Who we are

Encounter can trace it’s history back many years to the different Christian groups invovled on campus at Bishop’s University and Champlain College, though the current iteration of our ministry began in 2010 when Impact Campus Canada took the lead of our ministry.

Encounter has grown and changed over the years but our focus remains the same as it had since the very beginning: lovingly demonstrating the relevance of Jesus to all of life!

Today, partnering with local organisations and ministries, we gladly serve the students and young adults of Bishop’s, Champlain, Lennoxville and the Eastern Townships. 

What we believe

The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, God’s innerant written Word, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it iwas uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, and that is was original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks. 

We believe and uphold both the Baptist faith and message as well as the Power to Change statement of faith.


What we do

Encounter Student Minsitries serves students and young adults by connecting through acts of kindness and other activities in order to share the life transforming message of the Gospel with the goal of ultimately propelling them towards Gospel-centered mission living.

Check out our schedule here to find out what is happening!


Our leadership team

Serving under a board from the local community, Encounter’s leadership team is led by Rebecca Poisson Norton.  

Rebecca has the pleasure of being joined by volunteers from Encounter and other churches and organisations. Want to get involved? Contact us!


As a non-profit organisation, we are funded by financial donors big and small. Thank you for investing into the lives of students at Bishop’s and Champlain!