NEXT GEN (CHILDREN & YOUTH)
We are passionate about showing Jesus to the next generation. We help children establish and discover their own faith in Jesus as they transition from childhood through the teen years by providing ongoing, age-appropriate learning experiences.
 
Each age group builds on previous foundations and brings exciting new aspects of discovering Jesus and his church.
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SUMMER SCHEDULE
With school out and the great summer weather, we’re adjusting our NextGen schedules so we can spend time together at the River Pool and Community Center!  Be sure to bring your swim suit and towel for some swimming fun!  The River Pool address is: 7130 Ralston Ave. 
J7/ J12 Wednesdays
–  Ages 7-12
– July 5th, 6-8 PM 
– August 2nd, 6-8 PM
– Pool Admission is Free!
Middle School Wednesdays
–  6th – 8th Grades
– June 7th thru Aug 9th
– Wednesdays, 6-8 PM
– Only $1 per student for pool admission!
High School Sundays
–  9th-12th Grades
– June 4th thru Aug 6th
– Sundays, 6:30-8:30 PM
– Only $1 per student for pool admission!
RIVER KIDZ MINISTRY (Ages 0-12)
Pastor Amy Bales
amy@rivercental.org
816-356-7400
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE (0-12)
We have programs for children ages 0-12 during our Sunday morning service.  Visit the Children’s Church check-in area by the lobby doors to find out more.
  ON SUMMER BREAK   
WEDNESDAYS 6:30-8:00 PM (K – 6th Grade)
J-7 is a discipleship class that helps children develop a foundation in God’s Word by using Lessons from different curriculum sets and structured activities to go along with each week’s lesson. This class is for ages 5 to 7. The students will be encouraged to memorize scripture and participate in weekly lesson activities. J-7’s motto is “Living 4 Jesus 7 days a week”.
 
J12 is dedicated to helping kids ages 8-12 become like Jesus at 12, who is the greatest preteen role model that has ever lived! J12 specializes in preteen curriculum and resources that engage the imaginations and hearts of preteens. The students will be encouraged to spend devotional time with the Lord each day as well as memorize scripture.
OASIS SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY
Oasis Ministry seeks to serve as a relief and a safe haven for children with special needs and the families who care for them. We seek to assists families in leading their special needs child to a closer relationship with Jesus and to foster inclusion into church life here at The River. To learn more, Click Here
ANCHORED YOUTH AND MIDDLE-SCHOOL (6-12 Grades)
greg-and-jenny6Youth Directors, Gregg (Gravy) & Jenny Relaford
gregg@rivercentral.org or 816-299-5418
jrelaford@rivercentral.org or 816-299-5419