“Sacred Space” is the focus of the 2006 GODencounters Conference [GEc], May 26 to June 3, at Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church in Apopka, Florida. Featured worship leaders and artists include Michael Card, Terry Hershey, Matthew Gamble, and Elia King. Information and registration are available online at www.GODencounters.org
GODencounters is a movement of young adults wholeheartedly seeking a 24/7 experience with God, living for His renown. To deepen intimacy with God, GODencounters has committed to a seven-year discipleship journey, in which a core practice of Christian faith is emphasized annually at a summer conference, a fall retreat, and 24/7 through cyberspace and local faith communities.
“We prayed for GODencounters to serve as a catalyst for deep, personal experiences with God,” reflects cofounder Pastor Jeff Gang. “[GODencounters is] not an act or a program, but an everyday, every moment way of living.”
Past conferences have emphasized worship, gospel, grace, and prayer. Young adults have resonated with the relevant spiritual emphasis, growing the movement from a choir room gathering of a couple dozen to now hosting nearly 2,500 at the annual event. This year’s theme of Sabbath, “Sacred Space,” endeavors to add to the growing momentum.
This year’s conference intends to explore the ancient remedy to “disease” in the twenty-first century. Sabbath’s practical application as a healing calibration for the soul is where it is most theologically sound. But further, Sabbath, at its core a gift from God, quenches the thirst of the postmodern world for what is sacred, relational, and real.