Learn about Encounters

An Encounter weekend is an invitation to surrender completely to God. In order to experience freedom you must be willing to surrender every area of your life to the Lord. "Freedom from what?" you ask. Freedom from habits, burdens, wrong thinking, bitterness, and past experiences that hold you back. Freedom to live the life God created you to live. Can you imagine what that would be like for you?

There will be approximately 60-80 other men or women on the weekend with you. Food, lodging, and transportation will be included in the cost of registration. They are held at El Camino Pines in Frazier Park, CA!

You will experience fellowship, like never before, with others from Shepherd. During the weekend there will be testimonies, Biblical teachings, and time with the Lord, which will help you understand what freedom looks like for you in every area of your life. If you're open, your life will be changed forever.

Hundreds of people have attended these life-changing weekends and have walked away with tremendous testimonies of how God has changed their lives. If you come with a humble and open heart, ready to allow God to change you from the inside out, you will truly be blessed.

Pre-Encounter | At the Pre-Encounter, you will receive a teaching that will prepare you to "Encounter the Cross". There are two Pre-Encounters for your convenience but you only need to attend one (1). Attending a Pre-Encounter will assist in you having a powerful and great Encounter weekend! If you cannot attend a Pre-Encounter, please call the church office and ask to speak with Lori Lewis (818.831.9333 Ext. 2111). 

Men's Encounter Dates for 2020

To be announced soon!

Women's Encounter Dates for 2020

To be announced soon!

What to Bring..

Sleeping Bag & Pillow | Optional: Linens and a blanket.


Warm Jacket





For more information, please call 818.831.9333 or email encounters@shepherdchurch.com