Encounter is going online!
- Saturday 10 April | 7pm | Zoom - for P7s to S6s
- Booking essential: Booking from March onwards - see our events page
We want to draw young people from across the whole of Scotland to pray, drawing strength from God and from one another. Our key Bible focus will be Isaiah 41:10
So don’t worry, because I am with you.
Don’t be afraid, because I am your God.
I will make you strong and will help you.
I will support you with my right hand that saves you.
What a fantastic God we have, who invites us to know him and trust him, bringing all our worries to him in prayer.
The programme will include altogether times, fun times, reflective times, times with other young people in breakout rooms (youth leaders will have their own breakout rooms), times of self-led prayer activities to do on your own at home, times of listening to the prayer needs of others, times of praying aloud (or sitting silently and listening if you prefer). At the end we hope to have a time of focussed prayer for those in S4-S6 who are struggling with work, facing continual assignments and worried for their future.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT ENCOUNTER?
Encounter is different from other events in that
- It is planned and led by young people. A group of 15-19 year olds plan the programme and host the event.
- It is entirely about prayer.
- It aims to help P7-S6s explore prayer and engage in prayer in an interactive way.
A Back to School with God Sunday church service is a fantastic way to pray for and support your young people and school staff at the start of a new school year.
Resources are currently being written for the 2021 Back to School with God service and will be available around April-May.
We have all been through difficult times this year with schools being off for a long period of time. More than ever, we need to come together as God's people to encourage our children, young people and school staff at the start of a new school year, committing them to God in prayer. A Back to School with God Sunday service is an excellent way of reminding them that whatever anxieties they may face, God is with them as they return to school.
If your church can commit to pray year-round for local schools, please register these prayers with us.
WILL YOU JOIN US IN OUR DAY OF PRAYER?
Pray for holidays & missions
Perhaps you can't physically go on an SU Holiday or Mission this year - but you can still join the team. We depend on our prayer partners just as much as those at the events!
If you would like to sign up to pray for camps and missions, you can do so here