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  • Do It For Me—Dixie Taylor

    Day- Sunday (after church)

    Time: 1-3 pm

    Place: EC grassy area

    Join us as we teach you to train your service dogs. We start with basic obedience and move on to the more specialized skills such as Public Access Training.

    Beginner Class is at 1:00 pm every Sunday in the church parking lot. 

    Advanced class is at 2:00pm.

    We ask that you start in the beginner class then move up.  You must commit to training your dog every day.

    We will teach you how to train your dog.

    Suggestions: have a pinch collar for your dog, a hard cloth leash, and cut up hot dogs as training treats.  Instruction is provided free of charge.

  • Talk Sunday—Raymond & Shelia Castile

    Location: Castile Home

    Day: Sunday

    Time: 6-7 pm

    We cannot wait to discuss Sunday’s messages with you! It is a great opportunity to ask questions and discover how every “message” contains life-changing principles and truths for your life.

    There is something powerful that transpires when we come together and discuss God’s word. 

    Growth is bound to happen!

    We cannot wait to meet, see you grow and become ALL that GOD created you to be!

  • Location: Clifford Home

    Day: Monday evening

    Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

    John 11 and 12 share part of the story of two sisters and a brother whose lives JESUS used to impact many! What can we learn from them? 

    Join us and see! We cannot wait to share the stories of these famous siblings with you. Come over and be part of a time of Bible study, fellowship, and family as we dive in the word of God together! 

    Being chosen by Jesus has far-reaching implications. We will learn that HE takes everything we walk through and uses it for our good and HIS glory! 

    Can’t wait for you to join us at our home in Walker! Blessings!

  • Alter Ego—Dee Dee Williams

    Location: Crossroads Ladies House

    Day: Monday

    Time: 8-9 pm  

    I hope you join me as we study Alter Ego.

    You are not who others think you are. You are not even who you think you are. Take your idea of your own identity; lay it down on the alter and sacrifice it. Why? Because you are who God says you are. Until you’ve sacrificed your broken concept of your identity, you won’t become who you are meant to be. In these sessions, Pastor Craig Groeschel shares the truth of who you are in Christ. 

    We will work on overcoming labels, realize you are God’s masterpiece, embracing the ultimate living with integrity and developing spiritual boldness. 

    Hope you join us! Let’s watch God set us free from the trap of the enemy! 

    See you soon!

  • life change happens in the context of relationships.....get in a group

  • Sisterhood—Nancy Byrd

    Location: Encounter Classroom

    Day: Tuesdays

    Time: 11 am- 12:30 pm

    I cannot wait for you to join me as we study the men and women of the Bible.  Let’s go through one character each week. We will find out what defined them and how they came to know the Lord.

    You will be challenged and motivated by this personal look into the lives of some of the most faithful men and women. The struggles, temptations, and trials they faced are the same trials we struggle with today.

    The God they served is the same God we serve today, He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

    Can’t wait to see you there!

  • Cooking with Thelma & Louise—Janice Rebstock & Fran Lewis

    Location: Rebstock Home

    Day: Tuesdays

    Time: 6:30-8 pm

    Come join Thelma & Louise (Fran & Janice) for a fun time of fellowship, dining and nourishing our spirits with the Word of God! Let’s make, serve, and share our favorite recipes while enjoying a very special evening with sisters in Christ! 

    Hope to see you there!

  • Golf Group—Pastor P

    Location: Brec City Park

    Day: Tuesday Evening

    Time: 5:00-7:30 pm

    We are so excited to offer our golfing small group. You may not be able to make it on time each week…but you will be able to join us on the current hole we’re on and play through with us.

    We are planning to meet at Brec’s City Park Course but may also play some of the other Brec courses. We will also play on a Saturday at the end of the semester a match play competition then eat lunch together after.

    It’s going to be a great opportunity for you to get out and enjoy the outdoors while having a great time of fun and fellowship together. Whether you’re a novice or pro…you’re more than welcome to join us.

    We Can’t wait to play some golf with you!

  • Fruit of the Spirit—Arnold & Dee Howard

    Location: Encounter Classroom

    Day: Wednesday

    Time: 10:30 am-12 pm

    Join us as we explore the Fruit of the Spirit.  We will examine the contrast between a person who is led by the Holy Spirit demonstrating godly character versus one who is focused on the desires of the flesh.

    This will be an exciting time as we identify our personal fruit!

  • Relationship grow in circles not rows- Find your family!

  • Prayer—Sherry Hale—

    Location: Encounter Church

    Day: Wednesday

    Time: 6:30-7:30 pm

    Why not join with us each week for an hour of power as we take time out from our busy lives to pray. 

    It’s a great opportunity to quiet your life and to hear from God. Each week we will have a short devotion on Prayer to help encourage you in your Prayer Life.

    When we pray,


    Make plans to be with us weekly from 6:30-7:30 pm!

  • The Chosen—Blake Melancon

    Location: Circle R Stables

    Day: Thursday

    Time: 6:30-8 pm  


    Join us for an interactive Bible study based on The Chosen. This Bible study is designed to bring both Old and New Testaments to life in a brand-new way.

    Being chosen by Jesus has beautiful and far-reaching implications; although it says even more about the Chooser than the chooses. We are loved because HE LOVED! We are saved because HE’s merciful! We belong to the family of GOD because Jesus has paid our debt in full. It is all because of HIM! This Bible study will lead us straight to JESUS!

    Being chosen means: You are called, you rest, are cherished, you change course, are a witness, made new, established, and are carried. 

    Join us at 42304 Hwy 931, Gonzales

  • Encounter Youth—Jory & Victoria Roddy

    Location: Pop-up locations

    Day: Various days

    Time: To be announced

    We are planning something really exciting for BOTH our Encounter Youth and the Parents this summer. We want both to come and be involved together at various POP-UP times and locations around town.

    There are four Summer events at different times and locations and we will inform you the week before. 

    It’s REALLY IMPORTANT you sign up so we can keep you posted on where the next POP-UP even is going to happen—AND parents are welcomed to join with us too! 

    SIGN up today for the best SUMMER SG happening for our youth and parents!

    See you soon!

  • Encounter Recovery—ER Laura Simon and the ER TEAM

    Location: Encounter Church

    Day:: Friday nights

    Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

    Join us Friday nights at 6:30 pm for the support and encouragement needed to see people’s lives healed and restored. No matter what you are struggling with, we believe all are set free at the Cross where God’s heart can heal yours.

    “Create in me a clean heart O God. Renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

    Life altering decisions can be made, hearts changed, and lives transformed through the love of Christ.  We are not a ‘program’, we promote relationship with Jesus.

    Doors open at 6:00 pm, groups after service!

    ER--Where freedom is

    one heartbeat away!

  • We may not know everyone at church....but we do need to know someone- get in a group!

  • Men’s Breakfast—Blake Melancon

    Location: Zoom Meeting

    Day: Saturday

    Time: 8-9 am  

    I hope you will be able to join in with us each Saturday morning for a great time of encouragement and support. We need to stay ‘connected’ with other men and be able to have an avenue where we can share and grow together, especially through these times. 

    This semester we are going to meet mainly via Zoom - why not grab a coffee and cereal and sit down with us from 8-9 am on Saturday morning.

    Topics we will discuss are important to us as Godly men, husbands, and fathers. I really look forward to getting together each week and discovering ALL God has for our lives.

  • RAD—Cathy Clifford and the RAD Crew

    Location: Encounter Classroom

    Day: Saturday June 4th, 11th, & 18th 

    Time: 8am-12 pm  

    Three days can be the very thing that saves your life!

    In the days and times in which we live, it is good for us to know basic principals in self-defense. In this group, you will receive instruction and can practice methods in self-defense. A manual will be provided as well as a certificate at completion that enables you to do a refresher course later. 

    The fee is $50 per person with mom and daughter team for $75.

    If you are unable to pay that amount, there are scholarships available.  Sign up online or by registration sheet. 

    I hope to see you there!

  •  E-Kids Bible Adventure—Joyce Weatherspoon-(Lindsey Vindel helper)

    Location: E-kids Church, Encounter

    Day: Saturday

    Time: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

    The Bible portrays the Word of GOD as a seed! This summer, I want to plant many seeds into your child’s heart. (See Luke 8:11-15) Let’s get our kids excited about the Bible. 

    In times of challenges and difficulties, they will be able to reflect on what God says about different issues.

    In our group we will cover characters like Noah and the Ark, Moses, David & Goliath, Esther, Jonah, and JESUS! We will read the stories of the parting of the Red Sea, Daniel in the lion’s den, Four Hebrew Boys, Feeding of the 5000, the Beatitudes and Paul on the Damascus Road. The kids will have the opportunity to read and teach these stories to their peers.

    Hope you can join us for an exciting summer experience!

  • Boundaries for Kids- Roxanne Langston

    Location: Encounter Dream Team Room

    Day: Saturday

    Time: 9-10 am

    Want to paint a happy future for your children? The way to do it is start drawing a line today.

    Based on the bestselling book Boundaries with Kids, this small group with the DVD, gives parents the tools for raising their kids to take responsibility for their own actions, attitudes and emotions. 

         The eight sessions will help bring order to problematic family circumstances and guide even the most stable families into better ways of relating. Award-winning authors, counselors and speakers Henry Cloud and John Townsend take the parents in our group through the ins and outs of instilling character in their children—the kind that will help them lead balanced, productive and fulfilled adult lives. 

    If you have kids, you don’t want to miss this! Hope to see you there!

  • We are so much better TOGETHER! 

  • Christ in the Kitchen—James Brewer

    Location: Crossroads Men’s House

    Day: Saturday

    Time: 12-1:30 pm  

    Join me in the kitchen for a time of fellowship, fun, a simple meal, then a Bible reading with sharing. Jesus is with us wherever two or three are gathered in His name!

    This is sure to be loads of fun with great food and fellowship! 

    Hope to see you soon!

  • Ladies Creative—Lindsey Vindel June 25th & July 11th 

    Location: EC Café

    Day: Saturday June 25th, July 11th

    Time: 9:30-10:30 am

    God graces us with creative abilities! He is Creator God, and we are made in His image!

    Throughout scripture we see and hear all about creation. Join me for an exciting time together of fellowship and discovering our own God given creativity while making projects. Pinterest ideas welcomed!

    This is going to be awesome!

  • Encounter Outreach--Rick & Kara Gaskin

    Location: Various Places

    Date:: Watch for dates and times

    Time: To be announced

    We love God and are anxious to love on people by meeting them where they are. We want to encourage them through a lifelong relationship with Christ. 

    Join us this semester as we have many hands-on community adventures scheduled. Would love to have your hands in ours!!! 

    Be a part of the 2022 movement, building God’s Kingdom…One soul at a time!

  • Growth Track Intensive—Dee Howard and the Growth Track Team

    Location: Encounter Classroom

    Date:: Saturday, July 9th, 2022

    Time: 9 am-2 pm

    Growth Track Intensive allows you to take the Growth Track course in one day. For some of you it’s been a challenge to be here each Sunday for

    4 weeks.  We’re making it easy for you.  You can take all the Growth Track course in one day!

    This is also an opportunity for those of you who are missing a week (or 2) that can come and complete the course. You can sign up for the week that you are missing and be there for that class.

                                         Step One:    Connecting ( 9:00-10:00 am)

                              Step Two:    Relationships (10:15-11:15 am)

                              Step Three: Identifying your Design (11:30-12:30 pm)

                              Step Four:   Joining The Team  (12:45- 1:45 pm)

    We will have a 15-minute break between classes and have snacks available for you.

    Check the class (week) you have missed and sign up to come and complete ‘Growth Track’ so you can begin your next step of serving on a ‘Dream Team’ here @your church!

  • You were not made to do life ALONE!

  • Financial Peace University

    Location: Online course

    Register: Link will be sent upon registration

    The best decision you can make for your financial future is Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University! What would your life look like with no payments due? No car payments, no equity loans or house payments? How much could you save, invest, give? What if every dollar you brought home represented an opportunity for the future instead of an obligation to the past?

    This course isn’t about saving money or getting out of debt or building up a healthy retirement. . .but about living and giving the way God designed you to. FPU gives you a plan! 

    FPU is an online course and will be an awesome life-changing journey—don’t be put off by the cost…but look at it as making an investment into your future.