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Preteen Girl's Club
Sep
1
to May 4

Preteen Girl's Club

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1st Saturday of the Month | 10:00–11:30AM | Preteen Theater

(SEP-MAY)

Hey 3rd-5th grade girls, we want to invite you to come hang out with us at "Girls Club"! We will talk about life as a preteen girl, your identity in Christ and how God made YOU special.

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iTAG: I Talk About God
Sep
12
to Oct 25

iTAG: I Talk About God

iTag: I Talk About God

Wednesdays | 6:30-8:00PM | Community Center #203
Thursdays | 9:30AM-12:00PM | 
Community Center #203
(Begins Wednesday, SEP 12 and Thursday, SEP 13)

First Fall Study — "Discerning the Voice of God" by Priscilla Shirer

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Wednesdays | 6:30-8:00PM | Community Center #203
Thursdays | 9:30AM-12:00PM | Community Center #203

(Begins Thursday, NOV 1 and Wednesday, NOV 7)

Second Fall Study — "Anxious For Nothing" by Max Lucado

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*Childcare available

Contact Sandy for more info >

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Senior Adults: 2018 Fall Events
Sep
13
to Dec 9

Senior Adults: 2018 Fall Events

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars and invite your friends!  For more information and reservations contact: Dean Busboom >
512 659-0705

Senior Events PDF >


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SEPTEMBER 13

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

9:00AM-4:00PM | Mayborn Museum in Waco 

We will travel to the Mayborn Museum in Waco on the Baylor campus and see the Titanic Exhibition. You will see artifacts pulled from the wreckage, including luggage, the ship’s whistles, floor tiles from the first class spaces, a window frame and an unopened bottle of champagne.  The Exhibit also features a part of the ship’s hull, a re-creation of the Grand Staircase and a promenade deck complete with frigid temperatures that sets the scene of the fateful April night when the ship sank. Plus, you will hear stories of survivors and other passengers and hundreds of articles recovered from the ship.

Our bus will leave at 9:00AM in front of the Quads and we will return by 4:00PM.  Upon arrival, we will eat brunch at the Magnolia Table restaurant, for which you will responsible for payment.

Meet: In front of the Quads @ 9:00AM
Cost: $60 (Includes cost of the bus & entry fee to the Exhibit — $16 for Senior Adults)
Deadline: September 4


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SEPTEMBER 20

Movie: “I Can Only Imagine”

1:00PM | Quad 3 

“I Can Only Imagine”, A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, ‘I Can Only Imagine’ beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love—or from an eternal home in Heaven. Dennis Quad stars as an abusive father who rediscovers the Christian Faith. J Michael Finley plays Bart Millard, who wrote the song.  Bart and his Dad are at odds and Bart is really angry.  He writes the song after his Mother’s death.  Bart and his Dad finally find forgiveness after his Dad is diagnosed with cancer. The climax comes when Amy Grant was to sing the song at one of her concert’s. Instead she invites Bart up to sing his own song. For many, it’s the best faith movie of the year.

If you’re interested, please sign up if you can so we have an idea of how many people are coming.

Meet: Quad 3
Cost: $3 (Includes movie, popcorn, chili dogs, and a drink)


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OCTOBER 11

Texas Quilt Museum & Painted Church

9:00AM-2:00PM | LaGrange 

We will head out to LaGrange where we will visit the Texas Quilt Museum and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, a painted Church. The Museum has 3 different exhibits of quilts featuring antique and modern quilting.  They also have a Grandmother’s Flower Garden and a sundial in the back.  It’s located in a remodeled grocery store. We will see Kaffe Fassett Quilts; a Light Show from the Contemporary Quilt Art Association and dazzling Millefiore Quilts. We will return at 2:00PM.

We will also visit St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. It is a painted church in Ammannsville, just south of LaGrange. This painted Church opened in 1890.  Destroyed by the hurricane of 1909, the Church was rebuilt.  It burned shortly thereafter and had to be rebuilt a second time. It features a beautiful altar and two side altars, stained glass windows, a Crucifix and a majestically painted interior.

Meet: In front of the Quads
Cost: $50 (Includes the cost for the Museum & motor coach. Lunch not included.)
Deadline: October 2


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NOVEMBER 8

Movie: “Heaven is for Real”

1:00PM | Quad 3 

Prior to the movie, beginning at 12:30PM a snack of chili dogs, popcorn and a drink will be available. 

This movie is a true story and based on the bestselling book. It tells the story of how Todd Burpo’s 4-year old son, Colton, visited heaven and lived to tell of its pleasures. It also tells of how the family dealt with Colton’s description. It has gotten many positive reviews.

Meet: Quad 3
Cost: $3 (Includes movie, popcorn, chili dogs, and a drink)


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DECEMBER 9

Play: “A Christmas Carol”

2:30PM | Zach Topfer Theater 

Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition returns to make merry with new music and surprises to get the party started. ZACH’s inspired adaptation of the Dickens’ classic is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras. Motown meets the Ho-Ho-Holidays in this family-friendly spectacular, creating an infectious spirit that has everyone dancing in the aisles. Celebrate the season with the loving Cratchit family and three soulful ghosts as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a joyride to rediscover his heart and love for human kindness.

Meet: Prior to the play we will gather to eat at Schlotsky’s across the street from the Theater @ 1:15PM
Cost: $43
Deadline: November 25

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Brave On
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Brave On

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SEP 21-22 | 5:00PM | Riverbend Church

Brave On is a two day conference in Austin, TX featuring speakers, worship, book signings, vision casting and a themed dinner led by the women of Red Tent Living magazine. With special guests Jen Hatmaker, Nichole Nordeman, LaTasha Morrison and Megan Tamte headlining throughout the conference, Brave On will encourage you and your friends to connect with God and one another more deeply and to live your daily story more intentionally.

For additional details, visit braveonconference.com

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High School Fall Retreat: Mystery Van Tour
Oct
26
to Oct 28

High School Fall Retreat: Mystery Van Tour

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OCT 26–28 | 6:00PM

This year for our High School Fall Retreat we are embarking on a mystery so great, not even Scooby Doo and the gang could solve it! Like, zoinks Scoob!! Join us for a Mystery Van Tour! You will be sent a packing list… and that’s it!! Come ready for a weekend of surprises, community, and adventure!

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Avenew Fall Kick-off
Sep
16
12:30 PM12:30

Avenew Fall Kick-off

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SEP 16  |  12:30-3:30pm | 40 Pascal Ln

If you're a young adult in your 20s–30s and you're looking to connect with others your age, then this is the event for you! Come see what Avenew is all about.

Bring a Side and Dessert to share, Main Dish will be provided.
We will be eating BBQ, swimming, watching football and having a corn hole tournament.
Hope to see you there!

For more info, contact Leigh >

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Preteen Lock-in
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Preteen Lock-in

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SEPT 14-15 | 6:00PM-9:00AM | Preteen Theater

Preteens are your ready for the greatest night of your life? Sign up today for our annual....wait for it....patience...no really this is gonna be good....PRETEEN LOCK-IN

This will be a great opportunity for all the new Preteens to begin to build strong relationships at the beginning of the school year.

Who: All 3rd - 5th grade kids
Cost: $25 per person. 

*SOLD OUT*

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Face 2 Face
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Face 2 Face

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Face 2 Face

 

Riverbend Group
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
| 6:00–8:30PM | Building 5A
(Begins SEP 11)

Fall Study — "Discerning the Voice of God" by Priscilla Shirer

A Bible study providing opportunities for women to connect while becoming more intentional in their faith journey with a group focus of fun and service.

Cost: $25

Contact Ellen for more info >


North Austin Group
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00–8:30PM

(Begins SEP 11)

Fall Study — "The Word of the Lord: Seeing Jesus in the Prophets" by Nancy Guthrie

A Bible study providing opportunities for women to connect while becoming more intentional in their faith journey with a group focus of fun and service.

*This group meets in designated areas in North Austin.

Cost: $25

Contact Marsha for more info or locations >

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Men's Breakfast
Sep
4
7:00 AM07:00

Men's Breakfast

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SEP 4 | 7:00:-8:00AM | Community Center #203

Join us the first Tuesday of the month for breakfast tacos, fellowship, and an inspiring message! 

One of Riverbend’s own members, Allen Hilton will be sharing with us some pretty amazing insights from a book he’s recently written called, “A House United: How the Church Can Save the World”. We’ll have hot coffee, juice, breakfast tacos and fellowship to go along with it. We’ll finish by 8:00AM so you can be on your way to the rest of your day! 

No need to RSVP, just show up, and bring a friend with you!

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Women's Ministry Learning Luncheon
Aug
29
11:00 AM11:00

Women's Ministry Learning Luncheon

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AUG 29 | 11:00AM-1:00PM | Community Center

Make plans now to join us for a LEARNING LUNCHEON sponsored by the Women's Ministry. Guest speaker is Carolyn Schwarz, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities & former executive director of Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

Please RSVP so we will know how much food to prepare.

Suggested $5 donation

Contact Linda for more info >

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Avenew Social - Infinite Monkey Theorem
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Avenew Social - Infinite Monkey Theorem

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AUG 23 | 6:30PM | Infinite Monkey Theorem

Enjoy some house-made wine at Avenew's social event! We will be meeting at Infinite Monkey Theorem — an Urban winery's funky, chill tap room offering house-made reds, whites & roses, and community events.

Infinite Monkey Theorem
121 Pickle Rd, #110
Austin, TX 78704
theinfinitemonkeytheorem.com

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New Men's Study
Aug
11
to Sep 7

New Men's Study

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5-Week Study: Beginning the week of August 12

If you are looking to join a Men's Bible Study, now is the time! We have 12 men’s groups to choose from, located all over the city of Austin.

  • Find inspiration from biblical underdogs and modern-day sports heroes.
  • See how God has used those who are less than perfect to accomplish incredible feats.
  • Discover that your past doesn't have to determine your future. 
  • Find your purpose and begin your comeback today! 

This study helps address feelings of inadequacy so you can embrace the victory found in hope and redemption.

Cost: $15


MONDAY LUNCH | 11:30AM-1:00PM | Round Rock & Georgetown
Phil Vaughter | prv37@aol.com

MONDAY NIGHT | 6:30-8:00PM | Riverbend-Building 5B
(for men 20s-40s)
Justin Garrett | justin@spencercm.com

MONDAY NIGHT | 7:00-8:30PM | Riverbend Outpost at Community First! Village (Hogeye Rd)
Mike Sculley | msculley@riverbend.com

TUESDAY MORNING (NEW!) | 7:00-8:30AM | East Austin NDC (Cameron Rd)
Pradeep Thorat | pthorat@riverbend.com

TUESDAY NIGHT | 6:30-8:00PM | Riverbend-Quad 1A
Rick Whitley | rwhitley@rwllp.com

WEDNESDAY MORNING | 7:00-8:00AM | Riverbend-Front Office
John Harrell | john.harrell@me.com

WEDNESDAY NIGHT | 7:00-8:30PM | Riverbend-Building 5B
Jim Ford | jford@guard-it.com

THURSDAY NIGHT | 6:30-8:00PM | Riverbend-Building 5B
Robert Graves | rgraves@minutemansecurity.com

THURSDAY MORNING | 6:45-8:15AM | Riverbend Outpost at Community First! Village (Hogeye Rd)
Mike Sculley | msculley@riverbend.com

FRIDAY MORNING | 6:30-8:00AM | South Austin NDC (Ben White & Russell Dr)
3 groups, 1 location:
Mark Featherston | mfeatherston85@gmail.com
Casey Leaman | cleaman@austin.rr.com
Jim Piper | jpiper@pbtbm.com

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East Austin - NDC Family Fun Day
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

East Austin - NDC Family Fun Day

  • 7000 Cameron Road Austin, TX, 78752 United States (map)
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JUN 9 | 9:00AM - 1:00PM  |  AUSTIN RECONCILIATION CHURCH

Join us for a fun morning full of activities for Reagan High School and Webb Middle School students and their families. We'll have live music, good food, athletic physicals, haircuts and more! All complimentary. But we need your help to pull this off. Bring your family & friends!

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Truth At Work : Bringing Christ into the Marketplace
May
18
8:00 AM08:00

Truth At Work : Bringing Christ into the Marketplace

MAY 18 | 8:00AM-12:00PM | Location TBD

What Can I Expect?

Learn and be inspired to build and lead your organization based on proven biblical principles and practices. Grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. Help to transform the marketplace for Christ. Be part of a Riverbend Round Table (up to 12 executives), who become a peer review board for you to discuss critical faith and business issues and decisions in a safe place.  Set and accomplish personal, business, and spiritual goals each month with built-in accountability with your peers. Fulfill God’s calling upon your life at work and at home.

What Is Expected Of Me?

Participate monthly in a four-hour Round Table meeting each month at Riverbend, with the same facilitator and participants (Dates & Times still to be determined) Engage in limited reading, reflection, and personal exercises and goal setting each month, prior to each monthly meeting. Confidentiality between members of the Round Table – what is said during the meetings stays at the meetings.  Trust is paramount for the members of the group to have a safe place to process, and confidentiality is key to building that trust.  

Leading By Example

The Truth at Work Round Table is a place for executives in positions of influence and authority (who have budget as well as personnel responsibilities), from CEO’s, to Business Owners, to Department Heads, to gather together monthly and engage with content designed to equip them to live out their faith in the workplace, and to lead their organizations at a higher level.  Roger Leick, your facilitator, will lead, coach, and mentor the group, helping each member to translate their faith into practical application as Christians, as Business Leaders, as Leaders and as Influencers.

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Roger Leick, Facilitator

  • Former Senior Exec at ExxonMobil
  • Over 40 of business experience
  • Currently co-operates a small custom furniture business
  • Taught Sunday School for 30 years
  • A Riverbender
    Contact > 

What's the Cost?

There is a $300 Registration Fee to join the Round Table, and your credit card/debit card will be charged $75/month for as long as you participate.  (Costs go to offset curriculum and materials for the program).  

A SAFE AND CONFIDENTIAL PLACE TO MEET REGULARLY WITH OTHER CHRISTIAN EXECUTIVES; HELPING AND ENCOURAGINGEACH OTHER TO LIVE OUT THEIRFAITH IN THE WORKPLACE.

Truth@Work is a 25-year-old national movement of Christian business leaders who meet together monthly in small groups.  At these monthly roundtables, we study relevant content on a wide variety of business, leadership, and personal development topics that are critical for today’s Christian in business.

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Men's Core Study
May
14
7:00 AM07:00

Men's Core Study

10-WEEK STUDY BEGINNING THE WEEK OF MAY 14

MEN:  We get you have a lot on your plate: work, family, community . . . lots of commitments.  We are men. We get it! 

What gets squeezed out so often is the opportunity to transcend all the busyness and challenges of life to get to and stay focused on what matters the most. 

  • You can break through the isolation all the busyness and challenges create. 
  • You don’t have to figure things out on your own. 
  • There is something you can do about it. 

This CORE study helps address the most central questions in life, “Who am I?” and “What am I made for?”  It’s designed to explore these questions together with other men, and to wrestle with it together, as you seek what God has to say.

At Riverbend we have 12 different Men’s Groups to choose from, that meet at different days, times, and locations across Austin in order for you to select the one that best suits your schedule.  

Cost: $15

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2018 Men's Summit
Apr
27
to Apr 29

2018 Men's Summit

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THE SUMMIT EXPERIENCE

  • GUEST SPEAKER: DALE BEAVER

  • WORSHIP LEADER: AARON FOOR

The Men’s Summit is for YOU!  It is a weekend built for guys to unplug from their daily responsibilities in order to connect with God and other men.  When you take the time to do this you will find that God really does show up!

Join us for the weekend at Highland Lakes Camp & Conference Center.

"'This is not one more thing to “do.” This is a time to “be.” To be with other men. To be encouraged and refreshed. To be blessed. I hope you will join other men and come to our 2018 Men’s Summit. I promise you an opportunity to find “more.'" - PASTOR HANEY

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What are the expressions of genuine character according to God’s design, and when will we know that we have them?

Dying to Live: Romans 12:1-2
To recognize who we are by God’s design, first of all, takes an awareness that we hold a fake ID to begin with. The first step in realizing our identity in Christ is to understand that we belong to Him and no one else.

What’s On Your Mind: Romans 12:2
After we come to terms with what it takes to even begin to know who we are, we follow that up with an exercise for transformation. Our identity is shaped by what are told about ourselves by others as well as ourselves.

The Great REveAL  Romans 12:3-8
In light of who God has made you to be, with a personality and skill set, how does the real you jive with who you want to be, and the you everyone else hopes you are.  The real will be revealed.

Love God. Love People.  Romans 12:9-10
If we are to be identified as followers of Jesus by the way we love in this world , it is necessary for us to be about doing it. To love is not only the supreme command given to us by God, but it is essential to our purpose for being made in His image.

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Women's Good Friday Prayer Gathering
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Women's Good Friday Prayer Gathering

TIME:
MAR 30 @ 11:00AM

WHERE:
The Rose Garden in Remembrance Gardens at Riverbend Church

WHAT:
We invite you to share the quiet, peaceful beauty of the Remembrance Gardens as we remember our Lord’s goodness to us as Christians on Good Friday. This unique experience provides time for renewal, praise through song, prayers of gratitude for God’s grace and love to each of us. Also walking through the garden at closing gives opportunity for personal meditation and reflection.   

DIRECTIONS:
• Going south on 360 take the first entrance into Riverbend Church.
• Take an immediate right into the driveway to the Gardens’ entrance below.
• Park in any of that area. 

IN CASE OF RAIN:  We will meet in the Upper Room west of Fellowship Hall at the church. 

 

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Men's El Salvador — Organizational Meeting
Mar
4
12:30 PM12:30

Men's El Salvador — Organizational Meeting

Organizational Meeting

MAR 4 | 12:30PM | Quad 2A

There will be an organizational luncheon meeting for all MEN wanting to travel to El Salvador for our Men's Mission's Trip, JUN 20-25, 2018. Come and learn more about this adventure.


El Salvador Trip

JUN 20-25

Join us as about fifteen Riverbend men travel to El Salvador June 20-25, 2018. 

We'll spend the first few days serving at the church, school, and community that Riverbend comes alongside of in San Salvador. Following that, we'll take 100 men, from the communities in which we work, away to the coast for a two-day Men’s Summit.

The cost for the trip is $1,600, which includes your airfare, hotel accommodations, meals, transportation, and translators. To join us this year, pelase register and pay a 50% deposit ($800) to secure your spot. Questions for Norm >

HELP FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THIS TRIP 

If you are interested in making a tax deductible donation to help another man go on this trip, or help toward the costs of projects associated with this trip, please click here: Men's El Salvador Mission Trip Donation. Contact Jenny Keener at jkeener@riverbend.com for more information.

 

 

 

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RiverKids Christmas Party
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

RiverKids Christmas Party

DEC 1 | 6:00-9:00PM | Children's Bldg, Rm 113

Hey Kids! Well, it's that time of year...CHRISTMAS IS COMING! And nothing feels more like Christmas that throwing a party.

We want to invite all kids birth-5th grade to a special evening just for you! We will have Christmas crafts/activities and tons of games for you to enjoy. Oh, and we will also be serving PIZZA! You do not want to miss this annual event!

Cost: $10/child

Register >

Please note: You must pre-register as we cannot accept walk-ins.

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All Students Summer Camp
Jul
24
9:00 AM09:00

All Students Summer Camp

JUL 24-28 

**We have reached capacity, but please pray for our trip!**

We had so much fun at the beach last year, we thought, hey let’s do that again! This summer we are headed back to Port Aransas for a week of fun in the sun! We are renting houses near the beach and will spend our time soaking up the sun, cooking dinner together, enjoying small groups by the pool, and worshipping on the beach around a bonfire! 

 

 

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High School El Salvador Trip
Jun
30
8:00 AM08:00

High School El Salvador Trip

Every summer we take a trip to El Salvador for a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve alongside the youth and adults of the Siloe church. This partnership has changed the lives of all who have been bold enough to go and every year we look forward to the incredible ways God will show up.

Registration is closed, but please pray for our Students while in El Salvador.

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Middle School Mission Adventure
Jun
27
8:30 AM08:30

Middle School Mission Adventure

Want a chance to experience what mission work is about without leaving the country? Our 3rd annual MSMA is designed to give middle schoolers the chance to foster a heart for missions and the needs of the less fortunate through serving with our existing Austin ministry partners. Students will serve during the day and come back to Riverbend at night to debrief, worship, and spend the night.

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