What is Encuentro?
Encuentro 2023 is hosted by InterVarsity LaFe. A Latino Fellowship for college students of every background in Indiana & Illinois. At Encuentro, we will explore our shared and individual identities, and discover how our faith influences our lives on campus, our families, and every other part of our lives.
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Saturday, November 4, 2023
11AM - 7PM
Who is Going?
UIC - MA, AT
SWIC - AM, GC
UIUC - NN, LR
Blackhawk - KK, ED
DePaul - JG
COD - LZ, CD, JR
What happens at Encuentro?
Gathering our familia is such an essential part of who we are. At Encuentro you’ll find yourself surrounded by a familia of students across Indiana & Illinois. This kingdom familia at Encuentro is one you will not want to miss out on. YOU have a place at the table, come. Let’s spend some meaningful time in community while we grow and laugh together.
Our diverse backgrounds allow us to worship in a variety of ways and our unique stories influence how we worship. We want to be able to provide you with the space to worship God, the one who blesses us all. Come dance, sing, paint and pray. Familia, let’s give praise to our Rey.
We are a familia that mobilizes towards action. God has given us the Spirit that enables us to use our voices and experiences to impact the places we are at. As we praise God and grow as a communidad, we are always asking Holy Spirit what’s next? Join us to become the movement of Latinx students your campus needs.
Meet Your Hosts
Odulio and Mandy attend First Assembly of God Church in Normal, Illinois and have served there for the last 4 years. Pastor Odulio is responsible for the leadership, vision, and direction of Iglesia Celebración, a congregation within their church for Spanish speaking individuals and families. Mandy leads worship for Iglesia Celebración and is a nurse at the local hospital. Together they desire to see Latino communities encounter God and be transformed in His presence. Odulio and Mandy married 8 years ago, have 3 children, and enjoy walking in their neighborhood and date nights in their free time.
11AM-12:30PM: Arrival and Lunch
12:30PM: Welcome and Worship
1:15PM: Manuscript Bible Study with Small Groups
3:15PM: Prayer and Worship
4:45PM: Small Group Discussion
How much does it cost?
The cost to Encuentro is $45, which covers lunch, dinner, and conference costs.
I can't pay for it...what should I do?
Don't let money keep you from participating at Encuentro! We have scholarship money available to help you make it work. Talk to your InterVarsity staff about scholarships or contact our registrar using the email form below. We'll work with you to make a way!
When does this start? When will we be done?
Encuentro will begin Saturday, November 4th at 11AM CST and end at 7PM CST the same day.
We will begin with lunch and end with dinner.
How will I get there?
Your staff worker can help you plan transportation, including carpooling with other students from your campus or surrounding area.
What precautions are being taken due to COVID-19?
If you have COVID-19 symptoms in the days leading up to Encuentro, please take a COVID test. If your results are positive, follow the CDC’s isolation guidelines. If that means you won’t be able to attend, contact us. We will refund your payment minus the deposit.
If you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID in the days leading up to Encuentro, please follow the CDC’s exposure guidelines.
People may choose to mask at any time. We will have masks onsite for those whose masking preferences might change upon arrival.
We will have COVID-19 rapid tests onsite. If someone displays symptoms onsite, we will have them test for COVID-19 and send them home if they get a positive result.
I have more questions!
No problem. Just fill out the contact form below and we'll be happy to help!
Got questions? We can help! Use this email form to get in touch with our conference registrar and you'll hear back shortly. In the meantime, have you checked out the FAQ? You may find your answer there!
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