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Welcome to Oneighty!

Junior High School Ministries

We're glad you found us! We are a group of over 150 students in grades 6, 7, and 8, from more than 13 different schools (including homeschools).

Our goal is to bring glory and honor to our Lord and King:
  • through solid teaching and instruction from the Bible

  • by providing opportunities that challenge students to grow in their faith, and to serve and love others

  • through fellowship, learning, and having fun together

We meet together for:
  • 180 Sunday School - on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall

  • 180 Discipleship Groups - on Wednesday nights throughout the school year, normally at 7 p.m. in the Chapel

  • 180 Events - we do many fun, relationship-building activities throughout the year

Please look through our web pages for information about where and when we meet, resources for parents, photos from past events, how to get involved, and more! If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Student Ministries at 925-627-4417 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

"But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith." 1 Timothy 1:5

More Than Rubies Purity Conference

Saturday, May 14| 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.| $10 | | Higher Ground Church

Are you a young lady who is dealing with peer pressure, identity issues or questioning your value and self-worth?
Come join us for a day of fun, laughter and reflection, as we discuss some of the challenges young women face today!
Light breakfast and lunch provided. This is a semi-formal event. Moms are encouraged to attend with their daughters!
Registration closes Monday, April 25.

 


Click here to register now!

New Parent Meeting

May 25 | 7-8:30 p.m. | WC 117

Are you the parent of an incoming 6th grader, or a brand new parent to Oneighty? This meeting is a great opportunity to find out more about NorthCreek's ministry to junior high-aged students, to get to know each other better, and to get answers to any questions you might have.

  • Meet our Director of Junior High Ministries, Sammy Barton.

  • Get to know other parents who are new to Oneighty.

  • Find out what you can expect from this ministry.

  • Get information about how to serve and get involved.

Please save the date so you don't miss out!

Please Note

You should have received a welcome email from Junior High School Ministries by Monday, April 25, personally inviting you to come to this meeting. If you did not receive this email, please let us know, because that means you are not on our email distribution list! (Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to our email distribution list.)

Any questions?

You're always welcome to call the Student Ministries Office at 925-627-4403, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

8th Grade Overnighter

May 27-28 | 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Wildcat View at Tilden Regional Park | Cost: $15

It's that bittersweet time again... we're saying goodbye to our graduating eighth grade class. After three years of fun, fellowship, and learning, they will definitely be missed. To celebrate our time together, we're planning one last get together (just for them) at Tilden Park.

This event is for eighth-grade students only (please do not invite friends who don't normally participate in Oneighty).

Location

We're headed to Tilden Park. Please enter the park from its west side in Berkley from Canon Drive where Wildcat Canyon Road and Grizzly Peak Boulevard intersect. Canon Drive provides access to Wildcat View Group Campsite. Drop off will be at Wildcat View Group Campsite at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 27. Click here to view a map of the campsite. Wildcat View is near Little Farm on the map.

Transportation

Parents are responsible for dropping off their students Friday, May 27, at 4:30 p.m. and picking them up by Saturday, May 28, at 9:30 a.m. directly at the Wildcat View Campsite.

Lodging

As this is an overnight camping trip, we have guidelines about the sleeping arrangements. There will be an all boys side and an all girls side. Tents will be set up in the appropriate locations. Leaders will make sure that boys and girls are kept separate in the sleeping arrangements. There are also codes on the gates to enter and exit the Wildcat View Campsite (providing additional security). A gate code will be provided for you before the trip.

Chaperones

This event will be chaperoned by DG Leaders and Sammy Barton. There will always be adult supervision.

Cost

$15.00

Food

Dinner and a snack will be served on Friday night and a hearty breakfast will be served Saturday morning.

Packing List

Please make sure your name is on whatever you bring.

Click here to view the packing list.

Registration

Please be sure to read through all the above information before registering your student. Registration will close on Wednesday, May 25, at 10 p.m.

 

Register Here!

 

Summer Events

June 22 - July 27 | Times and Places Vary 

Join Oneighty for our midweek summer adventures! You can choose to register for one event or you can add several events at one time! 

Schedule

Wednesday, June 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
What: Summer Kick-off Pool Party (bring swimsuit and towel)
Where: Jon & Anne McNeff's home
Cost: $5 for dinner

Wednesday, July 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
What: Ultimate Frisbee/Kickball Tournament
Where: Arbolado Park (drop off at first driveway)
Cost: $5 for dinner

Wednesday, July 20, time to be determined
What: Hike 
Where: Mount Diablo State Park
Cost: $5
Transportation: Carpools may be arranged

Wednesday, July 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
What: 6th-8th Grade Pool Party
Where: Dave & Laura McConnell's home (bring swimsuit and towel)
Cost: $5 for dinner

Forms Needed

Annual Permission Form
Volunteer Driver Qualification Form
Motor Vehicle Release Form
Swimsuit Guidelines

Registration

Registration for each event closes three days prior to the scheduled event.
All permission slips are also due no later than three days prior to the scheduled event.
If online registration is closed and you still would like your child to attend a Wednesday summer event, you may call the Student Ministries Office, only if you have already turned in your child's APF, at 925-210-9036 x 403.

Refunds

No refunds will be given once registration has closed, unless there is a medical emergency.
Register Here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on an event for the details.

If you are having trouble viewing the calendar, below, try this link.

 

 

 

Forms, Policies & Guidelines

Sammy Barton pic cropped

Sammy Barton
Junior High Director
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Sammy has been attending NorthCreek Church since he was a toddler, and eventually met the Lord as a freshman in high school. After high school, Sammy served as a DG Leader in ONEIGHTY and eventually took the position of Assistant Director in the summer of 2013. He is passionate about helping students to understand, love, and be compelled by the truth of the Gospel. He became the director of junior high ministries as of September, 2015.. Sammy and his wife, Kori, were married in February 2014.

 

rod mccleary

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Student Ministries Elder

Rod McCleary has been an active member of NorthCreek and served on the elder board for many years. His primary area of oversight is student ministries where he has worked with the high school group for over 30 years. When not working with students, he enjoys hiking in the mountains and water sports.

Discipleship Groups

September-May | Wednesday Nights

Discipleship Groups meet together for Biblical instruction, fellowship, and relationship building.
Click here for information about junior high DGs!

Be a Chaperone Driver!

Various opportunities throughout the year | Events can't happen without YOU!

Want to help us make off-campus events possible? Then consider being a Chaperone Driver for one or more events. Our Chaperone Drivers serve as chaperones during events, so if you drive students, we ask that you stay and hang out with them as well.

If you can be a Chaperone Driver at least once, please:
  1. Submit a Motor Vehicle Release Form to the Student Ministries Office. This form is required ONLY ONCE for all volunteer drivers at NorthCreek Church.

  2. Fill out a Volunteer Driver Qualification Form. Once you know which event you'd like to drive for, please fill out your portion of this form, then bring it with you when you check in for that event. Or, just fill one out at the event check-in on the day of.

  3. Let us know you can help out. Just indicate that you can drive for an event on your student's online registration form. Or, if you are not registering a student, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know you can help.

  4. If you've volunteered, please assume you are driving unless you hear otherwise from us. Generally, a confirmation email with driving details will go out the day before an event (or earlier).

 

Event Photos

Click on the links below to view photos for each event:

ReFlect Retreat

March 24-27, 2015

Click here (post-camp video)

March 28-30, 2014

Click here (post-camp video)


Winter Escape

February 1-3, 2013

Click here (Lee's photos)

Click here (Shane's photos)

Click here (YouTube Video)

Broomball

November 9, 2012

Click here

 

*****Media coming soon*****

What Parents Should Know About OneEighty (180)

Is your son or daughter in (or soon entering) junior high school? Here's what you should know about Junior High Ministries at NorthCreek Church!

What is 180?

180 is NorthCreek Church's ministry to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and their parents. We are not here to replace the role of the parent (the primary discipler of your student), but our desire is to partner with you in an effort to train, teach, and equip students in the Word of God with the purpose of encouraging a deep and sincere love for Christ.

 

What can we as parents expect from 180?

Here's what you can expect from us:

Sound, biblical teaching in our Discipleship Group program, as well as at our many yearly events that involve teaching from God's Word.

Opportunities for students to grow in their faith with other believers, both peers and adults.

A staff that cares about your students and desires that they know our Lord in a saving way.

Good communication that fosters a team spirit with parents. We send out a weekly email to keep in touch with you about upcoming events, deadlines, and other helpful info.

 

Are there any forms I should fill out?

Yes. Here are the important forms:

Annual Permission Form
The best way for us to know that your student is in junior high is through the APF. This form is required in order for your student to be driven in a vehicle by anyone other than you, their parent. It also provides our staff with necessary medical info. in the event of an emergency.

Plan to fill a new one out in May of each year, and drop it off at the Student Ministries Office, our Chapel drop box, or mail it in.

Click here to download the 2015-2016 Annual Permission Form now!

 

Motor Vehicle Release Form
This form is required for all of our Volunteer Drivers only once. It would be impossible for us to support our off-campus events without volunteers to drive, so please consider serving Ignite in this way!

You may drop it off at the Student Ministries Office, our Chapel drop box, or mail it in.

Click here to download the Motor Vehicle Release Form now!

 

How can I get involved?

There are several ways that YOU, the parent, can get involved with this ministry to your student:

Become a Volunteer Driver!
Drivers are needed to transport students to all our off-campus events. We can't support off-campus events without our drivers. Click on the tab above titled "Serve" to learn more.

Become a Discipleship Group Leader!
Each year, we have around 40 DG co-leaders walking our students through the Bible. It would be impossible to teach all of our students without dedicated leaders like you. Click on the tab above titled "Serve" to learn more.

Help us chaperone, set up, and clean up!
There are various events each year that require help to pull off. We will let you know about these needs via our weekly email and our event web pages.

 

 

 

Recommended Reading for Parents

Let's face it, good parenting is not an easy task and we can use all the help we can get. In addition to God's Word (which is by far the best manual on parenting!), here is a list of other books that help unpack and focus our attention on the biblical truths necessary for raising a child in the ways of our Lord. For your convenience, all of these books should be available for purchase in our NorthCreek Church Bookstore.

Gospel-Powered Parenting
By William P. Farley (ISBN 978-1-59638-135-3)

Crazy Busy
By Kevin DeYoung (ISBN 978-1433533389)