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.

Click here to register for the Women's Encounter in March 2020!

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.

Weekend Retreat Cost/Registration is $180 which includes food, transportation, lodging, and any materials that will be included for the weekend! 

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). 

Pre-Encounter dates for February 2020 Encounter | January 23, 2020 or January 30, 2020. Each are at 7:00pm at the Porter Ranch location upstairs in MC-204. This is the old sanctuary on the side where the Corbin Ave. parking lot is. 

Pre Encounter dates for the March 2020 Encounter | February 29, 2020 or March 7, 2020. Each are at 4:30pm at the Porter Ranch location, downstairs in MC-130. This is the old sanctuary on the side where the Corbin Ave. parking lot is. 

Men's Encounter Dates for 2020

May 29 - 31, 2020

September 11 - 13, 2020

Women's Encounter Dates for 2020

March 13 - 15, 2020 | Click here to register for the Women's Encounter in March 2020! 

July 10 - 12, 2020

November 13 - 15, 2020

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