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Frequently Asked Questions

We are often asked these important questions about how we operate as ministry.

We are formed as a non-profit charitable organization, but not as a church. Over the years we have grown to represent dozens of churches across the nation. Our goal is first and foremost to support the local churches and their leadership through programs that equip men and women to serve their communities and beyond (Ephesians 4:12). However, we do see ourselves a part of the Body of Christ, and His Church and therefore hold ourselves to the same Biblical standards of accountability.

Our ministry has men and women serving from all walks of life and all stages of faith. While they represent a broad spectrum from Evangelical to Charismatic, our focus is and will always be centered on the Gospel. Our closest partner churches tend to be Protestant, with some Southern Baptist, though most are non-denominational. That said, we don’t ascribe to any doctrinal statements, beliefs, or conventions beyond those listed above. We encourage our members to find and join a local church that first and foremost stands upon this Gospel, loves Jesus Christ and His Word, and second offers them opportunity to serve and grow in Christ.

We operate from the generosity of the local churches, men, and women in our host communities. However, we have a very strict giving policy, we ask those willing to sacrificially support our ministry to first give and support their local church. We generate the majority of our revenue from events like the Men’s and Women’s Encounter. However, these events often operate at a loss, and the generosity of our sponsors and partners ensures that all are able to attend regardless of their financial or economic situation.

The short answer is, of course not. The ministry was originally founded to address the need for supporting and encouraging men to be Godly husbands, fathers, and brothers in Christ. In our desire to see stronger marriages, churches, and places of business, we recognize it is equally important to equip women to act as active witness to the power of the Cross. We truly seek to be used by God as an influential and transformation presence in the lives of men, women, and children in these communities. We are therefore committed to building programs that love, reach, and serve all of God’s people.

Many men and women of our ministry after being first impacted by the Encounter ask us this question. Since our goal has always been to build up the local church, we work hard to established partnerships to provide other ministry opportunities. But our core focus for the time being is the Encounter Ministry, its a big undertaking that takes the tireless support and dedication of many men and women. However, we are always looking for partner ministries that will follow this same model in the areas of counseling and compassionate care, addictions, marriage and relationships, and missions. If you have any ministries you’d like to recommend please email them to info@encounterministry.life.

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Nationwide Encounters

Men’s Encounter: Reno

January 6, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - January 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Women’s Encounter: Michigan

January 20, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - January 22, 2023 @ 3:30 pm

Men’s Encounter: Michigan

February 17, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - February 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Changing lives


Encountering Jesus, especially in the midst of other women who are doing the same, was a precious experience. I hear the word “movement” used sometimes, but I truly think this is a “move” of God and is touching the women in our region like wildfire! It has kept me involved and accountable to many women who love the Lord, which is so fulfilling and strengthening for me. And sharing it with others is just over the top! Can’t wait for the next one!

Nancy Williams, Attica, MI

A true encounter with our Lord and Savior that magnifies freedom, forgiveness, and love that has changed the course of my relationship with Christ, my wife, and family for all of eternity.

Jeff Lolli, Reno, NV

Men’s Encounter was amazing! I can’t even call it a retreat, it was unlike anything I have ever experienced. A time of lament, reflection, fellowship, worship and joy. I don’t want to give too much away, you have to experience it for yourself!

Anglin Baker Jr., Sacramento, CA

Encounter is full of tears of pain followed by tears of joy and peace as God worked in and through me to release me from my sins by His grace, mercy, and love. All this allows me to be open and honest with God and why not, He already knows all my sins and failure and loves me despite them.

Cindy Weller, Sparks, NV