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Mission and Values

Love Jesus

We believe that loving Jesus with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength is the most important thing we do. Our love for Jesus is a response to first being loved and accepted by God, despite how broken and flawed we are.

Live Like Jesus

When we love Jesus the outpouring of his unconditional love transforms us, from the inside-out, in a way that prompts personal change. This change extends not only to our speech, thought, and conduct, but also to our pursuit of racial and social justice in the world.

Lead Others to Jesus

We know the joy, hope, peace, and purpose that loving Jesus and living like Jesus can bring, so we want to share it with others of all walks of life.

  • Gospel
    We value God's unconditional love. The good news of what God has done to restore and reconcile our relationship with Him through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is our foundation.
  • Soul Care
    We value intimacy with God. We want to slow down, spend time with God, and let him continually renew our inner-self. We prioritize being over doing.
  • Salvation
    We value eternal life for people of all nations, tribes, and languages. We value ethnic diversity in our leadership and ministries. Our efforts are aimed at reaching new people, not recycling saved people.
  • Justice
    We value the calling that comes with salvation to seek justice and love mercy as a tangible expression of the Gospel. We seek racial and social justice for all of God's creation, particularly for the most marginalized and powerless in our community and around the world.
  • Community
    We value living lives rooted in authentic relationships. We believe that being a disciple of Jesus is directly connected to cultivating deep relationships with one another where there is vulnerability, accountability, and shared spiritual disciplines.

Our Beliefs

Encounter Church is a part of the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination.


Click here for a full list of our beliefs and affirmations

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