Register today for Encounter Youth Retreat, set for Nov. 22-24


Youth groups from around the South Georgia Conference (and beyond!) will come together for a fall weekend retreat that offers passionate worship, relevant Bible study, and a meaningful time with other teens at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Sponsored by the Office of Connectional Ministries, Encounter Youth Retreat, set for Nov. 22-24, 2019, is for all middle and high school students. 

Encounter offers a chance for students to take a break from school, have fun in the beautiful outdoors, and worship Christ with church groups of all sizes.

Rev. Jonathan Smith, Director of the Wesley Foundation at Georgia Southern University, will teach during the four sessions. Philip & Leah George from Monument Ministries will lead worship, and Jacy Robertson, Director of the Wesley Foundation at Coastal Georgia, will emcee the event.

Breakout groups for students by age will give them a chance to hear from college students living a life of faith. Breakout groups for adult leaders will examine Anxiety, Depression, and Suicide Prevention in Teens led by Rachael Lee, a licensed professional counselor who works with teens on a daily basis.

Online registration is open and will be available through November 11. Churches will register as a group. The cost for this event is $150 per person, which includes programming, insurance, food, lodging, and a t-shirt. Adult chaperones with Safe Sanctuary certification must be provided by each church group.

Click here to learn more about the event and registration.

For more information, contact Suzanne Akins at or (912) 638-8626, ext. 107.