WE SAVED YOU A SEAT

Perhaps it’s been years since you’ve been to church. Or you’re new to the area and are looking for a church. Maybe you’ve never been a part of a church community and are curious.

Wherever you’re coming from, we’re so glad you found us! We know that there are a lot of places you could be on a Saturday or Sunday, so the fact that you came to visit us means so much. We would love for you to learn a little bit more about this special place so many of us call home. Please reach out at any time if you have any questions!

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NEXT

We would love for you to join us for NEXT — a casual space where you can meet our team and we can help you get connected at ENCOUNTER. NEXT happens on the 3rd weekend of every month at 10:30 am in the Living Room (off the patio area.) We hope to see you there!

OUR DNA

Everything we do is centered on three essentials- Encountering God, Encouraging each other, and Engaging the world. Click below to find out more about OUR BELIEFS and OUR FAITH.

OUR TEAM

We hope you’ll get to know our team, as we think they’re a pretty awesome group of people!

CONTACT US

Bill Heydorn
Community Life Pastor

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FIND YOUR PEOPLE

Groups — Find a group that fits your passions and interests or email Pastor Bill and he’ll help you connect.

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Events — Stay up to date on all of our upcoming events.

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OUR LATEST MESSAGE

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Bill Heydorn - August 1, 2021

Swords and Cotton Candy

In the Gospels, Jesus was confronted by a bunch of people before being sentenced to the cross. Peter pulls out his sword and tries to defend Jesus. Jesus stops all of it and surrenders to the crowd. Why? Yes, in the upper story there was a huge plan to save mankind, but in the lower story Peter was just trying to protect his friend. Why did Jesus tell Peter to put his sword away? Maybe for the same reason he wants us to put our swords away.

Scripture References: Matthew 26:47-53

From Current Series: "SUMMER AT ENCOUNTER"

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