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The student ministry at RiverValley Church exists to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our constant prayer is that the Spirit of God would use the Word of God to make our students and leaders like the Son of God, advancing the Kingdom of God in our community.

Our primary way of serving the youth of our church is through weekly youth group meetings. We also participate in a few retreats/conferences throughout the year, which typically take place on weekends.

Youth Group Quick Info

Location: RiverValley Church

Middle School: Every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00pm
High School: Every Sunday from 6:00-8:15pm

A typical night of youth group looks like:
• Game time (25-30 minutes)
• Snack, Worship, and Bible lesson (25-30 minutes)
• Small Groups (~60 minutes)



Does our family need to attend RiverValley Church in order for our son or daughter to attend this youth group?

Nope! We have a number of students in both our middle school and high school groups who attend other churches in the area, or no church at all. Any student in grades 6-12 are welcome to attend.

My son or daughter is brand new to the youth group. Do I need to pre-register them in order to attend?

Technically, no. It is helpful to know ahead of time when a new student will be joining us, so our small group leaders can know to look out for them when they arrive. To help us in this way, just call or email Steven at (920) 231-9690 or [email protected] We do ask that parents of new students fill out a New Student Information card on their first or second night attending the group, so we can have emergency contact information & include your family on our email and newsletter list. We mass-communicate information and updates for the student ministry through email.

Do I need to check-in/check-out my child when I drop off or pick them up?

Nope! We have one of our leaders check them in on our attendance app, so we’re able to keep track of who is here. Most parents will just do drop off at the door, and wait in their cars at the end of the night for their kids to come out when we’re all done.

Does my son or daughter need to bring anything to youth group?

Not at all. We do encourage each student to bring their own Bible and their own reusable water bottle, but neither of these are required. We have extra Bibles and water available to everyone.

Any other questions?

If you have any other questions about who we are and what we do as a student ministry, please contact Steven Blader at (920) 231-9690 or at [email protected]

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