Encounter


Are you looking for an opportunity to join with a group of Christians to reflect on Christian living and to discern what God may be calling you to do? If you are then the Encounter programme may be just what you are looking for.

Encounter is a programme of exploration into discipleship and vocation developed and run by the Methodist Church. It aims to help people to know themselves better, develop a deeper relationship with God, identify their gifts and discern who and how they are to be in the world, including exploring various possibilities for service.

Encounter helps you reflect on your journey to see where God has called you in the past and may be calling you now. Together with others you will reflect on what you already do as a follower of Christ, share and reflect on some new experiences and learn more about the Christian faith.

What are the aims of Encounter?Seeking direction with a compass

Encounter is designed to help you to develop a deeper understanding of the call from Jesus to ‘Follow me’. It provides an opportunity to consider the following questions:

  • What gifts and skills are God-given?
  • What does it mean for me to follow Jesus today?
  • What is my calling?
  • How does my church tradition help me to serve God today?
  • How am I Christian within and beyond my local church?
  • What part do I play in God’s mission?

Who is Encounter for?

Encounter is for Christians who have a desire to deepen their faith and increase their awareness of what being a Christian disciple means for their everyday lives and what God is calling them to be and do. It aims to deepen understanding of vocation in a broad sense, exploring calling in your home and work context as well as possibilities for service in church and community settings.

Find out more

Please visit the Encounter website www.methodistencounter.org.uk