Friday, February 13, 2009

Planet Wisdom

Friday, March 20th Riptide is going to Planet Wisdom. The Planet Wisdom Student Conference is a real, paradigm-shifting event that take teens from a student point of view and gets them looking at their world from God’s perspective. This year the conference will be challenging students to walk the journey of a hero. Students will learn that through his Word, God has given them access to the wisdom that will give them the strength and guidance to live the heroic life God has called them to. The weekend will include an incredible speaker Mark Matlock, hilarious skits by the Skit Guys, and music lead but the band Dutton.

The conference will be at the Calvary Church of Santa Ana in Orange County. The cost of the weekend ($85) includes the cost of the conference, the stay in the hotel, and breakfast at the hotel. Each student will need about $20 for the other three meals. We will leave the Journey parking lot at 4pm on Friday March 20th and return Saturday, March 21st at 8pm. Sign-ups will begin THIS Sunday, February 22nd.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Current Sunday AM Series

Conflict happens. When you bring two or more people together, it can be unavoidable. Conflict is not necessarily a bad thing, but how we go about it can be. For three weeks we are examining what "Fighting Fair" really means. We will be looking at stories of conflict in the Bible and applying some practical tips from the 'My Friends' and 'My Family' books which are from the Middle School Survival Series written by Mark Oestreicher and Kurt Johnston.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Winter Camp '09

This weekend a few of the Riptide Students and Staff headed up the mountain to Winter Camp at Forest Home. It was a great weekend! We had fun hanging out in the snow and flying down the zip line. The worship was incredible and the speaker Billy Jack Blankenship, taught from the story of Peter. We were challenged to step out of the boat and live the life God has given us to the fullest. The consensus of the group was that they wished the weekend was longer, and definitely one they wouldn't forget.