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 provide an environment for students to engage in meaningful worship, explore the Word of God, and enjoy fellowship with fellow teenagers who love the Lord Jesus Christ. The primary goal of this ministry is to introduce students to Jesus in such a way that they can't help but want to devote their life to following Him. In other words rather than simply teaching about Jesus, we want to teach students to follow Jesus (Matthew 4:19).
RVC | Students offers both Sunday morning and Wednesday night options for students looking to get plugged-in to our 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 Youth Group
A typical night at youth group involves a time for games and activities, a Bible lesson, small group discussions, and worship led by our worship director, Danny Linse, and our student worship team.
**Starting September 6th, 2017 Summit youth group will no longer meet as one, combined group at 6:00p on Wednesday nights. Instead, Summit will meet as two groups, a middle school group and a high school group, at separate times, though the two groups will overlap for the worship time in the middle of the night (between 6:50p-7:10p). The new schedule is as follows:
- Summit Middle School Youth Group: 5:30p - 7:10p
- Summit High School Youth Group: 6:50p - 8:30p
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 – to be the Church outside of the church.
"The real question is not what are we to make of Christ, but what is He to make of us." - C.S. Lewis