Spring Break Retreat in March

With President Trump declaring a national emergency yesterday (with schools closed for 35.2 million students for two or three weeks at least) that we’ll be needing to reschedule our youth retreat. We’ll hope to offer a new date soon. If we’re not able to, we’ll just end up needing to cancel the retreat all together but either way everyone that paid, will get their $15 retreat shirts we’ve ordered.

And at that time, we can simply transfer your funds over for summer EGP camp June 8th-12th. (If that doesn’t work for you, then we can work on refunds minus your shirt we’ve ordered.)
We hope to know more in the next week or so. Thank for your patience and please be praying. Any updates would be posted on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

Retreat Registration Form (click here)

Zip-line Waiver (click here)

What to Bring (click here)

Youth groups find out from your youth pastors when you meet up and return. (Many arrive at retreat Fri. around 2pm and leave there Sun. around 2pm.)

412 Students will meet at OpenDoor Church on Fri. March 20th 2pm and bus returns to church on Sun. 4:15pm.

We will be staying in cabins again at Mt. Lebanon in Cedar Hill, TX.

Groups arrive between 1pm and 2pm on Friday and leave Sunday after lunch and can stay up till 2pm if they want.

Check out the overview video of our past retreat, Waiting for God’s Best.

Main sessions will be here…

A place for you to stay …



Pay options are… Venmo, Zelle, Cash App, check to “EGP” or cash.

If using debit/credit through The Square or if paying through PayPal extra to cover fees.

Below are a variety of ways for you to make your non-refundable payments. 

** Venmo app (QR Code here)

** The Cash app (QR Code here)

** Zelle on your bank app / online account “send” it to EncounterGodsPresence@gmail.com

** Check – You could send us a picture of front and back of your check via email or text (or send it snail mail.) Made out “EGP”.

** PayPal options below. (Some have extra PP fees. You do not have to have a PayPal account if you’re using with a credit or debit card. Extra to cover fees).

Waiting For God’s Best Retreat (True Love Waits) was back March 2019

Heidi & the EGP worship band,

Session speakers – Shannon & Amanda Pickard, Paul & Yuri Huntington, Hector & Barbie Munoz, Jason & Heidi Williams

Bonfire w/ smores, crazy games, option to Zip-line ($22 extra fee w/ deposit)

Some of our churches that network with EGP are coming together in the DFW area for this vital retreat. We’ll be encouraging how to save yourself from pre-marital sex and for those who have may no longer be virgins, how to make a fresh commitment to be pure from this day forward. We’ll be looking into keeping ourselves pure physically but also mentally and how to have healthy relationships and avoid the ones that can get us into serious trouble. Hearing from those who have kept themselves pure and from those who have been a part of relationships they deeply regret. We can settle for second best or choose to wait for God’s best.

Guys & girls need to know how to really treat each other like God intended.

At the end of the retreat, those who are interested (regardless of their past) will have the opportunity to make a fresh dedication to purity (see it here.)

PARENTS – if you would like details on the topics at the retreat please email us at EncounterGodsPresence@gmail.com requesting them.  


Some churches may choose to have a variety of ways to be involved after the retreat …

a time during a following youth group meeting or a main adult service where those who are making the commitment can come forward to be lead in a public commitment & be given a Purity Ring or necklace that can represent their decision.

If wanting to buy one, there are numerous Purity Rings or Necklaces to choose from. See samples at very bottom of page or follow these links here.  Purity Rings Online … 

PurityRings.com …  Purity Rings

Purity Rings Online …  More purity rings online

North Arrow Shop ….  7 pages of Purity Rings

North Arrow’s 412 ring ….TLW ring 1 Tim. 4:12  (only $24)


Some more samples of rings taken from the different websites are below.

You buy at local stores like Mardels or at James Avery’s site is …

James Avery Christian Jewelry

Parents, legal guardians or teens themselves can purchase from their choice of a wide variety of purity rings, bracelets or necklaces to represent their fresh commitment to wait for God’s best (regardless of their past). You can order jewelry on the website links above or at your local Mardels, James Avery Store or LifeWay Christian Bookstore. 

Here just some of the samples taken from the different websites given above.


Below are a variety of ways for you to make your non-refundable payments. 

If you’re with a youth group, you make payments to your leader and your church pays EGP.

If you’re coming as an individual without a group, you will be placed in an E.G.P. Student Ministries group and you can mail checks (address at bottom) or online below.

#1.  Mail checks – Made out “EGP” mail to Encounter God’s Presence 1169 N. Burleson Blvd., Suite 107 #316, Burleson, TX 76028  

#2.  Zelle on your bank app / online account “send” it to EncounterGodsPresence@gmail.com

#3. The Cash app

#4. PayPal options below. (Some have extra PP fees. You do not have to have a PayPal account if you’re using with a credit or debit card.)

**** PAYPAL click on arrows for options, pick one and than click on “Buy Now” button… (Extra for PP fees are already added in.)

Retreat Deposit & 2nd Payment options below…

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Retreat FULL Payment options below…

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So please also let us know if you would be interested in this?

Contact Us (at the bottom of the page) or email us if your group would like to be a part.