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Spend two weeks on an encounter trip to learn, serve and experience ministry among unreached people groups.

Through an encounter trip, you will explore long-term missionary work and consider your future involvement. You will visit an indigenous people group, hear from missionaries on the field and see what it takes to bring the gospel to the very ends of the earth.

From the world’s many distinct people groups, roughly 1/3 would be considered unreached with the gospel. What part will you play?

Upcoming Programs

Philippines             May/June 2021 Estimated Cost: $2,400
Brazil             June 2021 Estimated Cost: $2,200  
  • If applying after April 1st, the price is subject to change due to airline surcharges.
  • Dates and prices are subject to change.
  • Price includes round trip flights from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to the Encounter location. Transportation arrangements and expenses to and from ORD should be arranged and paid by each Encounter participant themselves. Email the Encounter team with any questions at