Intimacy with God
Our highest privilege and joy is our enjoyment of an intimate and profound relationship with God.
Christianity is about relationship, not religion. God wants from us what nobody else can give Him: our devotion.
We value creating an environment where you can be authentic and real about where we are in life. We aren’t interested in being a church where a lot of people get together for an inspiring celebration but never move beyond casual relationships.
Encounter is a place for people on every part of the spiritual journey, a place where we can belong even before we believe. It is a safe place for everyone, although safe doesn’t always mean comfortable. The Bible presents a dangerous message of life change. We expect every person to be moving closer to seeing Christ fully formed in their lives.
God’s Unique Design of people
We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual. The Bible compares the church to the body of Christ with each person playing a vital, yet different, part. When Encounter is functioning as the body, we are in effect the closest thing to Christ that a watching world will see until his return.
We are learning that the Christian life is not about “us.” We have been given life to exalt Jesus as our supreme treasure, and we show that value by what we are willing to risk or sacrifice to have more of Him.
We understand that God’s calling on our church is to go beyond just serving inside the walls of our church. We are constantly looking for opportunities to honour God by serving others.