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.
9 AM + 11 AM
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. 2018-2019 Schedule
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
Riptiders and Parents of Riptiders IMPORTANT LIFE GROUP UPCOMING NEWS These next three weeks of Life Groups we are going to gather into separate Large Guy/Girl specific groups to walk through the importance of who God created us to be. Each week we focused on...read more
OWN YOUR YOUTH--- A series about how you don't have to wait to grow up to change the world. TEACHERS Jan 27- Ashley Melton Feb 3 - John Sorrell Feb 10 - Adam Baldwin Feb 17 - Jarred Benitezread more
Riptiders & Parents!!!! We are having a Disneyland Day On MARCH 8th! We have decided to plan a Disneyland Day Trip, with a little bit of a catch…. It’s on a Friday…. Oh no!!! A Friday, don’t we have school??? Why a Friday? 🙁 ***There are a bunch of our...read more
RIPTIDE 2018-2019 CALENDAR *Please Note: Dates with an asterisk are still tentative 2018-2019 LIFE GROUP & EVENT CALENDAR: Aug 19 Promotion Sunday Sept 5 Life Group Leader Training (Leaders Only) Sept 12 Life Group Kick Off Night Sept 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17,...read more
LIFE GROUPS ARE WEDNESDAY NIGHTS 6:30-8:30 DINNER IS PROVIDED FOR $5.00 Life Groups are gender/grade specific groups that focus on connection with God and connection to community. Every Wednesday we will share a meal, run around like crazy, laugh hard, worship...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!