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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 (average is later 30s) single adults community group at Riverbend, meets Sunday mornings at 10 am in Quad 5B. Check out our Facebook page: Untitled at Riverbend for details about upcoming events including outdoor adventures, service projects, and happy hours. Contact Jackie with questions:

Untitled at SpiritFest November 15th

Untitled is going to Spirit Fest on November 15 at 2 pm at the Dell Diamond. Third Day, David Crowder and 10th Avenue North are headlining this Christian music fest. We encourage you to purchase your $25 online, in advance. For details, email Jackie:


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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Insight is a small, close-knit group of singles mostly in their 40s or early 50s.  Whether you're a single parent, divorcee, never been married, professional or non-professional you are welcome in this group. We gather every Sunday for Bible study and fellowship and frequently get together for social events as well.

Leader: Bill Coletti
Gathers: Sunday at 9:45AM in Quad 1A

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: Pastor, Paulette Schwartz
Gathers: Sunday at 11:00AM in Quad 4A/B


This group is specifically designed for boomer-age singles, but we're open to anyone who enjoys the fellowship and the subjects we examine each week. We don't only talk about being single; we mostly talk about becoming what God intended us to be: people who love, help and serve.

Leader: Pastor, Mike Robertson
Gathers: Sunday at 11:00AM in Fellowship Hall.


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 for both singles and married people who are interested in having 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


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: Sunday at 9:45AM in Quad 3C/D

praying for your adult children

Praying For Our Adult Children is a class for any parents who long to see God work in the lives of their adult children. This group will meet weekly at Riverbend beginning on Jan. 20 for ten consecutive weeks except for the week of spring break (Mar. 17). The last class will be on Mar. 31. The class will be held in Building 5. 

We will read and discuss an extraordinary book, The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children, by Stormie O’Martian and also take time each week to pray together of our adult kids. It will be a wonderful journey partnering together to see what God will do. We will have copies of this book to purchase for just $10.

Leaders: Diane Haney and Phyllis Moore
Contact: Barbara Shepherd at
Gathers: Every Third Tuesday evening from 7-8:30PM in the Pre-Teen room of the Student Building.