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Our Mission

In John 14:6 (ESV) Jesus states, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life…”. Our mission is to provide opportunities through strategic events for men and women to encounter Jesus in personal and impactful ways so they can know Him, grow in Him, and walk with Him as mature followers of Christ.


Is to see all of those in Christ come to the fullness of the knowledge of Him and His will, being built up in Him and established in the faith - working toward the advancement of the Kingdom.


Through the leading and guidance of Holy Spirit, we cultivate ministry events designed to impact all those who come ready to receive and be forever changed. These events come in the form of biblical discipleship, ministry training, activation/cultivation of gifts, and fellowship gatherings.


Is made up of a bunch of people who love the Lord our God with their heart, mind, soul, and strength. We deny ourselves, pick up our crosses, and follow Him - daily. We are called to the body of Christ, for the edification and maturation of the saints, and we serve with grace, truth, and love.

From the Founder...

At the end of 2011, I had a series of radical and awesome encounters with the Lord that forever changed, transformed, and saved me. I began to pursue Him with everything in me, and after several years He began leading me to open my home in order to create space for women to encounter Him in worship, the prophetic, healing, and deliverance. Encountering God Healing and Deliverance Ministry was birthed in 2018. Many were healed, delivered, and set free from bondage, while encountering Him in very personal and transformative ways. In 2022, the Lord transitioned me from Arizona to California to proclaim His truth, share His love, and move in His power. He also changed the name of the ministry to Encountering the Way Ministries, as Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life as described in John 14:6.

I am humbled to be chosen by and privileged to partner with the Lord, and truly looking forward to what Christ has in store for His bride. Encountering the Way Ministries is focused on providing opportunities for His people to have life changing encounters with the Lord as we continue to labor in advancement of the Kingdom.

- Adrienne Smith

Statement of Faith

We Believe

  • In the One Triune God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who created all and through Them all things exist.

  • Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, who was born through a virgin, crucified, buried, resurrected on the third day, ascended into heaven and is currently seated at the right hand of the Father. It is through Him we have salvation.

We Believe

  • The Bible is the infallible, inerrant, and inspired Word of God, from cover to cover.

  • We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ - His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is through faith alone, not works.

We Believe

  • In sanctification through the Word of God and Holy Spirit, which works to complete the development of Christ's character in all believers.

  • All believers are called to be holy, and through the shed blood of Christ and repentance we receive the forgiveness of sin.

  • Heaven is the eternal dwelling for all believers, and all those who reject Christ's salvation will be judged and eternally separated from God.

We Believe

  • In water baptism as an outward declaration of death and resurrection in Christ.

  • In the baptism of Holy Spirit, sent by Jesus after His ascension, to empower believers to live a life not only in word, but also in deed. Holy Spirit gives the utterance of unknown tongues as evidence of this baptism, as well as the operation of the gifts of the Spirit which are to be utilized for the Kingdom.

We Believe

  • The Church is the Body of Christ - the dwelling place of Holy Spirit. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the body and is needed to fulfill the purpose of the Church and the will of God.

  • Healing of the sick and casting out demons is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus and included in the commissioning of His disciples. 

We Believe

  • Marriage is defined as a covenant before God, between one man and one woman.

  • In the return of Jesus Christ as our King, establishing His Kingdom and gathering all those who believed in Him and received Him as  the Bride of Christ and entering in to the wedding feast!


Colossians 1:10-14 (NKJV)

"That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins".

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