About Encounter Life Church

What to Expect on Sunday

You can expect friendly people, contemporary music, relevant, yet biblical preaching, and nursery, preschool classes and Children's Worship through 5th grade.

Vision Statement

Encounter Life Church exists to minister to the whole family so the whole family can take the Gospel to the whole world.

Mission Statement

The mission of Encounter Life Church is to reach the city of Manchester with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by loving people and building strong relationships.

Core Values

Worshiping God

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind”
Matthew 22:37

Loving People

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself”
Matthew 22:39b

Teaching Believers

“teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
Matthew 28:20a

Building Families

“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Believing the Bible

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”
2 Timothy 3:16

Praying Expecting

“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”
Matthew 7:11

How do I join Encounter Life Church?

     You may join ELC by completing the following steps:

  1. Coming forward during any service and expressing your desire to join by:
    1. New Christians join by profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and being baptized by immersion.
    2. By statement of your faith that you have received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and have been baptized by immersion.
    3. By transfer of membership letter from another Baptist church.
  2. Completing the New Members Class (ELC 101).
  3. Signing the Membership Covenant.

More about what we believe.

Encounter Life Church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, the Tennessee Baptist Convention, and the Duck River Baptist Association by supporting the missions emphasis of the conventions through the Cooperative Program.