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Encounter — High School Ministry


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 small 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.

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August 23, 2015 12:48 am

life groups sign ups

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 almost every Wednesday night during the school year minus times when school is on break like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring.  Things get started around 6:30 where we eat a meal or throw around a frisbee, come together as a large group for a few minutes, and then break up in to gender specific life groups that stay the same all year long.   Dinner is $5 at the door or you can buy a Meal Card that is good for 5 meals for $20 when you sign up online.   Shoot us an e-mail if you have any questions to encounter @ …..

What are you waiting for… signing up will be the best decision you make all year.  

High School Summer Camp 2015

April 29, 2015 11:21 am


If you’re in high school, have a high school student in your home, or have friends in high school, then we wanted to make sure you knew, we have an AMAZING new summer camp experience we’re doing this year called “MOVE” and it’s going to be AWESOME!!!.

SUMMER CAMP SIGN UPS ARE LIVE AND READY.  SPACE IS LIMITED and 20% of our spaces are already gone.  So click this link & sign up ASAP!

WHEN?  June 28-July 3, 2015   We meet Sunday after church at 2pm and will be back at 8pm on Friday.


  • friendship and bonding experiences all week
  • day of serving the community together
  • spend friday at the beach in San Clemente with us just cuz
  • late night food runs
  • worship with an amazing band and 1400 other high school students
  • great teaching and faith stretching moments
  • laughter
  • optional tournaments and seminars
  • a life-changing… don’t miss it kinda week that you’ll LOVE!!!

WHERE?   We’re van pooling up to Biola University in Los Angeles to join 1400 high school students from churches all over the west coast for an AMAZING week of fun, laughter, friendship, seeking God, and faith stretching.

WHO? Anyone from current freshmen to graduating seniors.

HOW MUCH? $399 for the week.  (covers all your expenses except meals on Friday.)

  • knock $100 off and go for $299 if you are a summer fun camp counselor July 6-10, 2015 (e-mail if you want to sign up and apply for that)
  • A deposit of $75 holds your spot.  Payment plans are available.  Just let us know what you need and how we can help.

If you have further questions, feel free to check out the brochure in the link below or ask us in Encounter or e-mail brian.

If you’d like a print brochure, please click here to download one. 


January 6, 2015 2:39 pm

snow trip 2015

It’s that time of year and here’s the information you’ve been waiting for…  The snow trip is on the horizon. January 30 – February 1, 2015. Base cost is $149. $50 holds your spot and we only have 60 spots, so grab yours now.

FRIDAY DRIVEDAY:  We meet at JCC on Friday by 3:30pm and then head North to Big Bear where we’ll be staying at Pine Summit camps.  We’ll stop for dinner on the way up (bring cash for that) and then get you checked into your lodging and our group bonding area.

SATURDAY SNOWDAY:   you can play in the snow and hang out with some of us at Pine Summit for FREE or you can Board or Ski at Snow Summit for $56 for the day.  If you need rental of equipment and (optional, but included beginners lesson) then it’s $80 for the day.   That night we have a bonfire and some stuff planned that will have you laughing and loving your time in the mountains with us.

SUNDAY FUNDAY:  we’ll begin our day with a “church service” Encounter style, grab some lunch, and then head down the mountain in time for the Super Bowl.. which you can ditch cuz it’s not your thing, watch on your own with your family, or join us and watch it together with us.

Regardless of what you plan to do or how you want to spend your Saturday. This is gonna be an awesome get away weekend you won’t want to miss.

you can sign up in this link.   or contact by e-mailing encounter  @

September 30, 2014 8:40 pm

fall retreat slide

The Fall Retreat for our high school men and women is right around the corner and is so worth attending.  It’s the only gender specific retreat we do all year where our men go to the desert and women head for Big Bear.   Both groups meet at JCC on Friday October 17 after school at 3pm and then return at 5pm on Sunday, October 19.

FOR THE WOMEN:  you’ll be staying in a beautiful retreat center in Big Bear and enjoy the teaching of Michele Mollkoy while you deepen your relationship with God and one another.  Think bonding, beautiful surroundings, and a life-changing weekend with new and old friends.  Cost is $160 for the women.

FOR THE MEN:   you’ll be heading to the desert near Ocotillo Wells.  We’ll sleep under the stars, eat like kings, think deeply about what it means to “walk with God” and deepen our friendships as men and mentors.  Bonfires.  Team Building challenges.  A professional shooting range where you can learn to shoot a shotgun and a rifle.  Paintball with sling shots and so much more.  This is not a retreat that you want to miss.   Cost is $125 for the men.

To sign up for either retreat, simply go to this link and register today.

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