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Where can God use your talents?

Small Groups

EC small groups focus on creating disciples of Christ in the context of people gathering together with a common interest and focused on Christ. It may involve a straightforward Bible study, a prayer group. a grief group or relationships. Small groups ministry builds close knit community in the church body of EC by bringing people together in common interests and a common faith in Christ. The ultimate goal is to grow closer to each other and the Lord Jesus Christ. 
Opportunities include small group facilitators and group leaders, host homes and general participation.
Click here for more information on small groups.
 

Family Ministry (Brad Sorrell) | Brad@encounterchurch.tv

Pastoral care services, including hospital and in-home visitation. Family Ministry also provides counseling to individuals and couples, as well as scheduling and planning weddings and funerals. EC Family also coordinates community outings, sporting events and special events, all of which are opportunities for fellowship and connection. It’s also a great way to introduce EC to the un-churched or previously churched. Opportunities include visitation team members, event planners, sports enthusiasts, and others who have a passion for serving people.
 

Encounter Worship Team (Deidre Turner) | Deidre@encounterchurch.tv

The Encounter Church Worship Team exists to lift up the name of Jesus Christ through music so that people of all ages can have their own encounter with Jesus. The Bible says to play skillfully and with a loud noise, so we strive to perfect our musicianship and to play with excellence because excellence honors God and inspires people. We are always looking for singers and musicians to join the team. We are working toward a goal of building our team in preparation for the Benton/Bryant Encounter Church Campus launch. If you are a singer or a musician and are interested in auditioning for the team, there is a sheet at the Welcome Center for you to leave your email address. We will contact you to schedule an audition.
We are also looking for youth worship leaders, singers, and musicians to lead our youth in worship on Wednesday nights.
 

E-Teens |  James@encounterchurch.tv

E-Teens is EC’s ministry to 8th-12th grade high school students. E-Teens currently meets on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00PM. Their focus is centered around raising up a generation who loves God, follows Jesus, and serves its community. E-Teens aims to aid our youth in growing deeper in their personal relationship with the Lord, in building relationships with each other, and in cultivating a desire to serve in ministry. E-Teens is passionate about seeing our youth’s lives impacted by the power of Jesus and to equip them to impact the lives of others around them through bible centered teaching and a worship experience.
Opportunities to serve include teachers, small group facilitators, praise and worship leaders, greeters, chaperons for special events, host homes for E-Teen get-togethers and those who simply love young people and want to be a part of a vibrant youth ministry that is changing lives.
 

E-Tweens (Corbett & Brandi Sutton) | Corbett@encounterchurch.tv

E-Tweens is EC’s ministry to 5th-7th grade high school students. E-Tweens currently meets on Sundays, during the 9AM worship service (after corporate praise and worship). Their focus is centered around helping parents cultivate a Biblical worldview in the lives of their pre-teens. E-Tweens aims to facilitate a passion for God and His word, and teach students how to practically live out their faith at school, home and in community with one another. E-Tweens is passionate about seeing our youth’s lives impacted by the power of Jesus and to equip them to impact the lives of others around them through bible centered teaching and building relationship.
Opportunities to serve include teachers, chaperons for special events, host homes for E-Tween get-togethers and those who simply love young people and want to be a part of a vibrant youth ministry that is changing lives.
 

E-Kids (Paul Stevens) | Paul@encounterchurch.tv

E-Kids is ministry to 1st through 4th grade students. E-Kids currently meets on Sundays, during the 9AM and 10:30AM worship services, offering an age-appropriate service that is both entertaining and educational. Through song, teaching, interactive games, art projects and more, E-Kids seeks to present the Gospel message and to encourage a passion for God and His word. E-Kids also offers nursery services for birth through 4 years of age so parents of young children can enjoy our worship services on Sunday knowing their children are in a safe environment.
Opportunities to serve include teachers, vocalists, musicians, servers, nursery workers and those who simply love children of all ages and want to help mold their lives in a Christ-centered way.
 

Guest Services (Jayke & Krystal Throgmartin) | Jayke@encounterchurch.tv

One of the largest ministries at EC, Guest Services is the “first touch” when people arrive on campus. From the time they pull into the parking lot (and even before), Guest Services is at work: placing directional signs so people can easily turn into the church, directing parking lot traffic, greeting people in the parking lot and again at the front door, serving coffee and refreshments, familiarizing newcomers with the layout of the church, staffing the Guest Services counter, and acting as ushers and providing security functions for EC. Opportunities to serve include parking lot attendants, greeters, servers, ushers, maintenance, safety team and more.
 

Audio/Visual Team (Aaron Sexton) | Aaron@encounterchurch.tv

The EC “Wired” Team is responsible for sound, lighting, video, graphics and special effects for each service. This team of dedicated volunteers creates the atmosphere for each service, allowing those in attendance to experience worship and teaching in a fresh way. Sunday services are simulcast in our Nursery area as well as made available online via podcasts and live streaming.
Opportunities to serve include audio technicians, video/camera crew, graphics team, lighting technicians, maintenance and post-production specialists.
 
Extra-Curricular Ministry Activities Supported by EC
 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Corbett Sutton) | Corbett@encounterchurch.tv

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives… one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.