What is an Encounter

The Encounter is 3-day retreat, designed to connect you in your relationship with Jesus like never before. The Encounter is centered around the cross. You learn to go TO the cross, to be ON the cross (crucify the flesh daily), to go THROUGH the cross, and to CARRY the cross.

You learn, experience, get set free, grow, and go to another level in one weekend.

There is worship, teaching, ministry, small group time, sharing, and hanging out. We set the stage and the atmosphere for you to spend focused time in the presence of God!

Online attendees will participate in the teaching sessions and ministry times. You will be in a small group via Zoom and will have a small group leader who will be helping you through the weekend. 

Cost:

Online price – $100 (includes all Encounter Prep & Support Online Materials)

What can I expect at my Encounter?

The Encounter is designed for each person to come face to face and encounter the presence of God. The Encounter has six main things that we’re trying to accomplish. 

  1. That the person who is attending the Encounter would be completely sure of their salvation.
  2. They would experience genuine repentance.
  3. They would break bondages that bind them to their past.
  4. They receive inner healing.
  5. They receive and experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
  6. They would catch and understand the vision of our church to win souls & make disciples.

Where did we get the idea? The Bible!

The Encounter is a place where people can come face to face with the Lord for three days. It’s like the Apostle Paul when his name was Saul and he was traveling on the road to Damascus, and he saw the Lord. At that moment, he was blind. In those three days of his blindness, he was experiencing the presence of God, and then a disciple came and laid hands on him and the scales fell from his eyes and Paul knew exactly what God wanted him to do. 

That’s the kind of thing that we want for every Christian and every believer, to experience the presence of God that sets them free, but also gives them vision for their life. 

FAQ

Unfortunately, retreat registrations are non-refundable, however in the case of an emergency, you may contact the financial department at finances@destinylife.com

  • You must live OUTSIDE of Arizona. 
  • You must register online.
  • You must complete the Encounter Prep lessons (4 videos online, included in the price) before attending the Encounter.
  • You must have a laptop, tablet, or other device to watch the meeting and participate in your small group via Zoom.
  • You must attend all sessions and must be available for the whole weekend.
  • You will need a private place where you can be alone to focus, receive ministry, and participate in your small group. 
  • And finally, after the Encounter Retreat, you will need to attend the Encounter Support (4 sessions online).

  • Bible
  • Comfortable, casual clothing
  • Childcare for small children is highly recommended.
  • Meals made in advance are strongly suggested so you are able to stick to the retreat schedule.
  • An attitude of expectation.

System Requirements:
  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
To avoid access data charges, we strongly recommend using home broadband or an unlimited cellular data plan.
 
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
 
Supported devices:
  • macOS X with macOS 10.9 or later
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8 or 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • iOS and Android devices
  • Blackberry devices
 
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  • Friday Evening
    • Check-In: 6:00-6:30 AZ Time
    • Start Time: 6:30pm AZ Time (Includes 5 sessions & Dinner Break)
    • Dismiss: 10:30pm AZ Time
  • Saturday
    • Start Time: 8am AZ Time (Includes 8 Sessions and Breakout groups, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Breaks)
    • Dismiss: 5pm AZ Time
      • Optional: Destiny Church Service: 6pm-7:30pm AZ Time
  • Sunday
    • Start Time: 8am AZ Time (Includes 8 Sessions and Breakout groups, Destiny Church Service, Breakfast, Lunch, & Graduation Ceremony)
      • Optional: Destiny Church Service: 10am-11:30am AZ Time
    • Dismiss: 3:30pm AZ Time