Sunflower Teens Encounter Christ


 Teens Encounter Christ is a Catholic Movement of Spirituality for older teens and young adults which has, since its beginnings in 1965, helped to bring thousands of teens across the country closer to Christ and to a deeper relationship with their Church. Through the efforts of Sunflower TEC, and prior to that Heartland TEC, the program has been a part of ministry to young people in the Archdiocese of Kansas City since 1977.


Teens Encounter Christ is a three day weekend retreat for spiritual renewal focused on the Paschal Mystery of the dying and rising of Jesus Christ.  it is hosted by a team of youth and adults including a Archdiocesan priest.

Sunflower TEC holds four three-day retreats each year at Prairie Star Ranch 1124 California Rd Williamsburg, KS  The cost of the retreat is $110 which includes a TEC t-shirt, housing and meals and is open to all teens in high school through college age young people to the age of 21.  However no one has ever been turned away because of finances.


A TEC weekend begins at 10am on Saturday and ends at 5pm on Monday.  It is important for participants to remain on site for the entire weekend retreat, however some exceptions do and can apply.


Upcoming TEC retreat dates   

  •  TEC 260 August 11-13, 2018 at  Prairie Star Ranch Williamsburg, KS.
  • TEC 261 November 10-12, 2018 at  Prairie Star Ranch Williamsburg, KS.
  • TEC 262 January 19-21, 2019 at Prairie Star Ranch Williamsburg, KS. 
  • TEC 263 March 16-18, 2019 at Prairie Star Ranch Williamsburg, KS. 


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