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.


During our weekend services at ECC, students in grades 7–12 remain in the service with their families.

2020/2021 Student & Children Release Form

Encounter 56

Encounter 56 (for grade 5 and 6 students)

Encounter 56 meets every weekend during each of our church services. Students will be dismissed to class at the close of our corporate worship time. In addition to our weekly class, we also offer fun, off-site events for students to deepen their friendship with God and others. Our first off-site event this fall is a camp day on Saturday, October 17. Save the date and check the calendar for details and registration!


 5th and 6th Grade students do need to stop at a Check-In station for an ID tag but do not have to be picked up by a parent at the end of service.

We look forward to hosting your child in Encounter 56!

Encounter Youth

Encounter Jr. High (for grade 7 and 8 students)

Beginning Sunday, September 13 this group will meet at ECC in Auditorium B (old sanctuary) from 6:00–8:00 p.m. While our meeting ends at 8:00 p.m., students normally hang around for food and socializing. Parents should plan on picking up their children between 8:00–8:45 p.m. Once a month our high school students will join the Jr. High group for a night of worship and fun. Occasionally this monthly event may meet offsite; our website has a calendar that will give you all the details to stay connected.

Encounter Sr. High (for grade 9–12 students)

Beginning Sunday, September 20 this group will meet in multiple small groups. High school students are welcome to join any group they would like. This fall we have three different high school small groups (all located within a few minutes of the church building) that meet from 6:00–8:00 p.m. They are meeting at:

Adrian and Janelle Kapp’s home | 1345 Forest Hill Rd, Stevens, PA 17578

Chris and Emily Weber’s home | 190 Yummerdall Rd, Lititz, PA 17543

Rodney and Linda Reed’s home | 1339 Dridge Hill Rd, Lititz, PA 17543

Encounter Youth Leaders

Chris Weber, Pastor of Student Ministry - 
Oliver Denlinger, Associate Pastor of Student Ministry -