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.
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
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CALLING ALL RIPTIDES!!! Our Fall Retreat is happening October 5 & 6!!!!! Join us as guys go away to the DESERT and girls go "GLAMPING" in Pacific Beach. This is an incredible opportunity to jump in, meet friends, hear from God, be together, laugh till you pee your...read more
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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
Hey there PARENTS!!!!! Did you miss The Conversation Workshop in January or hoping for a refresher? We are hosting a 3 week Parent Conversation Workshop series on Wednesday nights (Sept 19th, 26th and Oct 3rd). Open to parents/mentors/teachers with kids of all ages,...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!