You are called to Serve.
Without fail, nearly every man who attends an Encounter will hear the call to serve his brothers in Christ — for most this happens even before the weekend is over. The reality is, what happens at the Encounter weekend is only one small part of the true purpose of this ministry. The deeper purpose is to get men re-connected to their families, their church, and their community.
While there are no requirements beyond attending, serving at an Encounter is not a commitment to be taken lightly. Every server has to sacrifice valuable time and energy; this commitment goes far beyond just the weekend and begins with the weeks of prayer, fasting, planning, and preparation before and after. We always stress the following before enlisting:
Pray hard about it with your brothers (Proverbs 15:22).
Pray and discuss with your spouse or fiancee (1 Peter 3:7).
Attend church, join a life group, and start serving your community (Acts 2:42).
If you have more questions, you can submit them to the form here.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Provbers 27:17 (ESV)