The goal for all students in Encounter Youth is to experience a healthy community of their peers and be encouraged to grow in their faith in Jesus.


Encounter 56: 5th & 6th Grade

Encounter 56 meets every weekend during each of our church services on Saturday, 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.  Students are dismissed to their class at the close of our corporate worship time and released to find families.  No security tag is needed.

In addition to our weekly class, we also offer fun, off-site events for students to deepen their friendship with God and others.

Encounter Youth: 7th–12th Grade

Encounter Youth meets Sunday Nights at ECC in Auditorium B from 6:00–9:00 p.m.  Check out the Student Events Calendar for details on upcoming events!

Encounter Youth also meets on Wednesday Nights from 6:00–9:00 p.m.  Students meet in Auditorium B for food & fellowship and then participate in prayer & worship for the local schools and region at Gateway House of Prayer.

Oliver Denlinger

Oliver Denlinger

Pastor of Student Ministry