The Holy Spirit Encounter ministry team has been praying for all of our HSE family and the body of Christ during this time of shelter in place imposed by our government officials. We continue to monitor the guidelines established by the federal government and our governor to determine when we can begin to have conferences. Base on the current guidelines, we will begin to have our conferences starting May 15-17 for women. The criteria used to reopen can be found on the CDC website and the State of Georgia website. We will adhere to the social distancing policies and limit the number of individuals who can attend and serve.
We welcome your prayers and support for the Body of Christ to become stronger and have a greater desire to understand their relationship with Holy Spirit. As a ministry, we have a great opportunity to share God's Word with individuals who desire to live their lives with power and be free from bondages that have controlled their lives.
It is our hope that you will consider attending one of our many conferences and allow Holy Spirit to become part of your daily life.
~Tom Linder, Ministry Trustee~
~Pastors Jewel and Holli Newman~
Holy Spirit Encounters are Spirit-filled three-day conferences 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.
Encounters provide biblical base teaching on fundamental Christian subjects, including Holy Spirit, healing, and spiritual warfare. The purpose is to RENEW the spiritual basics of the faith and seek a FRESH ANOINTING from the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, so believers may function in the ministry given by Jesus in the POWER of Holy Spirit (Mark 16:15-18). During the weekends, guests will have opportunities to receive ministry and personal prayer.
Who should attend an Encounter ?
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 Encounters begin?
Currently, Encounters begin Friday evenings between 6 and 7 PM and end approximately 5:30PM on Sunday.
What if I cannot attend the entire time?
Encounters 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?
$50 ~ Georgia Encounters For both Guests and Servers (includes housing and meals)
$100 ~Ohio Encounters 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 Encounters or for Servers of Georgia Encounters.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Full refund ~ cancellations received 2 weeks prior to the conference
Half Refund ~ cancellations received 1 week prior to the conference
No Refund ~ cancellations received the week of the conference
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 Encounters held?
Georgia Weekends are held at White Columns at Kingston
What are accommodations?
Encounters 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 an Encounter!
Serving an Encounter 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, unless approved by Pastor Jewel. *Please note: There's a fee to serve and registration is required.
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 ?
We recommend all guests be involved in a local church that continues the teachings received during their Encounter. 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.