For 9th – 12th Grade Students

Encounter is a place where high school students can find friends, ask real questions about real life and faith, and chase after God with their peers. We meet on Sundays at 9 am and 11 am in the Encounter Room for a high school worship service. It’s a cafe setting that is casual and full of everything from music to laughter to teaching that makes you think. We also have Life Groups that meet on Wednesday nights during the school year and are a great place to study the Bible, to bond, and to be known in our ministry. Lastly, we also love to play and have several weekend retreats, camps, and a variety of serving opportunities for you to get involved with throughout the year too. So, don’t miss out, come and join us as we make Encounter a vital part of an epic high school life experience.


When We Meet

Sundays at 9 + 11 AM
in the Encounter Room


Life Groups

Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
in the Encounter Room

Events and Retreats

We have events, retreats and camp scheduled throughout the year.
Check below for more details

The Latest from Encounter


OUR TRIP IS SOLD OUT. The details of the trip are below, but if you would like to get on the waiting list, please e-mail: our admin, pam _________ If you’re in high school, then you and your friends are invited to join us for an amazing weekend the SNOW in Big... read more

Black & White

Friday, Dec 11 from 6-10pm is an amazing semi-formal high school christmas party in Encounter! Think about this.  A fabulous 3 course dinner and dessert. A fancy shmanzy hot chocolate bar.  Improv Comedy by Capitol City Theater.   Guest music by Raelee Nikole.  Photo... read more


If you’re in high school and are looking for a GREAT way to build friendships, deepen your faith, and make Encounter a critical piece of your high school story, then the time is NOW!  Go ahead and click here and get signed up for a life group today.  We meet... read more
Brian Berry

Brian Berry

Generation Ministries Pastor /
Encounter Director

Hi! I’m Brian Berry. I’m a husband, dad to five kids, coffee and ice cream connoisseur, and lover of soccer, camping, photography and the great outdoors. I enjoy dreaming, leading, writing, and teaching while working with this Generation at JCC.

Tegan Brindley

Tegan Brindley

Encounter Co-Director

Hey. I’m Tegan Brindley also known as Tigu the Missionary, the Queen of Student Ministries, or just plain Teegs. I’m a big sister, mentor, leader, and godmother to a really great kid. I love to travel, read, crochet, hang out with my friends and make up ridiculous songs. I’m passionate about creating moments where Jesus comes alive and helping teens connect their story to God’s story.

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