Sunday, November 30, 2008


Less than 2 weeks from today, is your chance to Get dressed up in your best duds and come to encounter on December 12th from 6:30 to 9pm for a great time. You'll get a first class meal, the unstoppable and unpredictable comedy of Issac Improv, and a night to never forget.

Buy your ticket in advance in Encounter. Seating is limited to 150 and the cost is $20 per person for this no-regrets night of your life!
  • Walk the Red Carpet
  • Eat Well
  • Laugh Often
  • Enjoy some new and old Friends.
  • It's gonna rock.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Ever wanted to ask God a question? Well, this series is based on ones you turned in and we have some great surprises in store for you with some fun and thought provoking stuff. Here's the line up by weeks and some of the questions that inspired them:

November 16: Dear God, who are you really?
  • If you love everyone, why don’t you let everyone into heaven?
  • Why do some people hear your voice and they don’t truly want to hear it and when people need to hear You they can’t?
  • Why is satan’s voice louder and easier to follow than God’s?
  • I feel like many things about walking with you are just becoming cliché. So many statements on t-shirts, cheesy emails …you know. So how do I get past the sermons I’ve heard ten times, the “fully rely on God” statements, the “Jesus freaks.” I feel like it’s all been done before. Can you show me things I’ve never seen? The fresh, the different, the new…not the cliché?

November 23: Dear God, why am I me?
  • Why did you make me the way I am?
  • What do you want me to do to live for you? Where do I need to be? How can I be your servant?
  • Help!?
  • Why am I a middle class white boy in America and not a 12 year old African girl in charge of raising my family?

November 30: Dear God, what's the deal with sex and sexuality?
  • Why would you give us sexual urges at this age and then say no sex?
  • Why am I so confused? Why does the bible say you’ll always love us, but then it says that you don’t love same sex pairings? Does this mean you don’t love me?
  • Why is sex so bad? It’s a natural thing so I’m just wondering.

December 6: Dear God, why do people suffer?
  • Why is there so much pain and suffering in the world? Is it related to the concept of “free will?”
  • Why are you making life so hard for me? Is this a test? Please dear Lord, I need some help!
  • Why don’t you just end all the pain and suffering? I know your suck an awesome God, You can do it.
  • How come my friend was killed and I wasn’t?

Deember 13: Dear God.... ?
  • this week will be decided during this series as more questions come in. Special guest speaker, Scott Berglin will be here this weekend. It's gonna rock.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


After a student leader meeting discussion on Sunday, we have canceled our myspace account.

There are 3 reasons:

#1. SIMPLIFY: We are communicating through e-mail, text message, myspace, facebook, twitter, and this blog with students and parents. This is too many inputs and some had to go. We decided myspace is the first to go.

#2. EASE AND RELATIVE PURITY OF FACEBOOK: We decided that facebook is cleaner and easier to use. There are no crazy backgrounds to navigate around, all the pages look the same, they are just as "private" if not more so than myspace, and we don't get ads like this one on facebook. This was in the sidebar of our encounter myspace page as I canceled it. Ridiculous!!!! Can we make a lie look any more sexually ridiculous than this one?

#3. LACK OF USE: We had not logged into or updated Encounter's Myspace page since last June and only received two complaints in 4 months.


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