WednesdayS @ 6:30 PM

Encounter is a community of 6th-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 okay 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. 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. 

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Want to know more about what your student is doing during their time at Encounter or want to find out more about the ministry? We would love to hear from you! 

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When & where

We meet on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm If you've never been to Encounter before, come early and meet our team. 


Serve with encounter

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


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 set up a pastoral counseling meeting with our team to review the resources you need to support you and your student, please reach out using the form below.