ENCOUNTER 2019 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 25th!
Workshop Options. You will choose two when you register.
What the *#&% am I Doing? // Mark Smith // You're called to make disciples and now someone is sitting across the table, looking at you expectantly. What do you do? Where do you begin? This workshop will go through those early stages of disciplemaking.
Sexuality: God Created It, Let's Talk About It. // Buck Wilson // With the church being so silent on sexuality it seems sources like Buzzfeed have taken over. Why don't we talk about sex in the church? Isn't it all over the Bible? Didn't God create sex? It's about time we have a Biblical talk on sex and sexuality.
Engaging with God (Prayer Experience) // Callie McDonough and Jenni Holder // Everyone walks through life struggling with hurt, fear, lies, loneliness, and more; it's the brokenness of the world we live in. It's hard to find time in the craziness of life to process through these very real issues in a healthy way. This prayer experience provides a safe time and space to engage with God and His Scripture in pursuit of healing, courage, truth, and the comfort of His presence in day-to-day life.
Can We Trust the Gospels? // Patrick Kottmann // The four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) provide us with the details of Jesus’ life and ministry – but are these accounts historically accurate? Come learn why we can trust these ancient writings that are foundational to our faith.
Does God Want Me to Buy Less Chipotle? // Brendan McDonough and Andrew Gauggel // Ever had questions about how God views your money or what to do about it? You’re in good company. Most people feel like God would want them to give some of it away, but how much? And then what? Money can be taboo in our culture of wealth and consumption, but, fortunately, money and finances were some of Jesus’s favorite topics to talk about. We’ll shed some light on what it means to be good stewards of our resources. All questions welcome!
Sabbath? Shmabbath. I’ll rest when I’m dead. // Taylor Scott // Rest and especially the idea of a “sabbath” feel like lost relics in our modern culture. The voices that keep us moving forward are numerous. Is rest in the modern age possible? Is practicing sabbath a gift or a burden? We will consider what it means to experience rest in the modern age.
Vision and History of the Navigators // Tom and Rich // Where did the Navigators come from and what it the basis for what we do? We will look at the vision and some of the history of the organization. This will include what we do and why we do it. Tom Young and Rich Jarvi will put some of their experience as veteran staff to help you grasp a vision that goes way beyond the campus you are on and hopefully will carry you to a live of making disciples.
Yikes! I’m a Senior! // Kent Schellhause and Sam King // Are you feeling like you're about to take your first rollercoaster ride and you're just about to go down the first drop? Is excitement, expectation, and terror, swirling around in your gut? Or, maybe you're the person who thinks, “I’ve got this, piece of cake”. Regardless of what’s going on inside, this workshop should help you understand some basic principles for navigating the rest of your 20’s. We will be discussing what we think are 4 core elements of success that are foundational in your new adventure, with an emphasis on God's view of your career and work. Our time together will include questions, interactions, God’s word, and stories from those who have recently made this transition, taught by someone who was on that adventure many years ago and has counseled many along the journey as well.
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.