In Courage
Jan
27
Jan 28

In Courage

For I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. – Philippians 1:19-21

Vision

To promote unity and diversity within the body of Christ in Northern Los Angeles and to encourage our youth to be actively engaged in their schools and local communities.

Primary Issues

1.       Diversity and integration.
                Our students are growing up in a culture that vilifies racism, yet Sunday mornings are the most segregated times of their week.  They attend diverse schools and have diverse non-Christian friends, yet they are not engaging with them about the Gospel. For many students Christianity is a racially infused religious club that seems irrelevant to their every day lives.

2.       On campus evangelism
                School Monday to Friday and church on Sunday, occasionally punctured by a Christian club meeting or a church small group where students retreat to safe places.  The Gospel does not make an impact into their day to day lives and most of our students are not engaging with non-Christians on issues of theology, philosophy, or evangelism.

Plan

Host a regular gathering that can be promoted among local youth ministries and on campus ministries. This conference will be the hub of networking where we can have ministries be inspired together but also have practical times to discuss and promote unity and evangelism.


Nov
18
6:30 pm18:30

HOME LIFE GROUPS

Home Life Groups are small groups that during the week meet up to study the Bible, talk about present day issues and to share about things happening in their lives.  

We currently have three home life groups.

  1. Canyon Country
  2. Northridge
  3. La Canada

To sign up for more information please go to: www.tinyurl.com/ANCHomeLife

FAMJAM
Oct
31
3:00 pm15:00

FAMJAM

FAM JAM is our Halloween alternative ministry.

To sign up to help please go to the previous preparation event.

 

FAMJAM preparation
Oct
28
5:00 pm17:00

FAMJAM preparation

We will be helping our elementary ministries get ready for FAMJAM which stands for "Families and Me, Jesus and Me".

This is our Halloween alternative for our children but also children from the local community.  We highly encourage you to volunteer for preparation and the day of activities. To sign up to volunteer please fill out the following form:

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Karaoke Night
Oct
7
6:30 pm18:30

Karaoke Night

We will be having a Karaoke night at church.  While your non-Christian friends are invited, it may be awkward for them...so invite them anyways :).

Our goal is to help you get to know some new people at our church.

If you are coming for dinner at 6:30pm please sign up below

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MOVIE NIGHT
Sep
23
6:30 pm18:30

MOVIE NIGHT

We will be having a movie night.  We hope to be able to show more than one movie so you can choose which movie you want to see.

The goal of this movie night is to 

  1. Bring your friends (especially non-Christian ones) in order to just introduce them to a church environment.
  2. Spend some time with new church people who you may not know.
  3. Watch an awesome movie that perhaps you haven't seen.

Dinner will be at 6:30 pm

Movies will start at 7:30 pm

If you are going to come for dinner please sign up below so that we can have enough food.

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Name
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"Am I Ready to Date?" - Equipping Seminar
Sep
18
2:00 pm14:00

"Am I Ready to Date?" - Equipping Seminar

The problem when many people ask this question is that they are looking for some emotional feeling as an answer.  However there are many practical character tools that are helpful in having a healthy dating relationship that we can identify and develop before we start dating.  We are going to be going through some of those things so that you can have a measurable reasons as to why you may or may not be ready to date even if your emotions are leading you another way. Also then you will know some of the areas in your life that you need God's sanctification in before seriously engaging in a dating relationship. 

This is open to all ages, parents, and those of any dating experience. 

Sunday September 18th, 2016
C302 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Link to this sign up: http://tinyurl.com/AmIReadytoDate

Internet Trolls - Home Life Group
Sep
15
Sep 16

Internet Trolls - Home Life Group

Home Life Groups are small groups that during the week meet up to talk about present day issues and to share about things happening in their lives.  

THIS WEEK'S ISSUE: INTERNET TROLLS

We currently have three home life groups.

  1. Thursday Nights - Canyon Country
  2. Friday Nights - Northridge
  3. Friday Nights - La Crescenta

To sign up for more information please go to: www.tinyurl.com/ANCHomeLife

Truth Matters Conference: A Fearless Faith
Sep
9
Sep 10

Truth Matters Conference: A Fearless Faith

Register at: http://www.thetruthmattersconference.com/

The Truth Matters Conference is about bringing the truth of the Christian Gospel to light. We’ve designed the conference to help young people think about the credibility of the Christian faith and to train them to make a gracious defense of the Gospel. Jesus says in John 18:37, “For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth.  Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”  The truth mattered to Christ because he said of himself that he was “the way, the truth, and the life”. We live in an age that needs convicted men and women, driven by grace and truth, to be a witness to the world around us.  Through our actions, our conversations, our prayers, and our worship, we desire to see a movement of the glorious gospel in our city.

For this Fall conference, we are partnering up with the ministry of Dr. Frank Turek, founder of CrossExamined.org.  Here’s their take on the need for a Fearless Faith:

“Dad, I don’t believe in God anymore.” Those are the words of a former Church youth group leader to her father after only four weeks of classes at UNC Chapel Hill.  This is not an exception but the norm: 75% of Christian youth walk away from the church when they go to college. And most Christian adults are afraid to talk about Christ because they don’t know how to answer objections to their faith.

The Christian faith is being strongly challenged from nearly every segment of society, from the college classroom to the corporate boardroom. In fact, college professors are five times more likely to be atheists than the general public, and more than half of professors have unfavorable feelings toward Evangelical Christians. Add to this, a barrage of “sensitivity training,” politically correct indoctrination and peer pressure both at school and in the workplace, and we have a perfect storm, toxic to faith.  Unfortunately, most students and adults go into that hostile environment unarmed and unprepared.  That’s why the Fearless Faith Seminar is essential!

Sign up for rides at: http://tinyurl.com/ANCridesTruthMatters2016

On Friday
We will meet at church at 5:30pm. Please eat dinner yourself before hand.
We will be back at church by about 10:30pm

On Saturday
We will meet at church at 8:15am. Please eat breakfast yourself before hand.
We will be back at church by about 3:00pm

One Voice: Gathering
Sep
2
Sep 3

One Voice: Gathering

http://onevoicestudentmissions.com/gathering/

“There are moments in movements where ideas and dreams no longer live in hearts, but they are carried out by the hands and feet of the dreamer.” Years ago, the dream of gathering students became a reality.What if we had a weekend together where the focus wasn’t Friday Night or Saturday night, but MondayOur One Voice Gatherings are geared to see students catch and carry the vision of reaching their campuses with the Love of Jesus. Our dream is for Los Angeles, and from there, America. Hope to see you there!

WE ARE NO LONGER PROVIDING RIDES FOR ONE VOICE

Unbelievable? Live
Aug
27
6:30 pm18:30

Unbelievable? Live

http://www.truthmattersministries.com/events/

“WHY I AM AN ATHEIST.  WHY I AM A CHRISTIAN.”

Join us for an incredible evening of dialogue and conversation as Ryan Bell (www.lifeaftergod.org) and Sean McDowell (www.seanmcdowell.org) join Justin Brierley for a live version of the UK’s “Unbelievable?” radio show.  Hear their stories, learn from their journeys, and even ask a few questions during the Q&A.

Why I am an atheist. Why I am a Christian: Ryan Bell & Sean McDowell join Justin Brierley to discuss faith, reason and the search for truth.”

Unbelievable? LIVE
Saturday August 27th, 2016
Doors open at 6:30pm
Free with registration

Location:
Church Everyday
17015 Devonshire St.
Northridge, CA 91325

Sign up for rides at: http://tinyurl.com/ANCridesUnbelievableLive

We will be leaving church at 5:30pm. please eat dinner beforehand. 

Baptism & Confirmation Night
Aug
24
6:30 pm18:30

Baptism & Confirmation Night

We will be having a baptism night that is open to all students and adults high school and above.  

Please fill out if you are interested in being baptized or confirmed on August 19th, 2016.

You will have two choices for baptism classes (both will be held in the High School Office D413)
1) Thursday August 4th, 7:00-9:00pm
2) Thursday August 11th, 4:00-6:00pm  

You must also be available on August 13 so that we can record your testimony at church.

Link to sign up: http://tinyurl.com/ANCBaptism

 

Rhetoric 2016
Aug
12
3:30 pm15:30

Rhetoric 2016

We are taking up to 13 people to Rhetoric and we still have a few tickets left.

The World's Hottest Spoken Word

At RHETORIC 2016, you'll be able to see the creative use of the spoken word to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There are five amazing poets who will inspire and challenge you in your faith. Come prepared to have an fun filled evening.

These artists have blessed the RHETORIC stage before and they're back to do it again.

Every year, the show just keeps on getting better and this year, we also add the musical gifts of music artist B.Reith

More info at: https://p4cm.com/event-rhetoric-2016/

WOWJAM
Aug
6
1:00 pm13:00

WOWJAM

http://www.wowjam.com/sunland/

This year over 12 churches, businesses and community organizations have joined with W.O.W. International to bring our signature outreach, WOW JAM, to Sunland Park!

During this event, we will have the opportunity to serve and love on the City of Sunland with the tangible example of the Gospel by providing free haircuts, bike repairs, health and vision screenings, grocery giveaways, makeovers, connections to community resources and more. Each event concludes with a message of Christ’s love and an invitation to accept Him as Lord and Savior. We are excited to have you join us in our efforts to continue Winning Our World.

When you sign up, you will be asked to pick your preferences for team sign-up and booths. Please make sure that you give three preferences so the W.O.W. International team can have the flexibility to move you to where you’re needed most on the day of the event. Remember: Be flexible, be kind and don’t loose your mind!

The Reveal
Jul
22
Jul 25

The Reveal

Who is Jesus and why might His "Gospel" be not only relevant to my life but vital to my life? 

That's what we invite you to explore with us at "The Reveal" our 2016 summer retreat.

We will be offering free registration for any non-Christians who do not attend our church.  We encourage our students to begin praying for and inviting their non-Christian friends.

If you are a non-Christian friend who wants to go for free, please take a moment with your parents or legal guardians to fill out our online waiver form at: www.smartwaiver.com/v/TheReveal

ANC church members can pick up the registration form in service or download it at http://tinyurl.com/RevealRegistration

Senior Trip
Jul
4
Jul 5

Senior Trip

Most likely location will be San Diego.  We will probably go to Sea World. Students will be asked to purchase their own Sea World tickets (financial aid will be made available).  Depending on the number of students that go we may ask students to bring additional funds for food.

Link to sign up:

http://tinyurl.com/ANCgrads2016

AMOR
Jun
27
Jul 2

AMOR

High School AMOR will be on Monday June 27th - Saturday July 2nd. Total cost is $500 per person

  1. Sunday March 27th - Sign up deadline be Easter  - With $100 non-refundable deposit.
  2. May 22nd - 75% funds due by: $375 total.
  3. June 12th - Training Day 1:  Total funds due = $125 mor
  4. June 19th  - Training Day 2

AMOR Trip Monday June 27th-Saturday July 2nd

AMOR is open to 9-12 graders (2015-2016 school year) as regular participants and open to adult members as staff. 
No financial aid is available, although we will be providing assistance in raising funds. 
Please sign up below if you would like to receive more information and notifications regarding AMOR. 

For more information about AMOR go to: http://www.amor.org/

Link to sign up: http://tinyurl.com/AMOR2016

Family Banquet
Jun
25
5:30 pm17:30

Family Banquet

http://tinyurl.com/ANCfamilybanquet

We want to celebrate with dinner, games, dancing, sharing, and prayer together for your whole family.

Where? ANC Gym

Who is invited? Everyone in the family

How much is it? $15 per child 11 years old and under. $25 for 12 years old and up.

How many people? We are currently capping it at 100 people

Equipping Seminar: How to Pray for Others
Jun
19
2:00 pm14:00

Equipping Seminar: How to Pray for Others

http://tinyurl.com/PrayerEquipping

Equipping Sessions are designed to arm our staff and students with the practical tools that we feel are most important in making an impact in our ministry context. These are not things that they will merely comprehend, but tools in which they will be able to minister to others. If a student has been active over 3 years in our ministry or if someone wants to serve as staff these training sessions are given so that they can effectively and confidently be expected to help others follow Jesus.

This equipping session will go over practical ways to pray for others. The intent is to equip Assembly Members, Welcome Team members, Staff, interns, and students so that we can have ministry leaders pray for others during Sunday services and to better pray for others during other events. 

Equipping Seminar: How the Gospel transforms your life (and others)
Jun
19
2:00 pm14:00

Equipping Seminar: How the Gospel transforms your life (and others)

http://tinyurl.com/GospelTransformationEquipping

Equipping Sessions are designed to arm our staff and students with the practical tools that we feel are most important in making an impact in our ministry context. These are not things that they will merely comprehend, but tools in which they will be able to minister to others. If a student has been active over 3 years in our ministry or if someone wants to serve as staff these training sessions are given so that they can effectively and confidently be expected to help others follow Jesus.

This session will go over how the Gospel gives us the power to transform the every day situations of our lives. We will go over in a practical way how the Gospel can really impact every part of who you are.  This session also will give you the tools to better help others in the situations of their lives to find where Jesus is trying to bring about genuine life change.

The previous iteration of this seminar was titled "Christian Counseling Basics" but has been re-titled to emphasize a narrower focus.

 

Friday Night Life
Jun
10
6:30 pm18:30

Friday Night Life

Friday Night life will be every 2nd and 4th Friday.
6:30 dinner in Cafeteria
7:00 pm worship in D401
8:30 pm life groups around the D building.
Ends at 9:30pm
Restarting January 29th, 2016
No sign up required.  Just show up :)

To sign up for text reminders please text @ChristFirstFNL to 23559

or go to https://cel.ly/c/ChristFirstFNL/share/ANCSED

 

New Worship Room Painting Day
Jun
3
1:00 pm13:00

New Worship Room Painting Day

We'll be painting the new worship room and setting up some new decorations.  Feel free to come whenever you're free. 

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May
14
12:00 pm12:00

Faith Family and College Revival Seminar

Special English family seminar on May 14th, noon to 2:30pm.

Guest Speaker Yong Gyu Lee

Schedule is as follows:

Noon-12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 2:00pm Worship and seminar
2:00 - 2:30pm family discussion time

Please register below for all members of your family that are coming so that we can provide the right amount of food.

Link to this page: http://tinyurl.com/ANC-FFC

Home Life Groups
May
12
May 13

Home Life Groups

Home life groups will be meeting every 1st and 3rd week of the month.

The following life group are currently available along with teachers and curriculum if currently know:

  • Northridge Friday Night (Kevin Kim, Timmy Seung & Faith Kang)
  • Northridge Friday Night (Brian Kim & Jenny Joo: "One True God" by Paul Washer)
  • Canyon Country Thursday Nights (Sean Kim and Jessica Kim: "The Gospel Centered Life" by Robert Thune)
  • Valencia Friday Nights (Sam Oh and Eunice Lim: "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan) 
  • Pasadena Friday Nights (Chris Suh and Lynn Huh:  "Pursuit of Holiness" by Jerry Bridges)
  • La Crescenta/La Canada Friday Nights (Jason Chao and David Kim: "On Guard" by William Lane Craig) - An intellectual and philosophical book about how we argue for God's existence and the truth of the Gospel.  
  • La Crescenta/La Canada Friday Nights (Joanne Kwon, Jenny Joo, Ji Kim: "For the Love" by Jen Hatmaker) - While the book is focused primarily for women, the truths are applicable to all and so this group is open to men as well as women.

To sign up for more information and for reminders go to:

http://tinyurl.com/ANCHomeLife

SOLA Conference
Apr
15
Apr 16

SOLA Conference

Sola Conference

Open to high school seniors!

We invite you to attend Sola Conference on 4/15-16. Learn what it means to be a student who loves Jesus, God's word, and the community.

Get the early bird price NOW! Go to www.thesolaconference.org.  Sign up under group: "ANCC Resolve” and password “ancfamily” to get a bigger discount! After signing up, also sign up on our sheet here so we know you're going.  We will be carpooling from church if you need a ride.

The Call
Apr
9
7:30 am07:30

The Call

More information at: http://www.thecall.com/azusa

At :Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
3911 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 PM (PDT)

We will have two groups leaving from church. First at 9:30am, second at 3:30pm. 

Deadline to sign up for a ride is Sunday April 3rd

 

SIGN UP by filling out waiver at:
https://www.smartwaiver.com/v/ANCtheCall/

For staff who want to volunteer to drive: 

 

 

"There are times which Scripture describes as "full" — periods of unusual ripeness for God to unleash His prophetic purpose across the earth.  Such days of faith and expectation often come during periods of crisis. For 15 years, amidst massive cultural decay, Lou Engle and TheCall have sought to proclaim the bold, uncompromising message of consecration to Jesus. Like John the Baptist, we have cried out, "Prepare the way of the Lord!"

Yet - the last statement of John was not "Prepare the way," but "Behold the Lamb!" If there was truly a John Movement, then a Jesus Movement is surely coming! Believing that decades of globe-spanning prayer have saturated the heavens, we will boldly ask God for the rain of revival on April 9th, 2016. We will consecrate an entire day — 15 hours — for the purpose of unity, miracles, healing, and the proclamation of the gospel. Our rally cry: Come, Holy Spirit! Instead of 120 in the Upper Room, we seek to gather as many as 120,000 in one place and one accord to simply exalt Jesus. And for inspiration, we turn to the most powerful expression of revival in modern times: the historic Azusa Street Revival of 1906."

Sky High
Apr
2
5:00 pm17:00

Sky High

Sign up by filling out waiver at:

https://www.smartwaiver.com/v/CFskyhigh/

 

Meet at Sky High at 5:00pm.

28656 The Old Rd, Valencia, CA 91355

We will have dinner afterwards at location to be determined. We will be finished at 9:00pm

Please bring $20 for sky high and food. Any additional cost will be covered by church. If you need financial aid please talk with Pastor Jason (832-755-7325).

If you need a ride please text interns Jenny Joo (818) 572-3939 or David Kim (213) 999-5169