Helping young people live the life they were made for – enjoying knowing God, together.


Start your weekend by hanging out with friends, playing sports, games and activities as well as having space to worship God and explore what it means to follow Jesus together.

Encounter Friday's are open to Year 8-14s. Doors open 8.15pm, start 8.20pm, pickup 10.15pm


Go deeper in an Encounter small group for people your own age. This is a space to build community, grow in your discipleship and support one another as we learn how to follow Jesus in our everyday lives.

Groups meet monthly during term time.


One to One is an opportunity to meet regularly with a leader to practically help you know God and know yourself so you can help others do the same.

One to Ones usually meet once per month in a coffee shop near you!


Contact encounter[at] for any enquiries

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Young leaders hold the potential to change youth culture and beyond.


About LDP

The Encounter Leadership Development Programme is a space for young leaders to explore and cultivate the potential they hold to influence others for the Kingdom, together. The scheme is comprised of training sessions, experiential opportunities and leadership mentoring over the course of the year.

At it’s heart the LDP is a community who learn together and encourage one another as they step out, carry responsibility, take risks and set the tone for others to follow, wherever they find opportunities to lead.


The scheme is comprised of training workshops, experiential opportunities and personal support spread over the duration of a year. Including:

  • Participation in whole team planning meetings in September and January and regular team meetings on Friday evenings

  • LDP training sessions three times per year (one per term) which include guided reading or materials to watch/listen to in advance

  • Working with a mentor throughout the year to achieve the goals agreed in a personal development plan that we will help you create

  • Putting learning into practice at Encounter on Friday evenings

If you will be starting year 13/14 in September and would be interested in taking part in this programme, please contact for an application pack. 

Intake opens in April each year.


Build Community. Grow in Discipleship. Live on Mission.