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Riptide — Junior 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. Here are a couple of ways that happens in Riptide:

#1 Small 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 $4.

#2 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.

#3 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

Music Stops the Traffic!!! ( Saturday, May 9th )

April 21, 2015 11:46 am


$10 to see six great bands for all ages:
– Moonshine (2014 winner of the San Diego Battle of The Bands)
– Splavender
– Act Natural (reuniting for one night only)
– Sydney Blake and The Misters
– Raelee Nikole

All bands are donating their time and taking no proceeds. 50% of event profits will fund Pwogram Mizik, a music camp for children vulnerable to being trafficked in Haiti. The remaining profits will fund additional Gabriel’s Promise summer programs in Carrefour, Haiti.

Share and tell your friends!

You can purchase your tickets here!!!

Riot Night!!! sign up now.

April 14, 2015 1:30 pm

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Don’t forget that we have Riot Night– Friday, May 1st!
This Night will be packed with so much energy, excitement and fun, you don’t want to miss out!!!
Plus it’s only $5— you can’t beat that:)

This is for all Edge56 peeps and all Riptidians- Be there and invite your friends.
Here is the general information:

DATE:  Friday, May 1st is Riot Night for 5-8 grade.
TIMES:  Journey Car Pool at 5:45pm — OR — Meet at Pathways Church 6:20P
ADDRESS:  Pathways, 9638 Carlton Hills Blvd., Santee 92071
COST:  $5 gets you in for all activities

Bring extra money for dinner and snacks.

In order to carpool from Journey you need to sign up online no later than April 29th. anyone registering after April 29th will need to meet us at Pathways church.

Please note that you need to pick up your student from Pathways church in Santee at 9626 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee 92071 at 9PM!

SIGN UP HERE!!! :   Riot Night May 1st Form

“Sticks and Stones”

April 10, 2015 5:04 pm

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Sticks and Stones

All of us remember those moments in our lives when we have looked at the world around us and smiled. Those moments when our joy felt overflowing. Moments when we couldn’t contain our hope, when our eyes were amazed by what surrounded us, and what it felt like to breathe it all in.  Those moments that felt like the sun is rising, or gentle rain on your skin, or those moments of uncontrollable laughter with a good friend.

However all of us remember those moments that made us question the goodness, like weeds creeping into a beautiful garden.

All around us, things are being shaken and life is being breathed into creation.

And so what would happen if we chose to open our eyes and see?  To see the world, to see the goodness and to see the beauty.

What would happen if light was more than just light, if darkness had a deeper meaning?

What would happen if we could learn more from sticks and stones than we thought?


April 12- Sticks and Stones- Stones – Tegan Brindley

April 19- Sticks and Stones- Trails – Tyler Marlow

April 26- Sticks and Stones- Sticks – Ashley Melton

No Riptide Services on Easter

March 31, 2015 10:13 am


Just a reminder, there are NO Riptide Services on Easter.

But come join us in the Big Room for Good Friday and Easter, and then pick a time to come serve with us in the Children’s Area!!!

We have two Good Friday Services, April 3— 5:00p, 7:00p

One Saturday Easter Service, April 4— 7:00p

And three Sunday Easter Services, April 5— 8:30a, 10:00a, 11:30a

Sign Up for Summer Camp June 28-July 3!!!

March 23, 2015 7:45 pm

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Riptide is going to Summer Camp at Thousand Pines this June 28-July 3, 2015. 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 friends, and have a blast with the ones they already have.

The current price for this entire week of camp is $389. This includes transportation, 5 nights and 6 days of camp fun, and all meals.

To sign-up, a $100 non refundable deposit will hold your spot. We only have 30 spots this year, so do not wait to sign-up! (Payment plans, fundraising opportunities, and limited scholarships are available.)  Also there is potential to get $100 off by serving as a Journey Summer Fun Camp Counselor. Email for more information.

Don’t Miss Out!!!

SIGN UP HERE: Riptide Thousand Pines Summer Camp 2015

SCHOLARSHIP FORM: Riptide Scholarship Request Form

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