FAQ: What is Holy Spirit Encounter?
Holy Spirit Encounter is a small group experience on the Seeker island of the NCC Discipleship Map. It is a 12-week course that will most likely be offered during the fall and summer semesters each year. We just finished our first course, and it was great!
The purpose of the group is to introduce the person and power of the Holy Spirit to participants in a way that is Biblical and relevant and not spooky and weird. We examine the work of the Holy Spirit throughout Scripture, the fruit of the Spirit, the gifts of the Spirit, the baptism of the Spirit, and prayer. NCC is full of people from a variety of different denominations, and this is our primary vehicle for teaching on our beliefs and practice regarding the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
For the class, we use the book Plugged Into God's Power by Doug Beacham. It is a very contemporary, relevant, practical, and Biblical study of the person, role, and function of the Holy Spirit. We may develop our own curriculum one day, but we found this book to be very good for meeting our goalsfor this particular group .