Encounter (Jr-Sr High Youth)
Encounter is River Valley Church of Christ's 7-12th grade youth group. We meet on Sunday nights from 6:30-8pm at the church, unless otherwise noted.
Approximately 34% (over one third!) of young adults claim they have no religion ("nones"), compared to less than 20% of adults over 30. Of those who are religiously unaffiliated, 90% are not actively looking for a religion. To make matters worse, approximately 70% of students who grow up in church leave the faith after high school graduation, and less than two thirds of those students ever return to Christ. This is where the job of the Church comes in, and Encounter, in particular.
Encounter is led by River Valley Church of Christ Associate Minister Jon Scott. During a normal meeting, we have live music, a message, discussion groups, games, snacks, and fun activities. We also regularly have Encounter Outings, when we take trips to participate in fun events such as bowling, paintball, skiing, swim parties, etc. For a schedule of activities planned, please contact Jon Scott at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (217) 390-2483.