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 …

Daniel – Faith Under Pressure

We return this Sunday to the overarching theme of the book of Daniel: in spite of appearances, God is in control! The story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den is one of the best–known Bible stories, loved by young and old alike. This story will show the comfort provided to followers of Jesus who find themselves in situations beyond their …

Divine Sovereignty

What we are discovering is that while God’s sovereignty is absolute, it includes His purpose to grant each of us the power to say NO with decisive freedom. You will not want to miss next Sunday as Pastor Terry shares that while God may lose a ‘battle’ – He is going to win the war! Each human soul that chooses …

Divine Initiative Part One

Ephesians 1-2 Romans 9-11 The Bible is very clear that the only reason we can find salvation is through God’s initiative. It is God who seeks us first – “For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people.” Titus 2:11 But this grace, freely offered, is not imposed. While God wills this for everyone, without a …

Simple Prayer

Matthew 6:5-13 Romans 8:26-27 As Richard J. Foster puts it: “The truth of the matter is, we all come to prayer with a tangled mass of motives, good and bad, pure and impure. But God is big enough to receive us with all our mixture. That is what grace means, and not only are we saved by grace, we live …

As For Me And My House

Deuteronomy 6:5-9; Joshua 24:15 Pastor Terry concludes the message series, Family of Faith, as he speaks on the theme from Joshua 24:15 – “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”  

Let The Little Ones Come!

Family of Faith. In this first message, we will look more closely at the ties that exist between our family of faith at home and our family of faith at church! Why is it that during our Child Dedication Ceremony we ask both the parents and the church family to make a covenant with each other? Because we’re a Family …

Serve One / Worship One

Pastor Terry begins a two-week message series: Serve One – Worship One! This is all about what the local church can be when everyone discovers their Spiritual gifts, their Heart (passions), their natural Abilities, their Personalities, their life Experiences (S.H.A.P.E.), and uses them to God’s honor and glory.     

Easter Sunday – God So Loved the Word

We discover that while religion can be complicated, the Good News of Jesus Christ is simple, yet profound. “For God loved the world so much…that everyone who believes in Jesus will not perish but have eternal life!” The Gospel begins with God’s love, goes through the cross and the tomb, and for those who believe in Jesus, ends with eternal …

Unfinished Lifestyle

This Sunday we’ll shift gears as Pastor Terry shares an amazing update on what God has accomplished over the past two years through Encounter Church’s Unfinished Generosity Initiative! As we celebrate together, we will discover that everything we have learned has led us to embrace this Unfinished Lifestyle, and to propel us into the future, to the honor and glory of …