Date: postponed to March 2021
Location: Granite Ridge Christian Camp
Cost: $99 per person (cost includes: 3 meals, all snacks, and lodging)
Purpose: The goal of the Encounter God Retreat is for people to experience Christ’s healing in every area of their lives. Because the Retreat focuses on surrendering to Christ’s lordship and receiving wholeness, the theme verse is James 5:16 which says: “…confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.”
The Encounter Retreat also emphasizes John 10:10 where Jesus says, “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Satan has sought to destroy people’s lives and place them in bondage. At the retreat, people are led to identify areas where Satan has brought destruction and bondage. As they bring these areas to the Lord and receive prayer, God brings freedom and life abundant.
Spiritual warfare is a part of the retreat, but they are not primarily deliverance events. Encounters are healing events. They are an opportunity for people to examine their lives in the light of God’s Word and surrender themselves more fully to Him. As people do this in an atmosphere of compassion and expectancy, God works powerfully to set captives free, releasing His healing and the life of the Spirit.
Who can attend? Anyone who professes the name of Jesus as their Lord and Savior is encouraged to attend, from a brand new Christian to the seasoned believer who wants a fresh touch from God.
What will be covered?
Each person will be given a “Pre-Encounter” booklet that will help them be prepared for the Retreat and will cover: What it means to be a Follower of Jesus, what it means to have Communion with God and the ongoing Importance of Encountering God
The Encounter God Teaching sessions are:
- Understanding Spiritual Warfare
- From Darkness to Light
- From Bondage to Freedom
- From Impure to Pure (men and women will be separated for this session)
- From Broken to Whole
- From Rebellion to Submission
- From Cursed to Blessed
- Walking in Victory
- Blessing Time