Encounter | Grades 11 & 12


About Encounter

Encounter exists to help grade 11 & 12 students know Jesus Christ personally and carry on His ministry as they navigate the last years of high school, partnering with parents in equipping them in faith for graduation and beyond. Our aim is that they ground their identity in Christ, gain perspective in how they fit into God’s plan, and embrace the call to obediently follow Him.

Weekends at Encounter

We meet on Sunday mornings at 10am in YC2 for worship, teaching from God's Word, and time spent in community.

SUNDAY ALPHA SERIES: Jan. 13,20, 27 & Feb. 10,17 & 24 @ 10am

This winter we are excited to offer the Youth Alpha series at Encounter. Alpha is a global series that focuses of the 10 key aspects of the Christian life and is designed for both students who have been Christians for years and for people who have no clue who Jesus is. Each week we will gather around tables and look at how that week’s topic impacts our life, love and faith.



Backcountry November 11, 18 & 25 @ 11:45am

As Willingdon launches the Discipleship Pathway we at Encounter want to give you an option to grow deeper in your faith. We are calling it Backcountry and the idea is to provide “trails” you can travel down to grow deeper in your faith and learn what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Sign up for a 5-week class!




Tuesdays at Encounter

Small Group Filming Night Tuesday, January 15, 7-9:30pm

The Encounter Film Festival is coming back on February 12. We want every Small Group to create a movie for the festival so we're taking one night for groups to film their movie. Independent films can also be submitted until Sunday, February 3rd.



Small Group Nights Tuesday January 22 & 29, February 5, 19 & 26, 7-9:30pm

There are a lot of HOT TOPICS in the world these days, ranging from gender issues, legalization of marijuana, the rise in anxiety to the best practices on social media. This winter we are going to take time to unpack these HOT TOPICS and see what Jesus says about them and to us. 

Note: On Feb 26 groups will be meeting offsite. Check with your leaders or the app the week before for details and waivers.



Encounter Film Festival Tuesday, February 12, 7-9:30, Cost $10

It's time for the 3rd annual Encounter Film Festival. We'll be watching all of the Small Group and Independent films, then having an award show. There will be food, live music, hosts, awards, and plenty of desserts.