"A year on an Encounter Team will hold some of the most memorable and spiritually foundational experiences of your life."
- Ardy Parlin, Founder & Director
Each year, a select group of young adults invest their lives in the ministries of Encounter to be trained in the truths of God’s Word, grow spiritually and minister to others in various settings.
A year with an Encounter Team is designed to prepare young men and women for a life of effective ministry while they are involved in communicating God’s love and Biblical truths through music, teaching, dramas and more.
Coming from a variety of backgrounds, and now living together everyday, our team of young people quickly become a “family” - one unit committed to spiritual obedience and the proclamation of God’s Word.
The experiences had on the team are mightily used by God to establish a firm foundation in His Word and to give direction for usefulness in the future. Those who spend time with Encounter continue to be involved in ministry throughout their life with a pursuit of a life of impact and obedience.
Encounter team members trust God to supply all their financial and personal needs so they can give themselves to ministry for an extended period of time. This means that each team member, as a missionary, is responsible for raising their own support. If you'd like to support a current team member financially, you can do that here.
If you are interested in committing a year of your life to ministry with Encounter, please complete an application online or through our printable Team Member Application.