Encounter Weekends

Holy Spirit Encounter Weekends are Spirit-filled three-day weekends available for men, women, teen boys, and teen girls. They are designed for committed followers of Jesus who are searching to grow deeper in their faith.


At Holy Spirit Encounter, you'll hear the Word of God preached, express devotion and admiration through praise and worship,

and experience healing and freedom through the love and power of God. We aim to create a valuable and relevant ENCOUNTER with the Person, Presence, Power and of Holy Spirit in the lives of Christ's followers.

During weekends, guests receive biblical-based teaching on Christian fundamentals including: the love of God, forgiveness, Holy Spirit, faith & healing, and spiritual gifts. Encounter Weekends provide guests opportunities to receive personal prayer for inner-healing and deliverance. Each guest will also be able to receive prayer for the release/baptism of Holy Spirit in their life.


The purpose of Encounter Weekends is to renew the spiritual basics of Jesus' teachings and to seek a fresh anointing from the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We desire to equip God's people to fulfill Jesus' ministry in the full power of Holy Spirit.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend an Encounter Weekend?

Followers of Christ, who want a fresh anointing in the Person, Presence, Power and Peace of Holy Spirit for fruitfulness in the Body of Christ.


When do Encounter Weekends begin?

Encounter Weekends begin Friday evening between 6 and 7 PM and end approximately 5:30PM on Sunday.


What if I cannot attend the entire time?

Encounter Weekends are cloistered weekends. It is necessary to attend all aspects of the weekend. We encourage guests to arrive on-time and stay until dismissed on Sunday. If you are unable to attend the full weekend, you will need to plan to attend at a later time.


What is the cost of an Encounter Weekend?

$50 ~ Georgia Encounter Weekends For both Guests and Servers (includes housing and meals)

$50 ~Ohio Encounter Weekends For both Guests and Servers (includes housing and meals)


Requests for financial assistance should be EMAILED prior to registering. Please include any amount you can contribute towards the registration cost ($50). Financial assistance is not available for Ohio Encounter weekends or for Servers of Georgia Encounters.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Full refund ~ cancellations received 2 weeks prior to the Encounter

Half Refund ~ cancellations received 1 week prior to the Encounter

No Refund ~ cancellations received the week of the Encounter

(extenuating circumstances accounted for)


 How can I pay for my Encounter?

Payment is required upon registration. You will have the option to pay with debit or credit card via PayPal, or with your PayPal account.


Checks or money orders should be mailed with completed registration form to:

Holy Spirit Encounter

17 Lake Overlook Drive

White, GA 30184

(please note the Guest/Server name and weekend in the memo)


Where are Encounter Weekends held?

Georgia Weekends are held at White Columns at Kingston

45 East Howard Street

Kingston, GA 30145

What are weekend accommodations?

Weekends are held in beautiful Northwest Georgia. Guests and servers are housed in rooms with approximately 3-6 guests in each room. Each room has 3 twin bunk-beds and private bathroom with two sinks. Guests and servers should supply their own bed linens and toiletry products (ie: towels, shampoo/conditioner, hairdryer, etc). Special needs accommodations are available upon request EMAIL US


How should I dress?

We encourage you to wear comfortable/casual shoes and clothing. Typical dress is jeans and t-shirts.


Is transportation available?

Transportation is not provided. Guests and servers are responsible for making personal arrangements for transportation to and from the White Columns at Kingston retreat center. This includes coordination for carpooling, as well as pick-up and drop-off at Atlanta area airports/bus stations.


I have a desire to serve on a weekend!

Serving an Encounter Weekend is very rewarding and beneficial. We couldn't do it without your help. The only requirement is that you have previously attended an entire Holy Spirit Encounter Weekend, unless approved by Pastor Jewel.

*Please note: There's a fee to serve and registration is required.

Additional Information

What does HSE Believe?

You can read our BELIEFS under ABOUT US.


Who makes up the ministry team?

HSE is blessed to have remarkable ministers and pastors from various denominations teach and minister during our weekends. Each minister is a mature Christian, who has a desire to share of themselves, God's love, healing, deliverance, and restoration according to the Word of God. They have received extensive training in their areas of ministry. In addition, support personnel for the weekends have previously attended an Encounter Weekend as a guest. You can read more about HSE's LEADERSHIP under ABOUT US.


What is the teaching content?

Speakers share biblical principles pertaining to the complete person: spirit, soul, and body. Topics covered include: the love of God, forgiveness, faith & healing, introduction to the person and ministry of Holy Spirit, release/baptism of Holy Spirit, manifested gifts of the Spirit, and living a Spirit-filled life. Chapel services further help guests reach a personal relationship and encounter with the power and work of Holy Spirit.


Will I be given the opportunity to receive prayer for the release/baptism of Holy Spirit in my life?

Yes. There will be specific teaching about the baptism of Holy Spirit, followed by an opportunity for prayer and ministry.


What results might I expect?

Holy Spirit works in different ways with different people. Many testimonies are given by people who have experienced immediate change. But for others, time has proven to be God's way of releasing healing and freedom. We desire no one leaves without having the opportunity for prayer to release bondage in their life.


Will it solve all my problems?

No guarantees can be given, but Holy Spirit wants everyone to live in full power and freedom. The ministry team will work with each individual to receive a personal release of power and healing in their life.


What happens after an Encounter Weekend?

We recommend all guests be involved in a local church that continues the teachings received during their Encounter Weekend.  Additionally, we offer W.A.S.P. Inner Healing and Deliverance classes. These are designed to help you walk in continued freedom, as well as empower you to minister to others. We also periodically host Consuming Fire prayer and worship services around the metro-Atlanta area for the HSE community, and those who have not yet attended, to come together to worship and seek God's presence.