ENCOUNTER 2018 is our biggest Fall event!
Sign up for Encounter in 3 STEPS:
STEP 1 Register:
Complete the registration form and payment by clicking the button below.
STEP 2: Waiver
Complete the waiver correlating to your age (either 18+ or under 18). You will be taken to this page after you register.
STEP 3: Driver Authorization Form and Training
If you are driving and have NEVER completed the driver authorization form and training for a Navs event, you will need to fill these out on the "forms" page as well.
**Please make sure you have received all confirmation emails once you have finished!
We can't wait to see you on October 5th!
Workshop Options. You will choose two when you register.
The Great Commission not Suggestion // Daniel Kemp and Hannah Neely // Jesus gave us the commission to make disciples of all nations. Come grow in your understanding and convictions on how God desires your life to be about bringing the gospel to every nation--and how to do it well.
Miracle or Manipulation? - Exploring the History of The Bible // Taylor Scott // You may look at The Bible as a collection of stories, fables, or tall tales. Maybe you view it through a literary lens, seeing the beauty of its poetic metaphors or proverbial wisdom. Or you may hold skepticism at what seem to be politically motivated and potentially discriminatory rules and regulations. The Bible's history is fascinating and worth understanding. We will dive into the rich history of this ancient book so we can better understand what it is really about.
FEARING GOD, fearing man // Travis Parks // Do you think about others opinions of you? Are you scared to share the gospel or a truthful word with someone because of how they might respond? Fearingothers can control our lives. In fact, Proverbs 29:25 says, "The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted." So how does God bring freedom to people pleasing? Come and find out!
Ardent Pursuit: A personal and experiential journey of discovering more of the character of God // Jennifer Holder // "But to enjoy him we must know him. Seeing is savoring. If he remains a blurry, vague fog, we may be intrigued for a season. But we will not be stunned with joy, as when the fog clears and you find yourself on the brink of some vast precipice.” This is the goal of this workshop. Focused on four elements of the character of God as revealed in the Bible, this workshop will be an experience designed to integrate truth through a participatory journey in a creative, interactive space. This will not be a traditional workshop.
Wait...Jesus was Jewish? // Bethany Thomas // A workshop on how to read the Bible in its cultural context and why it's so important.
Watching Movies with Discernment // Patrick Kottmann // Ever devote two to three hours of your day to sitting in a large, dark room full of strangers fixated on a giant glowing rectangle displaying moving pictures of very highly paid men and women pretending to be someone they're not? Better question... who hasn't? Americans love movies (and TV shows) - we watch them all the time. Trouble is, much of the time when we turn the TV on, we turn our minds off. Every movie has a message. What "truths" about the world are you absorbing without even knowing it?
Freedom from Anxiety // Eliza Bruner // Develop a greater understanding about anxiety, learn helpful skills and explore relaxation techniques. Be empowered to make healthy changes and experience the beginning of a journey to freedom from anxiety, stress and worry.
Discipling Others // Mike Havenstein // What are the foundational principles of disciple making? This workshop explores the principles Jesus used in making and training disciples, as well as, how to apply them in today’s world! Here’s what we will focus on in “Discipling Others”: Vision for Making Disciples, Ministering Life-to-Life, & Getting Started Today. If you are in a discipleship relationship or desire to start and desire to be passionate about multiplying your life, you’ll want to join us.
Forgive Your Way to Freedom // Charly Sommers // Everyone needs forgiveness. Withholding forgiveness from ourself and from others is exhausting and keeps us from experiencing the freedom and joy God intended. This workshop will explore God’s forgiveness and our need to forgive those who have hurt or wronged us.
Faith & Reason // Buck Wilson // What does it mean to live by faith? What do we do when our friends start questioning things and we don’t have answers? What if we have the same questions too? It is ok to use reason in our faith? Entering college, Buck walked away from his faith because every question he asked was answered with “it just takes faith”. He concluded Christianity was an excuse to not think. This workshop is about how you can’t have faith without reason and a lack of faith might just be a lack of thinking.