Encounter

Encounter Activities (5th-8th Grade)

Encounter is the ministry for fifth thru eighth grade students and parents. We are one ministry with several experiences and events for students and parents.

Modes of Communication
How can you stay informed?  Middle School will use three primary methods: (1) this webpage, (2) student ministry monthly newsletter (click here to subscribe), and (3) the weekly church publication-The Buzz (click here to subscribe to the Buzz)

Sunday Morning Activities
Join us on Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:45 am in the middle school room for donuts, fellowship, biblical and topical studies.

Wednesday Evening Activities
Come check out the Wednesday Evening Activities from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Large group teaching, group discussion and more!  Click here to sign-up for dinner.

Topic Discussions: 

 

Nothing can bring out the crazy in you quite like family. Am I right? Deep down you know they probably aren’t plotting to make your life difficult, but some days it feels like that is exactly what they’re doing. Maybe that’s why we tend to respond to our family the same way we respond to sports or a video game—we strategize. You make a move to get what you want, but your step-brother blocks you. So, you make a different move. And so does he. It’s endless. Literally. Because unlike other relationships in our lives, the one we have with our family isn’t going anywhere. You can quit a sports team. You can leave the marching band. You can graduate and leave your classmates behind. But your family? They’ll always be your family. That’s why it’s such a big deal that we figure out how to live with them now. Thankfully, the Bible has a lot to say about how we live with and treat other people. And while it probably won’t help you figure out how to get your sister to leave the bathroom in under an hour, it can give you some real, helpful advice on how to make the best move when it comes to the people who love you and aggravate you the most—your family. 

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