Student Ministry Vision & Mission

The goal of the Riverside Church Student Ministry is to make faithful and life-long disciples of Jesus.

The Ways By Which We Live Out Our Vision

We envision a student ministry that begins at home.
Riverside Church believes that the family is the primary source of spiritual formation in the lives of our students. The role of the Riverside Church Student Ministry is to partner with the families of our students while empowering and equipping the providers of the family to be the spiritual leaders of the family.

We envision a student ministry where students are not just ministered to, but also become ministers.
Riverside Church believes that there are times for the students to be consumers of the Student Ministry and receive the blessing of being a part of a faith community. Riverside Church also believes that there are times when students can become ministers and invest in the lives of others. That is why we are called the Riverside Church Student Ministry.

We envision a student ministry where the students are a dynamic partner in the ministry and life of the church body at-large.
Our students are not the "church of tomorrow", they are the "church of right now". The Riverside Church Student Ministry is engaged in the entire church community and we strongly believe in the power of intergenerational ministry.

We envision a student ministry that acknowledges that the summer is just too small.
The summer is a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of the summer schedule and lack of school activities. Riverside Church hopes that the activities and experiences of the summer are profound and life changing for students. However, as great as a week can be, we do not believe that it, on it's own, is sufficient to sustain discipling through the remainder of the year. We will work to develop a consistently challenging and encouraging ministry, that empowers students to do remarkable things every week of the year.