RIPTIDE: Indoor services are Sundays at 11 am in the Riptide Room. Get a ticket to attend!
Riptide is the junior high ministry for 7th & 8th grade students at Journey Community Church. We believe every junior higher is created by God, for God, and on purpose! Our mission is to reach junior highers who are disconnected from God and help them develop a growing relationship with Jesus. Whether it’s our Sunday morning service, a mid-week LifeGroup, or a fun event, our hope is that every junior higher would leave having experienced the love of God.
When was the last time you tried to learn something new? Whether it was a new language, a hobby or board game, or how to use your phone after it updated and changed everything, it probably didn’t all make sense all at once. Often times, when something is difficult to learn or understand, the best way for us to learn is to break it down; to take a big idea and break it down into smaller, easy to understand pieces. And that’s exactly what this series is all about. At church, you are learning about the Bible and as you know, sometimes the Bible can be confusing. You may have all kinds of questions about the Bible and we should most definitely answer those big questions about the Bible and what it means for our lives, but we need to break it down to help us understand a little more about the Bible, how we can use it, and what it means for our lives today.
In this series! We are encouraging junior highers to move past simply learning facts about the Bible to actually opening up Scripture and reading it for themselves. And we’ve found an incredible resource that helps break down large chunks of the Bible into short, easy to digest videos. Our hope is that these videos will help break down portions of the Bible that were confusing or complicated at first glance and propel you to actually going in and reading some of these books of the Bible for yourself.
6:30 – 8:30 PM
LifeGroups are a place for students to be themselves. A place to wrestle with big questions like “who am I?” A safe place for students to discover their identity can be found in God, as a child of God. LifeGroups provide a fun, interactive environment for junior highers. The LifeGroup communities give students the opportunity to connect with other students their age and each group is led by a faithful, caring adult Small Group Leader who wants to see each student grow closer to God as they navigate adolescence. Also, we serve dinner for only $5. Sign Up Here
Riptide meets at 11 AM on Sunday mornings in the Riptide Room. This weekly service is designed specifically for junior high students. There is tons of time for students to hang out and connect with each other. During our service, junior highers will experience fun games, meaningful worship, and Biblical teaching from God’s Word.
Camps, Events, and Activities
Our school year is packed with things like camps, services projects, and crazy events. COVID-19 has effected our normally scheduled overnight camps and retreats, but our student ministries staff is already brainstorming and planning some other incredible alternative events in the meantime. More details TBA…