Jr High Ministry
Our Jr High Ministry is a place where 7th & 8th graders can be themselves, encounter God, make new friends, discover their gifts, and fuel up to be salt and light in their middle schools. We meet for weekend services on Saturday nights, and during Sunday morning services. BreakPoint, our midweek gathering, happens Wednesday nights from 6:30-8 pm. In addition, we schedule camps, trips, outreach projects, and other special events throughout the year.
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Our ministry is shaped by some core convictions:
- God has given everyone the capacity to know him and respond to him in faith, regardless of their age.
- We need to be innovative. Studies have shown that most kids who go to church will walk away from their faith as young adults. We can’t just do the same old thing and expect different results.
- Parenting an early adolescent is a different beast. We want to support parents in meeting this challenge, through classes, seminars, and parent networking.
- One of the biggest needs of early adolescents is the presence of caring adults in their lives.
- 7th & 8th grade kids need chances to discover and develop their gifts, and opportunities to do ministry out in the world.
Meet the Staff
BreakPoint - Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm
BreakPoint is a midweek environment for 7th & 8th graders that meets on Wednesday nights at NCCC. It’s teaching, it’s small groups, it’s social, it’s fun…and most importantly, it’s a break from the weekly routine. Small groups are one of the best ways for kids to plug in, meet leaders and other kids, and grow in their faith. We unpack the previous weekend’s message and push kids to make personal application. We start in age & gender specific small groups, and then finish the night all together in the Junior High Room.
Dates: Every Wednesday night!
Where: Meet in the Jr High Room if you have not gotten plugged into a small group yet.
If you want to come early between 5-6:30pm to skate in the lower parking lot, you must bring a filled out Skate Waiver. Helmets are required.
Jr High Retreats
March 23-25 – 7TH GRADE GIRLS RETREAT
7th grade girls, we are so excited to spend the weekend with you! Location is to be determined. We will be spending time playing games, relaxing, enjoying time with each other, and spending time growing closer to God. It will be a memorable weekend that you won’t want to miss out on!
January 26-28 – 8TH GRADE GIRLS RETREAT
8th grade girls, we are so excited to spend the weekend with you! Location is to be determined. We will be spending time playing games, relaxing, enjoying each others presence, and spending time with God in His beautiful creation. Be sure to sign up soon to ensure your spot!
January 19-21 – GUYS RETREAT I
7th & 8th grade guys, we are so excited to spend the weekend with you at Victory Ranch. This will be an amazing time playing games, sports, making new friends and growing in relationship with God. We hope you can make it!
March 2-4 – GUYS RETREAT II
7th & 8th grade guys, we are so excited to spend the weekend with you in Running Springs. This will be an amazing time playing games, sports, making new friends, growing in relationship with God, and even the option to go snowboarding! We hope you can make it!
Cost: $99 + extra charge for optional snowboarding (equipment rental available)
Giving not Getting - Come serve with us!
In this Christmas season, let’s be people who give rather than take.
12/9 – PANCAKE PEOPLE
Serve pancakes to the homeless in Balboa Park. Meet at church at 8am and we will drive down together, returning to church at 1pm.
12/16 – TOYS FOR HOPE
Serve at Hope Leadership Academy’s annual toy giveaway at Laurel Elementary in Oceanside.
Sign up for Toys for Hope at: TIMECOUNTS.ORG/HLAIMPACT/EVENTS/4237
12/17 – SUNRISE AT LA COSTA SENIOR LIVING
We will sing carols and do arts & crafts with the residents of the home, bringing them joy this Christmas season. Meet us there at 1:30pm. We will be finished at 3:30pm.
12/19 – BREAD OF LIFE RESCUE MISSION
Meet us there at 5pm to serve dinner to the homeless!
1/3 – ICE SKATING WITH REFUGEE KIDS
We will meet at church and drive down together to the Kroc Center in Downtown San Diego. Cost: $10. Come ice skate and make new friends! Meet at the church at 1pm and we will drive down together. Getting back to the church at 6:30pm.
8th Grade Girls Night - December 15th
We will meet at church at 4:30pm and drive downtown together to enjoy a classy night out on the town! We will eat a delicious dinner and get some yummy dessert. It will be a great time connecting with one another while having a TON of fun! Make sure to dress up nice!!
All Nighter - February 16th
We are staying up ALL NIGHT long!! House of Air trampoline park, Glowzone, In-N-Out, and Broomball at Ice-plex! It will be a night you will not want to miss out on!
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