Most likely you heard about Encounter from a friend, and you may be wondering "what in the world is this guy so excited about?" or, "What am I getting myself into?" These are great and very understandable questions. The best way to learn about what Encounter is all about is to sign up and attend! But, we'll try to answer as many questions as we can well before we're under way.
The short answer is this: Encounter is a weekend to get away from the stress, distractions and boredom of every day life and be in an environment where we are more likely to hear from God... to meet Him... to Encounter Him. That's our goal. Otherwise, the rules are pretty simple. There aren't many. Encounter is way more about freedom than it is rules. During the weekend, we'll sing some worship songs, hear some guys tell their stories of victory, hear some Bible teaching, and have some time for prayer and reflection. During Encounter, you can be as social or quiet as you wish. You will not be forced to do or say anything that you do not wish to do or say! Participation in all events at Encounter is %100 voluntary!
The Men’s Encounter is organized by men and for men. We come from all walks of life, different parts of the state (even different parts of the country), different denominations. We realize that many of you come from varying backgrounds of faith, and some come with no faith at all. The only requirement is, of course, that you are a man... with a willingness to listen. And, while there will be a sizeable group in attendance, Encounter is primarily an individual and personal experience. It's about you and God... And what takes place during the weekend is between you and Him. We believe that He has a gift or message uniquely for you. Hope to see you there!
The Hutchinson Area Encounters Launch from:
Crossroads Christian Church
4310 N Monroe
Hutchinson KS 67502
The Registration Table OPENS FRIDAY EVENING @ 5 pm.
Where will we go? We will travel by bus to...
Prairie View Christian Camp
Arkansas City, KS
We will return by bus to Crossroads Christian Church SUNDAY AFTERNOON @ 5:30 PM. Shortly after gathering all your belongings, you will be dismissed.
If you're paying by check, please write a check to
c/o Crossroads Church
4310 N Monroe
Hurchinson KS 67502
What To Bring