Encounter is a Christian Youth & Young Adult ministry that exists to call a generation to experience the love of Jesus and respond back to Him by loving others.
Encounter is a youth and young adult Christian ministry in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, IL. We are a community of Junior High, High School and College students that gather around God's Mission - making disciples. Our desire is to impact this generation with the love of Jesus and we do this through practical expressions of serving, giving and love. We call this Project "Go". Check out our website for more info.
Mission: Our mission is to make the name of Jesus famous! We do this by practically serving and loving our neighborhoods, communities, and the nations of the earth.
We're going to OUTCRY this year! Are you coming!?!?!
It will be held on Sunday, 4/17/16 at 7:00pm. I have 20 tickets! The tickets cost $32 per person.
Hillsong, Kari Jobe, Jesus Culture, Elevation Worship and more! Are you in? Let me know ASAP!
Here is a recap of last year's event:
Live footage and artist interviews from the first OUTCRY tour in 2015. 130,000 in attendance. 10,000 saved. Over 7,000 children sponsored. And this is just t...
[02/25/15] See you tonight!!! Autumn is going to lead us in worship and we're going to connect on some Fine Arts progress too. See you soon!
[02/11/15] Join us tonight at 6:30 for Encounter! Excited to see you all!
[02/08/15] Reminder: Fine Arts meeting at 1:00-2:00pm today at OBCC upstairs! We're providing pizza :)
Bowling, Games, and Dinner!
Everyone is invited, bring a friend!!!
Friday, Feb. 13th at 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
Meet at Tivoli Bowl at 4:45pm.
Bring Money: Shoe rental $3, Bowling $4, $5? games or pool, $$$ for dinner (we'll be eating pizza together).
Address: Tivoli Bowling Lanes, 938 Warren Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Parents can drop you off at Tivoli at 4:45pm and pick you up at the Katz's house at 9:00pm.
Fine Arts Announcement:
Hey Fine Arts'ers,
We're going to have a meeting this Sunday at 1:00pm at OBCC. We'll provide some pizza for everyone for lunch. The meeting will go from 1:00-2:00pm latest. If you're doing Fine Arts please come!
[01/13/15] Reminder: We will be meeting from 6:30-8:00pm at our house this Wednesday. Join us for some worship, teaching and good times! We look forward to connecting with you all soon!!!
Acquire The Fire is coming up!!! Sign up today. Are you coming??? $45 per person. This includes your ticket, travel and food ... for two days! You won't want to miss this!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT ENCOUNTER CANCELLED!
We're so sorry, but we have to cancel our Wednesday night meeting. OBCC is canceling all of their meetings as well.
We look forward to connecting with everyone next week!
Stay warm and safe ...
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[12/09/14] Hey Everyone! We're going to be meeting at 6:30 at my house tomorrow night! I hope to see you then :) We're going to have a sweet time in the Word and play some games!
[12/03/14] Hey Encounter! We will be joining the OBCC prayer and worship time tonight. Autumn will be leading worship and I might give a little message to encourage us to seek after God. Please join us! If you come I also want to have a time where I can pray over you as individuals. I'm looking at doing that at the end, from 7:30-8:00pm. Prayer meeting starts at 6:30pm!
[11/19/14] See you tonight at 6:30pm! We're going to talk about Jesus as our Bridegroom. This has the potential to change your life!!!
[11/17/14] Join us this Wednesday night for Encounter at 6:30 - 8:00pm! We would love to see you guys. I'm going to be teaching from the Bible :) See you soon!
[11/12/14] Hey Everyone! We will not be meeting at my house tonight. We're joining the prayer meeting. Come and join us :) However, we will be meeting next Wednesday at my house!
[11/04/14] Hey Encounter! We will be meeting tomorrow at 6:30-8:00pm. I'll have some pizza and drinks for you :) Also, Danielle and the Bible Quiz group will be joining us. It'll be sweet! See you soon ...
This Saturday, Oct. 25th from 6:00-10:00pm we will be gathering at the Katz's house for worship, prayer, pizza and a movie! Will you be joining us???
[10/08/14] Hey Encounter! We would love to see you at the prayer meeting tonight. Autumn will be leading worship and there will be about 40-50 of us praying. Come and grow in your prayer life. We can talk about prayer and read about prayer, but the primary way to learn to pray is to actually do it! Join us tonight at 6:30pm at OBCC :)
[10/01/14] Hi Everyone! We're excited to gather together tonight for prayer and worship with OBCC. I'll be teaching for a little bit on worship and prayer. Join us at OBCC at 6:30pm!
[09/24/14] Hey Encounter! We'll see you at OBCC at 6:30pm for prayer. We're joining the adults for prayer for the next few weeks. Hope to see you soon!
[09/17/14] Don't forget!!! We are joining the OBCC prayer meeting from 6:30-7:30pm in the main auditorium at the Church. Autumn and I will be both be leading the night ... come and join us!!!
Check out this Acquire the Fire video ...
vimeo.com Part of a series of promotional pieces for the 2011-2012 ATF tour. This is Chekira's story. Studio DP: Josua fischer Field DPs: Brandon Eckhardt, Michael Mistretta…
[08/20/14] Hey people! We're watching God's Not Dead tonight! So, be there at 6:30pm sharp. It's going to be a good night :)
We're going to have an awesome time of worship tonight and I'm going to teach from the Bible. We have some Red Velvet cupcakes and pie too! See you soon.
[08/07/14] Let me know if you can serve at the Oak Brook Polo Games this Sunday from 11:30 - 4:00pm! - Daniel
[08/06/14] Hey everyone, we'll be eating hot dogs and hamburgers tonight and some dessert! Bring your appetite and a friend it's going to be a chill night celebrating with Jessie and Leanna ! See you at 6:30pm
[08/05/14] Hey Encounter! It's Jessie Brady's last week with us. So sad!!! Come and celebrate with us tomorrow. We will feed your faces with food and sweets. Also, the Fine Arts team will share about our trip last week. It was amazing!!!
[07/23/14] Don't forget ... We have pizza and cake for you all!
[07/21/14] Hey everyone! This week is going to be bitter sweet ... It's Anthony's last week with us. :( He's going to be moving on. So, we're going to have some pizza and cake to celebrate the time we've had with him! Anthony will also be speaking, so it's going to be sweet. Also, we're going to have a time of worship and prayer. Bring a friend! See you soon ...
[07/16/14] Fine Arts peoples! Come tonight and hear how much $ we've raised ... it's really good news :)
We're canceling tomorrow night (Wednesday) because ... we had a baby!!! Check out our Facebook for a picture! :)
[07/02/14] We're excited to be with you tonight! We're going to be going through a sweet study on surrender tonight :) Hope to see you soon!
We hope to see you this Wednesday! My best friend, Mike, will be with us and he's going to speaking. He's a pastor from California ... and he's pretty sweet. See you at 6:30pm this Wednesday!
[06/11/14] Hey everyone! We're going to finish Art Night! We have extra supplies :) See you soon!
We're going to continue our Art Night! It's going to be sweet ... and Autumn is leading us in worship :)
Hey Encounter! Daniel spoke this Sunday at OBCC on Daniel Chapter 1. What is more important: practice or game day? Give it a listen ...
iobcc.org Description:Pastor Daniel will be speaking from Daniel chapter 1. We will be looking at the importance of character in the life of Daniel. Does it really matter what goes on behind closed doors? What does God think of how we respond to trial and hardships? Should our lives be any different than some…
[05/28/14] Hey guys! SO TONIGHT IS GOING TO BE AWESOME! We will be having an ART night for Encounter. We will have canvases as well as a few themes, music and paint. Feel free to bring any of your own art supplies if you'd like. We will use these pieces of artwork to hang in the basement youth room. The LORD LOVES art and LOVES to express His heart through art. Looking forward to tonight!
[05/21/14] 6:30pm at the Katz house ... see you then!
See you guys tonight! I have a huge cake for your faces ... and Mark Barlow is leading us in worship! Also, we'll be going through Multiply on Creation. It'll be a goooood night.
multiplymovement.com What is Multiply?Multiply exists to serve local churches by encouraging and equipping disciples who make disciples in all nations. We do this by providing biblical resources and hosting gatherings that prepare followers of Christ to go, baptize people, and teach them to obey everything Jesus command…
[05/13/14] Hey people! Join us tomorrow night at 6:30pm. Autumn's brother will be in town and he is going to lead us in worship! It'll be a good night :)
Photos from Encounter Youth & Young Adults's post
[05/07/14] We're playing a game outside with a 10 ft. beach ball! And this is Tyler and Hannah 's last time with us. Come celebrate with us and bring a friend.
[04/30/14] See you all tonight! Last week was amazing. Come expecting God to meet us again ...
[04/16/14] See you at 6:30! We're in the basement!!! :)
[04/15/14] Hey Encounter! Since it's Easter this weekend ... we're going to talk about "Resurrection" Hope to see you tomorrow! :)
[03/26/14] Movie night tonight at Encounter! We're watching Frozen :) Bring a desert to share. We're stuffing your face with popcorn ... 10 lbs!
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