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Welcome to Riverbend

We understand that visiting a church can be awkward and intimidating, but Riverbend was created for people who are intimidated by church. We invite you to give us a try! Feel free to take your time, look around and get to know us. We hope to see you soon!



Untitled, a young adults community group at Riverbend, will be starting a new series on Romans 8 and spiritual transformation, based on the book, A Living Hope, on Sunday mornings in September, at 10 am in Quad 5B. Check out our Facebook page: Untitled @ Riverbend for details about upcoming social events including a kayaking trip and happy hours. Contact Jackie with questions:


AveNEW is for young adults (ages 20-35) who are looking for a place to connect with others in life and faith. No matter where you’re at in your career, family, or walk with God, if you are a young adult in Austin, AveNEW is for you. We exist to create a community of authenticity where young adults can connect in relationship with each other through social gatherings, deepen their walk with God through studying His Word, and be a blessing to Austin through service. We would love for you to come and walk with us as we figure out life and faith together. 

Coffee Talk: Sundays, 9:45AM, Quad 4C

Devotionals: Meeting quarterly.
For more information about our devotionals, social gatherings, and service events, follow us on facebook: avenew @ riverbend
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This is a community group specifically designed for couples, boomer-age.  Each conversation focuses on becoming what God intended us to be: people who love, help and serve.

Leader: Pastor Mike Robertson
Gathers: Sunday at 8:30AM in The Plaza View Room.


We’d love to introduce you to a community of young families exploring faith, family, and life together.   We want to build a community of faith that's honest, supportive, and fun, and celebrate what it means to be people of faith as parents, spouses, and professionals. 

Leader: Pastor Scott Vermillion
Gathers: Sunday at 9:45AM in Plaza View Room of Fellowship Hall.

Join us on Facebook at Family Venture @ Riverbend


This is a community group of young couples who are intentionally pursuing Christ. Together we live out our faith in serving our church and community.

Leader: Jeremy Sylestine  
Gathers: Sunday at 9:45AM in Building 5-A.

Join us on Facebook at Couple Vision @ Riverbend


A discussion-oriented, interactive Bible study that alternates between the Old and New Testament passages - suitable for both new Christians and mature believers, anyone who wants to grow in their relationship with God.

Leader: Lee Ann Penick
Gathers: 9:45AM in Quad 3C/D


This is a fun-loving community group who desires to learn more about God, strengthen our faith and develop strong and lasting friendships. This group is specifically designed for married and singles in their 40’s and up.

Leader: Mike Furman
Gathers: Sunday at 11:00AM in in Quad 2B&C

New study - When was the last time you thought about the state of your soul?
The health of your soul isn't just a matter of saved or unsaved. It's the hinge on which the rest of your life hangs. It's the difference between deep, satisfied spirituality and a restless, dispassionate faith. Your soul's resting place is in God. Please join us as we explore our soul from a perspective of someone who has struggled to understand and care for their own soul.

Ordinary Christians

This foundational class is designed to deliver a basic understanding of the Bible and application of its truths to daily living. Selected readings of scripture are enhanced with informed interpretation and in-depth discussion and sharing.

Leader: Dr. Gordon Smith
Gathers: Sunday at 11:00AM in Building 5B

Grace Lab

This is a community of both married and singles who are interested in studying and enhancing their spiritual journey through Bible study from a historical and intellectual perspective.

Our new study entitled "Humility" is based on classical Christian author, Andrew Murray. He is best known for his devotional writings, with a great emphasis on the need for a rich personal devotional life.  Many of his 240 publications have become devotional classics.  Murray writes of the importance of humility in our relationship with God and other people.  If you have an interest in learning about humility, come join us in the study and discussion.  Free copies of the book are available in class.
Leader: Paulette Schwartz 

Gathers: Sunday at 11:00AM in Quad 4A/B