Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12)
The student ministry at RiverValley Church exists to draw teenagers into a relationship with Jesus Christ, and to deepen their understanding of God's Word as they develop into disciples of Him. We want to introduce students to Jesus in such a way that they can't help but want to devote their life to following Him. We don't want students to simply know about Jesus; we want students to follow Jesus (Matthew 4:19).
RVC | Students provides an environment for students to engage in meaningful worship, explore the Word of God, and experience Christian fellowship with teenagers who love the Lord Jesus Christ.
RVC | Students offers both Sunday morning and Youth Group options for students looking to get involved in this ministry:
Sunday Mornings - High School Equip & Middle School Equip
For information about High School Equip & Middle School Equip see the RVC | Students section on the 'What to Expect' page.
Wednesday Nights - Summit Middle School Youth Group
A typical night at our middle school youth group involves group games, worship, an engaging Bible study, and small group time for reflection, fellowship, and prayer. Our focus is on the Gospel, meaning that we try to model humble leadership, facilitate a grace-filled environment ("it's okay to not be okay"), and commicate what is "of first importance" (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) - namely the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Youth group on Wednesday night goes from 6:00p-8:00p, and meets every week at RiverValley Church.
Sunday Nights - Summit High School Youth Group
Our high school youth group is a great "next step" for students after their time as a middle schooler. The high school group has much more of a 'home group' or 'life group' feel, with emphases on understanding God's Word and engaging in Christian community (while still having a ton of fun with games and group activities!).
The high school youth group meets from 6:00p-8:15p, and currently meets at the home of one of Wyatt (one of our elders) and Jennifer Fisher (6632 State Road 76, Neenah). While technically a Neenah address, it is only a little ways north of Hwy. 41 at the Jackson St. exit, about 10 minutes from church.
Also, throughout the year Summit students have opportunities to travel to various conferences, retreats, and events such as sporting events, water/theme parks, and hiking trips. These trips are available for all students to attend, and are great opportunities for fellowship outside of a church setting.
"The real question is not what are we to make of Christ, but what is He to make of us." - C.S. Lewis