return to the upper room

 

FLAGSHIP EVENT

We seek to gather leaders of revival in the Church to encounter God’s refreshment, encouragement and impartation of greater anointing for ministry.

Conference participants can expect an atmosphere of Spirit-filled worship in the presence of God, Holy Mass, inspiring and transforming keynote speakers, breakout sessions, Eucharistic Adoration, a healing service, fellowship and many opportunities for prayer ministry and growth in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

2022 speaker lineup*

*subject to change

what to expect

refreshment & encouragement

encounter worship

praise and worship during the conference will be led by encounter worship.

conference schedule

Schedule subject to change
Wednesday, dec. 28

12:00pm

Premium Session Registration & Doors Open 

1:00pm

Pre-Conference Session

4:00pm

Pre-Conference Session Ends

5:00pm

Doors Open for Main Conference

6:00pm

Encounter Worship

7:00pm

General Session

Thursday, Dec. 29

8:00am

Optional Conference Morning Mass

9:00am

Encounter Worship

9:30am

General Session

12:00pm

Lunch Break

1:30pm

Breakout Sessions

2:45pm

Break

3:15pm

Breakout Sessions

4:30pm

Dinner Break

6:30pm

Encounter Worship

7:30pm

General Session

Friday, dec. 30

8:00am

Optional Conference Morning Mass

9:00am

Encounter Worship

9:30am

General Session

12:00pm

Lunch Break

1:30pm

Breakout Sessions

2:45pm

Break

3:15pm

Breakout Sessions

4:30pm

Dinner Break

6:30pm

Encounter Worship

7:30pm

General Session

holy mass + EUCHARISTIC ADORATION + CONFESSION

You’ll have opportunities to receive God’s mercy through the sacraments and spend time with the Lord in Eucharistic Adoration with Benediction. 

youth tracks

We have added youth tracks specially broken up for High School (9-12), Middle School (5-8), and Elementary School (K-4) students. These specialized groups will be lead through powerful activations, taught how to hear God’s voice, and empowered to use the supernatural gifts they were given at Baptism. We want the youth of the church to see God’s love made manifest through signs and wonders and know they do not have a mini-Holy Spirit. God wants to love them and love through them. 

 

healing service

We believe that not only does Jesus still heal today, but that healing is one of the most powerful ministries of evangelization. Jesus never preached the Gospel of the kingdom of God without demonstrating the kingdom through signs, wonders, and miracles, with healing as the most frequent demonstration of God’s love.  This will include a time of worship and praise, proclamation of the Gospel and preaching, corporate prayer for healing ending with individual prayer teams for healing. Come prepared for breakthrough!

breakout sessions

There will be unique opportunities for receiving personal prayer and to offer prayer for others. Encounter prayer teams will be available for impartations for greater anointing, Baptism of the Holy Spirit, physical healing and more.

hotels

Amway Grand Plaza
187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Parking $10 / night

Courtyard by Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown
11 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Parking $10 / night
 

AC Hotel by Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown
50 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, US
Parking $10 / night 

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids Downtown
140 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
* No discounted parking but breakfast is included  

JW Marriot Hotel
235 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Parking $10 / night

ticket options

To receive Early Bird pricing, register by Nov. 1

Basic In-Person Ticket

Early Bird: $99 / $119 after Nov. 1
Includes access to all conference sessions.

Basic “Online” Ticket ($59)

Livestream all main*  Conference Sessions
*Does not include pre-conference special sessions or video playback (Only LIVE access) ; Streaming playback will be made available on our Partner Page post-conference.

Youth Tickets ($69)

Premium Tickets

Premium Ticket

Early Bird $149 / $169 after Nov. 1
Access to all Conference Sessions
+ Access to all Monday Pre-Conference Sessions
+ Conference Tote Bag and Gift

Premium Reserved Section

Early Bird: $199 / $219 after Nov. 1 
Includes all Premium Ticket features
+ Special conference lanyard to access reserved seating section in a front section (not an individually assigned seat)
**LIMITED NUMBER of these tickets available

DISCOUNTED TICKETS

Priest / Deacon Ticket

(In Person)  Early Bird: $79 / $99 after
Livestream Ticket: $49
Access to Conference Sessions + Monday Pre-Conference Sessions + Invitation to hear Confessions + Concelebrate  liturgies. 

Seminarian Ticket

Early Bird: $79 / $99 after Nov. 1
Includes access to all conference sessions.

Encounter School of Ministry
(Current Student)

FREE

vendors

Vendor tables are available for the Encounter Conference with the following package options:

Vendor Table: $800
Includes:
One (1) 8′ table; One (1) Conference Pass; Listing in program

Gold Sponsorship: $1500
Includes:
One (1) 8′ table; Two (2) Conference Pass; Special listing in program, Chair Drop (vendor to provide printed materials)

Platinum Sponsorship: $3000
Includes:
Two (2) 8′ table; Four (4) Conference Pass; Full Page Ad in Program; Chair Drop (vendor to provide printed materials); Main Stage Video; Prime Booth Location

*Registration Coming Soon

past conference media

conference playback

partner content

 Streaming playback of our Encounter Conference is available as part of the Encounter Partner Program exclusive media package.
Anyone who feels called to support this mission is invited to become an Encounter Partner.
We are so thankful for those who partner with us to continue advancing this mission for the Kingdom of God. 

PARTNER WITH US
$10/month

By becoming a monthly donor through the Encounter Ministries partner program, your generous support will help us to empower disciples to demonstrate the power and love of God.  An Encounter Partner is passionate about seeing the Church empowered to do the works of Jesus and even greater works. Our partners are committed to supporting the financial needs of Encounter Ministries with a gift of at least $10 a month to make everything we do possible. We invite you to join them.

BONUS: EXCLUSIVE AUDIO AND VIDEO, CONFERENCE RECORDINGS, DISCOUNTED TICKETS & MORE

 

healing testimonies

Sharing testimony is to prophesy what God is going to do again. We hope you will receive inspiration and healing from what God has done in the life of others. 

videos

We offer countless videos of testimonies, inspirational talks, and more to equip and inspire you to live out the power of the Holy Spirit in your life.

speakers

Request Encounter Ministry Speakers for your upcoming event. Availability is limited:
Fr. Mathias Thelen | Patrick Reis | Joe Philip
 Sarah Kaczmarek | Sean Breeden.