Tribe is a youth group for young people aged 11-18 who live in the Cambridge area, which is run by the youth leader and volunteers from New Life Church. Tribe consists of young New Life Church members, young people from other churches and also young people with no church connection at all. We are also committed to working with other church youth groups to support young people in the Cambridge area to navigate life.
We usually meet every Friday night during term time between 7 and 9pm at the William Collyn Centre in Girton, to play games, eat food, do fun activities together and discuss issues around life and being a teenager. We also have regular socials and nights out at other venues. If you would like to know our exact location each week, just check the Events Calendar on this website.
Please note that during the Covid crisis, many Tribe meetings will be held online on Zoom.
Our Key Values
We have nine key values that we seek to live out in Tribe. They are:
We believe that every single person is uniquely created and made in the image of God. We all carry incredible value and want to be a youth group that reflects that in our relationships with one another and the outside world.
We believe that strong, loving community is highly important in an age when so many young people experience loneliness and disconnection. We aim to create a space where good friendships grow and flourish.
We believe in a God that is full of compassion for all people, so want to model his love and care for others.
4) Serving Heart
One of the main things that Jesus modeled to his followers was the importance of serving people. We want to be a youth group that teaches the importance of serving each other and gives young people the opportunity to grow in serving others.
We believe that people thrive when they are encouraged and that our words are powerful. We seek to be a youth group that has a culture of both building each other up and believing the best for one another.
We seek to create a culture where we show respect to one another at all times. We try to often talk about what this looks like with the young people: from respecting different opinions to listening to each other in group discussions.
We want to encourage each other as much as possible to be people that have confidence in our ability to overcome obstacles and that keep going when times are difficult. We believe that all of this is possible through both a determined spirit and by knowing that whatever we go through: God is with us.
8) Impact for good
We want to be people that make a positive impact wherever we go. We believe that we are called to make a difference in the world, even if it only looks small at times. We hope that the young people will learn values here that will help them make a huge impact, long after they have left Tribe.
In all of this, we recognise that we aren't going to get it right all the time and that we can easily make mistakes, so perhaps our most important value is forgiveness. We believe that this comes from both knowing the incredible forgiveness from God that comes through Jesus and by choosing to forgive one another.
Tribe Leaders and Volunteers
James Pearson Carole Rawley Liz Currie
All of our Tribe volunteers are DBS checked and have agreed to work under our Safeguarding Policy.
Childline (free and confidential) 0800 11 11.