Encounter Columbus is a three-day missions training experience in the growing and increasingly diverse city of Columbus, Ohio. On this trip, you will not only learn about other cultures, but you will also spend time with people from those cultures, learning how to share your faith with others from all backgrounds.
Experiencing Columbus’ diversity gives you a glimpse of God’s heart for the nations and reveals that there are people who don’t know the Lord right in front of you—you don’t have to cross the world to cross cultures.
WHO CAN GO?
This trip is ideal for churches, youth groups, small groups, colleges, individuals, and families. Connect with one of our mobilizers to see if this opportunity is a good fit for you!
Encounter Columbus provides you with a new understanding of multiple world religions. You will learn how to cross cultural barriers with the hope of the gospel. While your passion and knowledge to live on-mission for Jesus grows, you will become more solid in your biblical worldview. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in local outreach through impactful ministry on the ground.
- Encounter beauty in the complexity of diverse cultures.
- Encounter major religions of the world.
- Encounter God’s heart for the nations, especially the least reached.
- Encounter how you can be part of God’s plan to reach the nations.
We hope you will consider joining us for a challenging weekend in Columbus!
The cost depends on the Encounter length you choose:
- $85 for the weekend
- $50 for Saturday only
This cost covers your stay at Grace Polaris Church, your own copy of the book Discovering Global Missions, two daily meals, an Encounter T-shirt, and staff costs and administrative fees.
** Total costs are estimated and do not include transportation and remaining meals. Prices may fluctuate from year to year. Individuals and groups will receive an invoice based on the number of participants. Participants are encouraged to stay at Grace Polaris Church to be fully committed to the weekend experience.