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 Morning Equipping Hour - High School & Middle School
Equipping Hour meets at 9:30 a.m. and allows students (grades 6-12) to hear and discuss relevant Bible teaching from a great team of caring leaders. It also provides a platform for students to ask hard questions and share ideas in a safe environment.
During the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services students are encouraged to join their families and the rest of the church body in worshiping the Lord and hearing the Word of God preached in a practical, relevant way.
HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL EQUIPPING HOUR DOES NOT MEET DURING THE SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE.
Sunday Nights - High School (6:00 to 8:15 p.m.)
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 "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.
*Throughout the year 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.
Wednesday Nights - Middle School (6:00 to 8:00 p.m.)
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.
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.