Youth Faith Page

WHO IS or WHAT IS TEC? (Teens Encounter Christ)

Southern Minnesota TEC is an ecumenical Christian ministry that is not affiliated with a specific Christian denomination. We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our salvation, and that through faith in Jesus Christ, we are saved from our sins.

Southern Minnesota TEC welcomes anyone, regardless of religious affiliation, to attend a TEC weekend. Many youth come to TEC from various Christian denominations, while some youth who attend are not affiliated with a denomination nor a church...all are welcome to attend.


Southern Minnesota TEC strives to enrich the faith lives of teenagers and encourage them to dig deeper into their faith through being active in their faith communities at home. TEC encourages teens to enrich their faith through relationships, Bible studies, and being a leader in their church.

TEC #101 - OCTOBER 15 - 18, 2015

St. Olaf Lutheran - 301 1st St NW, Austin

Team arrives Thursday, 10/15/2015, 4:00 p.m.
Weekenders arrive Friday, 10/16/2015, 9:30 a.m.
Weekend ends Sunday, 10/18/2015, approx. 6:00 p.m

TEC #102 - JANUARY 21 - 24, 2016

Associated Church - 800 Havana Road, Owatonna

Team arrives Thursday, 1/21/2016, 4:00 p.m.
Weekenders arrive Friday, 1/22/2016, 9:30 a.m.
Weekend ends Sunday, 1/24/2016, approx. 6:00 p.m.

TEC #103 - APRIL 14 - 17, 2016

Bethlehem Lutheran - 720 S 2nd St, Mankato

Team arrives Thursday, 4/14/2016, 4:00 p.m.
Weekenders arrive Friday, 4/15/2016, 9:30 a.m.
Weekend ends Sunday, 4/17/2016, approx. 6:00 p.m.

In order to attend a TEC weekend, you must complete a registration form.  Follow this link: