ENCOUNTER Student Conference 2018

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ENCOUNTER Student Conference is not your typical weekend conference experience. It’s a life-giving, transformative encounter with God and others. Students and leaders will come face to face with God in His Word in community with others and will be transformed by its power. Students will be challenged by biblical teaching, introduced to (or strengthened in) the inductive study method in small group settings, and encouraged to grow in their understanding of God and how His Word will transform hearts and lives.

Over the course of the weekend, you will study together through the 40-Minute study, Forgiveness: Breaking the Power of the Past, to answer difficult questions about forgiveness, including How can I forgive when the pain is so great? Does forgiving mean I should forget the past? and what if I choose not to forgive?

As you dig into what the Bible says on forgiveness, you will encounter the depths of God’s own mercy toward you and discover how choosing forgiveness can free you from a painful past and propel you toward a deeper relationship with God and others.

This conference is designed for students ages 12-18 (6th-12th grades) and adult leaders. Students must be 12 years old by the date of the conference. Adult leaders include pastors, youth volunteers, small group leaders, parents, or family friends. They’re responsible for the students they bring to the event. We’re planning a group ratio of 3-6 students per leader to enhance participation.

We realize that some students who want to come will not have a group to attend with them. But good news!—They can still attend! Individuals will be placed in existing small groups led by our Transform volunteers so they will have the same experience as others.

We believe that by gearing the conference toward small groups we will better equip adult leaders to disciple their students. Leaders will receive the 40-Minute study and an optional training video PRIOR to the event. In addition to this, leaders will be provided with training DURING registration and will get to see the first lesson modeled by an experienced trainer during the first small group discussion time. This training will equip leaders to lead their students through the next three lessons planned for the weekend.


March 9-11, 2018


Precept Ministries International Campus
7324 Noah Reid Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421


Conference Schedule


Ticket Info

Ticket prices below are for students AND adult leaders. Students must be in grades 6-12 to attend (must be age 12 by date of the conference). This ticket price includes a 40-Minute study book and meals. Excludes and housing.

*Note that the full amount for total number of attendees must be paid when registering your group. We suggest that the group leader collect money and register their group. Individuals, however, can register and pay for themselves but MUST designate the group name during the registration process before proceeding to check-out.

* Early-bird Ticket – $99 (now through January 31, 2018)
(Discounted ticket price will be available until 1/31/2018)

* Full-price Ticket – $120 (February 1 – March 5 )  Please note registration closes Monday, March 5, 2018 @ 11:59pm.

Campus housing is assigned on a first come/first served basis.

* Option A – Add $65 to ticket price
Inn Room Housing:  hotel-style room with private bath
* All Meals
* Student/Adult ratio:  3-6 students to 1 adult

* Option B – Add $45 to ticket price
Dorm Room Housing:  dorm facilities with bunk beds and hall bath
* All Meals
* Student/Adult ratio:  3-6 students to 1 adult
* NOTE:  Some groups may be in larger room with another group

* Option C – Add $0 to ticket price
* Off-campus housing:  hotel information available here

*If paying for registration by check(s), please call our Student Event Registrar at 888.678.5660 ext. 8667 to register for the conference. All registrations paying with credit card can be processed online by visiting the registration link provided.

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