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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 ATX Students Weekend and Beach Week, we want to see our students become vibrant followers of Christ, and flourish in their relationship with each other and their leaders.

 

Upcoming Events


For more information

Contact

Pastor: Doug Congdon
MS Director: Samantha Cooper
HS Director: Doug Pittenger
MS Associate: Mitch Kearney
HS Associate: Sara Pittenger
Phone: 512 327-3540

Downloads

2018 Waiver Form >
2018 Riverbend Students >

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Weekly Programs

Monthly Programs

Sundays from 9:45AM
Student Center
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.

 

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.

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Sundays (SEP 23, OCT 14,
NOV 11, DEC 9)
Student 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!

Register for “Blacklight Dodgeball” >

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

Mobile Loaves & Fishes (Truck Runs). 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

FEB 15, 2019 | Home For Hope | All students

We are partnering with several churches around Austin for the third 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.

MIDDLE School Fall Retreat

OCT 6–8, 2018 | Middle School

Join us to ESCAPE the stresses of school and life and refresh and refocus on God. This weekend will be filled with small groups, worship, and building community, as well as sand volleyball, archery tag, swimming, jumping off the blob and so much more!

Register >

High School Fall Retreat

OCT 26–28, 2018 | High School

Join us for our first Mystery Van Tour! The destinations are top secret, the activities are total surprises, but the fun is guaranteed! Jump on board for the chance to disconnect, relax and recharge with your friends!

Register >

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION Adventure

Summer 2019 | Middle School

Want a chance to experience what mission work is about without leaving the country? Our 4th 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 heading to San Antonio to serve with a local mission organization during the day and come back to a local church at night to debrief, worship, and spend the night.

HIGH SCHOOL Mission trip

JUL 2019 | High School

Every year we take a trip for a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve alongside the youth and adults of ministry partners domestically and globally — like the Siloe church in El Salvador. This outreach 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.

Summer Camp (Beach Week)

JUL 2019 | All students

Join us Summer 2019 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!