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Who We Are

The ENCOUNTER is a family.

 

Formerly know as SEP Rockies, the Encounter team exists to help kids and young adults encounter the living God. Started back in 2003 with the goal to serve 12-17 year-olds in the beautiful Colorado Rockies. We are intentionally Jesus first. 

Our program has evolved over the years into a beautiful representation of Kingdom Family.

 

OUR MISSION:

WE have a passion to see this generation encounter the living God

The ENCOUNTER is a family.

Through shared experiences of God’s provision and His goodness, we have come to love, encourage and support each other in powerful ways. We come from different backgrounds and ideals…but our continual desire to know who God is and walk in relationship with Him has defined our purpose. We have a passion to see this generation encounter the living God.

Our program (formerly SEP Rockies) started as a Christ-focused, activity based, week long epic summer camp in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Every year, hundreds of campers and staff come together to experience an indescribable week of fun and fellowship and create bonds that last a lifetime. In a world that continues to require our kids to mature faster and struggle through new challenges every day, giving teenagers solid foundational principles to latch on to is more needed than ever. The ENCOUNTER camp program is a week-long heart transplant for our kids that renews a much needed perspective and desire for the good things God has in store for their lives.

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statement of faith

We believe…

 

…there is one true God.  He has revealed Himself to be eternally existent, one being in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

…that God the Father, who is perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, truth and love made all things through the Son, sent the Son for our salvation, and gives us the Holy Spirit.

 

…that the Son of God, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, was born of the Virgin Mary, fully God and fully human, and is the perfect revelation of the Father and the perfect representative of humanity. He suffered and died on the cross for all human sin, was buried, was resurrected on the third day, and ascended to heaven. Standing in for all humanity before the Father, Jesus Christ provides the perfect human response to God.

 

…in the on-going, sanctifying, convicting power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life and walk in the reality of God’s forgiveness and acceptance as  dearly loved children who have been adopted and empowered to represent His kingdom.

 

…that the Bible is the inspired and infallible, authoritative Word of God that testifies to Jesus Christ.

 

…that salvation comes only by God’s grace and not by works, and it is experienced through faith in the person and work Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. 

 

…that the Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He gave His Church the ordinances of baptism and communion. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God’s love, and discipling the nations – baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God.  Communion offers us an opportunity to remember the price Christ paid for our freedom and to live continually thankful for all He has given us.

 

…in the ever-increasing government of God and the visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ.