- Phone: (417) 887-2317
- Mailing Address: 2210 W Republic Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
rbcStudents (grades 7-12) is part of our Next Generations Ministry. Our NextGen team exists to make Christ-centered disciples of children and their parents.
rbcStudents focuses on preparing students to launch into a Christ-centered adulthood. We want students to know Jesus personally and make Him known.
Our small groups are “master teacher” format. A teacher will lead all students through a lesson, and small group leaders facilitate discussion based on application after that for the remainder of the hour.
Small groups are age-graded and gender specific (i.e. 12th Grade Girls), and facilitated by incredible adult leaders that are passionate about seeing students grow together in faith. Our entire church is using The Gospel Project, a three year chronological study of the Bible, during our small group time.
Sundays 9:30am- Grades 7-8 in the Ridgecrest Room, Grades 9-12 in the Fellowship Center
Sundays 11:00am- Grades 7-12 in the Fellowship Center
Midweek includes students grades 7-12 in a time of fun (and sometimes crazy) games, dynamic worship, and impactful preaching from the word of God. Pizza is provided each week from 6:00-6:30 for $1/slice. Parents are ALWAYS welcome to attend Midweek!
DNOW- Disicple Now Weekend // “DNOW” for short, is our biggest event of the year. DNOW is a weekend retreat for students to connect with their peers while experiencing the power of God through worship, preaching, small group Bible studies, good food, recreation, and fellowship.
CentriFUGE Camp // FUGE Camp is a weeklong Christian camp for students that focuses on Bible study, worship, missions, and recreational activities. FUGE Camp is organized and run by Lifeway Christian Resources.
Serve Springfield // Serve Springfield is a local mission project for students. Ridgecrest, and several other student ministries in the Springfield area, partner with local organizations to serve the people of our city with one goal in mind: To share the love of Jesus.
Spring Break International Mission Trips // rbcStudents sends two teams each year over Spring Break to Central and South America to serve alongside our Global Impact Partners who call these mission fields home. These trips take place in mid March, and preparation begins in the early Fall.
Summer International Mission Trip // rbcStudents sends a team in the summer to serve Word of Life France- a Christian camp for students. Our team is responsible for building relationships with peers from other cultures, sharing the Gospel, and assisting in day-to-day camp operations.
rbcNextGen Summer Apprenticeship Program // The Summer Apprenticeship Program is for students grades 9 through 12 that are passionate and eager to learn hands-on the inner workings of Next Generations Ministry in the church. This program is designed to equip students who are passionate about service and leadership to become high-caliber disciple makers of their friends and peers by giving them ownership and responsibility in rbcLittles, rbcKids, and rbcStudents.
There are several ways to serve in what God is doing through rbcStudents. Fill out the form below to get started! Once submitted the rbcStudents staff will contact you.