River City Kids
We love kids at River City and we have a loving team of leaders and volunteers who provide a loving, fun, and secure environment for all our kids. All our team people are background checked. All our nursery and kids rooms are decorated to create a fun and engaging environment for kids to learn and enjoy creative lessons about the Bible and God’s love for them. While you are in worship service, you can be sure that your child is experiencing a safe and loving environment.
Nursery – Childcare is provided for Infants through 2 years of age in our Sunday services and on Wednesday nights. This takes place in our nursery room designed for the needs of this age group.
Jr. Kids or Pre-School Age – Jr. Kids Church is provided for kids ages 3-5 on Sunday mornings in our Noah’s Library room. An engaging Bible lesson and crafts are combined to engage the kids and help them learn.
Kids Church – Ages 6-11. Takes place every Sunday morning during our main services. Kids Church is in our Beach Room where our Kids Team brings a creative and relevant Bible teaching for all our kids.
RC Extreme Kidz – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Nights ages 6-11 years of age. – Our mid-week Kidz night is awesome!
We have a RC Kids Ministry Drama Team that practices every Wednesday night from 5:30-6:45. They use drama and human videos to minister periodically in our Sunday services, other churches, and community events. They are amazing, powerful, and anointed.
At 7pm on Wednesday nights Extreme Kidz starts up in our Kids Center. Our kids break up into groups and rotate classes every 20 minutes or so where the lesson for each night is creatively illustrated or acted out. This format keeps the kids engaged, moving, learning, and having fun!
Kids Christmas Production!
Every year our Kids Leaders direct our kids in our Annual Kids Christmas Production! This event takes place on Sunday morning with Huge Stage Sets and amazing acting and singing performances by our kids! They work for two months on Wednesday nights before Christmas on this and it is excellent!
Volunteer In Kids Ministry
Our volunteers are simply amazing. They lift the atmosphere, connect with Kids to show them God’s love, put parents at ease about the safety of their child and create memories that last a lifetime. If you feel called to serve, in children’s ministry, we would love to have you on our team!
River City Youth
River City Youth (RCY) is our ministry for students 7th grade – college led by Pastor Eric and Rheayn Wade. There are 3 things that we’re passionate about and that define RCY: love God, love people, and love life. We believe that if you love God and love people, you’re going to love life too and each Wednesday we gather together to do just that. Before and after service you can relax in our Hub, play games, hang out, or grab a drink from our coffee shop. During service the music is loud and exciting, messages are Jesus-centered and relevant, and you’ll connect with others your age in a smaller setting (which we call Life Groups).
RCY meets every Wednesday @ 7pm! Hope to see you there!
RCY has now opened it’s doors to college-age people! Join us every Wednesday night at 7pm for a great time of connecting with God and each other. Before and after service you can relax in our Hub, play games, hang out, or grab a drink from our coffee shop. During service the music is loud and exciting, messages are Jesus-centered and relevant, and you’ll connect with other college-age students in a smaller setting (which we call Life Groups). We’ll also have some events just for our college-age people, so stay tuned!
River City Men are challenged to live out God’s view of manhood and empowered to be better husbands, fathers, and leaders. We have various men’s small group Bible studies. We have a variety of events throughout the year for our Men to grow and connect: Men’s Retreat, Sportsman’s Banquet, Spring Fishing outing and fish fry, and Men and Boy’s campout. We encourage our men to Lead by serving in our local church ministries. God did not intend for man to live life alone. Being connected to a Band of Brothers is empowering.
River City Women’s Ministry ministers to all ages, status, and backgrounds. United in friendship, heart and purpose our goal is to foster an environment of encouragement, a place for growth in our relationship with Jesus and to create an experience where each and every time ladies gather, they are refreshed. Women have the opportunity to attend Women’s Retreat and various group Bible studies throughout the year. Our ladies use their gifts serving in various ministries in the local church and community.
Life Groups are a place to grow in your relationship with God while you connect with others. Meeting in homes across the area, people are doing life together in a fun-filled, relaxed environment and it’s easier than ever to get connected! Our Life Groups run from September through May. We have a list of LG’s you can find out about in our Connection area at RC or inquire here!
Our J.O.Y. Ministry (Just Older Youth) ministers too, and provides ministry opportunities for, Senior Adults. Our Senior Adults help lead Bible studies in local Care and Retirement Centers and minister too shut-ins. They have various events during the year to connect in fellowship. Senior’s serve passionately in various ministries of River City Church.
Jesus’ Commission to the local Church before He left this earth and ascended to the Father in Matthew 28:19 and Mark 16:15 was to “Go into all the World with the Good News of the Gospel.” Jesus died for the whole world, He wants everyone to be saved. We believe strongly in doing our part to share the Good News of Christ outside of our city and around the world. We network together with other churches by supporting Missionaries and Missions projects all around the world to reach lost people for Christ. The missionaries and missions works we support not only preach the Gospel but provide, food, water, medical aid, dental work, clothing, abuse recovery, and much more.
We Engage in God’s heart for the World by:
1. Giving: each month above our Tithe to support missionaries and missions projects. Every 3rdSunday of the month we take a special offering for missions. We currently support over 50 missionaries and missions projects.
2. Going: on missions trips locally and out of the country with teams of people to serve, build, and spread the gospel of Christ.
Worship and Media Team
Our River City Worship team is dedicated whole-heartedly to leading people into the presence of God. Psalms 150 says, “Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord!” Psalms 33:3 says, “Sing to the Lord a new song, play skillfully, and shout for joy!” We play a variety of music in our contemporary worship services.
We believe that worship prepares our hearts to encounter Jesus and allows us to express our gratitude to God for His faithfulness. It is our goal to provide an excellent worship experience each weekend that prepares our heart to hear a word from God.
Vocal, instrumental, and sound team members are scheduled throughout our services. If the Lord has blessed you with a musical gift or sound production skills and you would like to apply to volunteer, please complete the online application.
We have a Media Team that records and produces our services and messages online so our ministries and message can impact more people. This involves a team effort each service to video, record, edit, download, etc. If you have an interest or skill in this vary important ministry area, please connect with us.
Greeters and Ushers
First Impressions are important, not just for a local church, but for representing Christ. We want everyone from any race or background that walks through River City’s doors to feel loved and welcomed. We want people to see a smiling face and receive a warm greeting. Greeters/Ushers welcome guests, help them find their way around, and assist them however needed. This is a great area for anyone to volunteer and serve.
Our Fire Side Coffee room doesn’t just serve coffee, but it is a hub of connection and relationships every time we meet! A team of volunteers will make your favorite coffee or drink to enjoy before service. All our proceeds go to support our Youth and Connection Ministries.
Your gifts and talents can make an amazing difference in the life of the church and it would be our pleasure to serve alongside you.
Every role at River City is different. That’s what makes volunteering worth it! You can operate in the area where you feel most gifted or interested. You can always expect there to be a process in place to equip and train you, as well as a designated leader who can answer all of your questions. Attending our Connections class (101) at River City is a great way to get started.
To find out information on volunteering in any of our Ministry areas connect with us!