Riverside Youth

Introducing students to Jesus

Student Ministries 2019-06-21T11:31:30+00:00

WELCOME!

We are the student ministry of Riverside Church located in Three Rivers, MI. We have a student presence at our church, and we would love to meet you & get you connected!

Our heart for students at our church comes out of Psalm 92:12-15.

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”

We want to see Middle School, High School, and College students thriving in an authentic relationship with God, and connected to the local church.

Our goal is to help take students on a spiritual journey as they follow Christ. We accomplish this by helping them Reach Up, Reach Out, and Reach Around in their relationship with God and others. As students take these steps they will grow closer to God, have great relationships, and learn how to serve and lead in the church. We believe that students who are connected to a life-giving church and healthy relationships can follow Jesus for a lifetime, and they will use their gifts and passions to make an impact on earth.

Parents, thank you for checking out Riverside Youth. Our team and the Riverside Youth Dream Team want to serve your family by mentoring, leading, and helping your student take important next steps toward Jesus as they walk through their time in Middle School, High School, and College. One of the best ways to keep up with all that is happening is by texting “Parent” to the number “97000.”

RAVE NIGHT

Middle School and High School age students from all over St. Joseph County as well as youth groups from all over gather together every second Sunday of the month at Riverside Church for RAVE Night. This night is designed especially to connect students who are new to a relationship with Jesus or checking out Riverside for the first time. Everyone will leave equipped and empowered to walk out their “next step” in their journey with Christ!

WHAT TO EXPECT

RAVE Night is a worship experience for students like no other! Designed to help students connect with God and with each other, each month you will experience a different RAVE Night theme that will encourage you in your walk with Jesus. From the lobby, to worship, to the message, and beyond, you will experience a fun, welcoming environment that is both inspiring and encouraging.

Although service starts at 6:30pm, we encourage you to come early and hang out with us in the lobby. We’d love to spend time with you! Also, feel free to invite as many friends as you like, you do not need to be a member of Riverside Church to attend!

If it’s your first time at RAVE Night, we promise not to embarrass you in any way. We would however like to encourage you to locate a RAVE Night Team Member or First Time Guest table when you arrive so that we can help orient you to the service.

SPRING/SUMMER SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, May 12th

6:30pm- 8:30pm

SUNDAY, June 9th

6:30pm- 8:300pm

SUNDAY, July 14th

6:30pm- 8:30pm

SUNDAY, August 11th

6:30pm- 8:30pm

HOUSE PARTY

House Parties exist across Southwest Michigan to help students grow in their relationship with Jesus and each other.

WHAT IS A HOUSE PARTY?

House Parties are hosted all across Southwest Michigan in the homes of our incredible Dream Team members. These groups exist to disciple students and help them grow in their relationship with God and people.

As a church, we believe the Christian life should be enjoyed. So, we begin each House Party with snacks, games and an opportunity for students to connect with each other.

Students then gather together for worship and break into small groups based on age and gender for a discipleship lesson and discussion.During this discussion time, students are given an opportunity to apply what they have learned in their small groups.

HOST A GROUP

If you are interested in hosting a House Party at your home, please complete this interest form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.

FIND A GROUP

Our summer House Party semester will begin on June 2. Please contact your leader and follow your group on Instagram for more information about the time your group meets.If you do not see a group in your city, please contact the leader of a group near you.

Parents, middle school (MS) and high school (HS) students may be hosted at the same home based upon the size of each House Party. However when students break into small groups, they will be separated by age and gender. We cannot wait to grow with your student this semester! 

Click here to sign up for a House Party today!

 

THREE RIVERS  

Three Rivers A MS & HS- Coed: 15225 Coon Hollow Road Three Rivers, MI 49093

Contact: Cierra McCaffrey 269-591-9407

Email: cierramccaffrey@gmail.com

Meets on Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 8pm

June 5, 12, 19, 26.  July 3, and 10.

 

Three Rivers B MS & HS- Coed: 14670 Hoffman Rd Three Rivers, MI 49093

Contact: Roxanne Lewis 269-718-9874

Email: roxannie12@hotmail.com

Meets on Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 8pm

June 16, 23, 20. July 10, 17, 24, 31,  August 7

CENTERVILLE

Centreville MS & HS- Coed: 61736 Stonegate Drive Centreville, MI 49032

Contact: Sami Blount 269-808-1936

Email: blount.sami@gmail.com

Meets on Sunday evenings from 6pm – 8pm, except on RAVE Nights

June 2, 23, 30. July 7, 21, 28.

JONES

Jones MS & HS- Coed: 10348 Corey Bluff Road Three Rivers, MI 49093

Contact: Elizabeth Munro 269-435-4414

Email: lmunro@mvbimpro.com

Meets on Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 8pm

June 12, 19, 26. July 10, 17, 24.  

WHITE PIGEON  

White Pigeon MS & HS- Coed: 69280 Crooked Creek Road White Pigeon, MI 49099

Contact: Elaine Hagen 574-361-7898

Email: elainehagen1992@icloud.com

Meets on Sunday evenings from 6pm – 8pm, except on RAVE Nights  

June 16, 23, 30. July 7, 21, 28

JUNIOR HIGH CAMP: JULY 7-11

Junior High Camp is a catalyst 5 day week for students to be empowered by Jesus and to learn how to RAVE about their faith. Strategically scheduled throughout the summer, it is the perfect opportunity for students to be inspired, encouraged, and equipped to start the school year strong for Jesus.

REGISTER NOW FOR CAMP

RAVE NIGHT

Middle School and High School age students from all over St. Joseph County as well as youth groups from all over gather together every second Sunday of the month at Riverside Church for RAVE Night. This night is designed especially to connect students who are new to a relationship with Jesus or checking out Riverside for the first time. Everyone will leave equipped and empowered to walk out their “next step” in their journey with Christ!

WHAT TO EXPECT

RAVE Night is a worship experience for students like no other! Designed to help students connect with God and with each other, each month you will experience a different RAVE Night theme that will encourage you in your walk with Jesus. From the lobby, to worship, to the message, and beyond, you will experience a fun, welcoming environment that is both inspiring and encouraging.

Although service starts at 6:30pm, we encourage you to come early and hang out with us in the lobby. We’d love to spend time with you! Also, feel free to invite as many friends as you like, you do not need to be a member of Riverside Church to attend!

If it’s your first time at RAVE Night, we promise not to embarrass you in any way. We would however like to encourage you to locate a RAVE Night Team Member or First Time Guest table when you arrive so that we can help orient you to the service.

SPRING/SUMMER SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, May 12th

6:30pm- 8:30pm

SUNDAY, June 9th

6:30pm- 8:300pm

SUNDAY, July 14th

6:30pm- 8:30pm

SUNDAY, August 11th

6:30pm- 8:30pm

HOUSE PARTY

House Parties exist across Southwest Michigan to help students grow in their relationship with Jesus and each other.

WHAT IS A HOUSE PARTY?

House Parties are hosted all across Southwest Michigan in the homes of our incredible Dream Team members. These groups exist to disciple students and help them grow in their relationship with God and people.

As a church, we believe the Christian life should be enjoyed. So, we begin each House Party with snacks, games and an opportunity for students to connect with each other.

Students then gather together for worship and break into small groups based on age and gender for a discipleship lesson and discussion.During this discussion time, students are given an opportunity to apply what they have learned in their small groups.

HOST A GROUP

If you are interested in hosting a House Party at your home, please complete this interest form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.

FIND A GROUP

Our summer House Party semester will begin on June 2. Please contact your leader and follow your group on Instagram for more information about the time your group meets.If you do not see a group in your city, please contact the leader of a group near you.

Parents, middle school (MS) and high school (HS) students may be hosted at the same home based upon the size of each House Party. However when students break into small groups, they will be separated by age and gender. We cannot wait to grow with your student this semester! 

Click here to sign up for a House Party today!

 

THREE RIVERS  

Three Rivers A MS & HS- Coed: 15225 Coon Hollow Road Three Rivers, MI 49093

Contact: Cierra McCaffrey 269-591-9407

Email: cierramccaffrey@gmail.com

Meets on Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 8pm

June 5, 12, 19, 26.  July 3, and 10.

 

Three Rivers B MS & HS- Coed: 14670 Hoffman Rd Three Rivers, MI 49093

Contact: Roxanne Lewis 269-718-9874

Email: roxannie12@hotmail.com

Meets on Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 8pm

June 16, 23, 20. July 10, 17, 24, 31,  August 7

CENTERVILLE

Centreville MS & HS- Coed: 61736 Stonegate Drive Centreville, MI 49032

Contact: Sami Blount 269-808-1936

Email: blount.sami@gmail.com

Meets on Sunday evenings from 6pm – 8pm, except on RAVE Nights

June 2, 23, 30. July 7, 21, 28.

JONES

Jones MS & HS- Coed: 10348 Corey Bluff Road Three Rivers, MI 49093

Contact: Elizabeth Munro 269-435-4414

Email: lmunro@mvbimpro.com

Meets on Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 8pm

June 12, 19, 26. July 10, 17, 24.  

WHITE PIGEON  

White Pigeon MS & HS- Coed: 69280 Crooked Creek Road White Pigeon, MI 49099

Contact: Elaine Hagen 574-361-7898

Email: elainehagen1992@icloud.com

Meets on Sunday evenings from 6pm – 8pm, except on RAVE Nights  

June 16, 23, 30. July 7, 21, 28

SENIOR HIGH CAMP: JUNE 16-20

Senior High Camp is a catalyst 5 day week for students to be empowered by Jesus and to learn how to RAVE about their faith. Strategically scheduled throughout the summer, it is the perfect opportunity for students to be inspired, encouraged, and equipped to start the school year strong for Jesus.

REGISTER NOW FOR CAMP

COLLEGE MINISTRY

Our college ministry exists to carry college students on a spiritual journey to love God and the local church.

WHAT TO EXPECT

At our college ministry, you will experience a laid back environment designed specifically with college students in mind. Come early to hang out, grab coffee and connect with other students. During service, you will experience God through worship and a Biblical message from the Riverside team.

You do not need to be a member of Riverside Church to attend. Invite your friends!

Student Ministry Pastor – Erick Penn (Email)

Administrative Assistant – Chanel Penn (Email)