At NLBC, teenagers in grades 6 - 12 can find a fun and safe place where they'll encounter new friends and encounter God. That's why it's called Encounter! We have a great time connecting with God and each other through energetic worship, engaging teaching, and relevant discussions. We would love to see you at Encounter!


The Encounter Student Ministry exists to help students belong to the family of God, believe in Jesus, and become His disciples.

Meeting Times


Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm

Midweek is a great place for students to first get plugged into our group! At Midweek we show students that they are always welcome to be a part of our family! We spend time having fun together, connecting with each other, and discussing the Bible and how it applies to our lives!

Small Groups
Sundays 11:20-12:00 pm

We believe students grow the most in circles, not in rows. That's why small groups are so important! On Sundays, students learn on a deeper level the truths taught in the Bible.