The Encounter Worship Team desires to effectively exemplify, glorify, and magnify the Lord through contemporary style worship music, video, projection, and all other aspects involved in worship. What is done by the Encounter Worship Team is not to glorify the individual, but instead draw the individual and the congregation closer to God.
We at Encounter Church love kid’s ministry! We are all about working with kids from all types of situations. We have a fully staffed nursery during our Encounter worship service. We also have kids club during Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights at 6:30pm during the school year. We believe that Church should be an Encounter with God and Kids can also Encounter God in a unique way and at their level of understanding.
Student ministries are available on Wednesday night during the school year and special events during the summer months. During these discovery years of being a teenager we believe that it is vital to teach and train the youth about having Encounters with God who created them. We are reminded that God used many teenagers during Biblical times to reveal His purpose and direction to God’s people. That is why we use many of our teenagers during different ministry events including in worship services.
We are not called to do life alone. We understand that as a church we are meant to carry each other during the difficult times. Encounter Cares ministry includes “Burton Love Day” that is truly a free giveaway to all who are registered; an in-house benevolence fund, an outreach center for anyone in Genesee county that is in physical need; clothing, food, personal care, and appliances.
Throughout the year, Encounter Church hosts various different athletic activities that the community is invited to get involved in. The goal of this is to create a free and safe environment for everyone to come and enjoy their time, while participating in a healthy form of physical activity. People in the community get the chance to join in fellowship with other people that they most likely have never met before. It is a way to build relationships and get to know the people in the area. The sports that people can get involved in at Encounter include: basketball, volleyball and softball.
This is our new focus and heartbeat of Encounter Church. Want to feel connected? Ever wanted a safe place to talk about or learn about the Bible and life? Our Encounter groups are offered at different times and with different topics. We have groups such as traditional Sunday school to celebrate recovery, alpha start groups, cancer cares, and grief share. Look at the calendar for updated listings and times. This is such a great place to learn about yourself, faith, assistance, and even about Encounter Church.