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.


Who does Encounter Youth Serve?  When do they meet?
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 Jr. High: 7th & 8th Grade

Encounter Jr. High meets every Sunday 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 8:00–8:30 p.m. Once a month our high school students will join the Jr. High group for a night of worship and fun. Occasionally  there is an off-site event or an early start time for the large group gatherings. Our website has a calendar where you will find for weekly activities and events.

Encounter Sr. High: 9th–12th Grade

Encounter Sr. High meets on Sunday @ 6:00 p.m. in small groups three times a month. These meetings are called Encounter Small Groups.

Host Homes for Encounter Small Groups:

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 Sr. High & Jr. High meet as a large group @ ECC on the 2nd Sunday. This is called Encounter Gathering on our student event calendar.

Encounter Youth Wednesday Night is 6:00–8:00 p.m. meeting in Auditorium B for fellowship and food and then prayer and worship at Gateway House of Prayer. 


Chris Weber, Pastor of Student Ministry