RIPTIDE — JR. HIGH MINISTRY
For 7th & 8th Grade Students
Riptide is a ministry for 7th & 8th graders here at Journey Community Church. Everything about it is designed specifically with that age group in mind! It is a place for to have fun, make tons of new friends, and see God in ways they may not have before. Sunday morning services, mid-week Life Groups, camps, events and activities are all ways we make that happen in Riptide.
Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Riptide Room
9 + 11 AM in the Riptide Room
Camps, Events and Activities
We have events, retreats and camps scheduled throughout the year. Check below for more details.
Wednesday Nights during the school year we meet in smaller groups at Journey Community Church from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. It is a time filled with worship, Bible Study, prayer, and friendships! This is a great opportunity for a 7th and 8th grader to deepen their faith while building community with those in their small group. Also, we serve dinner for only $5.
We have two identical services on Sunday Morning. 9 am and 11 am. We have crazy games, a great student worship team, and times to connect with God! These services are designed for those who are checking out who God is, as well as those who already have a relationship with him.
Camps, Events, and Activities
Our school year is packed with things like camps, services projects, and crazy events like GURLY, BURLY, and DYE WARS. These events create a venue to build friendship, see and hear God in unique ways, help the community around us, and provide an opportunity for 7th & 8th to to put hands and feet to what God is calling all of us to do: Love him and love others.
We believe every 7th & 8th grader was created on purpose for a purpose. God created you exactly how he wanted you to be and that includes putting you in 7th or 8th grade at this very moment! So come, be yourself, and know you are welcomed for being you!
THE LATEST FROM RIPTIDE
We just got back home from such an amazing week at Thousand Pines Summer Camp up in the San Bernardino Mountains.read more
WE STILL HAVE SPOTS! RIPTIDE is heading to Summer Camp at Thousand Pines this June 24-29th, 2018! In an age of constant technology, media and entertainment, camp is a great place where Junior Highers are free to focus on their relationship with Christ, meet new...read more
Jarred's TOP 5 List of Things to do this summer! 1. Riptide’s Summer Camp at Thousand Pines- June 24-29 This summer once again we are going Thousand Pines. Something incredible happens when we leave the normal and the routine and seek God together as a community....read more
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RIPTIDE 2017-2018 CALENDAR *Please Note: Dates with an asterisk are still tentative 2017 PROMOTION SUNDAY –July 9 LIFE GROUP KICK OFF –September 6 LEFT OVER CANDY SHINDIG –November 1 THANKSGIVING FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION –November 18 RIPTIDE XMAS PARTY –December 6 2018...read more
Junior High Director
Hi! I’m Jarred Benitez. I am a dad, husband, food snob and am obsessed with birds. I am a pro powerlifter but freak out every time see a cockroach. Oh… and I am also crazy enough to work with Junior Highers!