WHO WE ARE

Core Values

THE BIBLE IS GOD'S HOLY WORD. IT IS INSPIRED BY GOD, CONTAINING THE TRUTH ABOUT CHRISTIAN LIVING. THROUGH HIS WORD, GOD SPEAKS TO US IN ORDER TO HELP US LIVE OUR LIVES ACCORDING TO HIS WILL. BELIEFS, PRACTICES, PRIORITIES, AND OUR MISSING AND VISION ARE TO BE ANCHORED IN CLEAR BIBLICAL TRUTHS.
 
John 17:17 
Psalm 119:160

TRUTH

LOVE

THE BEST EXAMPLE OF LOVE THAT WE SEE IS GOD GIVING JESUS CRHIST AS AN OFFERING FOR US. THROUGH LOVE, JESUS WHO HAD NO SIN, TOOK ON OUR SIN WHEN HE DIED ON THE CROSS TO RESTORE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. GOD HAS CALLED US TO LIVE OUT THAT EXAMPLE AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER, JUST AS HE FIRST LOVED US, PUTTING OTHERS BEFORE OURSELVES.
 
 1 John 4:7-21
SERVICE IS LIVING OUT THE EXAMPLE OF LOVE THAT CHRIST SHOWED US. WE CHEERFULLY SERVE ALL OF GOD'S PEOPLE THROUGH FAITH. AS SERVANTS, WE MUST HAVE A LOVING AND WILLING HEART OF OBEDIENCE THAT SERVES GOD AND HUMANKIND. 
 
Mark 10:45

SERVICE

EVERY PERSON HAS VALUE. EACH INDIVIDUAL HAS A DIFFERENT STORY AND A DIFFERENT BACKGROUND THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE WITHIN THE CHURCH. REGARDLESS OF RACE, GENDER, BACKGROUND, OR FINANCIAL STATUS, PEOPLE ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT FOR GOD'S MISSION AND KINGDOM BUILDING.
 
1 Corinthians 12:12-26

UNITY IN DIVERSITY

OUR BELIEF REQUIRES US TO GROWN IN GOD'S WORD, AND TO REACH OUT TO HELP OTHERS TO KNOW GOD. AS OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS GROWS, OUR LIVES ARE CHANGED. AS WE GROW IN CHRIST, OUR HEART'S DESIRE BECOMES TO SHARE OUR FAITH OTHERS, CREATING MORE DISCIPLES.
 
Matthew 28:19-20

DISCIPLE MAKING

VISION: Lives changed through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

MISSION: Encounter Church exists to spread Christ's love throughout the community by sharing His story with others.