During the closure due to COVID-19, the regular rhythm of Jr. High ministry includes:

Engage Elective Courses: Again, the youth team will offer a variety of “Engage” elective courses on Sunday Mornings. These five-week courses are open to both Jr. and Sr. High students, and are designed to help students dig deeper into a topic of their interest. For a list of the upcoming courses, details, and to register, please click here.

Small Groups: Our Small Groups resume Wednesday, September 9, from 7-9pm both at RBC and Virtually.  Please note the following:

  1. Location: Small Groups will be outside weather permitting. If we move inside, Jr. High Guys should be dropped off at the Youth Building, and Jr. High Girls at the Quest Area. This will allow us to properly spread out and practice social distancing. We will probably be outside in cooler than typical weather, so please dress accordingly.
  2. Masks: Face masks are required inside RBC. We will have extra disposable masks, but students are encouraged to bring one.
  3. Registration: A one-time registration is required for all students. When you register, you may select in-person, virtual, or hybrid attendance. Click here to register
  4. Virtual Groups: If you select virtual or hybrid groups during registration, you will receive instructions for how to connect virtually. Our goal is to keep students in their same groups, not create separate groups of just virtual students.
  5. Weekly Reading: We are now in a series on what the Sermon on the Mount teaches about our relationship with God. We ask that students come prepared to discuss God’s Word each week. Students should have read the following passages and meditated on or memorized the following verses:
    Oct. 28 | Reading Matthew 5:1-19 | Memorization – Matthew 5:16
    Nov. 4 | Reading Matthew 5:20-48 | Memorization – Matthew 5:48
    Nov. 11 | Reading Matthew 6:1-21 | Memorization – Matthew 6:19-21
    Nov 18 | Reading Matthew 6:22-34 | Memorization – Matthew 6:33
    Nov. 25 | Thanksgiving Holiday – NO SMALL GROUPS
    Dec. 2 | Reading Matthew 7:1-12 | Memorization – Matthew 7:1-2
    Dec. 9 | Reading Matthew 7:13-29 | Memorization – Matthew 7:24
    Dec 16 | Leader Choice (no preset lesson)
    Dec 23 & 30 | Christmas Holiday – NO SMALL GROUPS
    Jan. 6 | Small groups resume
  6. Our Heart: The video below explains our Youth Ministry’s heart for groups this Fall. We encourage all parents and students to watch it.

If you have additional questions about Small Groups or the safety precautions followed, please contact aaronosborne@restonbible.org.

The junior high ministry at Reston Bible Church, BreakThru, is a place where you will have fun and be cared about, encouraged, and radically challenged.

If you’re in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, we would love for you to come join us. We will meet at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings in the RBC Youth Building.

The junior high ministry at Reston Bible Church, BreakThru, is a place where you will have fun and be cared about, encouraged, and radically challenged.


Our vision for BreakThru comes from Matthew 7:24-27, where Jesus says that anyone who Listens to His words and Acts upon them is like a man who Builds his house upon the rock. That house stands firm even when the winds and the rain come and slam against the house, because it has a solid foundation.

But just like laying the foundation for RBC’s new facility was hard work, laying a solid foundation in our lives is not an easy task. You have to cut down all the trees and brush. You have to dig down through the loose top soil. You have to BreakThru rocks and boulders in the way, until you can lay a level foundation on solid ground. In the same way, we want the Jr. Highers at RBC to Listen to the Word and begin to Act upon it, and in this process, Build a solid foundation for their lives on God’s Word and His Wisdom. We want Jr. High not only to be a time when teens are BreakingThru from a child to an adult, but also a time where they are BreakingThru in their understanding of God and application of His Word to their lives.


BreakThru | Sundays at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. | Jr. High Room | On Sundays we fellowship over doughnuts, worship through singing, connect over games, and teach specifically for Jr. Highers.

Small Groups | Wednesdays 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Jr. High Room | Our small groups are designed to help Jr. Highers study and apply the Bible within community. We have snacks, games, and fun for the first hour, and split into same gender small groups for Bible study during the second hour.

Friday Night Live | Monthly | These events are designed to be fun environments where you could easily bring a friend. They only happen once a month, so don’t miss the next one. See the latest calendar for details.

Special Events | First Fruits (Service project in November), Winter Retreat (President’s Day weekend), Summer Camp.