Connect with each other, connect with God

Here at Riverbend, the Student Ministry exists to teach students about God, equip them to make disciples and prepare them for a life of faith. From our weekly services, small group times, and our insane events like Inside Out and Summer Camp, we want to see our students become vibrant followers of Christ, and flourish in their relationship with each other and their leaders.


For more information


Pastor: Doug Congdon
Director: Samantha Cooper
Director: Doug Pittenger
Coordinator: Ryan Mears
Phone: 512 327-3540


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Weekly Programs

Sunday @ 9:45AM

Sundays from 9:45-11:00AM
Student Center | 
For all students

Join us every Sunday morning for a time of fellowship, worship, teaching and small groups! Show up early for donuts and coffee. Open to all middle school and high school students.


Sunday @ 11:15AM

Sundays from 11:15AM–12:15PM
Student Center | For middle school

For students grade 6–8, we are excited about combining an energetic activity with a biblical lesson in a smaller setting.


Sundays from 5:00-7:00PM
Student Center | For all students

At Sabbath we focus on building a community of students who are willing to go deeper in their relationship with God and take some risks. Each week we will have a short message followed by an experience of worship, small groups, dinner together, and activities. Sabbath is open to all middle school and high school students. Bring $5 for dinner!

Annual Events

Inside Out

2017 TBD | For all students

A winter retreat that takes place in Austin over a weekend. Students will experience worship, inspirational teaching, and an opportunity to serve the community. One of the highlights of this weekend is the deep connections formed between students and their leaders.

Summer Camp

JUN 27–JUL 1, 2016 | All students

This year, we are shaking things up a bit for camp - we are headed to Port Aransas for a week at the beach!  We have rented houses near the beach so we can spend our time soaking up the sun.  Cooking dinner together, having small groups by the pool, worship on the beach around a bonfire –
it’s camp like you’ve never seen it before!

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Student Outreach

Mobile Loaves & Fishes (Truck Runs)

2nd Sundays from 11:00AM-2:00PM | Middle School
4th Sundays from 11:00AM–2:00PM | 
High School

As a church body, Riverbend has been incredibly blessed to be able to partner with Mobile Loaves and Fishes in the ministry they do for the homeless population of Austin. The Student Ministry has the unique opportunity to pack meals and deliver them via truck to homeless or food-insecure areas twice a month. We hope that you will come join us as we put the love of God into action in our backyard — it is always a moving experience.


JUL 15–23, 2016 | High School

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.

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AUG 2–4 | Middle School

Want a chance to experience what mission work is about without leaving the country? Our 2nd 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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