Los Angeles Mission Trip

Just a heads up we are partnering with Center For Student Missions and going to Los Angeles this spring for a Riptide Mission Trip!!! Space is Limited to 20 students max.  More info/ registration to come. You can check out more info at...
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BRING YOUR RECYCLING TO RIPTIDE!!!

WE NEED YOUR RECYCLING!!!! Riptide is going to Los Angeles to take part in a Student Mission Trip!!!! As a way to raise support we are collecting recycling... we figure, hey it's pretty much free money... and why not take care of the earth at the...
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FAITH WORKS – Riptide’s New Series

F A I T H  /  W O R K S  The book of James gives us very practical and pointed instructions about living the Christian life.  Written to a people who were scattered and suffering, James encourages communities of faith to obey God and to put feet to...
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Screenagers

We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time. SCREENAGERS is a documentary which probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, and depicts messy struggles,...
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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.

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Life Groups

Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Riptide Room

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Sunday Mornings

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.

Life Groups

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.

Sunday Mornings

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!

Jarred Benitez

Jarred Benitez

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!

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