High School

High School

Purpose and Aim for RiverLakes High School Ministry

Know - The goal that each student would come to KNOW God personally and KNOW Him more through Gospel-centered preaching, Gospel-centered worship and Gospel-centered discipleship. 

Grow - Encourage personal GROWTH and spiritual maturity through a Gospel-centered and biblically formed deeper relationship with God, parents, leaders and peers. 

Go - Provide Gospel-centered support and opportunity for students to GO reach others and to GO serve others

Leader
Nik Crown // 661.589.9733 ext. 213

Location
Sundays at 9:00am in Education Building, Room 213

HS Summer Swim and Study

HS Summer Swim and Study

Wednesdays at 6:00 - 9:00pm

Every Wednesday night throughout the summer, we will be gathering together for an evening of swimming, food, games, and bible study.  This time of fellowship will be for students and H.S. leaders, allowing students to get to know one another, create friendships, and grow spiritually.

Weekly Locations:

June 12: 15800 Strebor Dr, 93314

June 19: 2100 Classen St, 93312

June 26: 9900 Front Porch Ct, 93312

July 3: 10115 Salerosa Ct, 93312

July 10: 8831 Oak Hills Ave, 93312

July 17:9805 Coba Cabana Ct, 93312

July 24: 6123 Potenza Ln, 93308

July 31: 517 Jerlee St, 93314

August 7: 8908 Hickory Hills, 93312

Coordinator(s)
Matt Vorhees

HS Baker Cup Broom Hockey Tournament

HS Baker Cup Broom Hockey Tournament

Teams from RiverLakes and other churches throughout Bakersfield will battle it out in a fierce night of Broom Hockey in pursuit of the Baker Cup! A youth rally will follow with a message from Rich Baker. Sign up your team in the HS Room.

Teams arrive at 3:30pm

Competition starts at 4:00pm

Rally to follow at 7:30pm.

Broom Hockey Location: Bakersfield Ice Sports Center (1325 Q Street)

Rally Location: First Presbyterian Church (1705 17th St.)

Coordinator(s)
Matt Vorhees

HS Zombie Tag

​Join us for an epic night of Zombie Tag! Get ready for missions, screaming, running, and awesome prizes! Bring a disposable white t-shirt and a flashlight.

Coordinator(s)
Matt Vorhees

HS Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

​Pull on your ugly sweaters and join us for a Sunday morning Christmas Party! Food, games and prizes galore, so make sure you bring yourself and maybe a friend or two more!

Coordinator(s)
Matt Vorhees

HS Jesus Shack Street Teams

​Saturday, December 14

10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us as we venture outside of RiverLakes Church to serve our community with Jesus Shack Street Teams by visiting impoverished neighborhoods to deliver food and the love of Jesus to those less fortunate than ourselves.

Coordinator(s)
Matt Vorhees

Baker Cup Broom Hockey Tournament

​Sunday, October 19

Teams arrive @ 3:30pm

Competition starts @ 4:00pm

Rally to follow @ 7:30pm

Teams from RiverLakes and other churches throughout Bakersfield will battle it out in a fierce night of Broom Hockey in pursuit of the Baker Cup! A youth rally will follow with an awesome message from Rich Baker. Sign up your team in the HS Room.

Broom Hockey Location: Bakersfield Ice Sports Center (1325 Q Street)

Rally Location: First Presbyterian Church 

(1705 17th St.)

Zombie Tag

​​Saturday, November 1

Time: 7:00 - 10:00pm

Cost: FREE

Join us for an epic night of Zombie Tag! Get ready for missions, screaming, running, and awesome prizes! Bring a disposable white t-shirt and a flashlight.

Coordinator(s)
Matt Vorhees

Hands of Mercy Home Building Day

​Friday, November 14 & Saturday, November 15

Grab your tool belts and hammers as a team from RCC pre-builds homes to take to Mexico on their upcoming mission trip.  It’s awesome to see the body of Christ at work in our community and those around the world!

Coordinator(s)
Matt Vorhees

HS Nicaragua Team Fundraiser Yard Sale

​Come shop and help us raise funds for our Nicaragua Mission Trip!

Saturday, May 2 @ 6:00am - Noon

12038 Rosedale Highway (Corner of Rosedale and Old Farm Rd.)

HS: May the 8th Be With You

This is the event you're looking for. We will be watching Star Wars Episode IV and playing board games and eating movie theater snacks. 

May 8, 2015 6:30 - 10:00pm in the high school room​

Location
HS Room

HS CROM (Christian Prom)

We will have some dance instructors teaching some fun organized dances as well as some crazy free dance time to Disney songs! Not into dancing? That's okay! There will be plenty else to do besides dance. Semi formal attire recommended.​

Saturday, June 27 Time TBA Location: 15800 Strebor Drive

Coordinator(s)
Mikey Warren

Location
15800 Strebor Drive

HS: Freshman Frenzy: Dye Wars

HS: Freshman Frenzy: Dye Wars

​​Wednesday, June 3 // 6:30 - 8:30pm // RCC HS Room

FRESHMEN! We want to welcome you into the HS room by having a DYE WAR!!!!  Meet us in the HS room and wear a white t-shirt and a bathing suit (ladies please wear a one piece suit under your t-shirt) and get ready for battle! It’ll be just you, your fellow incoming freshmen and the HS leaders. 

Coordinator(s)
Mikey Warren

Location
RCC HS Room

HS: Summer Swim and Study

HS: Summer Swim and Study

​Every Wednesday June 10 - August 5 (except July 8 & 22)

6:00 - 9:00pm

We’ll be swimming, relaxing, playing games, and having Bible study! It’s going to be a great time! (Ladies: modest one-piece please)

Locations:

8/5: 836 Nord Ave 93314

Coordinator(s)
Mikey Warren

Location
Various Homes

HS: See Ya Later Summer

HS: See Ya Later Summer

​Friday, August 14 // 6:30 - 9:00pm // 16347 Salmon Bay Ct., 93314

Summer, you were sweet but it’s time to say goodbye. Let’s end summer with a bang! We’re going to be hanging out, and getting our last “kicks” in before school starts! Come out and get crazy! 

HS: Third Friday

HS: Third Friday

September 18

October 16

November 20

Time: 6:30 - 10:00pm // Location: HS Room

We want to hang out with you! Starting this fall, every third Friday of the month we will have a…Third Friday event! These events will range from the outrageous and crazy (like Zombie Tag) to super low key (like board games and bonfires). Themes and details for each event will be announced monthly BUT you know that EVERY third Friday there will be something going on. Third Fridays will start at 6:30pm and go until 10:00pm BUT feel free to show up anytime in between! ​

Coordinator(s)
Mikey Warren

Location
HS Room

HS Christmas Party

Sunday, December 20

Time: 9:00 - 10:30am // Location: HS Room

There’s nothing quite like going to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for Christmas…the freshly baked cookies, classic Christmas music and more joy and cheer than you know what to do with. This year 

RL//HS is channeling our grandparents’ Christmas Spirit by celebrating senior citizen style! Come to church dressed like a Christmas loving senior citizen! We’ll have snacks, games and a costume contest! The most convincing and spirited will win a prize!​

Coordinator(s)
Mikey Warren

Location
HS Room

HS Third Friday

HS Third Friday

​Third Friday

February 19

Time: 6:30 - 10:00pm // Location: HS Room

Third Fridays will be taking a break in December BUT will be back in action starting in January. These events are planned at the beginning of each month so make sure you’re checking in to see what fun themes and activities we come up with! These events range from the wild and crazy Zombie Tag event to the super chill and laid back bonfire and board games night. Come on out, bring a friend and get to know other students and leaders.

Coordinator(s)
Mikey Warren (661.589.9733 ext. 215 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

Location
HS Room

HS Third Friday: Lip Sync Battle

HS Third Friday: Lip Sync Battle

​Third Fridays are a great time to get to know fellow HS students and leaders and just have FUN! This time we're competing in a Lip Sync Battle! Sign up ahead of time if you want to compete. More details to come.

HS Third Friday: Backyard BBQ Bash

HS Third Friday: Backyard BBQ Bash

​​Third Fridays are a great time to get to know fellow HS students and leaders and just have FUN! This time we're having a Backyard BBQ Bash! Cost is $5.00 if you want to eat.

HS D-Groups Kick the Bucket Party

HS D-Groups Kick the Bucket Party

Wednesday, May 4

Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm

Discipleship Groups are kicking the bucket (for summer anyways) and we want to celebrate! Come to the church for food, fun and friends and a look back at all that God did through D-Groups this past year!

HS Summer Camp 2016

HS Summer Camp 2016

POLEMOS

July 17 - 22

$300

Prepare yourselves for Summer Camp 2016! We’ll be heading back to Camp Santa Cruz for an intense and fun filled week of fellowship and activity. This year we’ll be prepping ourselves for battle as we dig into the book of Ephesians. We will be studying “Polemos”…war.  Come and have a blast competing for honor and glory…and coveted camp champ merch! Not only will this camp be fun…it has the ability to change the course of your life forever.  

Ephesians 6:10-13

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

MAKE A PAYMENT

HS Summer Swim & Study

HS Summer Swim & Study

​Discipleship Groups may be on break for the summer but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t going to get together! Every Wednesday of Summer (except for 7/20 because we’ll all be at summer camp) we’ll be meeting up at the homes of some of our awesome and generous volunteers and parents for swimming and hangout time, dinner and Bible study. Bring a bathing suit (ladies one piece or two piece with a dark t-shirt please) and a towel and come swim and study with us!

Dates/Locations

June 15: Hess Home (11702 Clarion River Dr, 93311) June 22: Mummert Home (9815 Chirtsey Way, 93312) June 29: Estrada Home (11605 Shanklin St., 93312) July 6: Parks Home (836 Nord Ave., 93314) July 13: Serepiglia Home (9207 Flinders St., 93307) July 27: Ezell Home (309 Fairway Dr., 93309) August 3: Harris Home (4725 Panama Ln, 93313)
HS Summer Kickoff & Freshman Welcome

HS Summer Kickoff & Freshman Welcome

​Summer is FINALLY here and we want to come together and celebrate as a RL//HS family! Come help welcome the new freshmen and revel in the fact that school’s out for summer with DYE WARS!!! Wear a white shirt (ladies please wear a 1 piece bathing suit underneath) and shorts you don’t mind getting ruined…because it’s going to get messy!

Location
High School Room

HS End of Summer Party

HS End of Summer Party

​Summer is FINALLY here and we want to come together and celebrate as a RL//HS family! Come help welcome the new freshmen and revel in the fact that school’s out for summer with DYE WARS!!! Wear a white shirt (ladies please wear a 1 piece bathing suit underneath) and shorts you don’t mind getting ruined…because it’s going to get messy!

Location
3923 Santillan St., 93312

Promotion Sunday

Promotion Sunday

​It’s official…our former 6th graders are now JH students and 8th graders are now High School students! On Sunday, June 5 make sure that all the students make their way to their new ministry rooms! JH meets downstairs in the Community Center, room 122 and HS meets upstairs in the Ed Building. Both ministries CANNOT WAIT to welcome all of the new students!

High School Winter Camp 2017

High School Winter Camp 2017

February 17 - 20, 2017

Hume Lake Christian Camp

Cost: $340 ($50 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration)

MAKE A PAYMENT

In a couple sentences in Mark 12:29-30, Jesus took the entirety of the 613 Levitical laws and beautifully pared them down to these two: Love God and Love Others. That is the great commandment… plain and simple. In a world of increasing doubt and indecisiveness, what would it look like if we loved God with ALL of our hearts, souls, minds and strength? What if we loved our neighbors as much as we love ourselves? In the second half of verse 31 Jesus says “There is no other commandment greater than these” and from that sentence comes our theme title: “That’s it!” It’s as if Jesus was saying to the Scribe who approached him “focus on these, that’s it!” Our desire this winter is to learn how to love God and love others with ALL that we are… That’s it!

Sign up today! Registration deadline is January 29.

HS Third Friday… On a Saturday

HS Third Friday… On a Saturday

​Our next Third Friday event has been decided...and it's going to be on a Saturday! We're going to be meeting up at the church at 9:30am on Saturday, April 22 and then driving out to Windwolves for a day of hiking, hanging out, and spending time in the word!

Make sure you bring your hiking shoes, a water bottle, and a sack lunch!

We're looking for adult drivers to help get our students there! If you're 21 or older we would love to recruit you! Please comment or email Steph at stephaniew@riverlakeschurch.org to let us know if you can drive!

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday Morning Worship

​Students love the atmosphere, the leaders and the craziness that takes place on Sunday mornings! High School meets upstairs in the Education Building, Rm 213 at 9:00am for worship through song, prayer and God’s Word.


Meets: Sunday at 9:00am in Education Building, Room 213

Discipleship Groups

Discipleship Groups

​One of the best ways for your student to build friendships and be cared for by our adult leaders is to join a Discipleship Group. They meet throughout the school year on various nights and in various locations. During this time students discuss the lesson from Sunday and how to apply it to their lives. Contact us if your student is interested in joining a group.


Meets: Various

Third Friday

Third Friday

These events are planned at the beginning of each month so make sure you’re checking in to see what fun themes and activities we come up with! These events range from the wild and crazy Zombie Tag event to the super chill and laid back bonfire and board games night. Come on out, bring a friend and get to know other students and leaders. Third Fridays will go on break for the Summer beginning in May.

Leader(s): Mikey Warren
Meets: Friday at 6:30 in HS Room