We are a place of nurturing relationships, compassionate and welcoming, where rights are laid down and responsibilities are picked up, where truth abounds and unconditional love is practiced, and where people are free to be who they are called to be. We cultivate an environment where honor, respect, and accountability will be shown. We walk with the mindset of Christ, seeing each other through His eyes. We are a people of integrity, mercy, and love putting others before ourselves. Our speech is inspired by Holy Spirit; releasing words of life with a language of faith, hope, and love. Our actions are guided by discipline allowing freedom within boundaries of righteousness. Guest will feel loved, welcomed, safe, and free.


The Encounter is a house of prayer.

We will gather regularly to pray corporately and intercede for each other, our church, and our city.


We honor the five-fold ministry gifts as given in Ephesians 4:11-13,

recognizing, developing, and functioning within The Encounter and the body of Christ.

We are sons and daughters, modeling Kingdom culture,

following Christ’s example, while continually seeking to serve one another and Kenosha.


We are a people of God, created to worship, free to passionately express our love for the Father.

We allow His heart to permeate our individual and corporate lives so that all we do is an act of worship.

We remain open to Holy Spirit and seek to grow in our experience and expression of worship.


We are a church that shines on the youth, illuminating their calling, gifting, and destiny.

We raise children who know the Lord and make Him known.

We pioneer a prophetic culture in our children, celebrating their expression, coaching their revelation,

and encouraging their participation in our services.

We train our youth to be ambassadors for Christ and use their gifts for Kingdom expansion.

We will join with other youth groups and see the youth of Kenosha transformed.