Deaf Encountering Christ is a special Christian retreat designed by Deaf people for Deaf people. This three-day retreat takes place at a retreat center just north of Little Falls, Minnesota, west of the intersection of Highway 371 and Highway 46. During your time there, you will be able to take time to look at things you call important in your life and look at it from God's point of view. We hope you will consider coming to our next retreat!
#25 Starts: Fri Feb 23
Ends: Sun Feb 25
Cost: $120
-- Now $100 thru Jan 23, 2018
#26 Starts: Fri Oct 26
Ends: Sun Oct 28
Cost: $120
-- Now $100 thru Aug 26, 2018


From Deaf Bible Society

From Deaf Missions

If you would like something to hand to a friend or family member, click below to download a PDF brochure!

DEC Online Registration

If you have already registered ...

If you have already registered but want to make a payment online,
please go here to make your payment.

If you need to let us know your travel plans, please go here to let us know.

If you need to register ...

Each DEC has a minimum and maximum number of seats. You can register and not pay a deposit until you receive a Welcome Letter from DEC. Once you receive a Welcome Letter, you will have the option of paying via PayPal, or via check by mail. DEC encourages you to register early so they can determine if there is enough interest to host the retreat.

All registrations must be paid in full by 2 weeks before the weekend. If you are not able to pay the registration in full by 2 weeks before the weekend, please discuss it with us.

If you want to use a paper registration form instead, you can use this one.

Step 1

Registering for DEC ...

DEC #25 (2018) : Fri Feb 23 - Sun Feb 25
(Cost: $120 -- Now $100 thru Jan 23, 2018)

DEC #26 (2018) : Fri Oct 26 - Sun Oct 28
(Cost: $120 -- Now $100 thru Aug 26, 2018)

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Christian Affiliation
Preferred Name
on Name Tag
Are you:*

Deaf Hard of Hearing Hearing

Do you use ASL?

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Is a spouse, friend, or relative coming with you to DEC?

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If Yes, Who?

Please let us know any health concerns that we need to plan for.
To help us plan food for the weekend, please let us know any specific diet or food allergy concerns.
Name some people who suggested you come to DEC.
How do you prefer we contact you?

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Travel Arrangements  I live outside of Minnesota and plan to come by bus or airplane.

 I understand that I am responsible for my own travel arrangements and DEC or Deaf Harbor cannot be held responsible for any cancellations or postponements. I understand the arrival and departure times listed below.

When booking bus or airplane reservations:

  • Friday - Arrive in Minneapolis no later than 9:00am. (Pickups at Terminal 1-Lindbergh will be at Baggage Claim Door 4).

  • Sunday - Leave from Minneapolis no earlier than 9:00pm. (It may be easier to plan to leave Monday morning.)

These travel times make sure you are able to be there for the full program.

When you are finished making your travel plans, make sure to fill out our travel form so we know:

  • Do you need a place to sleep Thursday night?

  • What is the information for your flight or bus arrival?

  • Do you need a place to sleep on Sunday night?

  • What is the information for your flight or bus departure?

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