Encounter Youth

Encounter is for students in grades 6-12

Wednesday Nights

Every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm we meet in an environment that is high energy, fun, and safe. Students are able to connect with other students, but, more importantly they connect with Jesus. We worship our Savior and hear a message from God’s Word, as we are challenged and encouraged to KNOW Jesus and SHARE Jesus. We are family. We are disciples. We have purpose.

Fire Groups

These groups are led by our adult leaders. There are up to four students per group. They are meant to lead students in real conversations about faith, life and Jesus. They are designed for spiritual growth and discipleship. Students can join one of these groups at any time!


Rochester hosts our Minnesota Youth Convention every year over MEA. This year the dates are October 21-23 and the cost is $90. Join nearly 5,000 teenagers in worshiping Jesus and hearing world-class preachers bring the word! Registration is due on Wednesday, September 29.

Official Merch

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Super soft and great quality merch that supports a good cause. 100% of the money raised by our merch goes to Speed The Light to help spread God's love around the world.


Fire Groups

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