It’s difficult to describe Tribe in a few words, but this is our attempt:
Tribe is a community, not an event.
We meet every Friday 7-9pm at Histon Baptist Church.
We are the youth ministry of New Life Church and we are committed to working closely with other churches and seek to join with them for support and in putting on events for young people.
We have a certain way of doing things in Tribe and our culture defines ‘What things look like’ here. Our cultural values are: Faith, Love and Hope.
We openly talk about and explore issues of faith and Christianity, not shying away from the big or controversial issues. We accept anyone with differing views to join us and join our discussion. We want to understand ourselves better.
We will frequently have discussion-based sessions and we feel it is important for our young people to have a voice and an opinion on matters of faith and religion. People need to discover what they believe for themselves.
We are committed to journeying through life together and supporting each other in the tough times and laughing in the good times. We read our Bibles and see commands such as; love each other, encourage each other, care for each other, forgive each other, serve each other and be honest with each other. We take those seriously.
Tribe is to be a place where leaders serve, respect is shown to each other and people are safe.
We have FUN together! We enjoy being together both when we’re learning and when we’re socialising, whether it’s bowling, watching a film, ice skating, days out, weekends away or some of the other crazy things we get up to.
As a group, we frequently look beyond ourselves and see what is going on around us. We are involved in issues of social justice both in the UK and around the world. We get involved in helping people in different countries such as orphans in Zimbabwe and children of sex workers in India. We are committed to educating ourselves on these matters, raising awareness and making a practical difference. We get involved in national fundraisers (where we do things like building and living in a slum for the weekend) in order to help those who need it.
We aim to be an outward facing group, always welcoming those who come among us and making them feel at home. We involve our friends in the Tribe community and many of them like it so much they stay. We want to have a positive impact on our families, schools, workplaces and communities. Otherwise, what’s the point?
Sixth Form Cell
We are committed to the development of our young people, wanting them to grow in different areas of leadership. We have a sixth form cell group which meets each Thursday at 4pm for training, development, asking questions and support.
Tribe Young Leaders
Young leaders meet together after college and plan, train and hang out. They take responsibility for various areas within Tribe, often teaching, leading, planning events and looking out for the younger Tribers.