Apex is for anyone in school years 7-13 (that is age 11-18) and we would love to have you join us on a Friday evening.


Our statement of purpose is:

“To reach, disciple and release young people into their God-given destiny.”

We want to see young people from our community coming into relationship with Jesus, to disciple young people who have made a commitment to follow Jesus, helping them to read and understand their bibles and communicate with Jesus on a regular basis.

We want to create a positive environment for young people to come on a Friday night where they feel safe and where we offer support and advice to young people.

We want to inspire young people to achieve high and make a difference in the world and to help young people get planted into the life of the church.

We want to raise up a generation of young leaders who will influence those around them in a positive way for Jesus.

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Apex in 2020

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02_Brain Training

03_Cultivate Reunion



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Cultivate is our yearly week away for young people. It is held at Cefn Lea Holiday Park in Mid Wales. Cultivate is always one of our highlights of the year. We see it as an opportunity for young people to mix with young people from other churches, to build great friendships, have fun and most importantly get closer to Jesus.

Cultivate is set up in such a way as to create opportunities for young people to learn more about God, develop their relationship with Him and be challenged to live for Him when they go home.

We would encourage you as parents, to do all you can to get your son/daughter to Cultivate. We know they will come back having had an experience with Jesus and having been challenged to live for Him in a stronger way.

What: Cultivate Youth Camp

Who: Ages 11-18

When: 17th - 21st August 2020

Where: Cefn Lea Holiday Park

Cost: £195 per person

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Schools work

We believe that schools are not just places of education but environments where students are shaped and influenced for their futures. Our aim is to serve our local schools in any way we can, so as to benefit the students, teaching and support staff.

The school curriculum should aim to promote pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in life. We want to be a part of being able to help schools implement this. 

We aim to be of help to your school by supplementing your ongoing corporate worship and religious education programme through a creative, holistic approach which meets their needs, fits in with the ethos of the school and fulfills the national curriculum requirements.

Below is an information booklet that outline more of what we do in schools 

Frequently asked Questions

What is

a Friday night

like at Apex?

We run Fridays in 3 different parts. The first part is more of a chill time, where young people can get to know others, play football or simply just chill with their friends. We have a tuck shop where young people can buy drinks and sweets. Between 7:30-8pm we start our main programme. This consists of games, competitions, worship and a preach that inspires our young people to live for God and make a difference in the world. The third hour is made up of small groups. Our young people are mixed into groups that are age related. They will normally discuss what was spoken about in the preach as well as how they are doing. This allows us to offer pastoral care for the young people who attend.

Are all the events and programmes supervised?

All of our programmes are supervised by leaders who are over the age of 18 and have an up to date DBS check and who we fully trust. We work on a ratio of 1 leader to every 8 young people who are under 18. This means that your child will definitely be looked after when they are with us. On trips away we work at a ratio of 1 leader to every 5 young people. Leaders on trips have a small group of young people that they would care for. All this is explained in the information for our trips away.

Does my child need a consent form to attend a Friday night?

Your child does not need a consent form to attend Apex on a Friday night, however they will be asked to complete an application form on their first night at Apex. On this we take details such as address and phone number so that we can be in contact if there is an emergency.

How much does it cost for my child to come to Apex?

There is no cost to coming on a Friday to Apex although we do sell drinks and sweets.

Who do I contact if I have any queries or concerns regarding Apex Youth or a young person who attends?

You can contact anyone on the Apex team. Alternatively you can contact our office and ask to speak to our Youth Pastor Hannah or one of our youth team. 



Reg Awoliyi

Youth & Student Pastor

About us

London Riverside Church is a mix of all ages and cultures. We are a growing church in Dagenham, Essex with approximately 40 different nationalities found amongst us.

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