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Encounter is designed for young people aged 11-17. The aim is simply to engage, involve and inspire as many young people in knowing and following Jesus. Our famous Bantersaurus café opens for bacon baps and fruit smoothies and is mixed in with a worship environment that looks to be helpful to young people at any stage of faith.

The team is available throughout the afternoon to chat, pray or just relax at our dedicated youth venue with regular games of football and ultimate frisbee constantly on the go.

Talks filled with humour, wit and Jesus. Each year brings it’s own theme for the week which is supported by the messages brought each meeting. Our aim is simple: to inspire each young person to fall more in love with Jesus than when they first arrived.

Once the meeting has started to wind down, our team’s social begins. Ranging from a site-wide hunt the leader to VolleyBIGball, each evening we design socials to help the young people make new friends and have fun. Some of the best memories will involve these socials!

Our team is passionate about seeing young people discover who they are in Jesus’ eyes as well as helping them feel inspired and supported as they go through one of the most unstable times of growing up. With all this in mind we are fully committed to spending the entirety of the week praying for and chatting with every person that walks into the venue.

What is Rencounter and Young Leaders Weekend?

Rencounter is a mini getaway for youth to invest in there friendship with Jesus. The four day event is packed with, each morning serving our community though energy filled kids club.  Afternoons of informal seminars and hang outs. Evenings of spirit filled worship and teaching. Don’t forget the late night socials, games designed to have you screaming with tension one moment and rolling on the floor laughing the next. 

Young Leaders is a chance for young people to dig into their potential and lean into what God has in store for the future. The event is designed to give the youth time away from the stresses of life. It provides space for seminars and teaching on the subject of leadership and provides one on one time with leaders who are passionate about seeing young people fall in love with Jesus. Evenings are full of worship and response to what ever God might be doing in the young people over event.