college students in all 50 of the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.

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.


Beth is working to bring the gospel to a city that has around 10 million people. Less than 2% of these people have a relationship with God.  Beth is a part of a team in South East Asia whose mission is to win the lost, disciple believers, and start churches. Often she can be found helping friends with English, studying Bible stories in a coffee shop and answering questions they have about who Jesus is. She also walks alongside those who already believe and help them gain confidence to share their faith with the people around them. God is at work and is building his Kingdom is Sout East Asia.