“Tribe” is based upon the definition of “a social group consisting of families or communities… linked by religious ties.” Just like the definition, we are a Tribe of students grades 6-8 passionate about creating an authentic community. One that is serving for a much bigger purpose. This tribe helps affirm students’ identities, their passions, and their gifts. We seek to Gather as a community, Grow in our faith journey, and Go serve and love others.
We currently achieve this family like community by: Sunday Worship, Mid-Week Tribe Gatherings, and Special Events/Camps.
We all arrive to the 8:00 service a little early and hang-out together. Then we all go into the service, sitting together in community. Bi-monthly, we leave during the teaching to have our own lesson, and other times we sit in during the whole service so that we can be in community with the whole church. This helps fulfill our “family of families” mantra. We want students to have an awesome community of fellow middle-schoolers, but we also want them to be plugged into the “big church” as they prepare for what it will be like in adulthood. We believe that this engagement with the whole church is helpful in spurring on lifelong Christ-followers.
Mid-Week Tribe Gatherings
These groups occur on Wednesday nights, 7-8:30p. This gathering is held at the Church campus! The night consists of a time to hang out and play games, while also engaging in a relevant bible teaching and discussion. Each small group is specific towards the student’s grade, and is led by 2-3 highly qualified youth leaders. If you have any questions, or want to know more about the mid-week gatherings, please contact Trey, Pastor of Students.
These events occur generally monthly, and are aimed at creating opportunities for students to have fun, embark on adventure, and grow in a healthy community. We also have winter and summer camps that take place at United Christian Youth Camps (UCYC) in Prescott.
Our Core Values
Authentic Spirituality – We value a spirituality that is real and transparent among God, others, and ourselves. The authenticity piece of this is not to create a mirage or fake identity of “being a Christian”, but instead pursuing a spirituality enriched by realness and honesty. Being a Christ-follower doesn’t require perfection, but being authentic can help strengthen our relationship with Christ and also others.
Adventurous Endeavors – We value the ability to have fun and be adventurous in our lives, whether it is hiking Bell Rock in Sedona, playing Glow-Dodgeball in the dark, or engaging in activities that are just plain fun. We grow together as a community through fun, adventurous activities.
Disciple-minded Outreach – We value the ability to make disciples who make disciples. This type of outreach is seeking out opportunities to serve and disciple people and create an environment for them to feel like they belong. When we value a disciple-minded kind of outreach we are able to build long lasting relationships with people that allow us to be intentionally focused on them.