Youth

Vision

Our vision is to partner with parents to inspire and equip the next generation (6th-12th grade) to live in the same way that Jesus lived–in humility, power, and love.


What we’re about

This ministry exists to assist in the discipleship and spiritual growth of the students who attend RiverStone Youth. We seek to model the early church as described in Acts 2:42-47. We hope to accomplish this through sound, age-appropriate biblical teaching, fellowship with other students and small group leaders, and a foundation built on prayer.

We believe as we encourage and lead students towards God’s vision for church and His heart that God will also move closer to them (James 4:8). As this happens we believe that as they grow in faith and maturity they will be missionaries in a culture that desperately needs them.

Although there are exceptions, we don’t believe RiverStone Youth is supposed to be a student’s primary means of discipleship. We believe that parents are the primary means of discipleship for their students (Deuteronomy 6:5-7). Our deep desire is to partner with parents to participate in the spiritual growth of their students and put them in a position to advance the kingdom by walking how Jesus walked (1 John 2:6).


Our Meetings

We meet on Sunday nights from 6:00-8:00 PM upstairs in the Venue. We keep middle school students and high school students together for the first part of the night. Middle School and High School then separate so that they can receive teaching on their level. Our normal flow looks like this:

  • Middle School
    • 6:00-6:30 – Hangout
    • 6:30-6:50 – Worship
    • 6:50-7:20 – Small Groups
    • 7:25-7:55 – Teaching
    • 8:00 – Night ends
  • High School
    • 6:00-6:30 – Hangout
    • 6:30-6:50 – Worship
    • 6:50-7:20 – Teaching
    • 7:25-7:55 – Small Groups
    • 8:00 – Night ends

Important Dates

  • Middle School Retreat
    • Middle School Retreat is always Martin Luther King weekend (this year that will be January 15th-17th, 2022) and is led by RS Youth High School students. The weekend consists of testimonies, teachings, worship, prayer, and fun and games. More information will be posted as it becomes available! All middle schoolers are invited to join us!
  • OneCamp
    • OneCamp is an incredible summer camp held the week of July 4th (this upcoming year that will be July 3rd-8th, 2022) and is held at FFA-FCCLA in Covington, Georgia. OneCamp combines the youth groups of Transformation Network Inc. This includes StoneBridge, Vintage242, RiverCity, Sojourn, and RiverStone. OneCamp is open to all students that have completed 6th-12th grade. More information will be posted as it becomes available!

Contact

Youth Pastor: Matt Roskind / matt@riverstoneonline.org / 678-384-5211