Children’s Ministry

Active and growing are two words that describe our Children’s Ministry. No matter what activity your child attends, “active” best describes the children learning more about God. The growth taking place at River Bend is not just in numbers, but more importantly, in the spiritual lives of children.

Permission Form for Children & Youth




Age group as of September 1, 2018

  • Ages 18 Mos to 3 yrs
  • Pre-K – age 4 prior to September 1, 2018 or entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2019.

First Steps Preschool (FSP) seeks to establish a nurturing environment  where preschool children develop physically, emotionally, and spiritually. These children will learn the truth about God and the marvelous world He created.

Hours of Operation:
FSP meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
FSP follows the Lamar and Katy school district calendars except for the first and last day of school and Thanksgiving week.

If you would like to tour the Preschool or apply for enrollment, please contact the preschool by email at  and type PRESCHOOL in the subject line.  Tours are offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:00 AM, preferably by appointment.

Enrollment dates for the 2018-2019 School Year
January 14-18 – Currently Enrolled Students
January 21-25 – River Bend Members
January 28 – February 1 – Open Enrollment

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Learn more about the Bible on Sunday mornings.  Classes are available during both service times.  Caring leaders share the promises of the Bible through age-appropriate activities and lessons.

9:00 AM Opportunities:

  • Children’s Worship for children in Kindergarten to 3rd grade.  This energetic alternative worship service encourages children to explore the Bible and apply it to their every day lives.
  • Preschool Church is a Kid-Style Worship curriculum. Children 3 to 5 years old worship with multi-sensory experiences. They will sing, move, do crafts, hear Bible stories, and view life application videos to help them focus on the Lord and worship God in spirit and in truth.

10:30 AM Opportunites:

  • Sunday Morning Bible Studay for preschool children
  • Children’s Sunday School classes for Kindergarten through 5th grade



Those in Pre-K through 5th grade will enjoy learning more about the Bible through games and other activities on Sunday nights at 4:55 PM.  The foundation of AWANA is from Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Children will enjoy learning more about the Bible through games and other activities Sundays at 5:00 PM.

TREK and Journey is part of the AWANA program for youth in grades 6 through 12.  They meet Sunday nights at 4:00 PM.

AWANA 2017/2018 Registration (page 1)

AWANA 2017/2018 Registration (page 2)



Preschool and Children’s Music

Our children’s music is designed to familiarize children with music.  They will learn to play various instruments and sing.  It’s fun, not study!  This group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 7:15 PM during the school year.  Preschool Music  is for children ages 4-Kindergarten.  Children’s Music  is for children in grades 1 – 5.

Royal Ambassadors (RA) and Girls in Action (GA)

RA is a mission group for boys in grades 1 to 5.  They meet Wednesday nights from 7:15 to 8:00 PM.

GA is a mission group for girls in grades 1 to 5 grade.  They meet Wednesday nights from 7:15 to 8:00 PM.


Each summer we offer a variety of activities for children such as:

  • Vacation Bible School – week-long from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Children’s camp – three days of recreation and study