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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!


From the Riptide Blog

Upcoming Series—— start simple.

August 15, 2014 11:23 am


start simple.

Let’s face it. We overcomplicate things. We have a way of making things more difficult than they need to be. Too many rules, too much explanation. When it comes to following Jesus… to connecting with God, most people cannot tell you clearly how this whole thing works. However, God made connection with him Simple. Not some lofty, far off, difficult thing. So let’s put an end to the over complications?

Join us as we start simple.


August 24 Start Simple. – Jesus is here. Now.

August 31 Start Simple. – Relationship.

September 7 Start Simple. – Start with Those Around You.

September 14 Start Simple. – Simple Prayers.

September 21 Start Simple. – You Already Know How to Read.

Promotion Sunday Next Week!!!

August 11, 2014 1:08 pm


Don’t forget!!!

9th graders will move to Encounter High School Ministry (…they are rad!!!)

Incoming 7th graders are with us (…we are weird!!!)

Incoming 9th Graders…Are you going to this???

August 5, 2014 1:56 pm


Be there!!!

Make sure you register online:)

Click the Link to Register-


I hope that you can make it!!!


Riptide Summer Night!!! July 30th (6-8:30)

July 22, 2014 10:36 am




Come prepared to have some seriously awesome swimming fun, kaja-be can can, park games, food and hangout!

You don’t want to miss out!!! BE THERE!!!

WHAT TO BRING: $3.00 for dinner, towel, one piece bathing suit, change of clothes, & a sweatshirt

WHEN: Wednesday July 30th

WHERE: The Clubhouse Park at

                     10041 Austin Dr.  –Spring Valley, CA 91977



Take 94 east, Right on Sweewater Springs Blvd, Right on Austin

Park will be on the left hand side

New Series “You Make Me Brave”

June 3, 2014 1:21 pm


You Make Me Brave

“Do Not Be Afraid.”  ….Over and over again throughout the scriptures this statement arises… “Do Not Be Afraid.”  However doesn’t it seem that over and over again the things in this world terrify us, scare us, make us feel anxious, timid, weak.  This fear creeps in and begins to steal your life away.

But this is not what God has for you.  This fear is not supposed to stop us.  This is not who God created you to be.  He is aggressive moving against those things that own us.  He is moving against those things that hold us down.  He is drawing near to us… hoping that you will hear his voice shout over you, “Do Not Be Afraid!”

June-July 2014

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