I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.

Jeremiah 24:7 NIV


What is The Encounter?

The Encounter is not a program or a study series or set of workbooks and lessons. We believe all are called to seek after God first and The Encounter does so only through the Word of God, his Holy Spirit and the testimony of his people. The events are three days of intense Spirit-led learning, testimony, and worship by regular Christians from all walks of life. As a ministry of evangelism, there are no sermons and there is no preaching, just raw life stories from men and women who have been transformed by our savior Jesus Christ. Every Encounter is a unique and individual experience where attendees have an opportunity to discover what happened at the Cross, and how their lives can be changed forever because of God’s infinite grace. All local transportation, meals, and accommodations are included, so we have almost everything covered, the rest is up to you.

We presently organize Men’s and Women’s Encounters across the nation. These are unique experiences so please click on the links below for details on each program.


Serve at the

Without fail, nearly everyone who attends an Encounter will hear the call to serve their brothers and sisters in Christ — for most this happens even before the weekend is over. The reality is, what happens at the Encounter weekend is only one small part of the true purpose of this ministry. The deeper purpose is to get men and women re-connected to their families, their church, and their community.

While there are no requirements beyond attending, serving at an Encounter is not a commitment to be taken lightly. Every server has to sacrifice valuable time, energy, and resources; this commitment goes far beyond just the weekend and begins with weeks of prayer, fasting, planning, and preparation before and after. We always stress the following before choosing to serve:

  • Pray hard about it with your brothers and sisters (Proverbs 15:22).
  • Pray and discuss with your spouse or fiancée (1 Peter 3:7).
  • Attend church, join a life group, and start serving your community (Acts 2:42).

If you have more questions, or are interested in serving please submit them to the form below.


Begin an

We have been blessed to serve men and women who have experienced the Encounter from all over the world. Several have partnered with us to take the program all over the United States. Because the Encounter is intentionally not a highly structured program, we rely on local ministry partners to ensure that the men and women in those regions have extensive support in areas of care, discipleship, and community. We have a few primary requirements:

    1. The support of a local church to “host” the event (for pickup and drop-off of attendees to and from camps).
    2. The support of a local leadership team that has attended the Encounter and gone through the necessary discipleship training.
    3. A community of men and women ready to attended and grow in Christ.
    4. Local ministries available to disciple, encourage, and counsel the attendees before and after the events.
    5. Leaders are expect to be attending and supporting a local church, meet the Biblical qualifications held for leader (Titus 1:5-9), and being willing and able to make a significant commitment to their community.

If you are interested in seeing the Encounter in your area, please open the form linked below and let us know.