CHANGE THE WORLD
Our global vision is to make Jesus known to every culture and every people. This passion is fueled by prayer for people groups, the nations, and our global partners. Our priorities are to:
- MAKE disciples of all nations, prioritizing unreached people groups (those who have no access to the gospel).
- SEND skilled people to plant reproducing churches, partner with nationals, equip leaders, translate Scripture, and proclaim the Gospel.
- CARE for our Global Partners and support Global Member Care efforts.
- MOBILIZE believers to expand their understanding God’s heart for the world.
- ADVOCATE for the poor and oppressed by partnering with Gospel-driven compassion ministries.
We support 20 full time global partners who are involved in a wide spectrum of ministries including evangelism, church planting, leadership training, medical care, student and teen outreach, camping ministry, community development, business as mission, missions mobilization, aviation transportation, counseling, and care for cross-cultural workers.
REACHING THE UNREACHED
There are still large segments of the world’s population who have never heard the name of Jesus. Unreached people lack enough followers of Christ and resources to evangelize their own people. Most of these people live in hard-to-reach areas of the world that are hostile to Christians. We focus prayer and resources to support these unreached people groups:
POVERTY | JUSTICE | COMPASSION
“Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” – Isaiah 1:17
At ENCOUNTER, we want to mobilize our community to respond to God’s call to care for the poor, defend the cause of the fatherless, and speak up for the oppressed both locally and globally.
Each year, we send a team to Honduras each year to live among the poor and learn about cycle of poverty. While there, we partner with a number of groups including AJS (Association for a More Just Society). AJS supports efforts in Honduras to promote the interests of the most poor in land and labor rights, defend the rights of the most vulnerable in judicial processes, fight government corruption, and influence country-wide policy and laws on issues affecting the poor of Honduras.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Each Fall, our church joins together to make shoeboxes to bless children through the efforts of Operation Christmas Child.
Compassion exists as a Christian child-advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Child sponsorship links you with one child who will know your name, write to you, and treasure the thought that you care. Your tax-deductible contribution of $38 a month provides, food and clean water, medical care, education, and life skills training. Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God. To sponsor a child, visit Compassion.
SHORT TERM TRIPS
To learn more about our short term missions trips or help support one of our teams, visit here.