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: Amber Kwarteng
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 @ 8:30, 9:45 & 11:15AM
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 Amber for more info >


Sundays @ 8:30, 9:45 & 11:15AM
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 4 (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: $15/Family

Contact Susan for more info >
Registration >


1st Saturday of the Month
| Preteen Theater
SEP–MAY (school year)

Hey 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 Jan. 2nd

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 >




2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 10:00AM-12:00PM
Conference Room B (Fellowship Hall)

MOMSnext is a program that encourages, equips and develops mothers of school age children. It's an amazing moment when mothers that are experiencing the same phase of life have the opportunity to share their hearts with each other. Don't miss out on the opportunity to connect with fellow ladies dealing with the same challenges of raising and equipping their children.

Contact DeDe for more info >



Sundays @ 10:30–11:15AM
Room 113


RiverKid Singers is a musical group that expresses their fellowship through song and service to the church and local community.  With weekly practices and education children learn to use song to praise Jesus while being given the opportunity to be a part of the Riverbend Church mission. Performances are monthly with special events and showcase opportunities throughout the year.

Contact Kate for more info >


Annual Events

Daddy Daughter Dance

2017 Dates TBD
Fellowship Hall

We hope you had fun this year dancing in the rain at our annual daddy daughter dance. We hope to see you next year in the photo booth, enjoying the character artist, face painters, balloon artists and many more surprises.

See ya next year!
More Info or to Volunteer >

Christ Awareness

2017 Dates TBD | Preteen Theater

We will keep you informed about our 2017 Christ Awareness program as we finalize the details for next year. This program is designed for all 3rd - 5th grade children interested in taking the next step in their faith walk.


Easter Eggstravaganza

2017 Dates TBD
Student Center

This is a FREE community wide event for children ages birth-5th grade. We will have inflatables, a petting zoo, 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! See ya' there!

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


5th Grade Parent Meeting

MAY 15 | High School Theater

This meeting is for all current 5th graders that will be moving into the middle school program for the 2016-17 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.

Please let us know if you will be attending as we will be providing lunch from Jason's Deli.

Reserve a spot, contact Todd Mears >


VBS 2016

JUN 13–17 | 9:00AM-12:00PM
Church Grounds

The theme is “Walk this Way!” We’ll hit the road with Paul and ask the same questions he asked and make some incredible discoveries along the way. Grab your gear, check your GPS and get ready to WALK THIS WAY! It’s going to be an incredible time for the community of Riverbend and the surrounding areas to bond closer while we pour into God’s children. 

4 years old (on or before SEP 1 ) through 5th grade.

Cost: $50

We want to thank our 2016 Vacation Bible School donors Maudie's, Chick-fil-a, Nothing Bundt Cakes and 1000 Degrees Pizza.

Register Now >
Adult & Student Volunteers >
More Info >



Waterpark Day

AUG 20 | 12:00-2:00PM
Church Grounds

Ready for one last bit of fun before school starts? 

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.



6:00PM SEP 23 – 9:00AM SEP 24
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 19 | 5:30-8:00PM
Church Grounds

Don't miss our annual family fall festival. We will have a preschool midway, Spirit 105.9, mechanical bull, 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: $10/per person
($30 max per family)
Kids under 3 and all adults get in FREE!

Food will be available for purchase.

More Info or to Volunteer >



OCT 21 | 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!