A Pastor’s Prayer

This week, we’ll begin the teaching series, StillUnfinished, as I share A Pastor’s Prayer.  Speaking from Colossians 1:1-14,  I’ll speak about the joy found in Jesus. My ultimate prayer for you is that you would know the fullness of JOY that comes in putting Jesus first in your life. Please read and reflect on this passage in preparation for Sunday’s message. Still Unfinished …

YOUR STORY

This Sunday, Missions Day, we’ll conclude the series with the message, YOUR Story. There is a missional impulse in all followers of Jesus Christ. God has directed us – inspired us – envisioned us with what could be and should be – to take the Good News of Jesus Christ – the Way of Jesus – outside the walls of the church …

Our Story

There was a time when the Spirit of God came upon men and women at specific moments in time for a specific purpose to advance God’s Kingdom. But God is now doing something new – He is writing New Stories – OUR Stories – and today everyone is invited to receive Christ and to be filled with the Spirit of …

HIS Story – Part 2

We continue a short series entitled A New Story! The reason we are moving ahead with the completion of our facility is that it all started with HIS Story – the Story of God! Without HIS Story there is no reason to do any of this – without HIS Story there is no reason at all for us to be …

His Story

We begin a three-week series entitled A New Story! The reason we are moving ahead with the completion of our facility is that it all started with HIS Story – the Story of God! Without HIS Story there is no reason to do any of this – without HIS Story there is no reason at all for us to be …

The Mission – The Purpose

This Sunday we welcome back Pastor Terry who will speak about the church’s mission. Every year we talk about the Mission – the Purpose – that God has given to Encounter Church – and to us individually. In light of what God is doing in the life of our Encounter Church family and community – on Sunday we will discover how we can join Him in seeing lives transformed …

Come, Lord Jesus ( First Sunday of Advent)

Advent refers to the “coming” or “arrival” of Jesus Christ. Within the Church, the term has several meanings: the Advent of the Lord in the flesh at Christmas; His Advent in Word and Spirit; and the final Advent when our Lord will return bodily in glory. Each meaning stirs the joyful anticipation of what God has accomplished, is doing, and …

The Habit of Friendship

This Sunday we’ll conclude the series with a message on the Habit of Friendship. It’s from friends that God gives us the people in our life who will give us Godly counsel. When we are serious about the habit of friendship, we are very intentional about the friends we make – and the places we go to make friends. The Habit of Friendship …

The Habit of Solitude

The Habit of Solitude will be our topic for this Sunday.  If we are not growing spiritually, we are dying spiritually. Developing the spiritual habit of solitude will enable us to grow spiritually. Jesus understood the necessity of both being with people – and being away from people. He knew He needed to be alone, not by himself, but in the …

The Habit of Generosity

This Sunday, we’ll dive into the Habit of Generosity. It’s a Biblical principle, straight from the mouth of Jesus. If you want to make God a priority in your life – if you want to love God more – you don’t do it by just saying I’m going to make God a priority in my heart, and then maybe that priority …