TIME AND LOCATION
Thursday Nights 8:00pm
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What is Encounter?
Encounter is a place for anyone to come experience God and respond to him. Encounter is our main weekly gathering where we join together as a community to connect with each other, encounter God, and celebrate Him. It’s kind of like one, big, crazy family reunion... every week! Encounter is a safe and welcoming environment where you can get away from the craziness of USC, connect with friends, or explore who God is. Whether you’ve been a Christian all your life or are just exploring this whole God thing, Encounter is a great place to get introduced to our community and see what we are about.
What Can I Expect?
After being greeted at the door by one of our greeters, you will follow the crowd to find a seat. At the start of the night, the worship band will usually open up with some music that focuses on God. This is a time where we reflect on all that God has done for us and express our thanks to Him through song. Whether you want to sing along or just sit and watch, we invite you to participate in whatever way you feel comfortable. After worship, you will get a chance to hear a talk on a topic that is relevant to your life as a college student. This message, taken from principles found in the Bible, will help you learn about who God is and give you ideas on a better way to live your life. After the message, there is always an opportunity to respond to anything God may be speaking to you through standing up and receiving prayer. Please don’t feel pressured to stand or pray if you don’t want to. Finally, the worship band closes out the night with a song or two.
Who Can Come?
Anybody! Encounter is an open environment where anyone can come, be among friends, and meet with God. Whether you’re Christian or just checking out God, our hope is that you would feel welcome and be free to just be yourself. If you’re visiting alone, make sure to introduce yourself to one of our leaders. We would love to meet you!