THERE IS NO BETTER WAY TO EXPERIENCE LIFE THAN IN COMMUNITY WITH OTHERS. AT ENCOUNTER, THERE IS A PLACE FOR EVERYONE TO GET INVOLVED. below is a list of our spring 2019 egroups that will take place from february-may. we can’t wait to do life with you!


Encore led by Ken and Peggy Krake
Men & Women Age 55+
1st Sundays after 2nd service
Encounter Christian Church

Ken and Peggy Krake will be leading a special series on “Passing the Torch,” and how we can pass on our faith, encouragement, and experience on to our families, children, grandchildren, and others who follow us.

Thomas and Brenda Martin
Men & Women All Ages
2nd & 4th Sundays 1:30-3:30pm
9710 Beaver Bridge Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23838

Thomas and Brenda Martin will be leading a study about how to overcome stress, anxiety, and depression according to the Word of God. It is going to be a powerful gathering on how God can take our weaknesses and bring us into freedom.


William and Rebekah Blandford
Men & Women All Ages
2nd & 4th Mondays 7-9pm
7001 Hosta Lane, Moseley, VA 23120

William and Rebekah Blandford will be leading a study on Covenant Relationships. In this study, we plan to have topical discussions about life’s hardships and how we can build our relationships between ourselves and God, our friends, and our loved ones.  This will give us a framework of how to be covenant within a community and bring Christ to others (locally and internationally). As we get into the Word of God together, we will gain deeper understanding on being in covenant with each other.


Brandon and Jessica Cooper
Men & Women All Ages
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm
13831 Brandy Oaks Pl, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Brandon and Jessica Cooper will be leading a study from the book “Prayer: Does it Make a Difference?” by Phillip Yancey. In this study, we will be learning how prayer is foundational for our relationships with God and others.

Reida Meunier
Women All Ages
Every Tuesday 6:30-8:30
13831 Berkley Davis Drive, Chesterfield, VA 23838

Reida Meunier will be leading a special group dedicated to knitting. If you love to knit, or are interested in picking up a new, fun hobby, come and join us for a great time of fellowship.


Women in the Word led by Stephanie York
Women Only
1st & 3rd Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm
Encounter Christian Church

Women in the Word is a group of women who believe in doing life together, and endeavor to grow in their relationship with God and each other. This semester, they will be doing a study called “Hosting the Presence” by Bill Johnson.

Encountering God’s Word led by Ellen Kelsey
Men & Women All Ages
2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7-8:30pm
Encounter Christian Church

Encountering God’s Word will be studying Christian Living. This class is designed to give a deeper theological perspective on topics, and use the Word of God as our guide. In this specific study, we will explore specific topics such as: spiritual warfare, studying the Bible, the Holy Spirit, tithing, etc.

Men of Encounter led by Robert Greenlee
Men Only
1st Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm
Maglio’s Restaurant on Hull Street

In Men of Encounter, you will find a group of men who are dedicated to 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.


Hoofbeats led by Chip and Johnna Massey
Men & Women All Ages
1st & 3rd Thursdays 7-8:30pm
3404 Upper River Way, Powhatan, VA 23139

Chip and Johnna Massey will be leading a study on the Book of Revelation. This will be a great opportunity to gather together to grow in our knowledge of what the Bible has to say about the End Times.

Encounter Youth led by Jon and Brittany Ports
Middle & High School Students
2nd & 4th Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm
Encounter Christian Church

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.


Encounter Young Adults led by Stephen and Jill Jefferson
High School Graduates-20s
2nd & 4th Fridays
5503 Chatmoss Road, Midlothian, VA 23112

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 and grow in our trust and faith in God.

Alex and Angela Howard
Married or Engaged Couples
3rd Fridays 7-9pm
8331 Hampton Valley Drive, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Alex and Angela will be leading a study on the book, The Meaning of Marriage. This study will focus on the picture of marriage that points participates to the relationship between God and man that instills the hope, beauty, and truth God intends for couples.