Teens Encounter Christ
by Gwen Nies, Coordinator
Teens Encounter Christ is a three day experience in Christian living designed for young people (high school juniors, age 16 and older) who are searching for goals, acceptance, community, values and God. Adults searching for renewal and in-depth insight into the Paschal Mystery are welcome and encouraged to attend this weekend.
Through a process of presentations, personal stories, small group discussions, liturgy, prayer, recreation, laughter and tears, participants are given an opportunity to encounter Christ risen and alive today.
T.E.C. is a vital component of our diocesan youth ministry. It provides an opportunity for people of all ages to encounter Christ in a deeper way, to forge friendships which last a life time and to offer prayer support to all.
Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat, but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
Our Mission & Vision
Teens Encounter Christ (TEC), is a Catholic retreat program which reaches out primarily to young adults ages 16 to 25. While TEC, in its beginnings was a retreat for teenagers only, we have broadened our vision and our mission to include people of all ages and walks of life.
As a result, TEC has emerged as a truly multi-generational retreat. The TEC retreat weekend proclaims the central message of Jesus Christ: the Paschal Mystery of dying and rising. This mystery is lived out in a three day experience of dying, rising and going forth as renewed people. These themes correlate with the liturgical seasons of Lent, Easter, and Pentecost.
In TEC you will experience: a fresh, different atmosphere away from home, school, and work ... meeting new people from other areas ... discovering the God whom you can know and believe in ... reflecting and sharing how you see yourself, your ideas, hopes, and dreams ... encountering Jesus Christ risen and alive today!