Discover Encounter

We are on a mission to bring the hope of Jesus to our community and region.
You may wonder why that is so important and
how are we going about making that reality.

You are invited to Discover Encounter;
how we came to be, why we exist, and where we are going.

You are SHAPED for a purpose. We have been given different gifts, skills and talents and we find fulfillment and great joy when we use these gifts to serve. And when the members of Christ’s body, the Church, use their gifts to serve together the mission of the church moves forward. Everyone has a gift to serve and a role to play. Click on the Discover Encounter Track SHAPE Profile Assessment to find out what God has in store for you.

Find your SHAPE – Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality and Experience – through the assessment, record your answers and click on the link to then complete our online SHAPE Profile below.

Together, we can make a difference in the Valley, for when the members of Christ’s body, the Church, use their gifts to serve together, the mission of the church moves forward.


The Discover Encounter Message Series

As an introduction to our new Discover Encounter Track, Pastor Dan Walker is preaching the message series, “Discover Encounter.” In week one, we learn about the history of Encounter and the principles and disciplines we are founded on. Click here for the message notes.



Our Discover Encounter Newsletter

Each month, we visit your inbox with news and information from Encounter Church – a message from Pastor Dan, information about what the kids are doing in Family Ministry, upcoming events, and stories about what God is doing at Encounter and the Valley.

If you’re not getting Discover Encounter, email us here and we’ll add you to the list. You can also check your spam folder; some people have been finding it there. Just “OK” our email address and you’re all set.

To see this month’s newsletter, click here.


Learn more about Encounter

If you’re new to Encounter, you can find out a lot more about who we are and what we do right here on our website. Our mission, vision, beliefs and information about the Free Methodist Denomination are found under the About tab. Visit the Connect tab to find out more about our Family Ministry, small groups, weddings, baby dedications and to fill out an online Connection Card. If you would like to submit a request for our Prayer Team click here.