Encounter is committed to the life-giving Christian faith that is guided by God’s word, the Bible. The life of our church is Christ-centered, because the Bible’s message of being made new is realized through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. And we believe that we can be enabled to live a life of joy, hope, and love, in concert with God’s character, by the transforming power of God’s Spirit working in us.

Encounter is a place where people not only meet with each other and worship God, but also reach out to our community and our world with the love of Christ. His Spirit moves us to serve a hurting world in whatever way we can, both in helping people and in sharing the freedom and hope of the gospel.

We strive to follow Christ with an awareness of our world today and with a great commitment to the needs of your family and our community. We humbly hope to make the world a better place by exalting Christ in our lives and service.


1) We love one another.

2) We accept outsiders.

3) We are real with one another.

4) We speak the truth to one another.

5) We continue to have a mission beyond ourselves.

6) We will take risks, both individually and for the Kingdom.

7) We strive to ENCOUNTER God on a deeper and personal level as followers of Jesus Christ.

8) We EQUIP ourselves to do the work that God has called us to do.

9) We ENGAGE the community as Jesus commands us to.