Our values are the basis of everything we do at Encounter. They guide how we achieve our mission, how we make decisions, as well as everyday ministry plans.

Love God



We value the importance of preaching and teaching the Word of God.  We believe that the Word of God still changes lives today.


We value prayer.  We believe in the power of prayer in the life of every believer.


We value praise and worship.  We believe in lifting high the name of Jesus.


We value excellence at Encounter AZ.  We believe that God is honored as we do ministry with excellence.

Love People


We value reaching people who are far from God.  We believe this is the fulfillment of the Great Commission.


We value unity and diversity.  We believe in focusing on the things that unite us, and not the things that divide us.


We value community with believers and non-believers.  We believe in bringing the lost into the family of God.


We value small groups.  We believe it is essential that we grow larger and smaller at the same time.

Serve Our City


We value discipleship and leadership.  We believe in creating leaders in this generation.

We value service.  We believe in imitating Christ as we always look to serve, and not to be served.

We value creativity and innovation.  We believe in changing methods of presenting an unchanging message.

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