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 …

The Dawn of Salvation

Pastor Mike will be our teacher this week and will share on the theme, The Dawn of Salvation.  What does it mean to have hope? We live in a culture that often feels more hopeless than hopeful. The Biblical story of Simeon and Anna reveals a faith that stands strong in the face of difficult times. They lived for the moment when they …

HOPE HAS ARRIVED

This Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent, Pastor Amanda continues the theme of Hope. Traditionally, Advent marks the beginning of the Christian year—a season of expectant waiting that gives birth to the promises of God. And just as Mary waited to bear the Christ Child… all of us—who choose to believe—are given the hopefound in the person of Jesus Christ. …

Defiant Hope

This Sunday we welcome guest teacher, Ryan Cagno, who will share the message, Defiant Hope. In Advent, we remember and celebrate the coming of Jesus into the world, and the hope that brings. Yet even as we celebrate this, the reality is our world and our lives are often messy and broken. What kind of hope can we claim in the …

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 …