God’s grace was meant to flow through us into others.

It was never meant to be hoarded or kept hidden.  For that reason, we have no shortage of ways to show love within our ministry, campus, community, and well beyond those borders.

Below is a grid of our active areas of ministry.  You can get more involved by contacting the student/staff in charge of each area listed below.  Join us as we look to show the love of God outside our borders!  Contact Phil (phil@isuencounter.org) if you have questions.

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GREET SQUAD

Do you have a knack for talking with people? Our hope is that every person that comes to Encounter on a Monday night will be connected with others. We want people to know that they are welcome and cared for. Join our team if you love new people!  Contact Grace, Brooke, or Travis.

HOSPITALITY

We want everyone at Encounter to feel a sense of belonging. Intentionally planning events and fostering a safe, welcoming environment, we hope to create a space for people to “bump into Jesus” and come to know him on a deeper level. Do you love seeking people out and making them feel at home? Do you have ideas for group events? Then join our team!  Contact Hannah or Jessie.

CREATIVE MEDIA

The Creative Media Team documents all of our events through video and photography, comes up with creative photo displays, and heads up all artistic media projects throughout the year. All skill levels are welcome!  Contact Lindsey.

WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Small Group worship nights, midnight worship during week of prayer, and random campus house worship nights are only some of the ways that you can use your musical abilities to serve the students of this ministry. From signing, to drumming, to playing the violin, we would love for you to be involved.  Contact Emily, Katie, or Ben.

PRAYER

We will be meeting together regularly to lift up prayer requests from our Encounter community and around the world. We will grow together as a team by learning about prayer together and encouraging one another in our prayer lives. We will be intentionally serving our community, our campus, and our world through prayer.  Contact Paige or Park.

OUTREACH

We desire to spread the good news of Jesus by intentionally seeking to connect with the stories of our campus. There are thousands of students who want nothing more than for their stories to be heard, and we get to create opportunities for students to share those stories in creative ways.  Contact Quillin, Cameron, or Bryanna.

SPORTS OUTREACH

We strive to display God’s glory and love to others through athletics. Court or field, rain or shine, this team is dedicated to sharing Christ’s victory with ISU. Everyone is welcome, the roster is open, come join the Lineup.  Contact Ryan or Madison.

GEMS

Come partner with us while we partner with Eastview Christian Church by serving single moms and their children.  We do this every week! Anything from babysitting to hosting game nights, we want to be there to show these moms that they are cared about.  Contact Mackenzie or Kate.

HOME SWEET HOME

Home Sweet Home Ministries serves Christ by providing food, shelter, and hope to the hungry, homeless, and hurting. Join us monthly while we come alongside of this fruitful ministry.  Contact Zack or Jake.

BIG BROTHER / BIG SISTERS

If you are looking to help with Big Brothers Big Sisters, a program known for creating relationships between kids and positive role models, we have an opportunity for you! Our team will be putting on multiple events throughout the year for children who don’t have Bigs in the program. There will be brainstorming and planning meetings also held. Contact Abby or Hannah.

AHAVA

Do you enjoy serving communities that are less fortunate? Do you have an eye for seeing the broken, hurting, and feel a stir to love them as Christ loved us? We are planning monthly service events for you to take part in serving these hurting communities. Each project will be different so we are hoping that you will get a wide variety of experience this year!  Contact Dustin or Alissa.

JUVENILE DETENTION

Join us as partner with JJM at the McLean County Juvenile Detention Center. You will have the opportunity to strategically invest in the lives of the young people being held there. Our hope is to help these young people acquire and develop a way of living taught by Jesus, balancing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of life. Seeking students that are 19+ to invest there.  Contact Abraham or Lisa.