About Encounter

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But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:9

February 16-18, 2018

Gatlinburg, TN


Encounter is a high intensity weekend winter retreat designed for middle and high school students to encounter and deepen their walk with Christ. It's a great opportunity for churches of all sizes to have a big experience on a budget. This annual retreat features nationally known speakers, powerful worship experiences. 


Early bird registration
$75 per person until August 31, 2017

Regular registration
$90 per person September 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Late Registration
$100 per person January 1 , 2018-January 31, 2018

Last day to register, edit, or cancel a registration: January 31, 2018


What's Included in Registration

  • Attendance at Encounter 2018 including all sessions
  • T-Shirt
  • Lunch on Saturday 
Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual Leaders to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.