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.

Spiritual Disciplines Encounter

Friday, September 21, 2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018 |



Type: Mixed | Cost: $300

Led by Pastor Jonathan Vinke and Anne-Marie Fort, this encounter on spiritual discipline shows that through consistent habits we can experience growth and intimacy with God, which are key to deepening and sustaining our relationship with Jesus. Through learning and practice, this weekend will equip you to build healthy biblical habits to sustain your faith in spite of the busyness of life.

Hunting Encounter

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 |


Cabin Bluff

Type: Men | Cost: $1,650

Led by Pastor Joby Martin and Pastor Ben Williams, this trip is for men to have the opportunity to spend a few days in the woods. You will have the opportunity to hunt, fish, golf, and shoot sporting clays.

Marriage Encounter B

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018 |


The Plantation on Crystal River

Cost info coming soon.

Type: Married Couples

Led by Pastor Ben and Anika Phillips, this weekend away will help you and your spouse reflect on the gospel in marriage and to engage God in your relationship. This is a time-out from the stresses of life to connect with the hope of the gospel in your marriage.

Women's Encounter B

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


Epworth by the Sea

Type: Women | Cost: $300*

*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. 

Surf Encounter B

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:00 AM - Monday, October 29, 2018, 12:00 AM |


Popoyo, Nicaragua

Type: Men | Cost: $1,800 (doesn't include board travel, estimate $300)

Led by Pastor Ben Williams, this trip is for experienced surfers who are looking to share an experience they will never forget with other men to grow in their relationship with Jesus and have fun doing it.

Sporting Clays Encounter

Saturday, December 08, 2018 |


Jacksonville Gun Club

Type: Men | 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 other men 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.