Tribes Church Network

On Mission

Present In & Around our Community

We believe that God blesses us so we can bless others.

We are a local church who gathers together and also scatters to go and serve our communities.  We hope to do so in a way that reflects Christ – present with people full of His truth and grace; as individuals, as Tribes, as the local church, and as a family of churches.

Serving as Tribes


Tribes live out the core value of being monastic & missional and take on the calling to make more & better disciples of Jesus. The love of God’s people expressed in community serves as a visual representation of the Gospel, and so Tribes seek to be on mission together to reach their neighbors & local community. Mission flourishes where there’s a burden for others, and an effort to demonstrate & proclaim the Gospel to those we live among.


Tribes also take on Terra’s strategy of multiplication and following the Lord into new places. The community of our Tribes are open so our small groups can grow by accepting new people into a journey of following Jesus. As our Tribes grow, more disciples are made, we develop new leaders, we plant more Tribes and the church grows.

Serving History
  • Capital City Rescue Mission
  • City Mission of Schenectady
  • Center for Disabilities
  • Ronald McDonald House of Albany
  • Joseph’s House

Serving as the Church

A Low Walled Monastery

The life of church does not remain within church walls. As the gathered church we are meant to live among the city in which we worship and bless the communities in which we live. To live this ways is to remind ourselves that we are blessed to be a blessing.

In addition to partnering with other organizations in our City we also open our places to our community. We curate an art gallery to display beauty in our city. We incubate small business in our office space to seed the future of our city. Our heart is to add to the cultural value of the places we live in intentional and creative ways.

Serving History
  • Salvation Army
  • Love 146
  • Bethel Baptist Church
  • Joseph’s House
  • Alight Care Center
  • Unity House

Serving as a Network

Planting Churches That Plant Churches

We believe the best strategy to achieve our mission of making more & better disciples of Jesus is planting more and better churches who are centered on Jesus. We can do this more effectively as a family of churches within the Terra Nova Network than we can as an individual church. Each year we gladly give 10% of our general giving toward the church planting movement through our Network. Over its decade long history, Terra Nova has given nearly $400k towards church planting.

Risking Towards the Future

We continue to invest today into tomorrow’s future church. Terra Nova will be investing heavily into two key Church planting efforts in the next 12-24 months. First, we will be launching a Church Planting Residency in the days to come that we hope is a church planting reactor for the Northeast and beyond. Second, we will be planting the third Terra Nova Church, Terra Nova Berkshires. Please join us in praying for this work.

Church Planting History

"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace"

1 PETER 4:10


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