Our student ministry is designed to help teens Encounter God, Encourage Each Other and Engage The World


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The White Flag Social is the student community of ENCOUNTER that seeks to follow in the way of Jesus. The journey of faith is the journey of continual surrender and a life that bears witness to the redemptive kingdom of God. We are a student led revolution.

The name White Flag Social derives from a story told by Victor Hugo about the French Revolution. Hugo writes about a group of teenagers who overthrew a government. At the height of battle a group teenaged leaders are rounded up by the opposition and put on a firing line. The youngest among the leaders is a 13 year old boy who is told he can go home, he is too young to die. Hugo says the boy stood, unmoved, holding a white flag declaring, “Here I am!”. The White Flag Social is the student community of ENCOUNTER, committed to the belief that students are an incendiary force for calling out the arrival of the Kingdom of God.

summer camp


White Flag Social and the Middle and High School youth are invited to join us this summer at CAMP PONDO located in the Big Bear Mountains, June 27 — July 1! Hundreds of students gather together to be encouraged and challenged through amazing teaching, community, worship and epic free time! You will have the opportunity to participate in all sorts of awesome activities such as paintball, zip line, giant swing, mountain biking, tree climbing, bouldering room, disc golf, giant water slide, swimming pool, arts and crafts, kajabe, volleyball, hiking and more! Special guest speaker for the week: Darin McWaters. Price is all inclusive. This is a special week your child will never forget!!


Pastor of Student Ministries Austin Gray