Our Story

Encounter is committed to the life-giving Christian faith that is guided by God’s word, the Bible. The life of our church is Christ-centered, because the Bible’s message of being made new is realized through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. And we believe that we can be enabled to live a life of joy, hope, and love, in concert with God’s character, by the transforming power of God’s Spirit working in us. It is our desire that we encounter God through authentic worship. Worship doesn't happen only on Sunday mornings, but also at special Encounter and Prayer Nights and on a daily basis in our walks with God.
We strive to follow Christ with an awareness of our world today and with a great commitment to the needs of your family and our community. We humbly hope to make the world a better place by exalting Christ in our lives and service. We work hard to equip people through discipleship in order to carry out the mission to share the gospel with the world. Our missional community groups are the main area in which we equip ourselves to be prepared to carry out this mission.
Encounter is a place where people not only meet with each other and worship God, but also reach out to our community and our world with the love of Christ. His Spirit moves us to serve a hurting world in whatever way we can, both in helping people and in sharing the freedom and hope of the gospel.  Engaging our community both locally and around the world is important aspect of life at Encounter. We are called to love others and we practice this in many ways - both locally in Jackson and also around the world through our Impact Partners.

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Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship in-person at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., or watch online at 10:30 a.m.