Encounter is an opportunity for volunteers to come together to encounter God, encounter individuals in the sex industry and invite them into encounters with the Most High God. Encounter meets on a Friday night at 7 PM, and begins with share time, prayer, and worship. The Encounter Team then continues to worship by eating together at a restaurant in the ministry area, financially investing in the legitimate businesses and ministering to employees at the restaurant. After dinner, the team goes to the streets, brothels, and/or strip clubs to minister to commercially sexually exploited individuals in the sex industry. The evening of outreach ends around 3 AM after debrief and prayer.
All prospective Encounter Outreach Team Members are required to submit an Out of Darkness volunteer application, background check, and complete the Out of Darkness Volunteer training. Volunteers must read through the “Before, During & After Encounter” guidelines completely. Additionally, Encounter Team Members are required to arrive on time and stay for the entire evening. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details!