YTH Parent Newsletter OCTOBER 2021


We are in full "sport mode"! October is here and we have had a blast in the month if September! It's been fun to see students back at school being salt and light in their hallways, classrooms and sports teams. We have had so many new students check YTH out as a result of your students leading well, way to go YTH fam! As the cooler weather and fall colors descend upon us, we have no plans on slowing down, read below to check out what we have going on this month!


During the month of October we are going to be digging into the book of Revelations! Our desire is to unpack the letters that the Apostle John wrote to different churches of his time and find out what we as a church can learn from them. Is Jesus our first love or are the things of this world? What does it mean to stand firm in the face of persecution? How would Christ gauge our temperature as believers today? Are we hot, cold or lukewarm? We will wrap up our series with a powerful YTH Experience Night on October 27th. The message will be more theatrical in expression and will highlight standing for Jesus here and now, while there is still time. Students are invited to wear a church appropriate costume on this night (no gore, blood, scary costumes please).

MYC | October 21-23rd 2021


Minnesota Youth Convention is an annual gathering of student ministries from all over the state of Minnesota. Students, youth leaders and Pastors spend two days learning together, praying together and growing together. Each day we gather for worship, inspirational messages and fun. For the last year, we have been hoping and praying for just a moment of normalcy in our lives and ministries. We are believing that MYC will be just that; a moment together. Not a normal moment, but one that shakes our students to the core, radically transforming their lives. We believe that God is already preparing those types of moments for us and our students at MYC 2021!


Every penny raised at YTH is sent to missionaries around the world so they can bring the light of the Gospel to the darkest places on earth. Our partnering organization, Speed the Light, turns our generosity into tangible resources that our missionaries need to accomplish the work they are called to. We consider it an honor & privilege to GIVE BIG as a YTH family so our missionaries can reach those we can't.

You can give to Speed the Light anytime by texting YTHKB to 94000. Thank you for helping us reach our goal and the lost through your generosity!


October 6th | SHOW UP NIGHT

October 13th | SMALL GROUP NIGHT

October 20th | SMALL GROUP NIGHT

October 21st-23rd | MYC

October 27th | YTH Experience Night


We utilize multiple platforms to stay connected with you & your students! Check out our Youtube Channel for unique YTH content & our Instagram page for weekly updates & ministry recaps! You can also Text rvcyth to 94000 to receive periodic text updates from our Central YTH department!

Your Campus YTH Pastors

Apple Valley Campus | Gabi O'Rourke, Lulu Murphy, & Jamer Shrum

gabi.orourke@rivervalley.org | Instagram @gaborourke

lulu.murphy@rivervalley.org | Instagram @lulumurphy

jameson.shrum@rivervalley.org | Instagram @Jamesoncpshrum

Crosstown Campus | Tyler Geraghty

tyler.geraghty@rivervalley.org | Instagram @tylergeraghty

Eagan Campus | Neil Turner

neil.turner@rivervalley.org | Instagram @coolioturner

Faribault Campus | Josiah Bachtle & Isaac Coats

josiah.bachtle@rivervalley.org | Instagram @josiahbachtle

isaac.coats@rivervalley.org | Instagram @icoats04

Minnetrista Campus | Andrew Snead

andrew.snead@rivervalley.org | Instagram @drewsnead

Shakopee Campus | Josh Trifunov

Josh.trifunov@rivervalley.org | Instagram @josh_trifunov

Woodbury Campus | Matt Nylin

matt.nylin@rivervalley.org | Instagram @matthewnylin