Junior & Senior High School (6th-12th grade)
In keeping with the church’s mission, we seek to help our students Know Jesus intimately, Be transformed by the Spirit, Do mission with God... Together (or in short: “Know. Be. Do… Together”). We do this mainly through life-on-life relationships. We also feel (and the research shows) that incorporating students into the life of the broader church is critical for their long-term engagement with God and the church.
At Riverside, Jr. and Sr. High students (just like the adults) are encouraged to actively participate in the rhythms and ministries of the church (they usually have more fun than adults though). Every week they attend Sunday celebrations with the adults and are encouraged to serve in the church.
Additionally, students meet on most Sunday afternoons for lunch and to connect in age-specific groups. 6th-8th graders meet at The Beacon, and 9th-12th graders meet in one of our leader’s home.
Throughout the week, students and leaders meet to talk about life. At times, we also get together for some fun and exciting larger events.