Donate to the Encounter Church Building Campaign
Our Goal: $470,000
Raised so Far: $382,194
*Giving numbers updated monthly.
About The Project
God has richly blessed Encounter Church. As a small church that was started from scratch just over three years ago, we simply started out with a call from God, a clear mission, and core values that stemmed from broken lives, daily healed by the humbling message of the gospel of grace.
We don't need a church building. We don't need offices. We don't need anything fancy to worship in (our rented gym works fine). But God challenged us to step out of our comfort zone into obedience so that His name is glorified in a bigger way through expansion His mission here.
So here we are. We bought a bar. On Main Street. And within hours of that purchase, the city caught our vision and was refreshed and enthusiastic. Those who have been burned by the church have leaned into what we are doing. But we need help. Our vision is greater than we can accomplish by ourselves.
Our mission is so much bigger than Our church. We want this building in the center of the city to be used to bring light to the city on many levels. We see the coffee shop as an instrument of social healing, economic development, and spiritual renewal. We see the prayer room as a source of light to downtown. We see the business meeting room as a blessing to the economic development of many.
A spiritual foundation is essential to wholistic city revitalization, and we hope to bless the arts, economics, and social health while maintaining a deeply gospel-centered spiritual foundation. Will you join us in making this happen? If we can pay cash for the renovations, we will be able to use the building well, expanding the excellence of the entire mission/ church. The goal is $400,000. Every penny helps. We will steward our resources well and not spend lavishly. Thanks for joining our mission. God bless.
News and Updates
Pastor Stew Armstrong answers questions on Evansville Podcast: