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.
One of the things we have missed the most during the pandemic has been our camps and retreats. So, since COVID-19 has taken away our ability to retreat, we’re doing a Staytreat!
Riptide Staytreat will be an incredible 2-day event this March for junior highers and their LifeGroups. Not only will be chock-full of fun games and activities, but it will give students a chance to slow down and focus on their relationship with God through impactful worship, engaging teaching, and small group discussions throughout the weekend.
Since we’re doing a Staytreat outdoors on Journey’s campus, it creates a safer environment during the COVID-19 pandemic by eliminating the complications of transportation and sleeping arrangements.
It will be a weekend you won’t want to miss out on. Any current 7th & 8th grade students are welcome to join us. To sign up, just click the link below!
Cost: $30 per student (Payment covers 3 meals and a t-shirt)
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 outside at The Lot behind the Riptide and Encounter Rooms. 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…