It's not a retreat, it's an advance.


Encounter weekends are a time to encounter the Lord. Through spiritual healing, the breaking down of internal walls, and exposing spiritual blind spots, you are able to encounter the Lord and His promised identity and freedom for you His beloved child.

Encounters Are

Divinely appointed weekends with God. This is a time for you to find the love of the Father as demonstrated through the cross of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. It is an opportunity to become a clean vessel. An Encounter is part of a process, not a cure all. You get out of it what you put into it. People and circumstances may not change, but you can choose to allow the Holy Spirit to change you.
The purpose is to get you firmly rooted in Christ. It doesn’t take long to establish identity and freedom in Christ but there is no such thing as instant maturity. Renewing your mind and conforming to the image of God is a lifelong process. Encounter weekends equip you to be an overcomer in the challenges of life.


Current Encounter Dates:

Women's Oct 11-12, 2019 Men's Nov 1-2, 2019

If you're interested in signing up call the HOPE Office at 307-472-4673 or Click Here!

"The heart of every believer in Christ longs for genuine worship. I couldn't raise my hands and could only squeak out my praises to the Lord because I was uncomfortable or nervous of what people would think of me.  Sometimes I would even duck out to the bathroom during portions of the music!  Deep down I longed to worship my King without fear.  I went to the Encounter weekend, and I actually felt Jesus take the axe to the chains that held me down.  It was my beginning of genuine worship.  I am now free to express my love for Him in action and voice!  I am able to come to the Throne-room in confidence and don't even think about taking a trip to the bathroom!  Thanks be to God!"

"Went (to the Encounter) highly addicted but came home free.  All the chains were gone."

"I've been saved since I was 9, therefore I thought I had been a believer.  I went to an Encounter, and after finding out I had been deceived in many ways for many years, the Lord awakened me.  Now I know the true power, authority, peace and joy that can only come from Jesus Christ."


“There was no condemnation. I told all my dirt and no one condemned me.”


“It is not what we do that determines who we are. It is who we are that determines what we do.” Neil T Anderson.  

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9  


Required in order to participate in an Encounter.

Helps you prepare for greater freedom.

Gives instruction and guidance in what an Encounter is and does.

Facilitates an understanding the other side of the cross.

Helps you understand the doors you have opened to allow the enemy to work in your life.

Direction when closing door so you can walk in the freedom you have received.


A time of direct personal encounter with the Lord

A time to acquire a new identity to realize who you are and whose you are in Christ.

A time of interviewing.

A time to discover freedom by learning to live from the heart God gave you.

A time to deepen your relationship with God and allow the Holy Spirit to show how deeply you are loved.

Post-Encounter -

HOPE Groups

(For more info about HOPE Groups Click Here)

You will learn to live your new identity in Christ to fulfill His Kingdom call on your life.

You will maintain your inner healing.

You will learn to develop a personal intimacy with the Lord.

You will learn to develop a lifestyle of dependence on the Holy Spirit.


Encounter Ministry Directors

Bill & Linda Beckton

Encounter Application Process:

  • For more information or to register for an Encounter call the church office at 472-4673.