The Ontmoetingskerk is a Dutch Protestant church (Ontmoeting means 'encounter' and kerk is 'church'). In church we hope to meet God and meet each other. We are characterised by a strong Biblical foundation and open for people from all backgrounds. We have about 200 members (age 0-87), a full-time pastor, Sunday services and prayer meetings / small groups during the week.

In Tilburg there are many international students. These students do a bachelor-, master- or PhD-study and some stay in Tilburg after their study to work in The Netherlands. To give these internationals a home, the Ontmoetingskerk started a project focusing on offering hospitality. We want to welcome you in our community and hope that you can make Dutch and international friends during your stay.

We offer English translation in the morning service at 11:00 so that you can join us every week. We are different in colour and culture, but we are one in our Lord Jesus Christ. We hope that the cultural diversity in these services will be an enriching experience both for international and Dutch attendants.

There are also other activities in which you can participate. We organise social activities, Dutch language courses and practical help. You can join a Dutch family after church to get to know our culture and we also want to get to know you! We also offer a bible study group in English on Sunday nights and there is a programme for students who want to find out more about the Christian faith.

Whatever the situation you are in, whether you're a Christian or not, feel free to come as you are. You're very welcome!