The Gathering - Youth Wednesday Nights (New Series)

(New Series, Aug. 24th-Sept. 14th)

We are excited to get back to our Midweek Gatherings starting Wednesday, August 24th!  Our theme for the next few weeks will be Catalyst!

Sometimes the idea of "faith" can feel a little mysterious and hard to grasp. After all, what is it? And how do you get it — or get more of it? Well, just like science can explain so many of the mysterious and hard-to-grasp things in the world around us, there are answers for many of the mysterious and hard-to-grasp things about faith, too. You'll learn in science class that "catalysts" are interactions that create big changes and transformations. In the same way, Scripture shows us certain change-making "catalysts" are necessary for the transformation of our faith and the faith of others. In this four-week series from Hebrews, we'll discover that faith is a catalyst for actionthe faith of others can be a catalyst on our journey, Jesus is the catalyst for a new relationship with God, and we can be a catalyst for change.

I am looking forward to fun, fellowship, and learning on Wednesday nights this fall!

Join us each Wednesday from 6:30-8:00  PM for the Midweek Gathering!

August 24:
“Faith is a Catalyst for ACTION”

August 31:
“The Faith of Others can be a Catalyst on our JOURNEY”

September 7:
“Jesus is the Catalyst for a New RELATIONSHIP with God”

September 14:
“We can be a Catalyst for CHANGE”

Christian Johns
Minister to Youth/Students

ROBC Youth Schedule

Youth Bible Study: Sunday Mornings from 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

The Gathering: Wednesday Nights from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Youth - Midweek Gathering

Please join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in the Youth Room! 
We promise to feed your bellies, your hearts, and your minds!  Come and be fed!

“And let us watch out for one another to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.”
Hebrews 10:24-25

(New Series, May 4th-May 25th)

Habits! We all have them, so let’s talk about them.  Whether you’ve got good habits (like getting enough sleep or remembering to floss) or bad habits (like biting your nails or checking your phone too often), most of your habits are probably small, tiny, hardly noticeable habits. But over time, those tiny habits can really impact your life, for good or bad. So what about your spiritual habits?  What are the small things you do every day that either draw you closer to God or keep you at a distance?  In this 4-week series, we’ll discover some principles from Scripture that have the power to help you develop tiny habits that can make a big impact — habits like spending time with God, investing in your relationships, sharing your faith story, and worshiping with your life. 


See you on Wednesday nights at the Midweek Gathering!

Join us each Wednesday from 6:30-8:00 PM for the Midweek Gathering!

May 4:
"Make It A Habit To SPEND TIME With God"

May 11:
"Make It A Habit to INVEST In Your Relationships"

May 18:
"Make It A Habit To SHARE Your Faith Stories"

May 25:
"Make It A Habit To WORSHIP With Your Life"


Senior Recognition Sunday - May 1st, 2022

High school seniors are reaching the end of one phase of life and boldly embracing a brand new future.

This  Sunday, May 1st, 2022 we will celebrate the work and achievement of our High School graduates.  To commemorate this accomplishment, we will present these young adults with a gift from the church to carry with them on the journey ahead.

Join us in honoring our high school graduates in our Worship Service.

The ROBC Class of 2022 graduates are: 

Ava Arroyo 
Mitchell Glotfelty
Jonathan Lee
Corby Martinez, Jr.
Locke Stanton

We hope you will pray for these students as they embark on their new journeys.  Pray that God will continue to guide & protect them. Pray that they will keep their eyes on Jesus, as they rely on His direction and protection. 


Christian Johns, Minister to Youth/Students


Share a bit about yourself. 

I grew up just south of Houston in Texas City.  My father was (and still is) the youth minister at First Baptist Church there in Texas City.  Some would say that my ministry started way back then with the hours I put in constantly at the church.  Officially, River Oaks Baptist is my first staff position, I started in September of 2018.  I received my undergraduate degree in Finance & Accounting at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX and followed that up with recently graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX with my Master of Divinity, or MDiv.  A few things I enjoy doing are going to concerts, musicals, and sporting events!  I am a huge Houston Astros fan, so it is great to be back in the area where there are others like me!

What do you enjoy most about youth ministry?

Youth ministry is great because I get to hang around with students all day and pour into their lives.  I mentioned above how I enjoy going to concerts, musicals, and sporting events, and I didn’t just mean professional ones!  I enjoy seeing students who are passionate about what they do.  My hope is to ignite that same passion for Christ in these students.  The youth ministry of today is soon to be the adult ministry of tomorrow.  Eventually, these students will be the ones to lead our churches in both ministerial and layperson roles.  My desire is for these students to build a solid foundation of faith and community that will carry them through their whole lives.


Past Events:

The following articles are from previous ROBC Youth events. 


Youth Group Returns from Camp July 23rd

ROBC Youth will be returning from camp this Friday, July 23rd at 2:00 PM.
Let's pray for their safe travel.

Ava Arroyo 
Alex Arteaga
Antonella Casanova 
Jude Jamison
Jonathan Lee 
Piedad Moreno 

Christian Johns 
Elizabeth Lee 
Joshua Lee


PowerPlus Youth Camp - July 19-23


Campers and Parents!

I am ready for an awesome week of camp and I hope you are too!  Click here for the Camp Schedule and the list of what to bring and what not to bring!  During the evenings we will also join with a few other churches and do silly theme nights.  Some students go wild and crazy and have elaborate outfits, while others just put on a relative t-shirt or something of the like.  The theme nights for camp are:

      Monday – Luau Night
           Tuesday –
As Seen on TV
         Wednesday –
Christmas in July
               Thursday –
Dentures to Diapers

We will be leaving River Oaks Baptist Church on Monday, July 19th at 9:30 AM and returning home to the church on Friday, July 23rd at 2:00 PM.  Every camper will need money for a meal (2x) we eat on the way to camp and from camp and money for any special snacks and gifts they would like to buy while at camp.  All meals at camp are provided, the other money is just for extras during breaks and other times.

Each camper will also need a Bible and something to write with, if you do not have a Bible that you can bring to camp, please let me know and I will get you one!  In addition to the theme on Wednesday night we will also be participating in another special camp tradition so please bring an outfit you would wear if you were trying to impress someone!  Those of you who’ve been before know exactly what I mean!

Remember, our focus this week is Jesus and all things will be received through him.  We will also have a lot of fun as well!  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I will gladly answer them!

See you all on Monday!

Christian Johns, Minister to Youth/Students 


Youth Summer Camp - July 18th-22nd

Camp is this coming week!  Our students will be heading to Pineywoods Camp in Woodlake, TX for a week of fun and focus on Jesus!  This year our theme is from Matthew 5, “Salt & Light” and we are going to focus on how Jesus has called us to be salt and light to the world.  I ask that you as a church family be praying for our students and our adult leaders this week.  If you would like to write a letter of encouragement to any of our students please write it and bring it by the church before we leave Monday morning! 

Please keep our youth and chaperones in your prayers. 

:                                        Chaperones
Jack Abbott                                 Christian Johns 
Jude Jamison                               Elizabeth Lee 
Alex Jordan                                 Joshua Lee
Jonathan Lee
Patrick Marcoux
Kayne Martin
Emma Musslewhite
Lillian Nicholson
Fred Oates
Jeb  Oren
Peyton Puckett
Jack Wheless
Charlie Wise

Be salt and light!

Christian Johns
Minister to Youth/Students