At NLBC, teenagers in grades 6 - 12 are welcome to be a part of our fun and engaging ministry, where they'll encounter new friends and encounter God. That's why it's called Encounter! We have a great time connecting to God and connecting to each other through energetic worship, engaging teaching, and relevant discussions. We would love to see your student at Encounter!

Meeting Times


Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Midweek is a great place for students to first get plugged into our group! We love when new students decide to join our group! Our midweek services are always full of laughter and joy, meaningful friendships, and relevant biblical discussions! Our midweek service runs all-year round except when we're away at camp or out for holidays!

Small Groups
Sundays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

On Sundays, we take time to divide into age & gender specific groups. We believe students grow the most in circles, not in rows. That's why we take time every Sunday to get into small groups and allow students a place to address the issues and struggles they're facing in their current lifestage. Small groups meet September-May and take a break for the summer.

If you're planning a visit soon and have questions, we'd love to speak with you! Please contact our youth pastor, Weston Foote.