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.


Upcoming Events

ALL: Beach Week | JUL 22-27
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Pastor: Doug Congdon
MS Director: Samantha Cooper
HS Director: Doug Pittenger
MS Associate: Mitch Kearney
HS Associate: Sara Pittenger
Phone: 512-327-3540


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Weekly Programs

Monthly Programs

Sundays from 9:45AM
Student Center
ll 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.


Sundays from 11:15AM
Student Center Middle school

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


Super Sabbath

1st Sunday of the Month
udent Center
All students

Super Sabbath is a uniquely themed super fun event. Middle school and high school students gather together for dinner, community building and a fun activity. Join us for awesome things like dodgeball tournaments, outdoor movies, bubble soccer and more! Each month is something new!

Only during the school year


Mobile Loaves & Fishes (Truck Runs)

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

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.

Annual Events

ATX STudent Weekend

2019 | Home For Hope | All students

We are partnering with several churches around Austin for the second year in a row to create something bigger than we’ve ever experienced before – and we will host it! At the ATX Student Conference we come together with other churches for concert-like worship and challenging messages while focusing on building community through small groups in host homes and service projects with our Riverbend family.

Summer Camp (Beach Week)

JUL 22-27 | All students

Join us Summer 2018 for our 3rd annual Beach Camp! We will head back to Port Aransas for a week of fun in the sun! We are renting houses near the beach and will spend our time together, cooking meals, enjoying small groups by the pool, and worshipping on the beach around a bonfire! 

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High School Fall Retreat

Fall 2018 | High School

Join us for our annual High School Fall Retreat! We are headed out to Camp Eternal for a couple day's worth of bonfires, night games, worship, small groups, and fun. Get away with us, build community and be refreshed and encouraged in your faith.



JUL 5-14 | 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.


JUN 26-28 | Middle School

Want a chance to experience what mission work is about without leaving the country? Our 3rd 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 in our own backyard. This year we are planning to head to Houston to help with continued Hurricane Harvey relief. Students will serve during the day and come back to a local church in Houston at night to debrief, worship, and spend the night.

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