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!


Summer at Riptide

All of our WJHM (Willingdon Junior High Ministry) students in grades 6-9 will be hanging out together this summer! Apart from our regular Sunday morning gatherings at 10am and 11:30am, we'll have a few fun events for you to join! 

Thursday, July 25: Campfire Night from 7-9pm in the Secret Garden. 
Join us in the secret garden (through the little door in the parking lot fence, near the green dumpster. Look for the WJHM sign.) for a chill evening around the campfire, complete with s’mores. Invite your friends and feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on!

Friday, August 9: Canadians Baseball Game from 11:45am-4:30pm // $20
Come and hang out at the most beautiful little ball park in baseball and watch the Vancouver Canadians take on the Tri-City Dust Devils. Feel free to bring some extra cash for the concession! Even if you aren’t a huge baseball fan, it’s a fun afternoon out with your friends in a beautiful
outdoor setting, with tasty food. Meet and get picked up at the church. A waiver is required.

Beach Day: Thursday, August 29, 10am-3pm // $8
Come soak up the sun one last time before school starts up again! Bring a lunch (or money for the concession), blanket, basketball, swimsuit, towel, or anything else you want for a day at the beach. Don’t forget your hat and sunscreen. Note: This event will be cancelled if it’s raining. Meet and get picked up at the church.A waiver is required.




Weekends @ Riptide

Saturday Zone | Saturdays @ 5pm [Currently on Summer Break]
Grade 6-9 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 @ 10am & 11:30am
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.