Riptide | Grades 8 & 9


About Riptide

If you’re in grade 8 or 9, then Riptide is the place for you! We’re all about helping you to connect to Jesus and to the larger church, as well as making some lasting friendships and having a lot of fun! We know that students your age are figuring out how you fit into this big world and what you believe, and we have a great team of awesome people who want to walk with you as you do that. Join us for one of our fun event nights, small group times, or weekend gatherings. We would love to have you!


Midweek (Suspended Until Further Notice)

Merge: Coming together to follow Jesus!

Merge is our Junior High small group night! Grades 6-9 meet in the youth centre to grab a slurpee and some candy, hang out with friends, and play some foosball or video games. We have a time of worship together before we split into two groups (High Voltage: grades 6 & 7, and Riptide: grades 8 & 9) for games and small group Bible time. Small groups are led by our awesome leaders who love to hang out with you and talk about life and faith. Bring your Bible if you have one, and some money for a snack from the Sugar Shack!


Occasionally we will have a diVerge night, where High Voltage and Riptide are each doing their own separate activity.


Once a month we have eMerge, a leadership training night. One month it will be for our adult leaders, and on the alternate month it’ll be for our student leaders! We’d love for you to get involved in our student leadership team, so talk to us if you’re interested.



Weekends (Suspended Until Further Notice)

Saturday Zone | Saturdays @ 5-6:15 pm

Grade 6-12 students meet for a large group lesson in YC1 (1st floor). For those night owls who like to attend church on Saturday evenings, we have a Zone for you. Come on down to the youth center to chill with other Saturday night folk, talk about current issues, and hear from God’s word. Students are dismissed from the youth center.

The Zone | Sundays @ 10-11:15 am & 11:45am-1 pm

All grade 6-9 students should head on down to the youth center for the Zone. Play some games, get a slurpee and hear from God’s word. The Zone is a cool place to learn about God.

In-Service Weekends

Once a month we hold In-Service Weekends where students are encouraged to attend service with their families. It is one of our initiatives to help students to connect to the larger church. Usually this falls on the first weekend of the month, but be sure to check the calendar to confirm.