High School

Growing together.

Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you are welcome here.

Purpose and Aim for RiverLakes High School Ministry
Know - The goal that each student would come to KNOW God personally and KNOW Him more through Gospel-centered preaching, Gospel-centered worship and Gospel-centered discipleship. 
Grow - Encourage personal GROWTH and spiritual maturity through a Gospel-centered and biblically formed deeper relationship with God, parents, leaders and peers. 
Go - Provide Gospel-centered support and opportunity for students to GO reach others and to GO serve others

-Bill Wills, High School Director

Sunday Mornings

Education Building, Room 213

High School currently meets on Sunday mornings at 9:00am in the HS Room (Rm. 213 in the Ed. Building). We worship, fellowship, and engage with God’s Word in the form of a sermon. All high school students are welcome! Come worship with us!

Follow us.

Real Groups

Real Groups are HSM's discipleship groups that meet during the school year. We strongly urge all of our high school students to be a part of a Real Group for the whole year, where fellowship, study of God's Word, and challenges to grow happen. We are on break for the summer but will start up again on August 30, 6:30-8:30pm in the HS Room!

Summer Sermon Series Calendar

June - July

Helping Without Hurting: Considering the Gospel and the Meaning of Poverty


Tough Questions

No High School Sunday Service

June 11
Gone on Mission Trip!

July 30
Bill preaching in the Main. Attend Main Service at 9:00am and sit with HSM!

HSM Seniors 2023


Senior Brunch

May 27 || 9:30am-12:00pm
We are setting aside a special time to recognize and celebrate our seniors with a breakfast celebration and gift ceremony! There will be fellowship, a time of worship, a time of speaking encouragement and edification over you, celebration, and prayer. We hope all of you Seniors are able to make it! RSVP with Sarah Sibecas by May 7.

Graduation Sunday

May 28 || 9:00am
During HSM Sunday Service
Join us for our regular Sunday worship gathering where our seniors will be uniquely recognized and prayed for by the entire HS Ministry! Parents/Guardians are welcome.

6:33 (Young Adults Ministry)

Once you graduate from HSM, we urge you to continue your connection to RiverLakes through our 6:33 Ministry. They gather weekly on Thursday nights in the Community Center for dinner, fellowship, worship, teaching, and discussion. We also encourage you to attend Sunday Main Service (6:33 sits together at 10:30am service) and to consider where you might serve in the church.

Serve in HSM

This list is by no means exhaustive, but is something to consider as you, HS student, begin praying about where you might get committed to serving the church body/HSM and being salt and light in your community this upcoming year! If you're interested in any of the following areas, contact HSM (highschool@riverlakeschurch.org) for more information and a follow-up!

Student Leadership
(Fall 2023 - Summer 2024)

Year-long commitment. Application & interview process happening this summer.

Tech Team

Do you have a way with computers? Do you like messing around with a soundboard, presentations, being a part of something in a more behind-the-scenes yet important way? Sounds like the tech team could be the spot for you!

Worship Team

Sign up for ARISE!

Service Outreach

Monthly/Semi-monthly Saturday morning outreach opportunities for all in HSM to serve at (i.e., The Mission at Kern County, Morning Star Fresh Food Ministry, prayer walks, helping out a different ministry here at RCC, etc.).

Small Group Leaders

Directed toward parents, guardians, and/or qualified adults. Serve as a mentor-leader in HSM! If interested, contact HSM Director Bill Wills ((661) 589-9733, ext. 207).


Directed toward parents/guardians and others in the RCC congregation. Providing food, decoration/design help, financial assistance, host homes, miscellaneous game/event supplies, etc.! If interested, contact HSM Assistant Sarah Sibecas.

HSM Google Calendar

HSM has a Google Calendar that is updated quarterly to reflect everything we add to our newsletters. We hope this serves our HSM families well in a tech-based way in keeping up with everything we have going on.
How to integrate into iCal (Apple):
  1. Open Calendar app
  2. Click “Calendars” at the bottom of the screen
  3. Click “Add Calendar” at the bottom left corner of the screen, then “Add Subscription Calendar”
  4. Copy & paste the link below, then click “Subscribe” https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/c_ck7ntjj6j3m9n6n2buc5q6d310%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Student Ministries Calendar