Christian Outreach Center

R.I.O.T. Teen Ministry

The purpose of R.I.O.T. (Righteously, Inspired, Overcoming Teens), the C.O.C. Teen Ministry is to develop youths ages 13-19, into healthy individuals (spirit, soul, and body), whose first love is Jesus Christ. The R.I.O.T. leaders work diligently to expose teens to the truth of the Bible, and to help them see who they are in Christ. “We want young people to be excited about loving Jesus and His Word; ‘living life loud’ for Jesus Christ,” said the R.I.O.T. ministries Youth Pastor.

This ministry does a good job contributing to the spiritual growth of our teens by ministering the Word of God to them on a practical level. The Scripture that represents R.I.O.T so well is 1Timothy 4:12. ‘Let no one despise or think less of you because of your youth, but be an example (pattern) for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity’ (AMP.)

It is important that we minister to our teens in a way that achieves balance in their lives, so we participate in many exciting events throughout the year. Every year the teens travel to Houston, TX for Spiritual Encounter 2K at New Light Christian Center Church.  Each time they go, they come back inspired and refreshed having renewed their commitment to follow Christ.  R.I.O.T. also holds its own Teen Conferences here at C.O.C. each year during Spring Break.  This event is always lots of fun for the teens, because it allows them to connect with teens from other area churches and youth groups. 

In addition to these annual conferences, the teens perform street ministry in and around the city on a regular basis. This helps them apply what they are learning every week in real life situations. The annual trip to Six Flags is a favorite along with our sports outings. The teens have their own room in C.O.C.’s Youth Building outfitted with all the latest video, audio and game equipment.  They watch movies, listen to music together and even get to play instruments.

R.I.O.T. is open to ALL teens who want to come and fellowship with our teens. The spiritual development, support and encouragement they will receive from their peers and the R.I.O.T. staff will be invaluable to them during these often challenging years of their lives…. But through Christ ALL things are possible!