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Service times and directions

Sunday morning services

On Sunday morning we offer three unique services, each featuring a thoughtfully prepared, Biblically inspired message about real life issues in real life terms. We provide this variety of expression so that you will be able to find a service style that suits you and makes you feel at home. 

Come grab a cup of coffee, find your place, relax, and feel free to participate at your own pace and in your own way - just as you are.

  • 8:30AM Heritage — Traditional, Intimate, Hymn-based in our Smith Family Chapel.

  • 9:45AM Celebration — Featuring choir and wide-ranging music styles, in our main auditorium, The Home for Hope.

  • 11:15AM Resonate — Participatory, modern, band-led style of worship in our main auditorium, The Home for Hope.

Directions to Riverbend

Riverbend is located in the Westlake Hills area of Austin, a half mile down 360 from Pennybacker Bridge and just north of Westlake Blvd.

4214 N Capital of Texas HWY | Austin, TX 78746

 

Who is Riverbend Church?

What we believe

OUR MESSAGE IS SIMPLE

Come just as you are, and experience God's grace.

OUR VISION

To make Austin a great place for all people as a leading spiritual voice in our community. Creating authentic community. Celebrating the arts in our community. Serving our community. Championing the message of God's grace.

OUR PURPOSE IS PERSONAL

We bless others as Christ has blessed us.

OUR MISSION

To serve the Bruised, Battered, Broken and Bored of our community and the world. Reclaiming, Restoring and Reproducing for the cause of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God.

What we value

ACCEPTANCE

We believe God welcomes us, just as we are, right where we are.   

INNOVATION

We believe we are created to create as a reflection of the character of our Creator.

DIVERSITY

We believe the tapestry of The Body of Christ is its beauty and genius. 

ENCOURAGEMENT

We believe that the God of The Bible is a God of new beginnings and second chances.  

AUTHENTICITY

We believe genuine faith works & there's no need to pretend you have it all figured out.

For more information

To find more information about how Riverbend Church is organized and operated:

Download the 2018 annual report >

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Who are our leaders?

Riverbend leadership

DR. DAVID HANEY
SENIOR PASTOR

Dave’s passion for leading a church for people who don’t like church has shaped his ministry. Dave and his wife Diane have three grown daughters; Cayah, Leah and Kaitlyn, all of whom have wound up in Austin, not simply to be near their family, but just because Austin is that awesome.


PETER SLEEPER
EXECUTIVE PASTOR 

Peter has a heart for teaching and a burden to figure out what the Church needs to become to help post-Christian people experience the caring love of Christ. Peter loves to spend time with his family, travel, play golf, surf, learn new things and have stimulating conversations with people.


NORMAN SCHOENFELD
PASTOR OF CHURCH INVOLVEMENT

Norm works with the numerous volunteers at Riverbend, looking for ways to get them “involved”—serving others through Riverbend. Norm is part of the Church Council, Stewardship & Mission committees, and Men’s ministry. He oversees the operational areas of Riverbend Church.


KEVIN HEDGES
PASTOR OF CREATIVE ARTS

Kevin, his wife Mindy, and daughter Grace, are transplants from the San Francisco Bay Area by way of the foothills of Denver. Experiencing and embracing Austin with the love of Jesus, they hope to live out the blessing that everyday we are all waking up to what God is already doing.


What is membership at Riverbend Church?

Inside Riverbend

If you’re interested in learning more about Riverbend Church, and what membership means to our church community, this evening is designed to help you learn more about our mission, values and beliefs in a casual, welcoming, and intimate gathering.

You’ll hear about the history of Riverbend, meet Dr. Haney and hear directly from him about what it means to be a member of Riverbend Church, and ask questions! You can also visit with other pastors and ministry team members to learn more about our ministries.

Inside Riverbend: Community Brunch

JAN 13 | After 9:45 & 11:15AM Services | Community Center #206–207

Childcare is available with advance notice.


Inside God's Design

Riverbend offers a series of three classes, designed to give you a biblical understanding of how God has designed us to be in relationship with Him, and how He desires us to live our lives.
 

 

Our SPIRITUAL GIFTS

Sunday, NOV 18
12:30–2:00PM
Community Center #203

This class will help you begin to understand the unique gifts that God gives to each Christian, and how you are to use them to help Him build His church and how to serve here at Riverbend. 


Our Faith

Thursday, NOV 29
6:30–8:00PM
Community Center #203

In this class we will explore the basis of our faith — who was Jesus, and what does it really mean to have a relationship with Him? How should that relationship impact our day to day lives?