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.  It is our goal that EVERY MEMBER of Crossroads Church attends one Encounter retreat!


  • 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

September 15–16, 2023

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

The cost of this incredible retreat includes…

  • 3 meals
  • 1 night lodging (Antiochian Village, 140 Church Camp Trail, Bolivar, PA 15923)
  • All programs and activities

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.

Encounter Serving Opportunities

Prayer Warrior – Prayer Warriors come to Antiochian Village 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 requests that come in throughout the weekend.  Prayer Warriors can sign up for a one-hour time slot, or stay all day.