with followers of Jesus,
and with those who don't yet know Him
The pages of this website describe in detail the DNA of this church, including our Values, Vision, Mission, Beliefs, and Ministry Plan. If you'd like to know what kind of church we are, what we're doing, and where we're heading, please read through our website. We hope you enjoy it!
Right now we're in the beginning stage of starting and growing a brand new church. Like so many other churches, we're starting with a small group in a living room. And as we grow we will work hard at never losing that safe, honest, friendship-focused living room reality — because church, as the New Testament describes it, was always meant to be a group of people brought together by Jesus into deep, transformative relationships. It was always meant to be like a healthy family where we know each other well (warts and all!) and care for each other deeply. This is the kind of church that changes lives, the kind of church that changes the world, one life at a time.
As we get started, it's important to emphasize that everyone is welcome, regardless of where you are spiritually. You may not even know what you believe about God. That's okay. If you will seek Him through His word in the Bible and His people in the church, He will meet you in your journey. And He has far more in store for you than you know. He offers you forgiveness, relationship, eternal life, healing for your broken heart, freedom from addictions, deep-seated transformation, and profound meaning and purpose for life. And in all of that, He offers you hope, peace, joy, and strength for the difficult journey that we are all on together. So our invitation is for you to come and seek God in a safe place where you will find people who want to help you in your journey with God, because they are on their own journey with Him... and because they've come to know and love Him by the grace and mercy found in the life, death, and resurrection of His eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
So we're looking to minister to anyone in any kind of life circumstance. But we're also looking for a few people who are already committed followers of Jesus, people who would like to be part of the church's Start-Up Team. We're asking God for a few humble, teachable, servant-hearted believers whose hearts resonate with our vision of what the Christian life and the church can be. We currently have about a dozen adults on the Start-Up Team, and we're looking for just a few more — like-minded believers who wholeheartedly embrace our Values, Vision, Ministry Plan, Mission, and Beliefs. In short, we're looking for people who want to be in a Jesus-saturated atmosphere of friendship-based mutual discipleship — an atmosphere of deep worship, authentic fellowship, and faithful outreach, all grounded in what God has revealed in His written word, the Bible.
If you sense God may be leading you to be a part of this new church, please start by prayerfully reading through each section of our website. Then, if you like what you've read, please give pastor Greg Powell a call at 713-591-3600. He would love to meet you and talk and pray with you about whether God might be calling you to be a part of Encounter Community Church.
We currently have a Home Fellowship that meets in north Spring (north of Houston, south of The Woodlands) each Sunday, 4:30-7:30pm. We begin by sharing a meal together, followed by a time of praise and prayer. Then we discuss passages from the Bible, share things from our own lives, and pray together. Our desire is to encounter God and one another and grow deeper and stronger as followers of Jesus and ministers to people. Call pastor Greg at 713-591-3600 to ask for directions.