Men’s Encounter Weekend
Countryside Free Methodist Church, Sandusky , MI
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 5:00 PM
You’re invited to a life changing weekend. Come with an open heart and you will Encounter Jesus like you never have before. It’s time to become a warrior for the king!
Over the course of the weekend (Friday evening through Sunday afternoon) men will learn how our Savior Jesus Christ truly desires to impact their lives. Through prayer, worship, and testimony men will learn how God desires them to lead and love their families, community, and church. More importantly, we believe it is the desire of the Lord that each and every attendee walk away with a renewed faith and drive to seek after Him with new sense of purpose and freedom.
There are no expectations and no requirements (other than being 18 years old) for attending the Encounter. We’ve had men at every stage of their faith, from every walk of life, even non-believers, attend and have life-changing experiences.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where is the Encounter and how do I get there? All transportation to and from the Encounter Event is provided via charter bus. The costs are included in the registration fees, attendees only need to show up with their luggage. Pickup and drop-off are in the parking lot at Countryside Free Methodist Church in Sandusky. Due to limited space at the event locations, attendees are not permitted to drive themselves to the Encounter location itself. Exceptions are made for those who have special transportation due to disability.
Busses leave from the Countryside Free Methodist Church 912 W Sanilac Rd
Sandusky, MI 48471 at 6:00 p.m. on the Friday of the Encounter.
Where will I sleep?
All attendees sleep in single beds in a enclosed, heated (in the Winter) cabins. The cabins are basic, with showers and restrooms, but they are clean and comfortable.
If you are a severe (9.0+ on Richter scale) snorer, please let us know for room assignment purposes.
What about food?
All meals, snacks, as well as water, coffee, and tea are provided. If you have special dietary needs, please provide us the details when you register. Due to the location, it is advised to not bring additional snacks, unless necessary.
Will I have phone service?
Phone service is pretty spotty at all locations. However, we do ask attendee to refrain from cellphone use. If you can live without, leave it at home, or at least shutoff while you are there. This is an Encounter with God for you; a cell phone can be a MAJOR distraction. You will be provided with emergency contact numbers to give your friends and family members in the event they need to reach you.
So what should I bring (i.e. what is not provided)?
A Bible is not necessary, but is recommended; if you don’t have one we will gladly get you one, just ask
Bedding (blanket or sleeping bag, pillows, etc)
Soap, shampoo, shaving gear
Appropriate clothing for the season
How do I prepare for my Encounter?
Pray early, pray often
Pray that God opens your heart to his gift in this Encounter
Pray for the brothers with you
Pray for safety throughout
What really happens at the Encounter?
We have one cornerstone rule, what happens at the Encounter, stays at the Encounter. This is for both the protection and privacy of all attendees, servers, and staff. More importantly, it is our desire that the Lord prepare your heart and mind beforehand. This means we don’t make any promises, or set any exceptions, you just have to experience it for yourself.