What exactly happens when a person "encounters" Christ? Well, this is a mysterious event that strikes at the heart of a person (see CCC 2563), so it's not easy to understand completely. But, here's a stab at it!
This talk really aims at addressing the relatively common problems of reducing God to a feeling and comparing one's spiritual experiences with those of others.
Patrick's testimony from 3/9/2014. Christ calls us out of our darkness, loneliness, and sin, with a simple encounter and invitation to greatness. Patrick's story is one of encountering Christ at Mass and stepping out in faith on a mission that goes beyond his wildest dreams.
Here's the latest from some of the Peer Ministers on the value of youth ministry for any high school student. This video looks specifically at the importance of authentic community during the high school years.
Here, Rhonda continues to fill out our understanding of the unbound method for forgiveness, healing, and deliverance. Listen as she breaks down the first three "keys" in the Unbound method: Repentance and Faith, Forgiveness, and Renunciation.
Brad Bursa's talk at the Dec. 8, 2013 IGNITE follow-up event for confirmation candidates and sponsors. This talk attempts to grapple with the radical call of the Christian and God's constant reminder that we need not be afraid. We need not be afraid for three reasons: Jesus Christ is truly present here with us, we are surrounded by a community (the Church), and as members of the Church on earth we are also surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses (the Communion of Saints).
Here's the brief intro talk from Friday night at Fall Retreat. God meets us right where we are, but loves us too much to leave us there. Mary meets us as well, and, as our mother, helps us to encounter and to receive the Father's love.