River City Christian’s High School Ministry hopes to engage students wherever they are in their faith journey, whether they have been raised in the church or just stepping into a church building for the first time. We believe high school students have the potential to make a significant impact on their friends, families, schools, or any other part of their life. To help them discover more about Jesus we gather Sunday evenings to hang out, get to know each other, worship, and dive into scripture. With thousands of students in the greater Sacramento area, it is our hope to reach, develop, and support students in a way that will impact their relationship with Jesus for the rest of their lives.

Youth Group on the Patio

Sundays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at River City Christian

High school students are invited to join for our weekly gathering on the patio at River City Christian for games, worship and a message from God’s word. In an effort to secure the safety of your student and the public at large, will encourage social distancing at all High School gatherings. Please bring a face covering and your own chair.

Can’t make it to campus? Follow us on Instagram and join youth group virtually as we live stream on our Instagram Story.


Stay Connected

We encourage students to follow and interact with us on the High School Ministries Instagram account. We also recommend joining our texting service for updates on event. Text HSM to 916-915-0905 to opt in.

Weekly Small Groups

Starting this fall, several small groups of high school students will meet throughout the week in to provide community and spiritual growth. Small groups will meet outdoors in a variety of locations, including at River City Christian. Check back soon for information on small group meeting days/times. 

Email highschool@rivercitychristian.org or text “HSM” to (916) 915-0905  if you have any questions or would like to join one of our High School small groups.

Upcoming Events

Pumpkin Fest 2020
October 25 | 6:30-8:00 p.m.


Are leaders and volunteers background checked?

Yes, the safety of your student is extremely important to River City Christian. One of the steps we take to ensure safety is requiring background checks on all volunteers working with students 18 and under.

Does my student have to be Christian to attend?

No. Jesus told us to go out and make disciples. It is our hope that we will be able to help your student’s faith develop no matter where they are in their own personal spiritual journey. We seek to create environments in which students will feel comfortable bringing their friends whether they consider themselves Christians yet or not.

What are you teaching my student?

We believe the Word of God is to be held with high regard. So, each leadership team within River City Student Ministries spends time carefully planning out series that will communicate the truths of scripture in a relevant way. You are always welcome to ask about the current series that is being taught.

What happens during small groups?

We believe participation in small groups is the most effective way for students to connect with each other and with adult leaders who sincerely care about them. Small groups discuss the lessons that were presented in the big group, develop relationships with one another through sharing life experiences, play games that build trust and community, and pray for one another.

Does my student need to check-in when they arrive?

When students arrive for youth group, we ask that they stop by out Check-In Station. Checking in helps us minister to each family in a number of ways. It allows us to follow up with your student, know who is on campus, and have the most up to date contact information for communication purposes.

What if my student has food or other allergies?

If your student has food allergies please let the pastor of that area know right away. At all events as well as trips off campus, we do our best to make sure each student’s dietary needs are safely met.


Aaron Brackney is River City Christian’s Pastor of High School Ministries. Aaron and his wife Annie have been at River City since 2014. Aaron loves working with preteen and teenagers. He has worked in student ministry for 12 years and has coached high school football for 14 years, the last four years at Cordova High School. He loves movies, football, and psychology, in which he has a bachelors degree.

Church Online

Modern Worship Service: 10:00 + 11:30 a.m.

Classic Worship Service: 8:30 a.m.

Contact Us

Email: info@rivercitychristian.org

Phone: 916.861.2240

Church Office: 10933 Progress Court, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670