Junior High

Junior High

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.

Leader
Bill Wills // 661.589.9733 ext. 207 or billwills@riverlakeschurch.org

Location
Sundays at 9:00am in CC, Room 122

JH Grow Group Registration

JH Grow Group Registration

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.

Coordinator(s)
Rob Ryerson

JH Ugly Christmas Sweater 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)
Rob Ryerson

Junior High Open House

Junior High Open House

​Saturday, May 23 // 1:30 - 3:30pm

JH Room 

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!

JH: End of Summer Splash

JH: End of Summer Splash

​​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)

Coordinator(s)
Nik Crown

JH: Friday Night Hangouts

JH: Friday Night Hangouts

September 11 & 25

October 9

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!

Coordinator(s)
Nik Crown

Location
JH Room

JH Christmas Party

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! 

Coordinator(s)
Nik Crown

JH Friday Night Hangout

JH Friday Night Hangout

​Friday Night Hangouts

February 26

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.

Coordinator(s)
Nik Crown

Location
JH Room

Friday Night Hangout

Friday Night Hangout

​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!

JH End of Summer Splash

JH End of Summer Splash

​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!

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!

Junior High Winter Camp 2017

Junior High Winter Camp 2017

January 27 - 29, 2017

Hume Lake Christian Camp

Cost: $300 ($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 4.

JH Toilet Bowl

JH Toilet Bowl

​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

JH Summer Camp

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

MAKE A PAYMENT

JH: Wacky Wednesday

JH: Wacky Wednesday

​​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

JH First Friday

JH First Friday

​First Friday of Every Month (during school year)

6:30 - 8:30pm

JH Room

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.

Upcoming Occurrences

  • Friday, December 7, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Friday, February 1, 2019 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Friday, April 5, 2019 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
JH Mad Dash Pumpkin Smash

JH Mad Dash Pumpkin Smash

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!

Junior High Winter Camp

Junior High Winter Camp

January 26 - 28, 2018

Hume Lake Christian Camp

Cost: $285 ($50 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

MAKE A PAYMENT

THEME:

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

JH Toilet Bowl

JH Toilet Bowl

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!

JH D-Group Dinner

JH D-Group Dinner

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!

JH Wacky Wednesdays

JH Wacky Wednesdays

WHEN: 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25 6:00 – 8:00pm

Official schedule online (FB, RCC Website)

WHERE: RiverLakes (JH Room)

WHAT: Wacky Wednesdays are JH Ministry’s summer Bible study & activity nights! They take place on Wednesday nights at the church with a crazy game outside followed by time studying God’s Word in groups. Clothes that can get dirty (occasionally a swimsuit is encouraged), a towel, and a Bible are essentials on these nights. Join us at the kick-off on 6/6 for HUMAN SUNDAE WARS!

JH End-of-Summer Party

JH End-of-Summer Party

WHEN: 8/1, 6:00 - 8:00pm

WHERE: 9805 Copa Cabana Ct., 93312

WHAT: Our end-of-summer party will mark the end of Wacky Wednesdays as we quickly move into the school year once again! It’ll be a time for all JH students to hang out with each other and with leaders as we close out the summer. Bring a snack or dessert to share.

JH Summer Retreat

JH Summer Retreat

WHEN: August 9 - 11     

WHERE: The Feils’ Cabin     

COST: TBA     

DEADLINE: Sign up by 7/29

WHAT: JH Ministry will be having a summer retreat this August! It will be a few days up at a cabin to give students an opportunity to get to know each other and our new Director of JH Ministry better, as well as be refreshed and encouraged heading into the new school year. Sign-ups will begin 6/17. We hope that many of our awesome JH students are able to come!

Promotion Sunday

Promotion Sunday

HS: Education Bldg, Rm. 213 @ 9:00am // JH: CC, Rm. 122 @ 9:00am

Graduating classes are moving on up! Incoming 7th grade students and incoming freshmen students will be joining JH ministry & HS ministry (respectively) for the first time!

JH Winter Camp

JH Winter Camp

​Dates: January 18-21, 2019

Location: Thousand Pines (our camp will be independent from their camp program)

Cost: $325--Cost goes up after 12/2!

Deadline to Register: 12/20

REGISTER ONLINE

Family Discount! 10% off the total cost per student for families sending two or more students to camp (HS and/or JH). Use promo code "Family" when registering online to have the discount applied. You must do this for each student registered.

***For families with greater financial needs, please contact {Sarah or Denise, depending on the ministry page} for a scholarship application***

Contact ministry assistant Denise Aleman for questions about camp and registration!

denisea@riverlakeschurch.org

Upcoming Occurrences

  • Friday, January 18, 2019 at 12:00am - 12:00pm
  • Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 12:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 12:00am - 12:00pm
  • Monday, January 21, 2019 at 12:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday Morning Worship

​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.


Meets: Sunday at 9:00am in Community Center, Room 122

Discipleship Groups

Discipleship Groups

​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 nights in the Community Center.