What is James River Youth?

James River Youth is about reaching the lost, creating a life-giving and fun atmosphere, and building community through Life Groups. If you are a junior high or high school student, then James River Youth is right for you!

6th-8th Grade

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!

9th-12th Grade

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.

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.

Listen to the Latest Message from Wednesday Night

In case you missed service or simply can’t get enough of the James River Youth services, we’ve got you covered with the most recent message! Our prayer is that you would be encouraged and challenged through these awesome messages.

Become a Volunteer!

James River Youth is always looking for volunteers who love helping, serving, and equipping students in their walk with the Lord. If you’d like to become a volunteer, we’d love to serve with you!

Check out James River Youth this week!

We would love to answer any questions you have about our Youth ministry. Feel free to contact us any time through the link below!