Youth (12-18 yrs)

RIVER YOUTH

River Youth, students grades 6-12,  meet Wednesday nights, 6:30-8:00 pm at River of Life in the Youth Room (near Relatte). Our student ministry focuses around “proclaiming the Gospel boldly amongst our peers” (Jeremiah 1:6-8). We are taking the students through the Grow Curriculum. Contact the church office for more info at info@riveroflife.org or (319) 393-3709.

SERMON RECAP

Each week our students gather together by the drum cage in the sanctuary immediately after church to recap the sermon and talk through any questions they have remaining. Students are invited to join us on Sundays at 10am for church and to stay afterwards as we walk back through what the sermon taught us.

CITY-WIDE PRAYER/WORSHIP NIGHT

Our students will be joining several other youthgroups from around Cedar Rapids for the first of 3 events for 2023 for “Dare 2 Share”- each event focuses on teaching our students on one of the following areas- “Prayer”, “Care”, or “Share”. The first event will focus on “Prayer”, and will be on Wednesday, March 29th at 6:30pm at Cedar Valley Bible Church. Are students are encouraged to join us as we Worship the Lord and pray together with other youthgroups from around the city.

CURRENT TEACHING SERIES - "ON THE FLIP SIDE"

ON THE FLIP SIDE: A 4-WEEK STUDY FROM THE PROPHETS & GOSPELS ON JUSTICE

SERIES OVERVIEW:

When Jesus was on earth, he wasn’t exactly known for telling people what they wanted to hear. Jesus’ message was unlike any message people had ever heard before. He didn’t give shallow motivational speeches or feel-good sermons. He didn’t recycle the same messages other religious leaders were teaching. He flipped people’s ideas about God, the world, and themselves completely upside down — usually in uncomfortable ways. And that’s always how God’s words have worked! In this four-week series, we’ll compare Jesus’ words in the Gospels with the words of the Old Testament prophets to see how God’s words have always challenged our understanding of what’s wrong or right, good or bad, and just or unjust. We’ll talk about how, both then and now, God flips our assumptions about who God values, our definition of righteousness, our understanding of what’s good enough, and our definition of justice.