Leadership team overview

Our RiverYouth Leadership team gives oversight to our youth programs.

The Stream, our high school youth group, meets on Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:30. 

The Brook, our middle school youth group, meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00.

As our youth ministry team grows, we want to be able to designate specific roles for our volunteers, and to give them opportunity to mentor our youth as they practice their leadership skills. The goal is to have our adult volunteers collaborate with and empower our youth to lead in the following areas:








The time commitment for our RiverYouth Volunteers can be weekly youth group (either The Stream or The Brook: about 2 1/2 hours a week), a little time to plan, and special events/team meetings as your schedule allows.

There is room on our team for greeters/snack providers/game planners who are want to support youth ministry, but who might not be able to commit to weekly youth group.

We will also be looking for people who are interested in growing our youth Sunday school option for The Stream and The Brook, which currently takes place during the first service only. Please contact Pastor Sandi if you would like to partner with our youth in this way!

team descriptions

Here you will find more information about what each "team" will be responsible for in RiverYouth. Please note that, even though we will plan The Stream and The Well together, high school volunteers and students are only expected to be present at high school youth nights, and middle school volunteers and students are only expected to be present at middle school youth nights.

  • games Team

    The Games Team will plan games and activities for youth nights, and will provide a list of required supplies and set up to Pastor Sandi. Each member of the games team will take turns leading the game time on youth nights.

  • Devo Team

    The Devo Team will work with Pastor Sandi to prepare/organize the curriculum for RiverYouth, plan the large group lessons, prepare and distribute small group materials, and take turns leading the large group devotion time. 

  • Welcome team

    The Welcome Team will be responsible for checking students in and out on youth nights, keeping track of attendance, and making the first 20 minutes of youth group feel homey and inviting. They will provide a list of necessary supplies (i.e. hot chocolate/tea/comfy seating/independent game stations) to Pastor Sandi, and will take turns arriving early to youth nights to help set up.

  • celebration team

    The Celebration Team will keep track of birthdays and other important milestones and plans youth group celebrations. They will also plan and prepares graduation gifts, and will give leadership to the way that we celebrate holidays and special events together throughout the year.

  • snack team

    The Snack Team will plan everyone's favourite part of youth group: snack time! They will plan a menu, including supply lists and preparation requirements, and take turns preparing and passing out snack on youth nights and/or coordinating volunteers from our church family.

  • mission team

    The Mission Team will plan 4 local service projects each year (1 per season) to serve our city. They will recruit and coordinate volunteers from our church, and coordinate plans with local service organizations. During years when larger mission trips are possible, this team will also assist in the planning of those.

  • media team

    This team will give leadership to our social media presence, promoting events, and finding creative ways to keep our online presence relevant, engaging, and welcoming. This team will also work with the Worship Team to help plan The Well.

  • worship team

    This team will work to organize and implement The Well--our monthly youth-led worship night. They will recruit volunteers and/or be trained to run light, sound, and projection, will recruit musicians and plan set lists, and will work with the Devo Team to prepare a brief devotion.