Wednesday Nights

The big idea of Wednesday nights is to create an intentional time and space for students to grow in their faith. We do this through relationships by helping students experience a safe-yet-challenging place to belong, discover a personal connection with Jesus Christ, grow into their God-given identity and claim His purpose for their lives. A large part of this is ultimately up to the Lord, but we do play a part in how we structure each week. That's why we do things like study the Bible, interact over object lessons, sing engaging worship songs, serve together and have some fun along the way. We also turn the majority of our church building into a place students enjoy hanging out in so they want to come early and hang out afterward. In doing so we’re helping each other discover and live the best kind of life – the life God made us to live.

We typically first meet in the Video Cafe for Large Group and then connect in our classrooms for Small Groups. Middle School (grades 6-8) gathers from 6pm-8pm, and High School (grades 9-12) gathers from 7pm-9pm.

Current Series:

You've heard people say, "Then God showed up!" The strange thing? He was already there. What would happen if instead of expecting Him to make an appearance we started recognizing and experiencing God "on location" wherever we are?

Get ready for an AMAZING Riverside Students summer!

What do you mean by "large group"?

Our Wednesday Large Group services are the front door to our Student Ministry. Each week students experience engaging music, practical Bible teaching and a time to connect through something lively. We strive to create a place where students feel comfortable bringing their friends so that they can see, hear, and experience God's love. It's all so that this generation can learn about His plan for their lives through lessons designed to create a relevant, biblical and practical worldview... that they might embrace a continual invitation from God to take the next step in their faith.

A constant throughout the night is our commitment to relationships. While our Small Group ministry later in the evening specifically focuses in on this, our Large Group helps us be an "extended family" together. It's why we play games, cast vision for larger ways to serve our community and create an environment for students to open up to God all night long.

What do you mean by "small group"?

Small Group is our discipleship time, designed to lead students deeper into God's words and connect them to each other. These connections are critical in helping youth take hold of their faith and make it their own. It usually centers around discussing how to apply the lesson they just heard to their lives, but along the way we hope every teenager learns that they are not alone - God loves them, and so does His Church.

Drop-Off / Pick-Up Directions

Parents are welcome to visit, but please let us know in advance so we can make sure we get you a visitor name badge. We value every student's safety. Thank you for understanding.

Serve with RS

Guest Services

In guest services there are a multiple places that you can serve! Greet, check-in students, Student Cafe, security and spiritual care.  

Small Group Leader

Serve as a small group leader for middle school or high school students. Connect relationally with students and facilitate discussion in a smaller group style environment.

Tech Team

Serve behind the scenes with video, sound & lights on Wednesday evenings!