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Students at River West Church

Our desire is to disciple students to be a community of Christ impacting the world. We connect junior high, high school, and college students with Jesus Christ, the church, and Christ's mission. This happens as students worship, learn, serve, and engage in community with each other.

High Schoolers for Hire

THIS SUMMER, OUR STUDENTS ARE SERVING IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC!
Help students raise funds so they can travel to the Dominican Republic and serve by providing jobs—anything from manual labor (cleaning, building, painting, lawn mowing) to babysitting/ housesitting to other odd-jobs you might come up with.

Sign Up Here!

Senior Launch Retreat

Senior Launch Retreat
Jun 1, 2024 at 9:30 AM

Saturday, June 1 | 9:30am-4:30pm | Haven Home

Graduating seniors are invited to join us for a weekend away to reflect on the past four years of high school and pray + cast a vision for what the Lord may have in the next chapter. Our desire in Student Ministry is to launch students well into the next chapter of their lives. We'll be reflecting on the formation they've witnessed in their lives in high school and discussing key theological truths to take with them into the next chapter.

We'd love for any high school senior to come and be a part of this weekend! It won't be the same without you!

REGISTER HERE

For more questions, please reach out to Pastor Tiffany at tiffany@riverwest.org.

JH Launch Retreat

JH Launch Retreat
June 14, 2024. All day

Friday + Saturday, June 14th + 15th | Fisher Farm

Eighth Grade Friends! We are so excited to celebrate the next chapter the Lord has for you ... High School! To celebrate this well, we are having a Launch Retreat for our 8th Grade Friends. This will be a special retreat for our students as they prepare to enter High School. We'll be camping out, playing games, and having intentional faith conversations to help encourage and equip our community as students enter into high school.

Packing List:

Bible

Sleeping Bag/Sleeping Pad

Pillow

Warm Clothes/Pajamas

Toiletries

Swim Suit

Tent*

*If you have a tent, bring it! If not, we got you covered!

RSVP HERE

For more questions, please email Pastor Tiffany Hamilton at tiffany@riverwest.org.

HS Rafting Trip

High School Rafting Trip
June 28, 2024. All day

Friday , June 28th | Clackamas River

This summer, our High School Student Ministry will be going on a white water rafting trip on Friday, June 28th! We will meet at River West Church at 7am to pack into vehicles, then plan on rafting the Clackamas River from 9am-3:30pm. We should get back to River West Church by 5pm in the evening. The cost is $80 and you will need to make sure to pack your own lunch! We look forward to seeing you there!

REGISTER HERE!

Questions? Please reach out the Bennett Chelini at bennett@riverwest.org.

Junior High Camp

JH Summer Camp
July 15, 2024. All day

Monday - Friday, July 15h-19th | Cascades Camp, Yelm WA

JH Summer Camp is an epic week filled with blob competitions, lakeside hangs, recreation challenges, and conversations about faith, the character of God, and the wonder of the Gospel. This is a week we all look forward to in JH and would love for you to join!

Our theme for this camp is Into the Deep. We'll be taking a look at the story of Jonah. There is so much in Jonah's story for us to wrestle with! We see the invitation to go into hard spaces and what it means to be obedient and trusting that God's plan is good. We also see the wonder and truth of God's gracious and merciful heart towards his people. Our hope is for students to lean into the story of Jonah, going deeper, and seeing the invitation He has for us to be in His light and relationship as His children.

Cost is $485 per student.

Partial scholarships are available. Contact tiffany@riverwest.org for more info!

STUDENTS: REGISTER HERE

LEADERS UNDER 18: REGISTER HERE

ADULT LEADERS: REGISTER HERE

For any questions, please contact Pastor Tiffany Hamilton at tiffany@riverwest.org.

Junior High

Students in 6th-8th grades.

The middle school years can be a significant time of learning how to make friends, engage in community, and all the while still wanting to be a kid. In our Junior High Ministry, we hope to create a space for students to come, play, and engage in a space where they feel seen, known, and loved. And in that space, they would find themselves encountering the one, true, living God who has and will always see, know, and love them. We gather weekly to intentionally engage in community through activities and meaningful conversations on the Bible and the Christian faith.

Weekly

  • JH Group | Sundays | 11am-12:30pm | Student Ministry Room
    Junior High students (6th-8th grade): You’re invited to join us each Sunday for worship, teaching, and small groups. We focus on Christ and His priorities for your life as you connect with friends and leaders.Join us this fall as we study the book of John and see the beauty of Jesus!
  • JH MidWeek | Wednesdays | 6:30-8pm | Student Ministry Room
    Take a pause from the craziness of the week and meet us at MidWeek! You can expect fun games, dinner, and conversations that encourage students to grow in their understanding of the Gospel. This fall, we’ll be watching clips from The Chosen and reading the correlating Bible passages. We’ll discuss the differences and similarities. We are purposefully looking at the life of Jesus, how He did life with the disciples, the impact of His ministry, and the life He invites us into.

For more information about Junior High, contact Pastor Tiffany Hamilton at tiffany@riverwest.org.

Upcoming Events

Sign up for our weekly JH Newsletter here.

High School

Students in 9th-12th grades.

Community is a necessity. We desire for our High School Ministry to continue to be a place that reflects the larger church body. What you can expect is a group of students and leaders who love the Lord and are seeking Him together. This group reflects the hospitable nature of Jesus by how they welcome others in. We hope to grow in our worship and affection for Christ and His Word, and in turn deepen our relationships with each other.

Weekly

  • HS Group | Sundays | 9-10:25am | Community Room
    High School Group provides students a place to learn about Jesus, worship Jesus, and engage with other high school students working out what it looks like to follow Him! Each week we gather features a time of worship, a sermon crafted specifically with students in mind, and then a small-group discussion. Join us this fall as we study the book of John and see the beauty of Jesus!
  • HS Hangs | Tuesdays | 7-9pm | Community Room
    HS Hangs provide a space for us to take a deeper dive into the Scriptures and important real-world topics every week. Each gathering includes time to hang out, play games and eat snacks—as well as time in coed discussion groups.
  • FCA Huddles | Tuesdays at Lakeridge | Wednesdays at LOHS
    We team up with other churches and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) for campus Bible studies! We meet weekly during lunch. At Lakeridge High School, we meet in Room F3 on Tuesdays. For LOHS, we meet in Room 214 on Wednesdays. Join us for a break in the school day to connect and enjoy God’s Word together.
  • HS Morning Study | Thursdays | 7-8am | Student Ministry Room
    What a unique way to start the day! We’ll be getting together before school to pray, encourage each other, and study the Bible. Of course, donuts will be there!

For more information about High School, contact Pastor Tiffany Hamilton at tiffany@riverwest.org.

Upcoming Events

Sign up for our weekly HS Newsletter here.

College Age Community

For folks 1-5 years out of high school.

College Aged Community
Apr 7, 2024 at 10:00 AM

Sunday, April 7 | 10am-12pm | Top's House

Hey College Community! We'd love to have you join our college community group where we'll meet in fellowship and discuss the Sunday sermons!

Please email Rachelle Top for more information or for the address at rachellelocey@gmail.com.

For more information

Contact Tiffany Hamilton, at 503.699.2226 or tiffany@riverwest.org.

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