We as YWAM Redding have a variety of other ministries that you could be a part of. Help us have an impact in the community.


Our heart for Encounter Academy is to promote creativity, that inspires personal growth in a fun engaging community. We are a membership-based co-op for kids from 1st grade up to 12th. Drop off is allowed! We also have a coffee shop that you are more than welcome to check out while your kids are in classes!

Some of the classes that we have available are:

  • Music
  • Choir
  • Art
  • Intro to Horses
  • Horse Training Mentorship
  • Game Design (Coding)
  • P.E. 
  • Spanish lessons
  • Girls Club and Boys Club 

All Classes are located at 2315 Placer Street, Redding, CA. Except for Intro to horses and Horse Training Mentorship, these will be located off-campus. 

For more information please complete the form and one of our team members will be in contact with you!


Experience Horses, Encounter Hope! Encounter Riding Academy is a place to experience the wonder and joy of riding in a safe, fun, and encouraging environment. We welcome all different skill sets, for both English and Western riders. Lessons we offer include:

  • Introduction to Horses
  • Private lessons
  • Semi-private lessons

As well as riding lessons we also offer photoshoots and host birthday parties. Click ‘I’m interested’ and be directed to our FB page to book your lesson today!


YWAM Redding has a cafe! The Refuge is a non profit cafe created to support the persecuted church. We serve food from all over the world and every donation given goes towards persecuted churches in the 1040 window and local ministries. Open from 11am-8pm, Tuesday – Sunday!

Come visit us on 930 Hilltop Dr, Redding. We also have drive through and the option to order online.