Who We Are
To serve and share the love of Jesus with the community.
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others (Mark 10:45).
- Pastoring – Building a local church with covenant members
- Teaching – Discipling members by teaching the foundation of God’s Word
- Mobilizing – Equipping members for the work of ministry
- Interceding – Raising prophetic leaders to win souls and make disciples
- Harvesting – Sending members to outreaches, first at home in our own community
Encounter Church is a non-denominational, multi-cultural/generational group of people from all different walks of life committed to bringing people to an encounter with the living God. We proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord and that He has given us the gifts of the Holy Spirit that guides and dwells in us. The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14).
What We Believe
Statement of Faith
- We believe that the Bible is the inspired and only infallible Word of God. In One God existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).
- In the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very man (Matthew 1:18, Luke 1:35).
- Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples (1 Corinthians 15:3-9).
- In the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for the Church (Acts 1:1-3, 8-11, John 14:2-6).
- In the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins (Acts 2:38, Matthew 26:28).
- In the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the name of the Eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the command of Christ (John 3:5).
- In the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation, with the Scriptural evidence; namely, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
- In the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12-14, as manifested in the Early Church. In the healing of the body by Divine Power, or Divine Healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church (Acts 2:38, 1 Corinthians 14:15, Acts 2:4).
- In the Table of the Lord, commonly called Communion or the Lord’s supper, for believers (1 Corinthians 11:26-28).
- In the eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16). We also believe in punishment for unbelievers (Mark. 9:43-48, 2 Thessalonians 1:9, Revelation 20:10-15)