ROCC Youth

Our goal is to glorify God and equip students to remain rooted in their faith.

On Sunday afternoon, from 4-6pm, students experience Gospel-centered teaching and authentic worship. There is also an allotted time for students to break into small groups, be prayed for, and “do life” with their peers and small group leaders. We also offer Sunday school for both middle and high school students during the 9:15 am service on Sunday mornings. Students can take their faith to the next level by joining a d:Group (discipleship group). d:Groups meet throughout the week during the school year and cover various books of the Bible or topical studies.

ROCC Youth Vision Statement: 
Our student ministry is dedicated to creating authentic environments for students to connect with God in a powerful way to be fully equipped to step into life beyond our ministry.

We fulfill this by helping "pack the bags" of our students to better send them off into life beyond our ministry!

We want every student to have chances to hear the Gospel story and changes to respond to the Holy Spirit working in their life.
Personal Spiritual Disciplines
We want students to engage with God by reading His Word, have active prayer lives, to know how to engage in corporate worship, etc. We not only teach on spiritual disciplines but we also provide opportunities to occasionally make space for these disciplines to be practiced.
Biblical Understanding
We want students to be very familiar with the Bible, the books of the Bible, the characters of the Bible and how they are a part of God's story.
Willingness to Share Their Faith
It's okay for students who are new to the faith to consume church but at some point we want every student to be ready and prepared to share the hope they have with their friends, family, and peers! We believe that having a heart for evangelism is the best next step to take!
A Need for Christian Community
We want students to know that watching a sermon online is good and listening to a podcast can help them grow but that there is something special that happens when God's people meet together. We try to instill in our students that they must seek out a church and/or campus ministry to find believers who can spur them onward in their faith once they head off to college!


What to Expect

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ROCC Youth Events

Check out River Oaks Church Center for information on all ROCC Youth events, including RY Summer Camp 2021, and others that require registration.


Next Steps Class


The Next Steps Class is designed to help Sixth-graders understand theological principles River Oaks Community Church believes are foundational for students and their faith. We try to make this class engaging, informative, and fun.


Students are expected to complete portions of the lessons prior to coming to class on Sunday mornings. We will start each lesson in class on the date listed on the calendar below. That lesson (or a specific part of the lesson) should be finished at home. There is a place at the end of each lesson where parents/guardians are asked to initial to indicate that they are aware of the lesson’s completion. Please encourage your student to complete the lessons so that they will learn the basics of our faith, be more confident in sharing in class, and most importantly, develop a growing relationship with Jesus. We know things can come up preventing students from completing a lesson occasionally; we still want them to come to class.


Students should bring their Understanding the Faith workbook (provided on their first day of class), a Bible, a provided copy of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and something with which to write. (We will have extra supplies if a student forgets to bring something.)


For Parents




Alongside: Loving Teenagers With The Gospel by Drew Hill

Alongside supports both parents and youth ministry leaders and volunteers to love teenagers well. Drew Hill unpacks the challenges teenagers face and how youth leaders and parents can share the gospel with them at this crucial age. Teenagers want to be chased, and Alongside brings scripture to life and helps parents and those in youth ministry practically connect the life of Jesus to the lives of their adolescent children and friends. Order the Book

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp

In Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, author Paul David Tripp explores 14 practical and gospel-centered principles that will help parents see their role through the lens of God's Word and change the way they interact with their children. Principles include grace, identity, lies, authority, foolishness, and character. Order the Book

Don’t Miss It: Parent Every Week Like It Counts - by Reggie Joiner

Kids at every phase need adults who will show up predictably and consistently, over time. You will have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. If you are a parent, you have probably realized by now that you can't make a toddler share, can't force a child to have faith, and can't compel a teenager to make smart decisions. But there is something you can do. You can make this week count. And then do it again, and again. What you understand about your kids now has the potential to change their future. So don't miss it. Order the Book


ROCC Youth Staff