One of the ways ENCOUNTER is serving globally is through the ministry of Catalyst Intl, which is an extension of our church. Catalyst is focused on supporting Christian workers who serve in challenging global contexts. Through conferences like Breathe (for singles, couples and families) and Traction (for men), global Christian workers come together for encouragement, counseling and spiritual renewal.
Traction is a men’s conference held in September to help guys who deal with the stresses of global ministry. Some of the things we deal with are:
- Managing stress, isolation, and opposition
- Reconnecting with God through prayer
- Cultivating the character of authentic leadership
- Navigating difficulties with grace
- Honoring God with our sexuality
- Persevering with courage and trust in the face of challenges
We’re excited to have a crew of volunteers from ENCOUNTER join Pastor Daniel at Traction this fall.
Traction ’18 was a wonderful oasis in a time of family and ministry crisis. Fitful sleep melted away into rest. Confusion into clarity. Silence from God into hearing Him again. I did not get all the answers I wanted but got the answers I needed. — Global Leader serving in SE Asia
Traction was the first time in 18+ years of mission leadership that I was only a participant and not in charge of ANYTHING!! Total rest and focus on my heart and hearing God’s voice. This was a game-changer for me.— Global leader serving in Malaysia