We want to welcome you to RiverKids. Our program is designed to tap into the way children naturally learn so that they can begin to know who God is, how He views them, and how much He loves them.


For more information


Pastor: Todd Mears
Nursery & Preschool: Kate Armstrong
Early Elementary: Susan Kennedy
Phone: 512 327-3540

New family registration

If you are a first time guest or just need to update your information, please click the New Family Registration button below.

Weekly Programs

Sundays @ 9:45 & 11:15AM  |  Childcare @ 8:30AM
Nursery Building

We believe the development of your child's faith begins at a very early age. These beginning stages of spiritual development are the foundation upon which God builds a child's future faith. Since all children learn and develop differently, our nursery is divided by developmental stages providing children the opportunity to grow and learn at their own pace. 

Contact Kate for more info >


Sundays @ 9:45 & 11:15AM  |  Childcare @ 8:30AM
Preschool area, lower Fellowship Hall

We know and understand the importance of giving your preschooler the spiritual foundation of knowing who Jesus is. In our Preschool ministry we are focused on telling and teaching them, in a creative way, how they are loved so well and so completely by Jesus. All Bible lessons are designed to present the message of God's love in a way your child will understand and will be reiterated in our small group time, activities, crafts and Bible memorization.

Contact Kate for more info >


Sundays @ 9:45 & 11:15AM
Children's Building

Young elementary-age kids are in a constant state of discovery. Think about all they are learning every day! We are dedicated to providing your child with the spiritual tools they will need to lead a life worthy of God's praise! Our goal is to tap into the way that children naturally learn so that they can begin to know who God is, how He sees them, and how much He loves them!

Contact Susan for more info >


Sundays @ 9:45 & 11:15AM
Children's Building

PreTeens (3rd-5th) are full of energy and that's why we have created an atmosphere that makes everyone, whether a first-time guest or a weekly attendee, instantly comfortable with an inviting open space that is full of fun and screams Jesus Rocks! Each week lessons are presented through music, media, and interactive games with a strong emphasis placed on relational ministry to connect with Biblical values and life applications.

Contact Todd for more info >

Monthly Events


1st Friday of the Month
6:00–9:00PM | K-2nd Grade Theater

Starting SEP 2 (school year only)

This program provides a great opportunity for kids to spend some time with their Riverbend friends while parents can have a night out. It'll be a great time for all children from birth–5th grade. Kids can come in their PJs and bring a blanket. *Dinner not provided, but snacks will be if needed.

Cost: $30/Family

Registration >

Contact Susan for more info >


1st Saturday of the Month
| Preteen Theater
AUG-MAY (school year)

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.

*There will be NO Girls Club SEP 3, 2016 and FEB 4, 2017.

Contact Pam for more info >


2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30AM
Conference Room B (Fellowship Hall)
SEP–May (school year)

MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers) is a program that encourages, equips, and develops mothers of preschool-age children.

Contact Kate for more info >


Annual Events


Daddy Daughter Dance

FEB 3  |  6:00-9:00PM
Fellowship Hall

We want to invite you to our annual Daddy Daughter Dance. This year’s theme is “I Love you to the Moon and Back." So don’t miss out on a very special night under the stars with your little girl!

We will have a DJ, Photo booth, character artist, face painters, balloon artists and many more surprises.

Cost: $50/family

This years Daddy Daughter Dance is SOLD OUT.

Christ Awareness

APR 9 & 23  |  12:30-1:30PM
Preteen Theater

This Program is designed for all 3rd-5th grade kids that are interested in taking the next step in their faith walk. We will share the message of God’s plan of salvation, baptism and communion for their lives. For children who have been baptized these classes serve as a good reinforcement with a message worth repeating. For other children who have not made a profession of faith, the classes give new insights into their relationship with Christ. We hope you will join us.

Lunch is provided but you must preregister.

Baptism: APR 30

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Easter Eggstravaganza

APR 15  |  10:00-11:30AM
Student Center

This is a FREE community wide event for children ages birth-5th grade. We will have inflatables, a train, Kona Ice and tons of activities…oh and 15,000 easter eggs!!!!!! Don't miss one of the biggest children's events of the year! 

10:35 - All 1st - 5th Grade
11:10 - All Birth – Kindergarten



5th Grade Parent Meeting

MAY 21 | 12:30-1:30PM
High School Theater

This meeting is for all current 5th graders that will be moving into the middle school program for the 2017–18 school year and their parents. It's a great opportunity for you to meet the youth ministry team that will be pouring into your kiddos for years to come. They will share about the vision for the youth program and answer any questions you might have.

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JUN 12–16 | M-F,  9:00AM-12:00PM

Join us this year as we dive into "Gadgets & Gizmos" and help each child discover how they are uniquely wired and wonderfully made! Also, don't miss our Friday night performance with all the kids in the Home for Hope at 7:00PM. This program is designed for all children 4 years old to 5th grade.

Cost: $50/Child

Child Registration >
Youth Volunteer Registration >
Adult Volunteer Registration >



Promotion Sunday

JUN 18

As we get closer to the beginning of each school year, children are promoted to the next next age/grade level. Please note that we do sometimes make exceptions in regards to promotion for children transitioning into preschool due to a child's individual development.

Water Day

AUG 19 | 12:00-2:00PM
Church Grounds

Bummer we had to cancel due to weather, but we hope to revive it again next year! 

Do you like sno-cones?
Do you like water guns?
How about water slides? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, don't miss our RiverKids back to school water day. This is a FREE EVENT for ALL AGES.


SEP 22-23 | 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 (2016-2017 school year)
Cost: $25 per person. 

Online registration coming soon

More Info or to Volunteer >


OCT 20 | 6:30-8:00PM
Preteen Theater

Don't miss our annual Preteen Halloween Party. This event is for all 3rd - 5th graders. We will have a costume contest and tons of fun games! It's going to be epic!



OCT 28 | 5:30-8:00PM
Church Grounds

Don't miss our annual family fall festival. We will have a preschool midway, Spirit 105.9, tons of inflatables, face painters, character drawers, balloon artist, cake walk, Let’s Dance on the big screen, hay rides and all the free Kona ice you can eat.

Cost: $5/per person
Babies (under 1yr old) are FREE!

Food will be available for purchase.

More Info or to Volunteer >


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