About the Workshops
If you are ready for the deep download, this is a 1-hour information that should give you a deep insight into what Grace Encounter is all about.
The Grace Encounter workshop seeks to create an environment that offers you an opportunity to take personal growth steps that you have found elusive to this point in your life. To do that, the GE workshop environment takes you out of your normal world and into the GE training world. We’re all creatures of comfort, and the Training Room environment will not make your comfort its top priority, so you will experience feelings of being outside of your comfort zones. While we will seek to honor you, we will also challenge you through many aspects of the Training. Individuals with a strong desire to grow and change will be most prepared to benefit from the challenges you will receive in the GE workshop.
GE uses a variety of means to create this challenging environment and invite you to growth. You are a spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, relational, and psychological human being, and we will reach to you through all these dimensions. We require attendees to “live” at the workshop venue during all four Journeys, spending your days and nights in the workshop and with other Trainees. This completes the experience of “giving you a break” from your normal life, as you are surrounded with an environment that invites new thoughts and new feelings.
During the workshop sessions, we will lead your group in a variety of “exercises.” These are times of sharing, asking and answering questions about our lives, receiving teaching about insights and skills for living, and practicing those skills. Some of the exercises are done with the whole Trainee group (our average size has been 15), and for some exercises we will break you into smaller groups. Because we want you to be open and share at an honest level, every Trainee is required to commit to confidentiality about what they hear from other Trainees. Our goal is to provide you with an environment in which it is safe to share from your heart.
We believe it would be counter-productive to tell you more exactly what the exercises we do in the GE workshop are. Part of the impact and benefit Trainees find is experiencing the exercises without advance time to analyze what they’ve been told is coming. Our goal is certainly not to be secretive, but to serve you well, and providing you more details in advance seems to not serve you well. Past Trainees can attest to this value. Trainees are asked to not share the specifics of the exercises we use. However, you will certainly be free to share openly the benefits and lessons you’ve learned in the workshop.
Grace Encounter seeks to put into practice the biblical principle of “speaking the truth in love.” We are not a church that continues on and incorporates new members. But as we help you gain the benefit of receiving and giving truth spoken in love, we pray that individuals, families, churches, and relationships will be strengthened.
SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE.
Upcoming Workshop Dates and Registration
The Workshop Has 4 Journeys Held over 4 Weekends.
Who’s in charge?
GE sessions are led by a Training Team of men and women who have themselves experienced great life change through the workshop. Each one has received training to provide leadership that is both personal and professional.
Who may attend Grace Encounter?
GE is open to attendance by anyone who is 20 years or older.
What will I do?
The Training Team will guide you through large group, small group, and individual exercises that help you come to grips with a new perspective on yourself. This is done in a setting of grace and unconditional acceptance, with respect for your unique identity and situation. For more information on what happens during the GE workshop, click here.
How will I do it?
The training setting is not about note-taking and study. It is not a personal counseling process guided by the topics you bring up. It is curriculum based in a controlled environment in which you take a hard look at what is working and not working in your approach to yourself, others, life, and God.
Where are you coming from?
GE is a Christian ministry that helps you make biblical principles real for your life. However, both Christians and non-Christians are welcome and benefit from GE. We will be open about our spiritual convictions, and will respect yours, whatever they are.
Seven Follow-Up Meetings
Because we’re committed to making the training last, we offer a follow-up program which meets weekly for seven weeks starting after Journey Two. These include times of study and sharing. Trainees have found these very useful in growing into the truths they discover in the Journeys.
GE winter Journeys are TBD. GE summer Journeys are held at Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, MO. On rare occasions, the location for one of the Journeys may have to be changed. Changes will be communicated to registered trainees. Dress casually and comfortably for all sessions.
Please don't let financial concerns keep you from receiving the healing and growth you need. We have scholarships available just let us know if you are interested when you sign-up. If you can afford it please help keep this workshop going. We are a non-profit and none of the staff who work with Grace Encounter are paid.
Tuition and payment options are listed under the registration options for each event.
We accept checks and credit cards via pay pal. Please let us know if there are any ways we can help you financially as we don't want this to be a barrier to your growth and healing.
Your registration fee secures your place in the Encounter and is refundable up to eight (8) days before the Encounter begins.
Registration is on a “first come-first served” basis, up to our registration cap for each Encounter. If we do not have room for you in an Encounter, we’ll be glad to register you for the next one.
In addition to the Encounter itself (which includes 100 hours of training), your payments cover lodging and most meals.
An Encounter is divided into two training segments: Journeys 1 & 2, and Journeys 3 & 4.
Registration = $125/person
Journey One = $125/person
Journey Two = $125/person
Journey Three = $125/person
Journey Four = $125/person
Tuition Total (all journeys+registration) = $625
Payment options are as follows:
Payment in full by credit card (MC/VI)
Payment in full by cash or check
Payments Cancellation Policy
Tuition payments are refundable until a training segment has begun. Unforeseen circumstances that prevent a participant from completing a training segment will be handled on an individual basis.