Encounter Kids 
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The church has ~ 40 HOURS per year to teach a child all they need to know about God.
The parent has ~ 3000 HOURS per year to influence their child for Christ.
We believe...
  •  no one has greater influence in a kid's life to impact their relationship with God than the PARENT! (heart of the family)
  • no one has greater influence in a parent's life than the CHURCH! (light of Jesus)
  • these TWO COMBINED influences are greater than these two influences on their own.  
A parent will have ~ 1000 WEEKENDS with their child between birth and graduation from High School.  
That's why we want to COMBINE EFFORTS to help you make every weekend count and why we....
Main Street is our weekly environment created especially for your infants and preschooler aged children.  We cannot wait to meet them and help them get their FIRST LOOK at their Heavenly Father.  We want this hour to be fun, active and hands on full of singing, dancing and learning.  
We look forward to helping your preschooler learn:
  • God Made Me 
  • God Loves Me
  • Jesus wants to be my friend


Upstreet is our environment created especially for your school-aged children.  Our focus each month is to teach your child Godly virtues for living. Your child will worship, look at God's truths and connect with leaders and friends.  Our focus each week in our small groups is to help your child see how God's word is true and fits into their lives, to learn to talk to God and to build lasting friendships with others.

Before they head off to middle school, we want to make sure these three things STICK:

  • I need to make wise choices.
  • I can trust God no matter what.
  • I should treat others the way I want to be treated


ALL volunteers who work with or near children are required to have a background check and be approved by leadership before serving in this space.  Each week children who attend one of our ministry environments are signed in through one of our sign-in stations by a parent or guardian.  The child and parent will receive a corresponding number that remains with them through the service.  The parent or guardian must bring their number with them following the conclusion of service and sign out the child(ren) they signed in.  We value the trust parents place upon us and the children we serve, therefore safety is one of our highest priorities.  
For information about Family Ministries, contact Katie Behm: katieb@encounterchurchpa.com.