WHAT IS ENCOUNTER?

Encounter Conferences are events that gather Catholic Young Adults and draw them into an intimate encounter with Jesus. These events feature great music, awesome prayer, and unique sessions that both equip young adults and connect them to others on the journey.

If you are thirsty for a deeper sense of love and purpose, if you are longing for true community, if you want to get on a new path that that leads to happiness and heaven, then come to an Encounter Conference for Young Adults.

 

WHAT YOUNG ADULTS ARE SAYING
“Praying and encountering Jesus at the conference helped me bridge a generation gap. It helped me experience the Lord the way I’ve seen my parents do before. I never felt this feeling before and it was awesome!”Encounter Participant
“The Steubenville conferences that were so influential to my faith as a teenager have moved with me into the next stage of my life. It was everything that I loved as a youth, but grown up and with more substance. This conference offered something for everyone, no matter where they are in their faith.”Encounter Participant
“As a Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, this was a perfect opportunity to round up some young adults and take a trip together! I am so thankful to have been able to have an event like this to bring other young adults to for renewal, conversion, fellowship, and an encounter with our Lord!”Encounter Participant
“Encounter gave me the opportunity to worship, connect, and identify with people my age who value the beliefs of the Catholic faith. It was a fun and powerful atmosphere and I am still thanking God for providing such a wonderful experience.”Encounter Participant
OUR CONFERENCE SITES
Currently, Encounter Young Adult Conferences are held in select locations throughout the United States.
Atlanta and Houston are two new sites for 2016. Stay tuned for more details!
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OUR MINISTRY TEAM
Check Out Who’s Speaking at Our Youth and Young Adult Conferences!

STEUBENVILLE FUEL

Grow in faith all year long with blogs, videos and more for young adults.
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Fan or Follower?

I’m fascinated with people. As I travel around the world, I get to meet many Christians. Over the last number of years, I have begun to notice…

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Making the Source the Summit

I am finding so many Catholic adults who are attending Mass regularly, who have no real understanding of heaven or a relationship

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Webinar: When Joy is Hard to Find

When things in our life hit a rough spot, it is easy to become anxious and fearful. Often we can be plagued…

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Never Forget (Holy Thursday)

I don’t have the greatest memory. I’m constantly setting reminders on my phone and sending emails to myself so that I remember…

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Webinar: Conversion and Grace

On March 8, 2016, we hosted a free webinar for all called “Conversion and Grace: Living a Life of Transformation.” During Lent…

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Video: God's Love Poured Out

God is Love” – 1 John 4:8  This simple statement is the beginning and the ending of our pilgrimage of Faith. God is Love…

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Contact Us

Young Adult

Please see Conference Sites section to contact the site for the conference you are interested in attending.

Adult

Phone: 740-283-6315
Email: conferences@franciscan.edu

Youth

For Main Campus (in Steubenville, OH)
Phone: 740-284-5888
Email: youthconferences@franciscan.edu

For Regional Sites, please contact that site directly.
To see all our sites, click here.