Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fashion + Modesty = Suddenly Darling

This website was introduced to me today and I found it to not only be an incredible fashion resource, but an awesome example of two teenage girls taking on the issue of modesty.

Katelyn Rose, the local 16 year old that started this website says, "Often times, while on my quest to find the perfect ensemble, I can't help but acknowledge the trend that many teen girls fall into by dressing inappropriately and wearing what the media tells them to. I believe wholeheartedly that it's possible to dress with style and confidence while maintaining self respect and modesty." is a web-based community that provides fashion tips, celebrity pictures, and even an online store where you can purchase the items.

Definitely worth checking out!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sign-Ups for Summer Camp Begin This Sunday!

This summer, Riptide is going to Thousand Pine Christian Camp June 21st-26th.

The theme this year is called Fight or Flight! In simple terms, fight or flight response is the body’s reaction to traumatic events. The question is...are we going to stand and fight...or are we going to turn and take flight?

Philippians 1:20-21 says, “...I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
This is the core of this summer’s theme and message. We want to live bold courageous lives, not necessarily just for, but in Christ. So that by our lives, whether we live to exemplify Him or die to be with Him, all the glory is His.
This means we need to get out there. We need to be brave. And we need to engage this generation with the mindset that we are an active part of this Great Revolution. “...For getting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (3:13-14)

So the question remains for all of us...
Fight or Flight?

Cost: $360. This includes $20 of Camp Cash that can be spent at the Big Oak Cafe or on any of the free time recreation activities. To sign-up, bring a $100 deposit to Student Center B this Sunday!!! Any questions, pick up a brochure at the 'bambooth' in the Riptide Room (or download it from the 'download box' to the right of this post) or email

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Current Sunday AM Series

What does it actually mean to "Grow in your relationship with God?" For the next five weeks we are going to look at what this means and at some of the ways we can.

April 19: “Baby food for life?”
1 Peter 2:1-3
Can you imagine if we only ate baby food for our entire life? We would miss out on some amazing food. As we grow up we are capable of eating different and in most cases ‘richer’ food. The same goes for our relationship with God. Last week we had Easter and saw how amazing and deep God’s love is for us. Now let’s look into how we can experience more of that rich love!

April 26: “Exercise!?!”
1Peter 3: 8-12
Growing stronger takes a lot of hard work! Just like working out, it’s not always easy, but always good for the body! Today we will look at some different ways to ‘work out’. 1 Peter 3:10-12 says “If you want to enjoy life
 and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil
 and your lips from telling lies. Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.” It may take some work, but life will be better for it.

May 3:“What's God going do next?”
1Peter 1:3-25
Another way to grow closer to God is by witnessing and experiencing at what he is doing. God is constantly working around us and we just need to look up and see the wonders of his handiwork. What would it look like if we intentionally involved him in our everyday life? What would we get to see him do? This may mean that we need to step back and allow him to take control of some areas in our life.

May 10: “Hangtime with God”
To get to know someone better, you need to spend time with that person. That is why this Sunday's Morning Service will be about how to experience time with God. There will be readings, music, and stations that will allow the students to have some ‘quality time’ with the God that created them.

May 17: “Tell Everyone You Know!”
1Peter 3:15
Why keep such a great thing to yourself. The last thing Jesus told us to do while he was on this earth was to “tell the world.” We can do this not only by telling people Jesus’ story, but by following his commands. In 1Peter it says that if we start living the way Jesus asked us to, people might come up ands even ask us why. 1Peter 3:15 challenges us to be ready with an answer. Are you ready?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Riptide Easter Schedule

Riptide will have two identical services on Easter Sunday.
9:30am and 11:00am

Happy Easter!!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring Break Small Group Schedule

For the next two weeks (April 8 & 15), there will be NO SMALL GROUPS!

They will meet up again beginning Wednesday, April 22. The last Small Group of this school year is June 10.