At Encounter Church, you'll be welcomed into a friendly, casual environment by people who are excited to see you. All you have to do from here is come as you are and find out more for yourself!
1. come to church
Encounter Church meets every Sunday at 10am at Philip Reilly Elementary School at 24171 Pavion Rd, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
What can I expect?
In total, an Encounter service is about 90 minutes in length. Services begin with the Encounter worship team leading in music - song lyrics are projected onto the screens so you can sing along and engage with worship however you feel most comfortable. After the first song, the kids come to the front of the church to be prayed over before heading off to Encounter Kids. Families are a central focus of our church. We value our children and want to model for them what its means to be a worshipper and to show them they are an important part of God’s kingdom. After a few more songs, there will be an encouraging and hope-filled message about Jesus.
WHAT'S THE CULTURE LIKE AT ENCOUNTER?
Sunday's at Encounter are exciting, casual, and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest.
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?
We believe that kids should be raised to love Jesus. Families are a priority. The other thing we make a priority is your children’s safety. Because of that, we have a digital check-in process for our Encounter Kids program. Encounter Kids ages infant through Grade 6 check-in at our kiosks. After checking-in at our kiosks, Nursery – Kindergarten will head to their classrooms. Grades 1 – 6 will join us in our main meeting area to worship with their parents for the first 10 minutes of service before heading to their classroom. Kids can be picked up from their classrooms at the conclusion of the service. Grades 6 -12 meet for youth group the first Sunday of the month.
Your family will enjoy…
For our kids. Each weekend Encounter Kids, newborns through 6th graders, learn the truth about who God is and who they are because of Him through age-specific lessons, small groups, and trusted adult leadership.
For our teens. Encounter Youth Group meet on Sundays and two Mondays a month for grades 7th - 12th grade. Loaded with passionate worship and relationship-building core groups, it addresses real issues teens face each day. Check out the youth page for more details EncounterYouth.Group.
For our young adults. Encounter Young Adults meet twice a month on Sunday nights. It’s an opportunity for young adults transitioning from school to full-time jobs and life to find community and support from one another. Join our Young Adults Group
Let us know you are coming
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Welcome to Church Taco Night
Welcome to Encounter! You are invited to a night of Tacos at Pastor Jason & Julie’s house to get to know our pastors and the story of Encounter. This is an informal night of dinner and dessert. Kids are welcome, please RSVP so we know how many tacos to prepare