Tri-State TEC

Teens Encounter Christ

Please do not attempt to register with the website unless you have gone through TEC.

The next TEC is the FIRST Tri-State TEC it will be held at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley, Iowa! 

The Tristate TEC website is now up! Please go to to fill out applications and anything else you may need.

What is TEC all about?

TEC is a Christ-centered, relational experience in a Christian community for teenagers. Through the formation of leadership teams, retreat weekends, and various forms of follow-up, youth are given the opportunity to grow in personal faith and to express a corporate faith in witness and service to others.


TEC is an expression of the desire of participating congregations to offer a culturally-relevant, encouraging exposure to the journey of faith. Teenagers have the freedom to consider their commitment to Christ and His church in a loving, attractive way.


Based on scripture, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and surrounded by prayers, the TEC community can bring evangelism, revitalization, and discipleship into the lives of youth, spreading to their congregations, schools, communities, and families.


TEC is offered as an expression of God’s grace and love extended to all, regardless of race, gender, economic status, or educational achievement.

What do you do at TEC?

During the TEC weekend, the candidates hear personal testimonies, or "talks," given by fellow students and peers. After hearing a talk, each group of candidates in their "table" splits off into a time of group/personal reflection.

The weekend is also filled with various other activities such as meals, music, and surprises.