Jr High Ministry

About Us

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 6:15-8 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

Mark Friestad

Jr High Pastor

760-929-0029 ext. 102


Joelle Svendsen

Jr High Associate Director


Alyssa Puckett

Jr High Admin Assistant

760-929-0029 ext. 136


Upcoming Events

BreakPoint - Wednesdays, 6:15-8pm

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.

Dates: Every Wednesday night!

Time: 6:15-8pm

Where: Meet in the Jr High Room, B-202

Turkey Bowl - Flag Football Tournament - Nov 25
7th & 8th graders, join us the Saturday after Thanksgiving for an epic, fun time of flag football. There will be separate divisions for boys & girls. You must have 6 players to make a team. You are welcome to have extra players on your roster if you want to sub out in the middle of a game. Teams are guaranteed two games.


Date: November 25th.

Time: First game starts at 9am. Will end no later than 4pm.

Where: Valley Middle School

Cost: $60 per team.

Registration: Download Team Registration Packet

  • Registration ends on Sunday night, November 19, at 11:59 pm.

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