What we Value-
The Encounter Manifesto:
You are welcome here as you are.
Leave your spiritual cosmetics at the door. Better yet, throw them away.
But if you feel compelled to make yourself look perfect, know we also wrestle with this.
Ups, downs, struggles, doubts, successes and failures are all part of the journey.
Live honestly. With God. With others. Share your battles. Invest in others.
Love your neighbor. Love your city. Even when it hurts.
Give. More than you think you can.
Depend on the One who is capable of doing more in you than you can ask or imagine.
You are part of something bigger. Join us as we join others honoring God in this pilgrimage.
Trust the God of the scriptures… even as you wrestle to know Him more fully.
Believe He sees and accepts you wholly righteous as you allow Jesus to cover you with His true righteousness.
Encounter God. Let His Love and Grace to overwhelm you.
Allow this home to be your home.
Our Core Values:
God has revealed Himself through the Inerrant Word of God, and it is the final authority for our lives.
As imperfect people, we must admit our flaws before we can be healed from them. We will lean on Christ's righteousness rather than showing off our own.
We will set impossible goals, take bold steps of faith, and watch God do far more than we can do in our own power. We must pray and continually depend on God so that the Holy Spirit is free to move.
Daily dependence on the gospel changes our attitudes, actions, and values. We are known by dependence on Jesus for salvation and daily living rather than who or what we are against.
Accountability, belonging, care, and spiritual growth happen best with relationally-connected believers.
Big Picture Thinking
Encounter church is a small part of a much bigger picture. The local church is the hope of the world, and we know we can accomplish infinitely more working together with other churches and ministries than working apart.
The church does not exist for Christian consumers; it exists to serve the world. We will live missional lives in our city and beyond and use our blessings to bless others.