At RiverKids, we know that your child’s nursery, preschool and elementary years are filled with astonishing growth and rapid development; growth and development that was created by an all-knowing God. They are developing their language skills, as well as a budding personality. This is a critical time of building a foundation for the rest of their lives. And we do not take this knowledge lightly. We want to partner with you to help your child fulfill their God-given potential. We are passionate about raising the next generation of leaders who are kind, curious, knowledgeable and loving.

 

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Contact

Pastor: Todd Mears
Nursery Coordinator: Becky Heinzeroth
Preschool Coordinator: Emily Foor
Nursery/Preschool Director: Susan Kennedy
Kinder-2nd: Jenny Keener
Phone: 512 327-3540

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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. 

Riverbend Church practices (AAPA) American Pediatric sleeping standards for all infants

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Resource for Parents

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Have you ever wondered what your child learns on a Sunday morning? Well, let me introduce you to the “Parent Cue App”

As a parent, some of the most important things you do for your child don’t happen in a single day. You make small deposits in their life week after week—over time. That’s why the Parent Cue App gives weekly cues to help you make the most of the time you spend with your kid or teenager. These weekly cues will change with your child, staying relevant to their phase of life—from babies to high school. We believe the best way to use this app is to be in a faith community so there are multiple voices in your kid’s life reinforcing the same ideas. Our app will connect you with Bible stories and verses to talk to your child about, and we’ll cue you with words to say and things to do connected with the naturally occurring times that already happen every day.

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Monthly Events

 

PRETEEN GIRLS CLUB

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

Contact Pam for more info >

 

Real Moms

Meets Various Tuesdays
SEP–May (school year)

Hey There Mom!
Need a Break?

We exist to support and encourage ALL Moms in ALL stages of motherhood.

Join us for brunch, guest speakers, discussions, service, inspiration, crafts and connections. Spend time with women who understand the joys and struggles of the journey.

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Contact DeDe for more info >

 

 

Annual Events

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daddy daughter dance

FEB 8, 2019 | 6:00-9:00PM

HEY DAD'S!!!!

Riverbend's 7th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance will be FEB 8 from 6-9PM! This year’s theme is "Ties and Tiaras!" Don’t miss out on a very special night under the stars with your little girl!

More info coming soon.
Online registration will open JAN 7

Christ Awareness

APR 14 & 28, 2019
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.

Baptism: MAY 5

Easter Eggstravaganza

APR 20, 2019
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! 

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

 

5th Grade Parent Meeting

MAY 19, 2019
High School Theater

This meeting is for all current 5th graders that will be moving into the middle school program for the 2018–19 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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VBS

JUN 3–7, 2019

VBS 2019 will be the year we “Raise our Game” and see what God has in store!

“God’s power has given us everything we need to lead a godly life.” 2 Peter 1:3a

DAY 1
Bottom Line: God wants you to know Him.

Bible Story: God calls Abraham (Genesis 12:1-4, 15:1-7)

DAY 2
Bottom Line: We can know God through His Word.

Bible Story: The life of Josiah (2 Kings 22-23)

DAY 3
Bottom Line: God sent Jesus to save us.

Bible Story: Jesus’ Baptism (John 1:29-34; Matthew 3:1-17, Easter Story)

DAY 4
Bottom Line: God sent His Spirit to help you.

Bible Story: Pentecost (Acts 1-2)

DAY 5
Bottom Line: You can help others know God.

Bible Story: Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)

 

 

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Promotion Sunday

JUN 9, 2019

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 25, 2018 | 12:00-2:00PM
Church Grounds

It's hot outside…and we have the answer! 

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.

Contact Todd for more info > 
Contact DeDe to volunteer >

PRETEEN LOCK-IN

SEPT 14-15, 2018 | 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. 

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PRETEEN HALLOWEEN PARTY

OCT 19, 2018 | 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!

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RIVERFEST

OCT 27, 2018 | 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!

Chick-Fil-A will be available for purchase.

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