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


Joelle Svendsen

Jr High Associate Director


Alyssa Puckett

Jr High Admin Assistant

760-929-0029 ext. 136


Upcoming Events

BreakPoint - August 30th, 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 starting August 30th!

Time: 6:15-8pm

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

Ignite the Fire (for parents) - Sept 20-Oct 25th, 6:30-8pm



Instead of asking, “How can I raise my kid to turn out right?” what if we asked, “What can I do to help my kid love Jesus more?” We’ll talk through practical steps parents can take as they guide their kids toward independence and adulthood. Led by local youth ministry veteran Michael Coffey and based on the classic book by Barry and Carol St. Clair. Ideal for parents of preteens and teenagers.

• Family meal starting at 5:15pm
• Kid programs run 6-7:30 pm
• Adult classes start at 6:00 or 6:30 (aftercare is provided when classes run until 8:00)
• Childcare for children below Kindergarten is available when parent is taking a
class ($30 fee/session)

When: Every Wednesday night from Sept 20-Oct 25th, 6:30-8pm

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