Attending a new church is always an exciting adventure! What should I expect? How do I get there? What time should I arrive. These are just a few of the questions that might come to mind as you think about your first visit. We want to make your first visit to Encounter Church as comfortable and enjoyable as possible by answering many of your questions before you even leave home.
1. What time does the service start?
Our main worship service starts at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Missional community groups are offered at 9:00 and 9:15 a.m. on Sundays, 6 pm Sunday Evenings and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday Evenings.
2. How do I get there?
We are located in Jackson, Michigan approximately one mile south of the airport at 620 Robinson Road.
3. Where do my kids go?
We have a variety of incredible programs for kids of all ages. Our Extreme Kidz Children's Ministry offers opportunities for children from birth-5th grade to learn and grow at both 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Our friendly check-in workers will make you feel right at home and will help direct you and your kids to their classes. For more details about specific programs, please check out the Extreme Kidz section on this web site.
4. What about my teenagers?
All 6th-12th graders are invited to join us for an amazing program at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays. Journey Bible Study is an opportunity for God's Word to flow through us as we deal with relevant issues that affect teenagers' lives. Journey Bible Study happens in the Youth Room on the 2nd floor. Take the stairs to the right as you enter the main foyer and immediately turn down the hallway to your left where you will be greeted by our friendly staff. After Journey Bible Study, all youth are invited to join us in the main worship service in the sanctuary.
5. What are Missional Community Groups?
Missional community groups meet for Bible study, fellowship, worship, prayer and community service projects. The focus of each group is to promote community, evangelism, and growth in a daily walk with Christ. These groups meet at various times during the week, including Sunday morning at 9:00 and 9:15 a.m.
6. What is a Wesleyan?
The Wesleyan Church is an evangelical, Protestant denomination. We offer the good news that faith in Jesus Christ makes possible a wonderful personal relationship with God, a holy life empowered by his Holy Spirit for witness and service, and assurance of eternal life in heaven. For more information please visit www.wesleyan.org.