At Youth Encounter, our vision is to see the young people of Aotearoa New Zealand empowered to 'Live Life Wide Open'. Embracing this vision to Live Life Wide Open, means empowering people in cultivating a secure identity, discovering purpose, nurturing hope for the future, and building resilience in the face of life's challenges. To Live Life Wide Open is the ultimate expression of ones truest self of who we are created to be. We believe this is the mana or value every person is born with and has the potential to develop.
Ephesians 3:20 TPT says, "Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you."
At Youth Encounter, the young person is at the heart of everything we do. We take a personalized and person-centered approach, aiming to unleash the incredible potential they have been created with. Our commitment is to guide and support youth on a journey towards successful outcomes, empowering them to truly experience this freedom found in what it means to Live Life Wide Open.
"A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect—life in its fullness until you overflow!" - Jesus (John 10:10 TPT)
Explore Youth Encounter programs and initiatives designed to foster a growth mindset towards developing a strengthened identity, motivated with purpose, instill hope, and build resilience. Join us on the path to unlocking your God-given potential and embracing the freedom to Live Life Wide Open!