Children's Ministry

Nursery (0 - 24 months)

Our friendly and competent nursery team provides high-quality care for infants and toddlers in a loving and safe environment.


Pre-School (2 years - Pre-K)

River Pre-School classes are a great place to learn about Jesus! Children participate in hands on Bible lessons, fun crafts and active worship. From helping load the animals onto Noah’s ark to experiencing a thunderstorm in a boat with Jesus, we help bring the Bible to life each week.


Elementary (K - 6th Grade)

We are excited about teaching the next generation about Jesus! Our Sunday programs equip kids from kindergarten through sixth grade with basic truths. When kids graduate from our children's program we want them to have experienced and own three basic truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52 :

  • I need to make the wise choice.
  • I can trust God no matter what.
  • I should treat others the way I want to be treated. 

We reinforce these truths each week through curriculum here at church, but also send home activities that you can do as a family to continue learning throughout the week.

For more information contact: Laurie Baxter, Children's Director at

Outlet Youth Ministry

We, as a staff at River, are committed to leading your students to a place of worship, prayer, and leadership. These are the three main components of discipleship. We have chosen a curriculum that facilitates this during the school year every wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. The staff is committed to taking your students through this process, but would not be able to do it without volunteers that continue to pour everything they have into your student's life. These leaders are the adults who are meeting with your students weekly in small groups, helping build the foundation they will need to stay rooted in Jesus.

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

6th - 12th grade students

For more information contact: Daniel Hintz, Youth Director, at

Shepherd's Pantry Food Bank

Shepherd’s Pantry is the food bank of River Church. We provide a box of food to about 100 families every month. We start at 9:00 am on the third Saturday of every month and distribute food until about 10:30.


Distribution starts at 9:00 am and goes till 11:00 am, breakfast is provided. Please remember to bring a form of ID and proof of residence. Proof of legal residence or citizenship is not required nor will it affect your box of food. The doors of the church will not be opened until 8:00 am so please plan your arrival appropriately. Hope to see you there!


For more information about Shepherd's Pantry, or to volunteer, please contact Vic Moss at 303-748-1133, or