Real Encounter sees 19 people saved

High-flying stunts on bicycles and motorcycles helped share the gospel in a fun and effective way during KNCSB’s Real Encounter Dec. 28-30, 2012.

Real Encounter took the place of the InDepth conference. It was held in Hutchinson, Kan., Topeka, Kan., and Ralston, Neb.

A total of 909 people attended. Nineteen people accepted Christ as their Savior. Ten rededicated their lives to Christ and two received assurance of salvation.

Each event featured the riders from Real Encounter, a ministry based in Springfield, Mo. Real Encounter uses such elements as motorcycle stunt riding, mountain bike stunt riding, flatland BMX to connect with the culture and share the gospel.

When Real Encounter stages a community event, it starts with school assemblies focusing on character and good choices. Then students are invited to an evening rally featuring high-flying stunts while sharing the gospel.

The three KNCSB events opened with a typical assembly that Real Encounter presents in schools. Then the second half was a Real Encounter rally, where the gospel was presented and participants were given an opportunity to respond.

Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist churches now have the opportunity to receive money from KNCSB to pay part of the cost of holding a Real Encounter event in their community. For more details, contact Terry McIlvain at KNCSB, (800) 984-9092, or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

This money is available on a first-come, first-served basis, McIlvain added.

Celebration Church, a new church in Atchison, Kan., is in the process of organizing a Real Encounter event for Oct. 29-30, 2013.