Encounter Retreat

A LIFE-CHANGING TIME with God! At Encounter, you will experience the love and mercy of Jesus in a personal and powerful way. Over the course of 28 hours, you will sense God’s presence through teaching, interaction with others, and several enjoyable surprises.
Over 1,000+ people share their Encounter Retreat ignited their spiritual lives. The goal is that you return to Crossroads as a person committed to taking leadership in helping to disciple others. It is also our goal that EVERY MEMBER of Crossroads Church attends one Encounter retreat!
The cost of this incredible retreat is just $100 and includes…

  • 4 meals
  • 1 night lodging (Kearns Spirituality Center)
  • All programs and activities
Testimonials
  • I have a totally new life.
  • I left my guilt and fear at the cross.
  • I am secure in God’s love.
  • I was delivered from drugs and alcohol.
  • God healed my legs.
  • God healed my cancer. (three months after Encounter)
  • I found Jesus.
  • I have a new family in Christ.
  • No more bitterness.
  • I let go of baggage that I carried for 30 years.
  • I came tired, I leave restored, refreshed and renewed
  • I received God’s direction for my life.
  • God called me to make disciples for Him.
Encounter Retreat Registration

Thank you for your interest in the Encounter Retreat. We hope you will find it to be a life-changing, spiritual experience.

Your registration will be complete after we receive both your registration form, and either the $100 registration fee or an application for a scholarship.

Click the button below to register online. If you prefer, you can click HERE to download a paper registration form, so that you can submit that and your payment and mail it to the church at the address below.

We do not want lack of money to hinder growth in Christ. Therefore, if finances are tight right now, please fill out our simple, non-invasive scholarship application. Click HERE for an online scholarship application, or click HERE to download a paper scholarship application.

Please mail any paper Encounter forms and offline payments to Encounter Retreat, Crossroads Church, 1000 Crossroads Drive, Oakdale, PA 15071. Please write “Encounter” on the memo line of your check.

Encounter Serving Opportunities

Late Night Crew – The Late Night Crew comes is at 8 pm on Saturday night and helps with packing, cleaning and re-setting Kearns Center back up.  The crew should expect to stay until 11 pm.

Prayer Warrior – Prayer Warriors come to Kearns during the Encounter Retreat and cover all aspects of the weekend in prayer.  They pray for participants, leaders, and servers.  They pray over incoming prayer and praise request that come in throughout the weekend.  Prayer Warriors can sign up for a one-hour time slot, or stay all day.

Kitchen Team – Assist Kitchen Lead in meal prep, serving meals and clean-up.  Individuals can come in an serve all day, or commit to a couple of hours at a time.
Behind-The-Scenes Team (BTS)– This team helps take care of everything from setup on Friday to breakdown on Saturday night.  BTS organizes the conference rooms, chapel, and small group areas, they make coffee and stock snack bins, they make beds and carry luggage to the rooms, sort letters and make Agape Gifts and many many more opportunities that keep Encounter running smoothly.