What’s an Encounter? An Encounter is a power-packed weekend, where people receive life-changing ministry, helping them to break free of the obstacles preventing them from becoming all that they can be for God.
The Encounter is designed for those seeking purpose and meaning in life; for those on a journey where they desire spiritual growth and are coming to know God. Whether you are not a Christian yet, a new believer, or have been a lifelong Christian, this weekend will affect your heart and change you forever.
It does not matter whether you know anyone else attending or not; however, we find bonds of great friendship are formed between strangers through the experience. What happens is that trained leaders will offer teachings to assist you in finding areas of “your life” which might be holding you back from having a deeper relationship with God.
The weekend will conclude Sunday morning with a Celebration Service.
The goals of the Encounter are:
to be certain about one’s salvation
to experience true repentance
to be delivered from any hang-ups, fears, anger or addictions
to receive inner healing & even physical healing
to receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit
to receive clear direction and vision
What happens at an Encounter?
Through The Encounter, you will realize that there is so much more to life, after”accepting Jesus.” Relationships are healed and restored with God’s love and forgiveness.
Dysfunctional, destructive and sinful lifestyles are confronted with God’s grace and turned around toward God and His care.
A session is scheduled to prepare the participants for The Encounter. The Encounter Leader lays a foundation of what an Encounter is and what should be expected.
The participants are given practical things to do to prepare their hearts and minds to experience a personal encounter with God and are encouraged to expect Him to make changes in their lives.
At The Encounter, the weekend is spent in several sessions that cover repentance, healing of hurts and emotions, deliverance, what Jesus did on the Cross, the Holy Spirit and God’s plan and vision.
In each of these sessions, the participants are led to “walk through scriptures” and to allow God to touch them personally, whether to confront sin and receive forgiveness or to reveal a deep hurt and receive the healing.
Immediately after The Encounter weekend, a Post-Encounter session is held to provide practical teaching on:
1 – how to walk in repentance (change) and keep the healing and deliverance received at the Encounter,
2 – how to face one’s world (husband, wife, children, parents and relatives, friends and co-workers) with the changes that happened as a result of the Encounter.
Is it for me?
At these Encounters, a miracle will happen in your life through the focused and powerful teaching of God’s Word. You will be individually prayed for and ministered to by the Encounter team, who expects nothing less than God’s power to radically change your life.
Prior to the Pre-Encounter, the Encounter team spends about one week in prayer and fasting for the encounter and all the participants – including you.
If you desire a change in your life, or you want to be used more by God, then the Encounter is for you!
Let us look at what some men and women have to say about their experience at an Encounter.
“God delivered me from emotional and verbal abuse. He destroyed major strongholds of sin that have been in my life for years and years.”
“I came on this Encounter Weekend not knowing what to expect. I received more than I could ever expect. I have been a born again believer for many years but this weekend opened my eyes and now I am restored.”
“What God did for me on the Encounter Weekend was LIFE CHANGING! Money couldn’t pay for the change that I received. Every person needs to go on an Encounter!”
“God has healed me from emotional wounds that have been so deep, they had been a part of my life for so long. He has restored me in areas that I could not even put into human words. He has given me a new beginning. I have never felt this free.”
This is just some of the feedback we have received about the changes that have occurred in someone’s life after attending an Encounter. There are hundreds more testimonies that are similar to or of even greater impact! We look forward to seeing you at your encounter!