by AT News Team

“Be present where you are” is the theme for the 2012 GODencounters Conference. The featured speaker will be Sam Leonor, chaplain for La Sierra University, and the event will convene at the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Dallas metropolitan area.  Participants will be invited to focus on the present reality of God’s Kingdom and challenged to seek the righteousness of Christ today.
This young adult ministry has successfully sustained itself for a decade as reported in the current print issue of Adventist Today which includes an in-depth interview with Allan Martin, one of the founders and general coordinator. Martin is pastor of the Younger Generation congregation based at the Arlington Church.
In addition to worship experiences, attenders will also enjoy evenings at Encounters Café, service opportunities, an experiential prayer room and a concert featuring the Younger Generation worship team. Forty days of devotion is currently underway, ramping up to the conference and all are invited to join in on line at
“GODencounters invited me to draw deeper into my walk with God,” said Matt Gamble, last year’s conference presenter and the new pastor of a church plant in the Napa Valley of northern California. “Being in an environment that is so saturated with His presence is unforgettable and refreshing. It seems to me that He is calling young adults into a real, living, dynamic experience with Him.”
The 2012 GODencounters Conference opens Thursday evening, August 30, at 7 p.m. Central Time. There is no registration fee or other cost for the entire weekend. More information is available at: