Riverside Students (RS) is all about reaching students (and everyone in their lives) to help them become fully-devoted followers of Jesus.

Simply put? It's all about relationships - which is why our weekly program and special events are designed to help students connect with each other, explore their faith, discover who God actually is and begin to live on purpose, with purpose for a purpose.

Our Wednesday night gathering is where we nurture this through fun games, timely teaching, inspiring music, memorable object lessons, wisdom from the Bible and more. We typically separate High School and Middle School into their own spaces and end the night with grade-based, same-gender "small groups" where they can experience a safe-yet-challenging place to belong and grow with peers and adult leaders.  All of this is meant to create authentic friendships that continue outside of our program, whether encouraging each other throughout the week or taking part in serving together. It's Jesus-centered, outward-focused and always practical.

In doing so we’re helping each other discover and live the best kind of life – the life God made us to live.  Among us you'll hear every kind of story imaginable, including how God is at work in all of our stories. It's why we'd love to hear your story, so join us this week.

Welcome home. Welcome to Riverside Students.

WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30-8:30PM (GRADES 6-12)

Big Lake Campus, Sauk Rapids Campus & RS Online Campus

What's Happening in RS?

winter retreat

Snow. Broomball. Growth. Friends. Memories. Tubing. Bonding. Music. Breakthrough. Join us February 11-13 for a solid getaway together. (Yes, we’ll be back  before the Super Bowl)

All-inclusive cost is $135 for students - sign up with your $50 deposit by December 31 to qualify for the early bird rate of $120! Additional siblings from the same home are just $75. Click on the link below to sign up.

SIGN UP here!

Christmas Bash

Every year we throw the party of the season! Join us December 15 @ 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m. for our annual Christmas Bash!

Come for yummy food, fun games, great giveaways, inspiring music, a timely message and more! Invite all your friends! 

Project Christmas spirit

Want to be a part of spreading Christmas cheer this year? Project Christmas Spirit is about our small groups choosing to practically show the love and joy of Jesus to people in our community. Some examples might include ringing bells for the Salvation Army, "adopting" a family to gift presents to, helping out at a food pantry, and more! Connect with your small group on Wednesday nights if you're interested in the first few weeks of December.

LIFE Conference 2022

July 5-9, 2022 in Orlando, FL for current grades 8-12. Sign-up deadline was September, 2021.

To learn more about it, click HERE.  



If you have chosen to say YES to Jesus Christ for the very first time, we want to celebrate with you! Tell us about it by clicking below.

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