Junior High Ministry is a place where students can come have fun and get to know Jesus. Our vision is to train students to live for Christ. Whether it is the first time they have heard His name or they have followed Jesus their whole lives; we will meet them where they are spiritually.
LeaderSilas Sproul // 661.589.9733 or SilasS@riverlakeschurch.org
Sundays at 9:00am in CC, Room 122
We invite Junior High students to grow in their relationship with Christ through biblical community. Students will gather on Wednesday nights throughout the school year to study God’s word and share what’s going on in their life. The first night is for registration and getting to know this year’s Grow Group leaders.
Hallo-what? We’ve got tricks and treats that you won’t want to miss! Bring your friends to search the campus for hidden clues that lead to gobs of candy and ultimately… the pumpkin smash!
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!
Saturday, October 25
5:00 - 8:00pm
Cost: Free (Includes Dinner!)
Location: JH Room
What’s orange, round & makes a huge mess when smashed?! PUMPKINS! Bring your friends to search the church campus for hidden clues that lead to gobs of candy and ultimately… the pumpkin smash! We’ve got tricks and treats that you won’t want to miss!
Saturday, May 23 // 1:30 - 3:30pm
We will be opening up the JH doors to all incoming 7th graders! This is going to be a time of hanging out and getting to know you, and playing games…including all of our video games! We will also have a time for you to get to know us as a JH team and get any questions you may have answered in a “question and answer” time! We can’t wait to meet you!
Wednesday, August 5 // 6:00 - 8:00pm // Location TBD
Let’s end summer with a splash! We’ll be swimming, hanging out and having a blast celebrating the end of summer. (Ladies: modest one-piece please)
September 11 & 25
November 13 & 27
Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm // Location: JH Room
Looking for a place to hang out with friends on Friday nights? Look no further than JH Friday Night Hangouts! Every second and fourth Friday of the month from 6:30 - 9:00pm we will be opening up the JH room for friends and fun! Some of these nights will have special themes and some will simply be super chill hangout time! We’ll let you know before each event what exactly will be happening but make sure you mark your calendars because we want to see you there!
Sunday, December 20
Time: 9:00 - 10:30am // Location: JH Room
Got Christmas spirit? Come party with us! We’ll be having our annual Christmas party on Sunday, December 20 during the normal JH service time. Come for friends, food and fun! We’re sure you’ll have a holly jolly ol’ time!
Friday Night Hangouts
Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm // Location: JH Room
Looking for something to do on Friday nights? Come to Friday Night Hangouts! This is a time where we get together and spend time playing games, hanging out and simply having fun. It’s a great time to bring a friend or just get connected yourself.
Friday Night Hangouts continue through April but take a break for the summer starting in May. These nights are a great time to hang out, play games and have fun with other JH students and leaders!
It's time to potty! Come to hang out and have a toilety awesome time playing potty themed games, eating stinking good snacks and having throne room sized fun!
Community Center, Room 122
As much as we don’t like it, summer must come to an end…and why not let it end with a splash? Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 3 for our End of Summer Splash. We’ll be getting together at 9127 Kristina Lynn Ct., 93312 eating food and having fun! You won’t want to miss it!
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!
January 27 - 29, 2017
Hume Lake Christian Camp
Cost: $300 ($50 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration)
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 4.
It’s time to potty! Come hang out and have a toilety awesome time playing potty themed games, eating stinking good snacks and having throne room sized fun!
JH Summer camp
July 9 - 14
Camp Santa Cruz
Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” This amazing psalm promises that when we have a desire for God, he will give himself to us. This summer we are going to take a look at our hearts and ask, “What do I desire?” You won’t want to miss out on the experience this summer! We’ll be headed back to Santa Cruz, where there will be fun and games on the beach, awesome meals made by awesome people every day, and most importantly—time spent worshipping, hearing God’s Word, and being with our cabin mates talking about God, His Word, and our lives.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Come hang out with us! We'll be having fun, studying God's Word and getting wacky! Bring clothes you can get we and messy!
6:30 - 8:30pm in the Junior High Room
First Friday of Every Month
6:30 - 8:30pm
The Junior High Ministry has the opportunity to get together once a month in a relaxed environment to have fun, play some games, and have a time of fellowship that is meant to help incorporate newcomers & help them feel welcomed, as well as build greater, Christ-centered friendships within the group.
Saturday, October 28
5:30 - 8:30pm
Our annual Mad Dash Pumpkin Smash will be happening in October! The time when we get together, bring some pumpkins, and at the end of the night… smash them! This event is a great opportunity to invite friends. We can’t wait to see you all there!
January 26 - 28, 2018
Hume Lake Christian Camp
Cost: $285 ($50 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration)
ETERNAL LIFE NOW
We want you to know the hope that Christ gives us for eternal life and the way that hope impacts our purpose and meaning as we richly experience it in the here and now.
1 Peter 1
March 24 // 5:30 - 8:30pm // JH Room (in the Community Center)
Have you ever wanted to experience an event where poop humor is welcome and games you didn’t know could be toilet-fied, are? Well, want no more, because that is exactly what our annual Toilet Bowl is! You and your friends, come join us for this slightly gross, but definitely FUN night where we will compete with each other in games, as well as eat food together, and hear a Gospel message!
What to Bring: We will be providing dinner, but bring a snack or dessert to share. Feel free to make it “toilet”-themed!
May 2 // 6:30 - 8:00pm // JH Room
To wrap up this school year’s JH D-Groups, we are celebrating by having a dinner on our last night of meeting together. This is for the leaders and students who have been attending D-Groups, and will be a time for them to share what God has been doing in their lives and in their groups this year. If you’ve been in a JH D-Group this year, we hope to see you there on this special wrap-up night!
Students love the atmosphere, the leaders and the craziness that takes place on Sunday mornings! Junior High meets in the Community Center, Room 122 at 9:00am for worship through song, prayer and God’s Word.
One of the best ways for your student to build friendships, be cared for and grow in their relationship with Jesus is to join a Discipleship Group. They meet throughout the school year on Wednesday and Sunday nights in the Community Center.