ENCOUNTER Student Conference is not your typical weekend conference experience. It’s a life-giving, transformative encounter with God and others. Students and leaders will come face to face with God in His Word in community with others and will be transformed by its power. Students will be challenged by biblical teaching, introduced to (or strengthened in) the inductive study method in small group settings, and encouraged to grow in their understanding of God and how His Word will transform hearts and lives.
Over the course of the weekend, you will study together through the 40 Minute study, Forgiveness: Breaking the Power of the Past, to answer difficult questions about forgiveness, including How can I forgive when the pain is so great? Does forgiving mean I should forget the past? and what if I choose not to forgive?
This conference is designed for students ages 12-18 (6th-12th grades) and adult leaders. Students must be 12 years old by the date of the conference. Adult leaders include pastors, youth volunteers, small group leaders, parents, or family friends. They’re responsible for the students they bring to the event. We’re planning a group ratio of 3-6 students per leader to enhance participation.
We realize that some students who want to come will not have a group to attend with them. But Good news!—They can still attend! Individuals will be placed in existing small groups led by our Transform volunteers so they will have the same experience as others.
We believe that by gearing the conference toward small groups we will better equip adult leaders to disciple their students. Leaders will receive the 40-Minute study and an optional training video PRIOR to the event. In addition to this, leaders will be provided with training DURING registration and will get to see the first lesson modeled by an experienced trainer during the first small group discussion time. This training will equip leaders to lead their students through the next three lessons planned for the weekend.
Ticket prices listed below are for students AND adult leaders. This ticket price includes a 40-Minute study book and meals. Excludes housing. NOTE: Housing options & costs are listed under CONFERENCE DETAILS tab.
* Early-bird Ticket - $99 (through January 31, 2018)
(Discounted ticket price will be available until 1/31/2018)
* Full-price Ticket - $120 (February 1, 2018 - March 5, 2018) Please note registration closes Monday, March 5, 2018 @ 11:59pm.