How we Started

Encounter Community Church rose up out of Belding, Michigan in October of 2007, a church plant from Impact Church in Lowell, Michigan.  The spirit behind this new church was born out of  a longing to see more people discover the heart of God, the way of Jesus and their role in God's story.  Ultimately, to be a place where God's presence is real, relationships are authentic, and healing happens.

Why we exist

  To Heal Hearts and Restore Lives (Luke 4:18-19)


Who are we called to

the un - and de-churched


How does it happen?

Encounter God's presence  

Equip people to walk in God's presence and truth 

Expand His presence to our world



Greenhouse is a relational network of churches working together to transform lives and communities through disciple making and church planting. Encounter Community Church is part of this network because we started as a church plant and we believe in this avenue of bringing Jesus Christ to rest of our community and our world. 

Visit Greenhouseplantingnetwork.Com to learn more.

We are affiliated with the Wesleyan Church and are located within the West Michigan District. To learn more about our denomination, including its mission, beliefs, and ministries, visit Wesleyan.Org.