There's still time to register for Encounter youth retreat!


Encounter, the annual youth retreat sponsored by South Georgia’s Office of Connectional Ministries, is set for Nov. 17-19 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Designed for 6th - 12th grade students, Encounter will offer passionate worship, relevant Bible study, and a meaningful time away from home with other teens.

The theme “One.,” taken from John 14:6 where Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me,” will ask students “What if we use this ONE life we’ve been given to live unashamedly for the ONE and only true God? What if we worship unashamedly the ONE who redeemed us? What if we show others the ONE way to eternal life? What if God showed up and changed ONE life ... yours?”

Best-selling author, inspirational blogger, and speaker Jarrid Wilson will dive deeper into the “ONE” theme showing students that ONE life that has been changed for Jesus can impact the world.

Charlie Judd, Camp Connect’s worship leader, will share his gifts during each of the worship services. Charlie brings a passion to see young people experience God through worship, ultimately leading to a changed life.

Online registration is available through November 9. Churches will register as a group. The cost for this event is $135 per person which includes programming, insurance, food, lodging, and a t-shirt.

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Adult chaperones with Safe Sanctuary certification must be provided by each church group. For more information, contact Event Coordinator Suzanne Akins at or (912) 638-8626 ext 107.

More information can also be found on the Encounter website: