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
The Gathering: "RAD" (Sept. 22 - Oct. 13)
(September 22 - October 13)
Students and Parents!
The next series we will be tackling in The Gathering is called Rad!
When Jesus was on earth, he had a lot to say about love, but not everyone loved him. Instead, Jesus’ opponents hated him, attacked him, and saw him as extreme, dangerous, revolutionary — a radical. And they had a point! The things Jesus taught about loving God and loving others challenged the status quo and changed the world forever. That’s pretty radical. In this 4-week series from the book of James, we’ll look at four ways Jesus invites us to love according to his revolutionary example. These ideas might seem simple, but when we choose to listen more than we speak, refuse to play favorites, watch our words, and fight for peace, we’ll see just how radical Jesus’ teachings really are.
See you there at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night!
Minister to Youth/Students
"Radical People Listen More Than They Speak"
"Radical People Don't Play Favorites."
"Radical Peole Watch Their Words."
"Radical People Fight for Peace."
The Gathering - Youth Wednesday Nights
The Gathering is back! Live and in person! Please join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in the Youth Room! Masks will be required for entry and food will be provided as well!
“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.”
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.
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.
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 Group Astros Game
Tuesday, July 6th, the Astros are playing at home at Minute Maid Park, and the ROBC youth group will be heading to the game! It’s also Dollar Dog Night at Minute Maid Park and we are going to see how many hot dogs we can eat! We will meet at the church at 5:15 PM and leave together at 5:30. The game should be over around 10:30 PM, and we will be back at the church tentatively at 11:00 PM. If anything changes, parents will be notified! If your student would like to go with us to the game, please contact me at email@example.com or call the church office!