About our Youth Ministries: The 21st century brings great challenges to the hearts and lives of teens and their parents. We at River Bend understand this and strive to work under God’s leadership to meet these challenges. We offer a variety of ministry points for students who want to grow and mature in their spiritual journey. We challenge students “to press on toward the goal,” and boldly take the gospel story unapologetically to their friends and beyond.
River Bend offers mission trips, camps, and retreats for the purpose of outreach to the lost and internal growth to the willing. We offer worship experiences, music, and creative ways of expressing one’s love to God the father, His son and the Holy Spirit. We at River Bend build strong spiritual lives on the unshakable, unchanging foundation of Jesus Christ and His teachings, with Sunday morning Bible studies, and Wednesday night youth worship services. We reach out to students, from all walks of life (6th grade through 12th) to join us for the challenges that await us in the 21st century. Together, under the leadership of Jesus Christ we can be what is needed to heal our world.
$50 deposits due for Summer Youth Camp & Youth Mission Trip
1 – Rodeo Sunday
6 – Friday Night Countdown 7:00 pm Ground Zero
8 – Katy & Lamar Spring Break – No Sunday Evening Activities
11 – Katy & Lamar Spring Break – No Wednesday Evening Activities
15 – All Regular Evening Schedules resume this week
29 – Youth Grab-‘n-Go Lunch Fundraiser
29 – Youth Groups help with the AWANA Grand Prix
Summer Youth Camp at Pineywoods
Pineywoods Youth Summer Camp is July 6-10. The theme this year is Restored, Matthew 5:1-12. Click here to learn more.
Cost is $280, deposit $50 due by February 12. Pay by check to RBBC with Youth Camp for [Camper’s name] on the memo line or pay online and select Youth Camp in the drop down. A link for the online camper registration will be sent out the first week of April.
Click here for the Pineywoods website to learn more.
Mpact Little Rock Mission Trip
Little Rock Youth Mission Trip is July 25 – August 1.
Cost is $265 individual; $235 family cost per student. Deposit is $50 due by February 12. Pay by check to RBBC with Youth Mission Trip for [Student’s name] on the memo line or pay online and select Youth Mission Trip in the drop down. For additional Mission Trip information, please click here to contact Todd Melton.
Upcoming Fundraiser that may reduce totals due include:
Sunday, March 29, Grab and Go Lunch Fundraiser
Fusion (Youth Bible Study)
On Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM youth are encouraged to attend a high energy worship service geared toward their specific needs. Youth are led in worship by our student-run praise band. God’s Word is presented in a devotional format that challenges and encourages students in their faith. Games and fun events are included in this high impact hour and half. Fusion is for all youth in grades 6 through 12.
Mpact (Youth Choir and Puppets)
Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to lead in worship through youth choir. The choir and drama group meets on Sunday nights at 5:45 PM. Each year, participants take a mission trip to make a difference in the name of Christ.
Trek & Journey:
Did You Know…
¨ Trek is our 6th-8th grade program that will answer questions about God, Jesus, and the Bible and apply those answers to students’ lives through an engaging Bible study?
¨ Journey is our 9th-12th grade program that will do two Bible studies: The fall study is on Galatians and Ephesians.
¨ Trek and Journey put their faith into practice by participating in mission projects throughout the year.
Trek and Journey meet from 4:45 – 5:45 PM on Sundays in Ground Zero youth building.
Youth Camp and Mission Trips
Students take a fresh look at scripture and have a great time with students from other churches in the area during summer youth camp. Mission trips have included participation in Vacation Bible School in churches, hurricane clean-up, and church repairs.