Encounter: Education in Missions opened its doors as a place where cross-cultural ministry workers and their children receive education, support, and encouragement as they make disciples of Jesus Christ

throughout the nations. 

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Matthew & Sarah

Smith

Administrators

 

Matthew earned a B.S. degree from Liberty University in Special Education and is also a certified NILD Educational Therapist.

Sarah holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University as well as a Masters of Arts in Education from Liberty University. 

Both Matthew & Sarah have been involved in teaching, missions, and working with youth since 2002. They have served as missionaries in Africa, Spain, & Guatemala since 2009.

The couple established Encounter: Education in Mission as a non-profit operating out of the United States with the purpose of helping people of all ages, nationalities, and backgrounds know the Father and experience the joy of walking with His Son Jesus Christ.

Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

As adopted by the National Association of Evangelicals