OUR CORE VALUES AND OUR PURPOSE

 

What We Believe

About God

We believe there is one God who is the Creator and the Ruler of the universe (Gen. 1:1). He was the God of all creation who became flesh and dwelt among man as the Son, Jesus Christ. He died, was buried, then rose again and promised He would live inside of His believers. On the Day of Pentecost, He fell as fire and indwelt His followers with His Holy Spirit.


About Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, in his virgin birth (Matt. 1:23), his sinless life (Heb. 4:157:26), his atoning death on the cross (1 Cor. 15:3), his resurrection on the third day (John 11:251 Cor. 15:4), his exaltation to the right hand of the Father (Heb. 1:3), and that He will return again to reign as Lord of lords (Acts 1:111 Tim. 6:13-16).

 

About the Holy Spirit

We believe in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that empowers each Christian to live a godly life (Rom. 8:11).  The body of each believer is a temple in which the Holy Spirit is present (1 Cor. 6:19-20).  Therefore, every believer must foster a life of being filled with the Spirit, which is both an initial and an ongoing experience for Christians (Ephesians 5:18).  The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right, and spiritual gifts to edify the church.

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About the Bible

We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write the books of Scripture (2 Pet 1:20-21).  The words of the Bible are the primary source for teaching and equipping Christians for a life of righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

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About Humanity

We believe that human beings were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him (Gen. 1:26), but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience (Gen. 3). As a result, humanity is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by one's own effort (Rom. 5:12-19).

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About Salvation

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross solely provides for the forgiveness of sins (Mark 10:45). Therefore, salvation is received only when a person repents of their sins, is baptized into the death and burial of Christ, and then arises to walk in the resurrection and newness of life in Christ (Acts 2:38).

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About the Christian Life

We believe that for every Christian the old way of living for oneself is in the past and the new way of living for Christ is for the present and for the future (2 Cor. 5:17).  By obedience to the Scriptures and daily yielding to the Spirit we will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ, which should be exhibited by love for God and for one's neighbor (Matt. 22:37-39).

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About the Church

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head (Col. 1:18).  The purpose of the church is to gather believers to glorify God by being a powerful witness for Jesus Christ in a lost world (Matt. 28:18-20). God wants to edify and build up His church, this is why the Holy Spirit gives a variety of spiritual gifts to believers such as; encouragement, serving, teaching, healing, prophecy, etc. (Romans 12I Cor. 12,) We practice two ordinances in the church instituted by Christ Himself: water baptism (Luke 3:21-22) and Holy Communion (Luke 22:14-20).

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About Divine Healing

We believe that Christ's power to heal, evident in the Gospels, is available to all believers today through his atoning sacrifice (Isaiah 53:4-5)   The church is to lay hands on the sick, anoint them with oil, and pray faithfully for their recovery (James 5:14-15).

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About the Second Coming

We believe that Christians who have died will be reunited with those still alive at the second coming of Jesus Christ (1 Thess. 4:16-17).  This event will be followed by the millennial reign of Christ (Rev. 20:1-6), a final judgment (Rev. 20:11-15), and the appearance of a new heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21-22)

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About Baptism

We believe, teach, and preach baptism is an essential step in order to be saved. Jesus commanded His disciples to be baptized and we believe that baptism is still required today.

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OUR CORE VALUES


Biblical Authority ::

Scripture transforms our character and conduct and is the final authority for our lives.

 

Spiritual Growth ::

Lifelong discipleship is fostered within the context of providential relationships, personal disciplines and practical Bible teaching.

 

Authentic Community ::

We create environments where people experience accountability, belonging, and care.

 

Heartfelt Worship ::

We engage in genuine worship and respond to sacred moments with God.

 

Relational Evangelism ::

The gospel is most effectively conveyed within the context of personal relationships.

 

Tangible Ministry ::

We serve the church, community and world in practical and strategic ways.

 

Relentless Compassion ::

We demonstrate Christ's redemptive love in substantial ways to the helpless and hurting of our world.

 

Wise Stewardship ::

We are stewards of the time, treasure and talents God has given us.

 

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OUR PURPOSE:

 

Leading and Encouraging People into a Growing Relationship with Jesus Christ

 

STRATEGY: We Gather.  We Grow.  We Go


Gather | Weekend Services

We gather on Sundays to hear practical Bible teaching and worship Jesus together.  Every day, we rub shoulders with people who are just one invitation away from beginning an adventure of knowing Christ.  Invite and “encourage” your family, your friends, neighbors and coworkers to attend Encouragers Church with you.

 

Grow |  Bible Study Sessions

The heart of Encouragers Church is to "make disciples."  We want to move people to attend more than our weekend gatherings. We “encourage” people to join us for Bible Study where people experience spiritual growth and authentic community with one another.  We believe intentional relationships are key to sustained spiritual growth.  That's why studying as a group is such an important part of our discipleship strategy.  Studying God's Word together, discussing the issues and challenges of life, and praying and caring for one another all happen here.

 

Go | Serving Our Church, Community, and World 

This mission of Encouragers Church is to serve in tangible ways.  Encouragers Church is all about getting people off the bleachers and into the game.  So often, churches are guilty of only serving within their own four walls.  While it is essential for people to serve in the local church - our vision is so much bigger than that.  We want people to serve their community and the world.

 

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OUR PASTORS:


 

Pastor Louis Green

Pastor Louis Green and his wife, Judy, are the pastors of Encouragers Church in Chesterfield, Missouri, a suburban community about 30 miles west of downtown St. Louis. Pastor Green was raised in a Pentecostal denomination and his wife Judy, was raised Baptist. Heeding the call of God upon his life, Pastor Green attended Texas Bible College in the 1970′s. After college he was ordained and has pastored churches in Texas, Louisiana, and Missouri.

In 2005, God led the Greens sell their ranch in Texas and to move to St Louis to help a new church start-up, a charismatic, non-denominational ministry in Chesterfield, Missouri. Starting out in a front room with only 15 people, then moving into a local community center. Encouragers grew into a vibrant congregation of over 200 with a vision to impact its city, this nation, and the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Green’s insights into the Word of God both challenge and inspire believers to grow to new levels in their relationship with God and their service to others. His practical, personable teaching style causes the scriptures to come alive in the hearts of people and draws them into a personal encounter with Jesus.

This life-changing ministry is committed to raising up, equipping, and encouraging believers to answer the call of God upon their lives and to become all that He created them to be.

 

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Fun Facts About 1st Lady Judy & Pastor Louis Green

 

email: pastor@encouragerschurch.com

email: firstlady@encouragerschurch.com

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Fun Facts:

  • I have been ministering for over forty years
  • I went to college on a tennis scholarship
  • I was youngest person in my high school class
  • I attended Northeast Louisiana State University at the tender age of 16

 

Favorite Pastime Outside the Pulpit:

  • Studying online for class at Northwestern Theological Seminary
  • Sitting in my Man Cave watching the LSU Tigers win!

 

Favorite Snacks:

  • Cheetos and Frito’s

 

How I spend my days:

  • I get up early, study, drink coffee with my wife, run errands, study, mentor aspiring ministers, visit the hospital, study, and prepare for our weekend services. (Did I mention that I “try” to study?)

 

What are some of my strengths:

  • Leadership, Teaching, Encouragement

 

Education and Training:

  • Listening to my wife
  • Eunice High School
  • Northeast Louisiana State University
  • Texas Bible College
  • Fort Wayne Bible College
  • Northwestern Theological Seminary

 

Favorite Things about Encouragers Church:

  • I love the people!

 

My First Job:

  • Night watchman at a watermelon stand on old hwy. 90 when I was 13 years old and weighed 80 lbs. Those thieves did not stand a chance. I think I got paid in free watermelon.

 

My Favorites:

  • Book:  The Bible
  • Restaurant:  Annie Gunns
  • Quick Restaurant:  Taco Bell
  • Movies:  Passion of the Christ, Luther
  • Sports Team:  LSU, LSU and... oh LSU

 

How I Spend My Time:

  • Studying the Scriptures
  • Mentoring aspiring Ministers

 

History in the Church:

  • I gave my life to Christ at the age of 18
  • I was involved with Youth Ministry for a large denomination
  • I evangelized for almost 20 years
  • I have pastored and pioneered four churches
  • I have been involved with Encouragers Church for eight years
  • I became the Senior Pastor in November 2005

 

One Thing I Can’t Stand:

  • Negative thinking
 
 

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