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.
RIPTIDE CIY MIX (JUNE 28 - JULY 2)
CIY MIX is an incredible 5-day event specifically designed for 7th & 8th grades. It is intentionally crafted in ways that will engage middle school students through tactil, interactive, and fun activities coupled with Bible-based teaching and small group interaction.
MIX is a summer camp, conference-style event that understands middle school students are in need of their own faith-experience. This age group is at a unique time in their lives – they’re growing and learning differently than any other age group. They’re still young enough to need to play, but old enough to start developing some core values that will stay with them the rest of their lives.
For this reason, MIX isn’t designed for high school students, or for preteens. It’s specifically designed for 7th & 8th grade students – it’s their chance to be exactly who they are: to play, listen, and learn as themselves.
It’s also created for adult leaders to build relationships with students that will last long after the MIX experience. At MIX, your students will come to understand their identity in God’s Kingdom, and be challenged to embrace the Kingdom work He has prepared for them.
Dates: June 28 – July 2
Times: Check-in – June 28 @ 12 PM // Pick-up – July 2 between 10-11 AM
Location: Biola University in Mirada, CA
Price: $400 (Includes event cost, food, transportation, and t-shirt)
***Financial Assistance is available to anyone who needs it. We have fundraising opportunities, payment plans and even scholarships available. If you would like financial assistance, please email Leon at email@example.com ***
Deposit: $50 non-refundable deposit due by June 2
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…