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 Know God, Get Connected, Discover Purpose and Make a Difference. 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 have 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.”

RIVERSIDE YOUTH PATHWAY

Our aim is to create a pathway where students grow closer to their relationships with God and get plugged into Riverside Church

RY NIGHTS (SCHOOL YEAR)

RY Nights are hosted at the church every Sunday except for Rave nights. RY Nights exists to keep students connected and in a community of healthy relationships that encourage their faith. Students love to be able to get together and make memories, while being poured into. The win for RY Night is to see students take their next steps with Jesus. Our Winter/Spring semester starts on January 5th and ends on June 7th.

JUNIOR HIGH CAMP 2020

Riverside Youth will be hosting Youth at Camp Michindoh in Hillsdale, Michigan. Students will experience community with peers while worshiping, receiving messages, studying devotionals, and so many activities and games. Junior High Camp is always a great time!
(This camp is for students exiting 5th grade June 2020-entering 8th grade September 2020)

HOUSE PARTIES (SUMMER)

House Parties exist to create an environment for students to get connected to a small group and get plugged into the local church. Because RAVE Night is a large gathering and small groups are a very small gathering, House Parties create a mid-size environment that is more comfortable for a new student to get connected in. As with any small group, the win of a House Party is to get students to take their next step in their relationship with Jesus. They are placed in specific cities and aim to reach students from the schools in that area. House Parties take place in sequence with small group semesters. To check out or House Party locations, click here.

RAVE NIGHTS

This event is designed to attract the students in the community. These are our biggest nights of the year. They are themed parties with elements from inflatables to games and other unexpected actives. The win for RAVE is that students experience God and make the decision to raise their hand for salvation.

WEEKEND SERVICES

At Riverside, we are devoted to seeing a generation of students planted and thriving in the local church. Weekend services offer an opportunity for all generations to gather together to worship and grow through a practical, relevant message from God’s word. our goal for the weekend is that students are engaged in worship and actively serving on the Dream Team. We do not have specific programming for students on the weekend because we want them to attend church, sit under the teaching of our Senior Pastor, and learn to value the larger body of Christ.

GROWTH TRACK

The Growth Track is fun, step-by-step way for students to realize their potential in Christ. Through the Growth Track, students will learn what it means to be a part of a church family and give them tools for walking with God daily. They will also discover their gifts and passions and find their place on the Dream Team.

DREAM TEAM

Students will never be more fulfilled than when they are serving in their area of passion, gifting, and purpose. The Dream Team is a vehicle of opportunities for students to identify their strengths and use them to serve others.

SMALL GROUPS

Click here to check out or listings of Small Groups and jump in one today!

RIVERSIDE YOUTH PATHWAY

Our aim is to create a pathway where students grow closer to their relationships with God and get plugged into Riverside Church

HIGH SCHOOL CAMP 2020

Riverside Youth will be hosting Youth at Camp Michindoh in Hillsdale, Michigan. Students will experience community with peers while worshiping, receiving messages, studying devotionals, and so many activities and games. High School Camp is always a highlight of the Summer!
(This camp is for students entering 9th grade September/August 2020 through graduating High School May/June 2020)

RY NIGHTS (SCHOOL YEAR)

RY Nights are hosted at the church every Sunday except for Rave nights. RY Nights exists to keep students connected and in a community of healthy relationships that encourage their faith. Students love to be able to get together and make memories, while being poured into. The win for RY Night is to see students take their next steps with Jesus. Our Winter/Spring semester starts on January 5th and ends on June 7th.

HOUSE PARTIES (SUMMER)

House Parties exist to create an environment for students to get connected to a small group and get plugged into the local church. Because RAVE Night is a large gathering and small groups are a very small gathering, House Parties create a mid-size environment that is more comfortable for a new student to get connected in. As with any small group, the win of a House Party is to get students to take their next step in their relationship with Jesus. They are placed in specific cities and aim to reach students from the schools in that area. House Parties take place in sequence with small group semesters. To check out or House Party locations, click here.

RAVE NIGHTS

This event is designed to attract the students in the community. These are our biggest nights of the year. They are themed parties with elements from inflatables to games and other unexpected actives. The win for RAVE is that students experience God and make the decision to raise their hand for salvation.

WEEKEND SERVICES

At Riverside, we are devoted to seeing a generation of students planted and thriving in the local church. Weekend services offer an opportunity for all generations to gather together to worship and grow through a practical, relevant message from God’s word. our goal for the weekend is that students are engaged in worship and actively serving on the Dream Team. We do not have specific programming for students on the weekend because we want them to attend church, sit under the teaching of our Senior Pastor, and learn to value the larger body of Christ.

GROWTH TRACK

The Growth Track is fun, step-by-step way for students to realize their potential in Christ. Through the Growth Track, students will learn what it means to be a part of a church family and give them tools for walking with God daily. They will also discover their gifts and passions and find their place on the Dream Team.

DREAM TEAM

Students will never be more fulfilled than when they are serving in their area of passion, gifting, and purpose. The Dream Team is a vehicle of opportunities for students to identify their strengths and use them to serve others.

SMALL GROUPS

Click here to check out or listings of Small Groups and jump in one today!

Student Ministry Pastor – Erick Penn (Email)

Administrative Assistant – Cierra McCaffrey (Email)