The goal of the Youth Ministry at Riverside Baptist Church is to dive into God's Scripture and pursue His will for our lives. We desire to be a resource for both our parents and our youth. We also desire to serve those in the church and the community.
God gave us youth and energy to learn and serve. We also have occasional events that differ in size and shape. Sometimes outreach, sometimes mission, sometimes service, and sometimes fun. However, we emphasize that our goal isn't just fun, but being God's Church; the Church that God tells us to be in Scripture.
We also want to encourage our youth that they aren't just a youth group but part of Riverside Baptist Church. So long as Regenerate Membership is active, the youth are part of the church first and youth group second. This is something that is often lost in today's church. Many times, youth groups become seperate churches all together. This is not Biblical. Unity is an element of true salvation, and membership, stated in Scripture.
We believe God's Word tells us that we should challenge our youth by teaching the every part of His Word. Many of today's youth are rediscovering a love for the Word of God and the joy that comes from being faithful to it.
Youth Sunday School meets uptairs in the main building from 9:15-10:00am every Sunday morning. Currently we are working our way through the book of Hebrews. In the past we have studied John, 1John, Colossians, Mark and Ephesians.
Youth Midweek Bible Study meets upstairs in the main building from 6:00pm-7:00pm every Wednesday evening. Currently we are studying through the book of Ecclesiastes.