What we Believe

At Encounter Church we believe that Hope and Life are found through a life changing Encounter with Jesus Christ.  Through this encounter with Jesus Christ eternal life is found. Encounter Churches statement of faith is found here.
  • At Encounter Church we believe that Hope and Life are found through a life changing Encounter with Jesus Christ.
  • God , the Creator, Ruler of the universe, eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three, known as the Trinity, are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1 | Genesis 1:26-27 | Genesis 3:22 | Psalm 90:2 | Matthew 28:19 | 2 Corinthians 13:14 | 1 Peter 1:2
  • Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is equal with the Father. Jesus became fully man, lived a sinless human life, and then offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. After three days He rose from the dead, demonstrating His power over sin and death, and ascended to Heaven. He will one day return to reign as King of kings and Lord over all lords.
Isaiah 9:6 | Matthew 1:22-23 | John 1:1-5 | John 1:14 | John 1:10-30 | Acts 1:9-11 | Romans 1:3-4 | 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 | Hebrews 4:14-15| 1 Timothy 6:14-15 | Titus 2:13
  • The Holy Spirit, equal with the Father and the Son of God, is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of Salvation and provides every Christ follower with power for living, for understanding spiritual truth, and for guidance in doing right. Scripture challenges all Christ followers to seek to be constantly filled with the Holy Spirit and to daily live under His control. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts. Christ followers supremely regard the fruit of the Spirit’s presence in the lives of believers.
Matthew 7:22-23 | John 16:7-13 | John 14:16-17 | Acts 1:4 | Acts 1:5 | Acts 1:8 | 1 Corinthians 2:12 | 1 Corinthians 3:16 | 2 Corinthians 3:17 | Ephesians 1:13 | Ephesians 5:18 | Galatians 5:25
  • The Bible, God’s Word was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Inspired by God, the Bible is truth without mixture of error, the source of Christian beliefs, and the final authority for living.
Psalm 119:105 | Psalm 119:160 | Proverbs 30:5 | 2 Timothy 1:13 | 2 Timothy 3:15-16 | 2 Peter 1:20-21
  • People, made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character, are the supreme objects of God’s creation. Through Christ, all people have tremendous potential for good, but all are marred by disobedience toward their Creator, which God calls sin.
Genesis 1:27 | Psalm 8:3-6 | Isaiah 53:6a | Isaiah 59:1-2 | Romans 3:23
  • Salvation, God’s offered redemption for sin, is provided through the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. All who, by faith, turn from self-rule to Jesus Christ are forgiven by God and freed from the penalty of sin. No sin is beyond God’s ability or willingness to forgive. Salvation, given by grace, is not attained through self-improvement or good works. The person who believes that Jesus rose from the dead and who confesses that Jesus is Lord of his life is saved and is made a new spiritual creation.
John 14:6 | Romans 5:1 | Romans 6:23 | Galatians 3:26 | Ephesians 2:8-9 | Titus 3:5
  • Eternity, God’s will is for every human to experience a life transforming relationship that is found only in Christ. All humanity will experience a bodily resurrection and a judgment that will determine the fate of each individual. Having rejected God, unbelievers will suffer eternal condemnation apart from Him. Those who choose to follow Christ and His ways will enter eternal communion with God.
John 3:16 | John 14:17 | Romans 6:23 | Romans 8:17-18| 1 Corinthians 2:7-9 | Revelation 20:15
  • We affirm the Fundamental Truths approved by The General Council of the Assemblies of God. A complete statement of faith is available by clicking this link- Assembly of God Beliefs