High School Ministry
We want to help every high schooler learn how to STAY WEIRD for Jesus so that we can make disciples who make disciples.
Encounter is a community of students focused on our vision of authentic worship, authentic community, and authentic community service. We believe every student should have a place to be known and belong. At Encounter, each person is welcomed as part of the family because we know all of us are loved unconditionally by the God who created us.
Our Wednesday night services include worshiping God through music, in-depth Bible teaching, and Life Group time to help dive deeper into God’s Word and build genuine relationships. We’re also a little goofy, and we like to keep encounter weird, so we hope that’s okay with you!
Encounter at our Campuses
At Murfreesboro, Encounter is for high school students—middle school students, check out our EON page!
At Cannon County and Tullahoma, Encounter is the mid-week group for both high school and middle school students.
Students can take an active role leading in Encounter, so it’s truly a ministry by students, for students. Throughout the year, we also have special events designed just for students to give you even more ways to grow in your faith and build relationships with other students and leaders.
Encounter leaders live a life above reproach. They are screened and vetted for your safety (background checks are required for all volunteers).
Murfreesboro Text Alerts: Interested in receiving our text alerts? It’s a great way to stay up-to-date! Text “encounter” to 615-560-9665 to sign up!
Frequently Asked Questions
The book of Daniel is a very interesting and surprisingly applicable book, especially for students. Written during the Babylonian and early Persian empires, this book follows the life of a Jewish man named Daniel and his three friends living in exile. These young men show us how to live moral, faithful lives even when society pressures us to conform – something that every student can learn from! We also read many prophecies in this book, some of which have already been fulfilled. We see that God is sovereign, always in control over every circumstance. Because of this, we can trust Him even in the most difficult circumstances.
Hey parents! Our Student Ministries Team now has faith-based parent resources, and they want to share them with you!
If you have questions about subjects such as mental health, anxiety, smartphone addiction, suicide and self-harm, sexuality and gender, spiritual growth, identity, or pop culture, we encourage you to take advantage of these resources.
To receive resources or to set up a pastoral counseling meeting with our team please reach out using the form below.
If your student is interested in getting baptized, please fill out the Baptism Interest Form below! We look forward to helping them take this step of obedience in their walk with Jesus.
Stay in the know by signing up for our Encounter parent emails!
Still have questions?
Want to know more about what your student is doing during their time at Encounter or want to find out more about the ministry?
If you are an adult who has a heart for seeing students take next steps in their faith, consider joining our Encounter leader team! Fill out the form below, and we will be in touch soon!
We believe that students have the potential to be great leaders if they step up to the challenge and are given ownership! This team is a place for you to have a voice in Encounter and to learn how to impact your church and the world around you. If you are interested in becoming a student leader, fill out the form below.
This portal is your one-stop page to access leader handbooks, training resources, and other important volunteer information. To receive access to this portal, check your volunteer email or contact your ministry leader for a password.
The Experience Community App
There’s always something happening at The Experience, and we want you and your family to stay informed. An easy way to do this is to download The Experience Community app, then go to your notification settings to make sure you get notified specifically for you and your family’s needs.