BUILD (Biblical Understanding Intercessory Prayer Leadership Development) is a small group designed to develop spiritual leaders. Groups meet once a week for 60-90 minutes, at a time and place most convenient to the members, to dig through Scripture, pray with others, and encourage Scripture memorization and group accountability. There is no formal registration, but rather we are asking men to hold one another accountable and form groups more organically--by connecting with men in your small group, at work, in your neighborhood, or in any other circle. Maybe it’s one-on-one, or perhaps it’s a group of 5-8 men, but reach out and look to encourage one another in a life that is set apart. The books are free to pick up at the welcome desks in the Coffee Bar, or you can print out your own using the links on this page. We will also be sending resources and words of encouragement to men periodically. If you would like to receive these updates, video links, and articles, please sign-up up below, whether you are in a group or not.
The prayer of our hearts is that our church and our community, would experience a dynamic time of renewal through an increase in prayer and discipleship. As River Oaks has sought the Lord’s will in this prayer, a recurring vision has been that of the Lord pouring out His Spirit on the men of our church—that they would grow in the their relationship with God, and desire to encourage one another to be the servant leaders in their families, workplaces, and neighborhoods.
“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established I the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” – Colossians 2:6-7