Would you recommend Youth Encounter?
My experiences on Youth Encounter teams were incredible. I learned so much in those two years I spent doing ministry with others - much of which I would have never learned on my own. God stretched me and my faith in ways I didn't believe possible, but in doing that, I learned to rely on His provision and guidance for my life. Plus, the other bonus is that through this ministry, I've been blessed with some of the best relationships with people that I've ever had. Sometimes it takes stepping out of our comfort zones and into the unknown to really see the plans God has for our lives, and I would encourage anyone to take that step and learn to see your life through God's eyes.
Being on a team with Youth Encounter was a phenomenal experience. I learned how to live in community, I learned effective communication skills, I gained confidence in speaking and performing before large groups of people, and most importantly, I grew in my faith. I think about my time traveling with this organization daily; it has truly shaped the person I am today.
Whether or not you have a background in music, traveling for a year, with 4-5 other individuals who are united in Christ, is an amazing way to share God's love. I originally became interested in Youth Encounter because its' ministry has some similaries to camping ministries.
I spent two years volunteering with Youth Encounter. Both of my years working with Youth Encounter were very different. There were hard times, as anyone would expect in a year of their life, but the experiences that God had me encounter were amazing. I wouldn't trade that time for anything. I grew in my understanding of my passions in life and in how to be a better steward of the gifts that God has equipped me with. I wish everyone could be called to this kind of ministry but I know God's plans are larger than my own. Blessings!
My year with YE was the BEST and hardest year of my life. I learned so much about myself and my faith. I realized what it really means to put your faith in action! I am super excited to see the ministry of YE grow and continue to change lives by sharing about the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ!