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.
Sundays from 9:45AM
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
For students grade 6–8, we are excited about combining an energetic activity with a biblical lesson in a smaller setting.
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!
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.
MIDDLE School Fall Retreat
TBD | 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!
High School Fall Retreat
TBD | 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!
MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION Adventure
JUN 30–JUL 3, 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
JUN 18–23, 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 or Hands and Feet Ministries in Mexico. 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.
ATX STudent Weekend
FEB 15–17, 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.
Summer Camp (Beach Week)
JUL 21–26, 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!
MAY 31, JUN 1, & JUN 2 | All Students
3 Days. 3 Events. 1 EPIC way to kick off summer! Start the summer off right with Summer Sizzle! 3 different events including:
Friday: Main Event | 6:00-10:30PM
Saturday: Typhoon Texas | 12:30-7:30PM
Sunday: Pool Party | 4:00-7:00PM
Register for Summer Sizzle and get 3 nights of epic fun for $60!
All events include dinner. Can’t make it to all 3 nights? You can also sign up for each event individually.