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What is T.E.C.?
Teens Encounter Christ (T.E.C.) is a non-denominational, 3-day weekend for all high school students, whether you go to church or not!
The weekend is based on a series of talks and small group discussions. T.E.C. offers opportunities for both new participants (“candidates”) and returning youth (“team”) to learn and grow in Jesus Christ. The atmosphere of the weekend makes it easy to develop new friendships and experience being a part of a loving and supportive faith community. The three days of worship, wonderful contemporary Christian music, prayer, great food, fun, and fellowship is led by a team of over 90 teens and adults.
What happens at T.E.C.?
You will arrive on Friday morning where you will be greeted for the weekend by your hosts — a team of youth, adults, and a spiritual director.
Throughout the weekend, you will hear a variety of talks by students just like you who will share their struggles and give insight into how they are incorporating faith into their everyday lives. The talks include topics such as “Who am I in relation to God,” “God is Love,” “Being an Apostle,” and “Need for Community.”
There are some surprises at T.E.C. too! They add great excitement and inspiration to the weekend.
Who may attend T.E.C.?
High school students, grades 10-12, may attend the weekend. The first time you attend T.E.C. you will go through as a “candidate.” After that, you may apply to be on the “team” that puts the weekend together for a new group of candidates.
How do I sign up for T.E.C.?
Fill out an application! Be sure to complete your application as soon as possible since both candidate and team spaces fill up quickly.
Please go to www.ststephensyouth.com to download your application. If you have never attended a T.E.C. You will need to download the candidate application, medical release and media release.
Contact the TEC Director Adam Estrem HERE