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What is James River Youth
James River Youth is the youth ministry of James River Church. We are a community of adventurous, engaging, and encouraging teenagers who love Jesus and love people, all while doing life together. James River Youth consists of a dynamic youth program on Wednesday nights and Sunday Mornings. We are all about helping students realize how amazing Jesus is, creating a life-giving and fun atmosphere, and building community while doing life together.
James River Youth is a brilliant opportunity for students to be in a positive peer environment, to talk about real life issues, and to learn about Jesus in a way that will empower them to live life to the fullest!
Junior high students will have a blast in the 6.8 ministry designed just for them. 6.8 shows students what it means to have a passionate, intentional faith in Jesus Christ. At 6.8, students get to experience hilarious games, high-energy worship, and messages they can relate to. 6th-8th graders will not want to miss out on all the amazing things planned for them at James River Youth!
The James River Youth 9.12 ministry is tailored specifically for 9th-12th graders. The 9.12 ministry is committed to equipping students with everything they need to be a significant influence for Jesus. While in 9.12, senior high students will experience passionate worship, relevant teachings, and make lasting friendships with other students. At James River Youth, high school students have an incredible place for them to encounter God and make a difference in the world.
At James River Youth, your student matters. We believe in helping bring teenagers together to encounter God and make new friends as they grow in their faith and discover how God can use them to make an impact in the world. Check out our FAQ's and parent resources to see how James River Youth can strengthen your teenager.
Youth Life Groups
We have life groups specifically geared for our James River Youth crew! Life Groups are the way we make a big church feel small. Groups meet across the area and simply do life together; laughing, playing games, fellowshipping, supporting each other, and growing in all seasons of life. We encourage you to get connected with a life group to build new friendships and grow in your walk with Christ. Click below for a list of youth life groups.
Visit James River Youth
If it’s your first time at James River Youth, we have a VIP reception just for you! There, you will find snacks, refreshments, and our VIP Team ready to answer any questions you might have about the service. Click on the button below to find out more information on how to have the best first-time at James River Youth!
Service Times & Information
We offer exciting services for both our 6th-8th grade (6.8) and 9th-12th grade (9.12) students on Sundays and Wednesday nights. We would love for your student to join us this week! Find the service times for your student below.
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We would love to answer any questions you have about our Youth ministry. Feel free to contact us any time through the link below!