The Tribe Young & Free – Ages 12-18

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The Tribe Youth Ministry (6th-12th grade) meets the 2nd & 4th Friday nights from 7:00-9:00 PM. It seeks to provide a safe place where teens experience: Acceptance, Fun and Growth. From the moment someone walks in we want them to feel like they belong and are accepted. We want this to be an environment free from negative peer pressure where teens are free to be themselves. We also understand you’re only young once and having fun is important! We include an element of fun to all our meetings and also have exciting events like Christian concerts, beach day, movie night, sporting events, etc. Lastly and most important, is growth. We exist to help teens grow into Christian maturity. Through engaging teaching, community service, small groups, and worship music, teens will be challenged to become more like Jesus in their character, attitude, opinions and desires. This is a ‘tribe’ of young & free Jesus followers and we hope you will join us!

Christ’s heart: Our campground or castle?

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In her message the week before, Amy Minnich asked what we do after asking Jesus into our hearts. Do we treat him as a (possibly unwelcome) guest, or truly make him at home in every room. This week, she asks us how we view our place in Christ’s heart. Are we just camping out, where are on our own and unprotected? Or are we in the king’s castle, with all needs provided, complete protection, and abundant room to grow? Message delivered 9/20/15.

Our heart: Christ’s house or home?

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Amy Minnich challenges the Christians at N3C with the question:  What have you done with Jesus once you’ve asked him into your heart? Is he sitting out in the hallway as a guest? Or have you let him make himself at home, with full access to every room and everything that goes on? Her key scripture is Ephesians 3: 14-20, with the emphasis on verse 17 — “Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. (NLT)”  Message deliverd 9/13/15.

Her message concluded with special music by Abbie and Dave Messenger: the Stephany Gretzinger song “Out of Hiding”.

Additionally, Amy prepared a five-part devotional study to help absorb and apply what she spoke about. Here’s the study as a PDF:

Our Hearts Devotional

(This devotional is revised to correct a typo … the Day 2 reading now directs you to 2 Cor. 1:3-4 instead of 2 Cor. 3:3-4.)

Majors from the minors: Habakkuk

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Pastor John Young concludes his series on “Majors from the Minors” by emphasizing an attitude that is supremely important for our walk of faith in these difficult times. The prophet Habakkuk models it: God, I don’t get this. I don’t like this. There’s nothing here I appreciate. In fact, I don’t see how or why you’re working in this way, but yet I will trust you in the middle of this. Message delivered 9/6/15.