reaching out & sharing christ

Brothers In Arms

I will surrender my all to God – no matter the cost – so that I can become more like Jesus Christ – my brother and King. I will seek out a band of brothers, for whose lives and legacies I will fight, so that together we can fulfill our mission to know, love and glorify God our Father.

At St. Charles River Church we understand the role man has in serving his family and the church. We hold strongly to this belief and are committed to providing a men’s ministry that meets a man’s spiritual needs. The SCRC Men’s Group pledges to provide tools for enriching your walk with God. We also recognize the importance of men forming bonds, allowing us to stand arm in arm in battle against the Enemy. To build those relationships, we provide opportunities for men to make genuine connections with one another. This is done by organizing various activities that not only allow us to have a little fun, but also provides a chance for men to get to know each other in a friendly environment.

For more information, please visit our official Brothers In Arms site. There you will find a calendar of events and more information on coming activities and studies. If you have any questions please reach out to Pastor Barry Ivie via email,, and you will have your questions answered.

Women's Ministries

St. Charles River Church is committed to ministering to women, helping them grow stronger and more confident in their walk with Christ. Our desire is to help women make connections with ladies of all ages and backgrounds. We hold true to Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend!” Throughout the year we offer bible studies, conferences and other fun events.

For more information contact Pastor Pam Patten at

Youth Ministries

Grades 6th – 12th

The Youth Ministry of St. Charles River Church at the O’Fallon Campus (SCRC) seeks to partner with parents in developing Christ-centered teens. Students, grades 6-12, are invited to join us as we discuss current topics and learn of God’s love and grace through Bible study. The SCRC Youth meet twice a month, on the first and fifth Sundays, following the Worship portion of service. Special events are also organized such as movie nights, holiday parties, and the annual youth convention.

For further information, please contact Pastor Gene Manis via email at

Children's Ministry

Sundays @ 10:30AM

Our Kids Church ministry is designed with your child in mind. On Sunday morning, children ages Kindergarten-5th grade experience relevant Biblical teaching in a fun environment. Our mission is to help each child discover their God-given potential through Christ-like attitudes, servanthood and discipling. We value a safe place for all of our children and equipping them with Biblical truths in a fun and creative way.

Check-in for Kids Church starts at 10:15 a.m. at the desk in the foyer.

Kids church starts at 10:30 a.m. in our Kids Church room with all the kids together for a time of music and teaching. Pick up for Kids Church begins around 12pm noon, or after the regular service has let out.

For further information, please contact Pastor Lea Welter via email at

Celebrate Recovery

Monday 7:00 PM SCRC Cafe

St. Charles River Church is excited to serve as a host site for Celebrate Recovery! This is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program designed for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind. It is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that control ones life.

If you would like additional information, please contact Larry Pape at or Chris Fox at and they would be glad to answer any questions you might have.


The leadership of SCRC is committed to equip individuals for the journey God has created for them. As we settle into our new home, we will be making opportunities more readily available to enrich yourself with studies on Sunday mornings and in a small group environment.

For more information, please reach out to Pastor Carl Thoenen via email at

Each believer is responsible for the discovery and continued movement of their own journey.

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