Connect . Experience . Respond

Our Mission Statment for the Traction Student Ministry is simple:

To CONNECT teenagers to Jesus Christ!

To EXPERIENCE changed lives by pursuing Him together!

To RESPOND by loving God and loving others!


We also strive to see our students uphold specific core values:

PATIENCE, HOPE, PEACE, HONESTY, HUMILITY, FAITHFULNESS, JOY,

HONORING, GOODNESS, SELF-CONTROL, KINDNESS, LOVE, ACCEPTING, RESPECT, WELCOMING


Students play a vital role in the life of our church.


In every ministry and function offered, we see students stepping up to serve and take leadership in what goes on around here.  Because we know how important  they are, we believe very much in preparing them for life by teaching them to stand on the truth of God's Word.


Each week on Wednesday nights, we have an awesome exerperience for Middle School and High School students.  Traction looks different each week but always has the same goal, to share Jesus Christ with all who haven't heard, and  to challenge those who have heard the full Gospel to respond and with no regrets, fully surrender their lives to Jesus.


For all students in 6th through 12 grade, we meet each Wednesday night from 7-8:30pm.  During the school year, if school is cancelled on a Wednesday then there is no Traction that night. Plus, we always strive to have an exciting summer planned with Mission Trips for our Middle School and High School students. As each event approaches, we will make sure to do our best and keep everyone updated.


Fill out our yearly (Medical Release/Permission Form) and bring it to Josh.  This will make the process a lot easier and smoother for all of the outings we do!


If you have any questions or want more information, then feel free to email Josh Smith at josh@theriverishere.com!


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