So what happens at an Encounter weekend?

Over three days, eight adults on the team give talks on subjects such as "Growing in Christ".  These talks are personal witnesses by team members.  Those who attend will then have an opportunity to share & discuss how the talks relate to them personally.

Many lasting friendships are created & cultivated during an Encounter weekend.

This is a three day opportunity to share & renew or learn more about your personal faith in Christ along with others.


All post high school & older young adults, whether married, single, employed or students.  If you wish to participate in a weekend you must fill out a candidate (first time attendee) registration or team application.  To obtain an application/registration, you may fill one out online or print a hard copy by clicking the tabs on the left, call 712-722-4903, email us at encounter@mtcnet.net, or contact anyone who has already attended a YATEC/Encounter weekend.


The Encounter council has a committee that chooses team & leadership before every Encounter weekend.  Leadership is chosen prayerfully & intentionally by this committee using suggestions from past leaders of each team, past experience of individuals, leadership abilities, as well as chemistry with other leaders.  Encounter has emphasized the value of raising up leaders in the context of consistency, so many people who have served in leadership are intentionally asked back into positions of leadership in order to be partnered with someone who has less leadership or Encounter experience.  Any questions about choosing leadership can be directed to one of the council members.