about encompass church

enCompass was founded in 2005 and has approximately 150 attendees. The founding pastor served enCompass for 12 years, resigning at the end of December 2017 to take a position with Young Life.

enCompass is situated in Roseville, Minnesota, a northern suburb of Saint Paul and is approximately 6 miles from downtown Saint Paul and 8 miles from downtown Minneapolis. We have developed an effective partnership with Concordia Academy, from whom we rent the auditorium and office space. We have many young families in our church, and lots of children in our elementary program. College students have become a growing number in our church, coming from local universities such as Northwestern and Bethel.

Characteristics of enCompass

  • enCompass focuses on active service, church community, and nurturing relationships. The DNA of enCompass is made up of authenticity and genuineness, projected from the platform and in personal relationships.
  • The ethnicity of enCompass is primarily Caucasian with mid-level economic status.
  • Sunday music is led by a contemporary worship team.
  • We support local and international outreach projects and want to become more missional.
  • We have a growing youth and young-adult population, along with intentional inter-generational connections.
  • Sunday morning attendees experience a casual and informal atmosphere with coffee and donuts served throughout the morning. Connect Groups, which are small group gatherings for adults, youth, and college students, meet for one hour before the 10:00 a.m. service. Children ages K through fifth grade have their own service, with child care provided for infants through preschoolers.
  • Other Connect Groups held outside of the Sunday morning experience are Young Adults, Mom's Play Group, Dad's Group, Mom's Night Out, Dad's Night Out, Boys O' the Bible, Women's Coffee & Conversation, Women’s Bible Study, Prayer Group, and the Community Service Team.
  • Community outreach is an important element to enCompass Church, and we have a strong relationship with Central Park Elementary school, which is located across the street from enCompass.
  • enCompass is associated with Converge Worldwide (formerly known as the Baptist General Conference) and are active supporters of our local district, Converge North Central.