WednesdayS | 7:00 P.M.

Encounter is a community of 9th-12th grade students focused on our church vision of Authentic Worship, Authentic Community, and Authentic Community Service. Our Wednesday night services include worshipping God through music, in-depth Bible teaching, and Life Group time to help dive deeper into God’s Word and build genuine relationships. We believe every student should have a place to be known and belong. At Encounter, each person is a part of the family because we know that all of us are uniquely loved by the God who created us.  

Students can take an active role in leading Encounter, so it's truly a ministry by students, for students. We’re also a little goofy, and we like to #keepencounterweird, so we hope that’s ok with you. Throughout the year we also have special trips and events designed just for high school students to give you even more ways to grow in your faith and build relationships with other students and leaders. Our leaders live a life above reproach and are screened and vetted for the safety of our students (background checks are required for all volunteers).

We want to engage, equip, and empower high school students so that you can turn your world upside down for Jesus!

We have Life Group time during all of our Wednesday night Encounter services. These groups are organized by grade and gender and each one is intentionally small so that students feel comfortable sharing and building relationships.  Each Life Group is led by at least two adult leaders whose role is to guide conversation and foster community in the group. Our leaders strive to be trusted adults who partner with parents and earn the right to speak God's truth into the lives of students. Life Groups also get together to hang out and have fun outside of Encounter. 

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 high schoolers to serve and have a voice in Encounter and to learn how to impact their church and the world around them.

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If you're ready to take a next step in serving or think you might be called to vocational ministry, our internships are a great way to explore how God has gifted you! Each internship is crafted uniquely to the individual so you can build the experience you are looking for.  

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Throughout the year ENCOUNTER does different events. We require a waiver for all students. If you haven't filled one out before, simply click the link below and submit a waiver!

Student Ministries Waiver

Current Series:

When Daniel and his friends were captured and taken to to Babylon, they were forced into a culture that completely went against their faith. But through trial after trial, these young people refused to bow to anyone but the one true God. Through this series we will answer the question “why does God have me where I am?” as we explore how much we really have in common with these young captives in Babylon.

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When & where

We meet on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center. If you've never been to ENCOUNTER before, come early and meet our team. Plus, we have a little gift for you!


Serve with encounter

If you are an adult who has a heart for seeing students take next steps in their faith, consider joining our ENCOUNTER leader team!