Who we are

Here's the deal, Encounter Church cares about one thing more than anything else and that is to bring glory to the God! Our mission is to invite others to Encounter a life-changing God and become a passionate followers of Christ.

Where we come from

Encounter Church was started on March 22, 2015 by Pastor Jason Carson and his wife and family with a vision to reach the city of Mission Viejo and surrounding communities. Our desire is to see genuine encounters with the living God that lead to radically transformed lives โ€“ lives that are marked by the fruits of the Spirit.

Where we're headed

God has given us a clear vision to minister to families, schools and through music. We are following through on this vision of service and ministry by starting at the school we meet at weekly, Philip Reilly Elementary School. We believe God wants to use Encounter Church in all three areas to impact Mission Viejo, Orange County, and the world. To see this vision fulfilled will require commitment from a broad range of followers of Jesus and we invite you to join us. Encounter >>> Transform >>> Disciple. What's the bottom line? More than ever, Life Abundant is committed to fostering a family built around hope. Hope for the future. Hope for better. Hope for progress. Hope in Jesus. And as we move forward as a church family, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ.

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at Encounter. Second, the We're saving a seat at the table for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the Life Abundant family.



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