Encounter Trips

This year we have more Encounter trips for men, women, and mixed groups to experience. This is a chance to get away from your normal routines and dive deeper into your relationship with Jesus and connect with others.

Marriage Encounter B

Friday, September 28, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018 |


The Plantation on Crystal River

Cost: $695 per couple

Type: Married Couples

This marriage encounter is designed for couples to get away and be in a relaxed and fun environment to renew, repair or rejuvenate your connection with your spouse. Invest your time and refocus on Jesus as the center of your most important covenant. Ladies, this is your chance to get him to engage. Men, this is a slam dunk!

Women's Encounter B

Friday, October 19, 2018 - Sunday, October 21, 2018 |


Epworth by the Sea

Type: Women | Cost: $300*

Starting October 1 the price will go up to $325.

*We are excited to offer a special discounted rate of $200 for women ages 18-25, just send us an email!

This weekend is for all women to unplug, to be in community with other women, and to deepen their relationship with Jesus. No matter if you know several women at the church or none at all, we invite you to come and rest in the presence of the Lord. Through large group worship, teaching, breakout sessions, and individual prayer and reflection, we will deepen our faith by learning to walk in the joy of the Lord through the magnificent and the mundane of life.

Golf Encounter

Friday, October 19, 2018 - Sunday, October 21, 2018 |


Fripp Island

Type: Men | Cost: $399

Led by Pastor Ryan Britt and Pastor Cris Garrard, the Men's Golf Encounter is a great time to get away and golf while deepening your relationship with Jesus. This retreat is meant to be fun, but is also meant to help you grow in your faith. 

If you are interested in attending this trip, please contact Valerie Howard at

Sporting Clays Encounter

Saturday, December 08, 2018 |


Jacksonville Gun Club

Type: Mixed | Cost: $149

Led by Pastor Cris Garrard and Mike Koster, the shooting encounter is a one-day encounter. It is a time to get away with others who love Jesus, the outdoors, and shooting stuff out of the air like sporting clays and skeet. This encounter is for shooters of all experience levels, whether this will be your first time with a shotgun or you're a pro! It will be a day for you to be challenged, encouraged and deepen in your walk with the Lord.