We’re here to honor God by developing more disciple-making followers of Jesus.
Jesus Christ said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:18-20). We do that by surrounding people with God's love while also teaching the entire, comprehensive story of God's redemption made available through Jesus Christ, so he can bring about his plan of making people part of his family. Our vision is to be a place where people discover a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ; connect with caring, like-minded fellow believers; grow in spiritual, emotional, and relational maturity; and serve each other, the local community, and the world. To bring that vision into reality, we are committed to creating a safe environment where marriages are healed, parents are equipped, children are protected, and disciples of Jesus are challenged.
THE WORD OF GOD
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. Matthew 5:18; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption. Matthew 28:19
GOD THE FATHER
We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of mankind, that he hears and answers prayer and that He saves from sin and death all that come to Him through Jesus Christ. Ephesians 4:6
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, and ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to Earth. Luke 1:26-35; Hebrews 4:15; John 3:2; I Peter 3:18; Acts 1:11
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. John 14:26-27; John 15:26-27; John 16:7-11; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 8:26-27
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Jeremiah 17:9; John 3:5-7; Romans 5:12; Titus 3:4-7
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has lain upon the members of the local church the primary task of making Disciples which includes giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. Matthew 16:16-18; Matthew 18:20; Matthew 26:19-20; Acts 2:41- 47; I Corinthians 15:1-4; Ephesians 1:22-23; Romans 12:4
We believe that a Christian should live for the Glory of God and the well-being of their fellow believers; that a Christian’s conduct should be blameless before the world; that he/she should be a faithful steward of his/her possessions; and that he/she should seek to realize for himself/herself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ. Malachi 3:10; I Corinthians 15:58; I Corinthians 16:2; I Timothy 4:12; I Peter 3:15
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:14; Romans 6:3-4 & 11:1; I Corinthians 11:23-29; Colossians 2:12
We believe that every human being has direct relations with God and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that, therefore, Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other. Matthew 22:21; Matthew 23:8-9; Acts 5:29
THE LAST THINGS
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked. Revelation 19:11-16; Acts 1:11; II Peter 3:10-13; Micah 4:1-5; I Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 21; Revelation 20:11-15
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning defined by Scripture. God alone is the Author and Designer of marriage. Therefore, marriage is defined as the sexual and covenantal union of one man and one woman in a life-long allegiance to each other alone as husband and wife, with the vision of displaying Christ’s covenant relationship to the church. Furthermore, we believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between one man and one woman who enter this covenant relationship of marriage. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of the marriage of one man and one woman. Genesis 1:27; 2:24; Ephesians 5:22-31; Hebrews 13:4
SANCTITY OF LIFE
We believe that all human life is created by God in His image and is sacred, immeasurable in worth, and endowed with inherent dignity at every stage of development, from conception to death, regardless of age, physical or mental or emotional capacity, ethnicity or gender. We are therefore called to love, value, and protect all human life. Genesis 1:27; Leviticus 19:14, 32; Psalms 12:5; 82:3; 139:13-16; Proverbs 24:11-12; Ecclesiastes 8:8; 2 Corinthians 1:8-9; 1 Peter 4:19
Kevin Clark is the Senior Pastor of Encompass Church. A graduate of Bethel Seminary, Pastor Kevin has a deep passion for preaching God’s Word, starting churches and sending missionaries around the world with the life changing message of the gospel. Kevin and his wife Janet have four children and live in Elizabeth, Colorado.