STARTING 23RD FEBRUARY: A Relationship/Couples 4 week course. This is suitable for everyone whether or not you share our faith and will offer practical help for building your relationship together. The course we will be running is from Care for The Family (https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/courses/marriage-courses-the-marriage-sessions) and whilst billed by them as a Marriage Course we recognise that people in committed relationships will also find this course helpful.
Well Being Recovery Group
The group was started in Spring 2017 run by The Independence Trust and hosted by Encounter Church. It’s a new support group for those with mental health issues based around the principles of 5 Ways to Well Being Recovery methods. The five week course has now been completed and going forwards the group will be ‘Peer Led’ and will exist to support and build on the friendships and connections which have been made. This new Well Being group is open to anyone who would like to attend and takes place every other Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm in the Cafe at Encounter Church.
16th February and 2nd, 16th an 30th March. You can contact Andrew Wood (Independence Trust) on 01242 512812 or by email at Andrew.wood@independence trust.co.uk
We have been delighted at the response and the feedback we’ve had about this group and if you missed out but would be interested in attending the next course then please get in touch with us.
From time to time we run a variety of different courses at Encounter. These include practical hands on life courses such as
- Parenting courses
- Marriage courses
- Bereavement Counselling
- Cookery courses etc
We also provide faith-based courses which are intended to help us get to grips with what it really means to live the Christian life in a way that brings fulfillment and joy despite what life may throw at us, and to ensure that what people see in us brings glory to God rather than people who just obey a set of rules and regulations. We have always said, we don’t do religion at this church – ours is a lifestyle born out of a personal relationship with Jesus.
Courses have included
- The Alpha Course (discovering more about who Jesus says He is)
- Explorers Course (for new Christians or people with questions)
- Freedom in Christ Course
- Prayer Course
Details of current courses will be posted here and on our ‘What’s On’ page. We will shortly be starting an online study and if you would like to sign up for these emails please contact our Church Centre Manager (email@example.com) to be added to our mailing list.