We believe that Encounter Church operates in concert with God’s work both locally and globally. Check out these ministry partners with whom we have found harmony serving alongside…

North American Baptist Conference

Encounter Church is a member of the North American Baptist Conference. This conference finds its origins in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (circa1850 ) with its original mission to reach German speaking immigrants to the United States. Its mission and identity evolved over time. In the 1940’s the name of the conference was changed from “The German Baptist Conference” to the “North American Baptist Conference”. Today, the scope of this conferences’ ministry and impact reach to every corner of the globe.

Alliance Redwoods Conference Groundsalliance-redwoods-2016

Located in the beautiful redwoods, Alliance Redwoods is an ideal location for retreat. Our men, women, and youth enjoy camp at Alliance Redwoods throughout the year. Since 1946, hundreds of churches and non–profit organizations have found a retreat–whether for youth, men, women or families–as the perfect way to reconnect with God, apart from the hustle and bustle of every day demands.

La Roca Ministries

La Roca Ministries and its staff have been reaching and touching people’s lives since 1998. People who have been devastated by poverty, neglect and despair. These people find themselves ensl7de0fc1fd53925f4c3fcf0e034a97f21aved to drugs, alcohol, and prostitution and living on the streets of Tijuana, Mexico. Our desire is to mirror Christ’s love, compassion and concern to these people of all ages.

It has been said, “give a person a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a life.” We believe in “teaching people how to fish”. We want to see lives transformed and we believe that comes through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our program seeks to help rebuild lives by making disciples; raising up men, women and teens as future leaders and missionaries, and sending them forth to advance the Kingdom of God on earth.

Encounter’s youth ministry visit La Roca during the Thanksgiving week each year.

Mexico Caravan Ministries

Mexico Caravan Ministries is a missions mobilization ministry. Their primary objective is the revelation of God’s heart for the world, the presentation of His plan for worldwide missions and the motivation of His people to take part in His global plan.  Groups come from all over North America; spend a few days to a week learning about world missions and building homes for local families in need.

In June of 1984, David Burdette (a missionary with the Baptist General Conference) was working to plant churches in Tijuana. During this time, Dave was approached regarding a need that a local poor Mexican woman had. Alexandra, who was 8 months pregnant and8456277_orig had a mentally handicapped four-year old boy, had acquired a piece of land. However, she was going to lose her property if she did not construct a house on it soon. Dave agreed to construct a shelter for the family and engaged the help of Eddie Passmore and his youth group at Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church in San Diego. The rest is history and can be found here!
Encounter students and families spend a day with Caravan as they hear God’s heart for the lost around our globe and are inspired to fulfill the commission Christ left with His church.  Along with the teaching, we build three to four homes for families in need.

Trout Creek Bible Camp

Trout Creek Bible Camp serves children and students through camping ministry. Trout Creek is located just east of Portland, Oregon in the Columbia River Gorge near Corbett, Oregon. Trout Creek Bible Camp has targeted its summer ministry to Juniors, Junior High, and Senior High students as its primary missional focus. Trout Creek also offers several outward bound experiences through its camping ministry each summer.