WHAT TO EXPECT
Get Acclimated with Encounter Church Before Your Visit
Encounter Church provides an opportunity to connect, recharge, and grow in faith. We invite you to experience relational connection, vibrant worship, and empowering teaching. We value you and your family and desire to meet you where you are and guide you in the pursuit of your God given destiny. When you visit, you will find a welcoming atmosphere, with a strong focus on a personal encounter with God. Learn more about what to expect when you visit. Come Encounter God and all that he has in store for you. We can't wait to meet you!
A place to ENCOUNTER friends, old and new.
An atmosphere to ENCOUNTER the presence of God.
An opportunity to ENCOUNTER your purpose.
GREAT BEND CAMPUS
Encounter Church is located at 601 Patton Road in Great Bend, Kansas and has room for the whole family, with a spacious worship center that can seat 500+ people and ample parking to accommodate a growing church body. Because our building is large with many entrances to choose from, we want to help make it easy for you and your family to park and enter from the most convenient location depending on what you're joining us for on what part of the week:
Main Entrance - South Side
Use our main entrance under the covered awning for Sunday morning worship services, Wednesday night small groups, or to visit the staff in the office during the business week. Coming soon! Staff offices will soon be relocated to the East end of the building to make room for a new coffee bar near our lobby.
Encounter Youth & Encounter Kids - East Entrances
If you've got kids or teens participating in either the Encounter Kids programs on Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights, or teens who are participating in Wednesday night youth group activities, the east doors are a convenient place to enter because the Elevate Worship Center for kids and teens is located on that end of the facility.
On any given day, there is a lot happening at Encounter Church! But especially on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Be sure to check out the calendar of events on our homepage for details on upcoming service projects, social events, Young Couples gatherings, or special services. But some of the happenings at Encounter Church are summarized below for quick reference. We invite you and your family to come get connected and starting growing in your faith alongside the friendly folks at Encounter Church. And be sure to sign up for text and email reminders to stay connected between Sunday services!
9:15 AM - Nursery Opens
9:30 AM - Bible Engagement Classes for ages 5 years to adult
10:15 AM - Encounter Kids Check-In
10:30 AM - Worship Service & Encounter Kids Service
5:30 PM - Doors Open for Family Dinner Serving to Begin (Free Will Donation - Available During School Year)
6:30 PM - Encounter Youth Service
6:30 PM - Small Group Classes & Bible Study Groups Meet
6:30 PM - Discipleship Programs Meet
Ask us about other opportunities to get connected throughout the week:
Morning Prayer Meetings
Small Groups & Bible Study Groups
Community Outreach Programs
Special Events & More!