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Services and Programs

Sunday 9:15 AM

  • Contemporary Worship
  • Adult Bible Studies
  • Vital Link Student Ministry (6th-12th grades)
  • Riva Kidz for children (infant – 5th grade)

Sunday 11:00 AM

  • Contemporary Worship
  • Adult Bible Studies
  • Riva Kidz for children (infant – 5th grade)

Wednesday 6:30 PM

  • Children – AWANA
  • Students
  • Adult Groups

Map and Directions

From Annapolis

Take Rt. 2 South, turn right on 214 (Central Ave). Riva Trace is approximately 2 miles down the road on the left. Or Take Riva Rd. South, turn left on 214 (Central Ave). Riva Trace is 0.1 miles down the road on the right.

From Baltimore:

Take 97 South , then take the MD-665 exit toward Aris T. Allen Blvd/Riva Rd. Keep right to take Exit 22 toward Riva Rd. Make a right onto Riva Rd. South. Turn left on 214 (Central Ave). Riva Trace is 0.1 miles down the road on the right.

From Washington D.C.:

Take 50 East to exit onto Davidsonville Rd. (Exit 16, Rt. 424). Take a right and continue south on Davidsonville Rd. In approximately 3.5 miles, at the light, take a left on 214 (Central Ave). Riva Trace is approximately 1.5 miles down the road on the right.

Our Facility

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I dress?

At Riva Trace, you come as you are.  Most people dress casually. You will see people dressed in jean and t-shirts as well as suits and dresses.

Where do I park?

For your first time at Riva Trace we recommend parking in the reserved visitor spaces in front of the building near the Worship Center entrance.

Where do I go?

Once you enter the building at the Worship Center entrance you will find our foyer.  Here you will find our Welcome Center and several helpful volunteers. They will be able to direct you to the Worship Center, Riva Kidz, Student Area, Classrooms, and Restrooms. If you have a question they can find the answer for you.

What is the worship like?

Worship at Riva Trace is a God-centered gathering that includes biblical messages that both challenge and encourage.  The music is contemporary in style and varied in content from energetic praise to contemplative worship.

Where do my children go?

We have a vibrant Riva Kidz program for children birth to 5th grade. Children are special to us at Riva Kidz. We are committed to providing a safe environment for children to learn and grow, while giving peace of mind to every parent. To achieve these goals we have adopted a security policy which provides guidelines and safety procedures for children of all ages.

What is in store for my teenager?

Vital Link: Sunday Mornings
(Sunday, 9:15 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.)

On Sunday mornings, Vital Link offers a Middle School Bible Study class (grades 6th-8th). We are working through a curriculum that teaches more about scripture, our role as disciples, and how the Bible/Christianity came to be. This is a great opportunity to answer the questions you probably have and provides an environment for you to learn more about the God you follow and serve. These lessons, mixed with activities and social time, sound like a great way to spend your Sunday mornings… Come join us!

Vital Link: Sunday Nights
(Sunday, 6:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m.)

Join us for our Vital Link Student Services, open to High School and Middle School students. This high energy and fun atmosphere, filled with big group games, individual challenges, student led worship, a biblical based message, and more, is just what you are looking for in “Church”. You do not want to miss out on this experience and the opportunity to be involved in a time that is student focused and student led. Come check us out and invite a friend!

Vital Link: Wednesday Nights
(Wednesday, 6:15-8:00 p.m.)

Vital Link on Wednesday nights provides students with training to serve in ministry and opportunities to participate in small groups. We also have time to hang out, play games, and enjoy food from our Snack Shack.

Vital Link small groups on Wednesday night are designed to take students to the next step in their spiritual journey.

Who will be working with my children?

Not only do we have policies and procedures in place, but we also do a nation-wide background check on everyone who works with children and teenagers.

Is the church handicap accessible?

Yes.  There are plenty of reserved parking spaces in front of the building. If at anytime you need assistance please stop by the Welcome Center. In addition, hearing assisted devices are available in sound booth for use in the worship center.

Do you have a Christian school?

Yes. Preschool only.

Can I take communion if I am not a member?

Yes, anyone who has placed their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation may partake in communion.

Do you have adult Bible studies or small groups?

Yes, to both.  Adult Bible studies meet on Sunday mornings at both 9:15AM and 11:00AM and Wednesday evenings at 6:30PM. In addition our Men’s Ministry (Band of Brothers) has a Tuesday evening Bible study and our Women’s Ministry has a Thursday morning Bible study.  We also have a variety of groups that meet at various times throughout the week both on and off the church campus.

How large is the building?

The building is 62,000 square feet and the parking lot holds 300 cars. The seating capacity of the Worship Center is 850.

What type of Baptist Church is RTBC?

RTBC is a Southern Baptist Church, and a member of the Southern Baptist Convention (www.sbc.net), Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network (www.bcmd.org), and the Arundel Baptist Network (www.arundelbaptist.org).

What are the doctrinal positions of RTBC?

We have a booklet entitled “What We Believe.” In summary, we are an evangelical church. We believe in the inerrancy of the Bible and that, Jesus is fully God and fully man. We believe in the sufficiency of Christ’s death on the cross for our salvation. click here