THERE IS NO BETTER WAY TO EXPERIENCE LIFE THAN IN COMMUNITY WITH OTHERS. AT ENCOUNTER, THERE IS A PLACE FOR EVERYONE TO GET INVOLVED.


ENCOUNTER KIDS

Encounter Kids is an exciting ministry for age 0-5th grade. We believe that it is never too early to begin a personal relationship with Jesus, and we want to preach the Gospel in a way that is easily understandable, applies to their lives, and is FUN!

9am: Encounter Kids 0-Pre K is available, and will begin directly after corporate worship in the sanctuary.

11am: Both Encounter Kids 0-Pre K & Encounter Kids K-5th are available. Encounter Kids 0-Pre K will meet for the entire service- the nursery will be open at 10:45 for your little ones. Encounter Kids K-5th will join their family for corporate worship in the sanctuary, and will be released to their classes for the rest of service. Leaders are background checked, and ea ch child goes through a secure check-in and check-out system to ensure their safety.


encounter youth

Encounter Youth is a movement of middle and high school students who are passionate about Jesus. We believe that young people should have a place where they can experience God in a real way, be themselves, and have fun. // Join us at Encounter every 2nd & 4th Thursday at 7:00pm.


ENCOUNTER YOUNG ADULTS

Encounter Young Adults is a group for high school graduates through their 20-somethings. We want to serve and guide young adults into that important next phase in their life. With God’s Word to guide us and a strong prayer group to support us, we get together to have fun, grow in trust and in our faith in God! // Join us every 2nd & 4th Friday at The Jefferson’s Home, 5503 Chatmoss Road.


Encounter MARRIED COUPLES

At Encounter Married Couples, we love to share life with each other in a casual setting, while engaging in topical studies that communicate how to be more effective in our marriages, our families and everyday life. God wants us to thrive in our relationships with Him and each other. We would love for you to join us!


WOMEN IN THE WORD

Women in the Word is a gathering of women who are passionate in their pursuit of a relationship with Jesus and others. During our meetings, we spend time in fellowship, discussing our current Bible Study series, as well as pray and encourage each other in the Lord. God is doing a special thing among the women in this group, and we would love for you to be a part! // Join us at Encounter every 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 7pm.


MEN OF ENCOUNTER

Men of Encounter is a ministry that believes in men growing and thriving in relationship with God and each other. Through fellowship and encouragement in the Word of God, it is our desire for men of all ages to reach their full potential in Christ. // Join us every 1st Wednesday at 7pm, Maglio’s Restaurant on Hull St.


encountering god's word

Encountering God’s Word is a Bible study for serious students of the Word of God. As we study certain topics and passages, we dig deep into the Hebrew and Greek to get a fuller understanding of what the Word is speaking to us. This interactive class challenges the Bible student in a much deeper way, as well as understand His plan for mankind through His promises. Come with a pen and paper, and allow God’s Word to speak personally to you in a much deeper way! // Join us at Encounter every 2nd & 4th Wednesday from September-November, 7:00pm - 8:30pm.


Encounter OUTREACH

The heart of Encounter Outreach centers around compassion and “love without borders.” Through the great commission in Mathew 28:19-20, Jesus calls us to “go” and “make disciples.” He commands us to share the gospel and demonstrate His sacrificial love in the earth. At Encounter, we strive to share the love of Jesus beyond borders, reaching out to those in our local community and internationally. We partner with local non-profit organizations, schools, state agencies and international mission boards to serve others and share hope. Outreach is ultimately about saving lives-eternally. We are honored to be the hands and feet of Jesus as the Holy Spirit leads.