Our Mission & Core Values

This Sunday we will look at an outline of the church that will focus our attention on three important aspects for a healthy church family: Community, Cause, and Corporation. Now ideally, the church needs balance in all three areas, for we know that the consequences are high when the church is out of balance. And we want to be this …

The Church: Called Out and Called Together! ( Part Two)

Last Sunday I began a two-week message series, The Church: Called Out and Called Together! We talked about the challenge of God’s staggering call for Encounter Church to be the Body of Christ – experienced by those who believe alike and have one heart and one soul. Pastor Ted shared about the CARE Team at Encounter and the many ways that they are available to …

The Church: Called Out and Called Together!

The Church: Called Out and Called Together! We will be challenged again by God’s staggering call for Encounter Church to be the Body of Christ – experienced by those who believe alike and have one heart and one soul.  

It’s a Wonderful Life

This Sunday, we’ll focus on Thanksgiving through a look at a character who is familiar to many.  The movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, tells the story of George Bailey, a struggling businessman with dreams of greater things. Bailey finds himself stuck in a situation that drives him to call on God for help. God sends Clarence, an angel second class, …

Launched From a Solid Foundation

This Sunday we welcome Pastor Dave Musser, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, as our guest speaker. Dave will share the message, Launched From a Solid Foundation.  Food, Clothing and Shelter are often listed as the three basic needs of humanity.  Next Sunday, we will explore the three emotional needs of every child: Belong, Worth/Value and Competency.  As these needs are met …

Playing it Safe: The Ultimate Risk in the Kingdom

We welcome Dr. Craig Sider as our guest speaker.  Currently the President of MOVEMENT.ORG, Dr. Sider is also a former Bishop of the BIC’s Atlantic Conference.  He will share the message, Playing it Safe :  The Ultimate Risk in the Kingdom.  Jesus invites us to a life of adventure. Adventure occurs by taking what God has placed in our hands as individuals, …

Learning to Walk…all over again ( Prayer)

Pastor Amanda will share Part Two of the message, Learning to Walk…all over again.  As a follower of Christ, this means learning a new posture and a new dependency on God, rather than the externals of life. If God loves us so much, then why don’t we spend more time with Him? We’ll learn how the context of GOD’S LOVE not only invites us but keeps us on our knees in …

Learning to Walk…all over again

Pastor Amanda will be speaking this Sunday and will share the message, Learning to Walk…all over again. With our first birth, we learned to walk—usually within the first 12-18 months. Most were dependent on the external hands of mom or dad. But in our second birth (as a Christ follower) we are given a new posture and a new dependency …

Between Parades

In the message, Between Parades, we’ll look at how Jesus entered what we know as Holy Week as the honored figure in a historic parade – He left the week crucified by the same people.  We will also look at our own personal response to this man called Jesus – and His invitation to follow Him.    

Eyes of Faith

This week, I’ll speak from Numbers 13 and 14with the message, Eyes of Faith.  When confronted with the choice to follow God – Eyes of Faith – or to give in to our fear – Eyes of Fear – what will you choose? Eyes of Faith will bring courage – confidence – the will to do whatever God is asking …