encounter (Jr. and Sr. High Ministry)






The encounter Student Movement will be heading out to go bowling after church this Sunday (June 28).  We moved our canoe trip to later in the summer as the river is running pretty rough right now.  We will take off right after church and head to the lanes where we will be eating pizza for lunch.  The cost is $10 per student which covers pizza, bowling, and shoe rental.  So students bring your friends with you to Life Group at 9:30 because that is where the fun begins.  After a couple of hours of bowling we will return to the church around 3:00 pm.


DESSERT CLUB will be in session this Wednesday at 8:00 (right after Preschool VBS ends) as you already have the opportunity to serve in Preschool VBS we will be continuing our Bible Study "Not A Fan".  Bring money for a light dessert after the study.


This summer is going to awesome for the Jr. High and High School students.  There are two main objectives this summer,  to strengthen the connection between . . . 

students and Jesus          and       students and students.

We will do this through two different strategies leveraging mostly Sunday mornings and afternoons, and Wednesday evenings.  We will be using Sunday mornings because we do not want to build a “youth group”.  Often times a youth group exists like a club separate from the church, serving itself.  We want to build a Student Movement—which moves students closer to Jesus and out into the community to serve.  We are encouraging students to come and bring friends starting at ...


9:30 e-group

  • This is our open door for all students.   A time for meeting new friends,  enjoy some fun activities, and opening up God’s Word together.  In other words, this is the time to come and focus on bringing friends, that’s why we do it.

10:45 Worship

  • This is the main gathering for our church.  Students gain a picture of a church not a club.

12:00 Lunch

  • We will serve the students lunch before heading out.  We want families to sign-up to prepare and serve the lunch.  If you are crazy enough open up your home to do it.

After lunch activity

  • For a calendar where you can see and print a list all the Sunday activities click here.  You can see details above for the plans for this weeks activity.


  • On Wednesday evenings we will have the DESSERT CLUB.  We will meet at 8:00 (or after VBS) at the church and either do Bible study called “Not a Fan” about being a true follower of Jesus or we will be doing a service project for our community.   After which we will get some . . . DESSERT!


  • On Friday night August 7th we will head out for a good old camp out.  More details coming later.