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CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE LIST OF OUR 20 SPRING SMALL GROUPS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU. WE REALLY HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. 

CLICK ON THE GROUP THAT INTERESTS YOU TO BE GIVE MORE INFORMATION AND DESCRIPTION OF SG.


  • Day- Sunday

    Time- 9am

    Location- EC CLASSROOM


    Life as you know it may never be the same!


         Freedom provides the path for a successful journey. No matter where you are in your faith journey, this course will challenge you to take a step toward truth—about God, faith, and yourself. 


         It is for freedom that Christ set us free. Paul wrote that in Galatians 5:1 and Jesus Himself said that He came to the earth so that we may have life and have it to the full (John 10:10). Just imagine that: Life abundant.  Not barely surviving, but truly living. It means days filled with hope, joy and purpose. This is the kind of life God always intended for you to have. 

    COST $10 a book!

        Your pursuit of Freedom begins today!  


  • Day: Sunday afternoon

    Time: 12-2 pm

    Place: EC Dream Team Room


    Encounter Church is bringing a new grief support group to our church family and to our local community.  We are very excited to announce the start of GriefShare, established for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.  The death of a spouse, child, family member or friend is devastating. You don't need to go through the process alone. Join a caring group of people to walk along with you through one of life's most difficult experiences.


    This amazing program points to God’s word and healing for times of grief.  Each of the 13 weekly meetings will include a video message and support group discussion.  The GriefShare workbook will further a personal study of the grieving process.


  • Day- Sunday (after church)

    Time: 12:30-2 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 2:00 pm.

    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.

  • Day: Monday

    Time: 6-7:30 pm

    Place: Clifford home


    What is Alpha? Great question!


    Ever wonder, “Why am I here? What’s next?” In this internationally bestseller, Alpha pioneer Nicky Gumbel addresses some of the foundational questions that challenge us all.


    We will explore key themes, questions

    and objectives of faith, leading us on an engaging personal journey of discovery.


    We hope you can join us for this journey.


    Hope to see you soon!


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

  • Day: Monday

    Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

    Place: Various locations


    We are 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.


    Until day light saving time changes, let’s gather and share a meal at various restaurants. After, we will meet at various Brec courses. At the end of the semester, we will have a match play competition on a Saturday 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!


  • Day: Tuesday

    Time: 11 am

    Place: EC Classroom


    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!


  • Day: Tuesday

    Time: 6:30-7:30 pm

    Place: EC Sanctuary


    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,

    GREAT THINGS WILL HAPPEN!


    Make plans to be with us weekly!


  • Day: Tuesday

    Time: 6-7:30 pm

    Place: EC Classroom


    Falling in love is easy.

    Staying in love—that’s the challenge.


    How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?


    In this SG, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today.


    Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love

    language and that of your loved one.


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

  • Day: Wednesday

    Time: 10:30 am

    Place: EC Classroom


    Join us as we complete Ecclesiastes and venture on to James. Ecclesiastes stresses the importance of fearing or honoring God in our daily journey.


    James will teach us how to stand firm when trouble comes our way. Notice, not “if” but “when” we venture into tough times. 


    Let’s journey together for the next weeks

    as we delve into God’s wisdom!


  • Day: Wednesday

    Time: 6:30-7:30 pm

    Place: EC foyer


    This is going to be awesome!


         Join me as we dive into Jesus’ family tree and study the four women, Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba. All had something in common, join us to find out more. 


         There will be some YouVersion plans we hope to do as a group during the week. This way, we can all stay connected. 


    I’m looking forward to a great group

    as we learn about

    The Four!

  • Day: Wednesday

    Time: 6-7 pm

    Place: EC Classroom


    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!


  • Day: Thursday

    Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

    Place: EC Youth room


    We are excited to see EVERYTHING God is going to do in the lives of our youth. We have such a great time of fun, food, games, and learning prepared for you this semester. 


    We will meet each week at the church in our youth area from 6:30-8:30 pm. Starting with food followed by free time, we move into praise and worship, teaching and small groups. There is going to be plenty for everyone to enjoy and get connected into. 


    Make sure you are making plans to be with us each week and invite your friends!

    See you soon!


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

  •   Day: Thursday

      Time: 7:30-8:30 pm

      Place: EC Dream Team Room


    You have a giant in your life. An adversary that's diminishing your ability to live fully in Christ. Whatever it may be—rejection, fear, anger, comfort, or addiction—this giant stands between you and God's promise...and it must fall.


        Like with David and the Israelites, God has a better plan for you than to stand and be taunted day after day by a 9-foot Goliath. God's plan for you is to     live in victory.


        In this six-session video Bible study Pastor Louie Giglio reveals a twist in the story of David and Goliath that will help you and your study group see how God works victories in the lives of his people. 


    Hope to see you there!

  • Day: Friday

    Time: 9-11 am

    Place: Lewis Home


    Join us for fun and fellowship as we share a breakfast/brunch with you and study Bad Girls of the Bible. 


    Little breakfast coffee’s, teas and wonderful, sweet fellowship will greet you. Afterward we will jump into our study of bad girls of the Bible.  This is a comparison between good girls and bad girls. 


    There are lots of good things planned, and we would be honored to spend this time learning together.  

    Hope you can make it!


  • Day: Friday

    Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

    Place: EC Sanctuary


    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!


  • Day: Saturday

    Time: 8-9:30 am

    Place: Zoom


    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 via Zoom, and in person. We plan to have 3 meetings via zoom then the 4th we  will meet for breakfast together @Yeager in Denham Springs. So why not grab a coffee or come sit with us 8-9:30 am. Zoom link will be sent out each week.


    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. 


  • We are so much better TOGETHER! 


  • Day: Saturday

    Time: 9:30-11 am

    Place: EC Foyer


    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!

  • Day- Saturday

    Time: 12-1:30 pm

    Place: Crossroads House


    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!


  • Day: Saturday, March 19, 2022

    Time: 12-3 pm

    Place: Meet at EC


    Has God been speaking to you about sharing the love He has given you to others? Are you a willing vessel and don’t know where to begin? Already reaching out, but want to do more? 


    God has deposited gifts inside of you waiting for you to tap into… Come explore your purpose with us while sharing the love of Christ with others. 


    Join us this semester as we partner together and serve people in our community with the love of Jesus. Through simple acts of kindness and meeting needs, the Gospel of Christ will be shared beyond our walls into the community. 


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

  • Days & Times: February 11th, 5:30-8:30 pm

                 February 12th, 9 am-2 pm

    Place: EC Dream Team Room


    “Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS)” 

    Cost: Assessment $35 (Must be completed by 2/4/22 to participate) 


    Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS for short) has become the gold standard for helping todays engaged and newlywed couples enjoy lifelong love. If you’re engaged, this is where you start. 


    SYMBIS is the prerequisite for those planning to marry at Encounter Church. Preparing for a strong and passionate marriage is one of the most important things you’ll ever do. 


    If you’ve already started your marriage, give it a boost by renewing the joys that brought you together. You will . . . Uncover the misbeliefs of marriage, Learn to communicate with instant understanding, and Discover the secret to resolving conflict Many other various topics that will help prepare for life-long love.


  • Day: April 2nd

    Times: 9-2 (see breakdown below)

    Place: EC Classroom


    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!