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Students need a place to connect.

The Student Ministry program at River West Church connects junior high, high school, and college students with Jesus Christ, the community of Christ, and the mission of Christ. This happens as students worship, learn, serve, and hang out together.

Our mission is to raise students who find their identity, purpose, and hope in the Gospel of Christ. We aim to equip every student that walks through our doors with:

Informed Minds

every time we gather we seek to teach students about who God is and who they are!

Enflamed Hearts

our gatherings are marked by numerous opportunities to worship because we believe faith is more than an intellectual exercise.

Engaged Lives

throughout the year we encourage students to live missionally as lights in the darkness, knowing that true faith is lived out in love.

Junior High

Students in 6th-8th grades.

  • JH Group | Sundays | 11am-12:30pm | Student Ministry Room
    Junior High students (6th-8th grade): You’re invited to join us each Sunday for breakfast, worship, teaching, and small groups. We focus on Christ and His priorities for your life as you connect with friends and leaders.
  • 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.

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

Sign up for Camp!

JH Summer Camp | July 11-15 | Sign up here!

Upcoming Events

  • May
    11:00am | River West Church
  • May
    6:30pm | River West Church
  • May
    11:00am | River West Church
  • Jun
    6:30pm | River West Church
  • Jun
    11:00am | River West Church

High School

Students in 9th-12th grades.

  • HS Group | Sundays | 5-6:30pm | Back Lawn + 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 in which students are arranged by grade and sex.One of the cool pieces of our structure is that we gather alongside the 5pm service — worshiping with the entire congregation before heading into the Community Room for the sermon and small groups.
  • HS Bible Study | Tuesdays | 7-8:30pm | Community Room
    HS Bible Study is a space for us to take a deeper dive into the Scriptures and important real-world topics every in the middle of the week. Each gathering includes time to hang out, play games and eat snacks — as well as time in coed discussion groups.

For more information about High School, contact Pastor Jeff Spiegel at jeff@riverwest.org.

High Schoolers for Hire

This summer River West Church students are traveling domestically for a week-long mission trip. Help them raise enough money to get there by providing jobs! Students will be completing jobs beginning in April (and through May).

Submit a Job

Mission Trips

Malibu Military Family Camp | August 15-22 | Details + Apply

Upcoming Events

College Age

For folks 1-5 years out of high school.

  • College-Age Bible Study | Wednesdays | 7-9pm | Student Ministry Room
    Throughout the school year (as well as occasionally over the summer!) we meet to open the Word and hang out together. We’re gathering at the church and we’d love to have you join us!

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Upcoming Events


For more information

Contact Student Pastor, Jeff Spiegel, at 503.699.2226 or jeff@riverwest.org.

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