". . . NOW COME WHEN THE TRUE WORSHIPPERS WILL WORSHIP THE FATHER IN THE SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH, FOR THESE ARE THE KIND OF WORSHIPPERS THE FATHER SEEKS." John 4.23
We believe at ‘such a time as this’, it is the appointed time to resurrect a long standing, prophetic vision of corporate worship here in Ibiza. In doing so, we believe that God will pour out an even greater glory, not only for Ibiza, but for the whole world.
We desire Jesus to be the centre of Encens and of all we do. We believe it is God’s desire that Encens enables different churches, ministries and individuals (both local, national and international) to come together with one heart and purpose; to worship Him and see His Kingdom come.
We intend to create an altar of true worship; lifting up our voices boldly so they will be heard throughout the land. We believe in doing this, a ‘new sound’ and a ‘new song’ will be released that will draw people ‘home’ to the Lord and to the cross.
The New Sound
We believe in the release of a ‘New Sound’ here in Ibiza – a sound that is authentically Ibizan, a sound that is resonant with His Voice and a sound that will call His sons and daughters home.
During the last couple of years many have sensed that God was knitting people together, forming a giant net to cover the whole island. We believe that as we surrender to becoming one Church and one body, unified as one net with no agenda other than seeing Him lifted high, we will witness a new spiritual awakening and move of the Holy Spirit here in Ibiza.
"YOU WILL ARISE AND HAVE COMPASSION ON ZION, FOR IT IS TIME TO SHOW FAVOUR TO HER; THE APPOINTED TIME HAS COME" Psalm 102
Encens is a 3 day 24 hour worship gathering where we will praise, worship and pray continuously, using a variety of worship styles and expressions including acoustic music, DJ sets, painting and dance.
The objective is simple: to seek the Lord and give Him praise!
Last year, we ran the event in the opposite spirit to the hedonism for which Ibiza is famous. Avoiding brands, billboards and excess, we aimed for simple excellence with a complete focus on Jesus. This year we intend to hold fast to our ethos and once again provide a space for undistracted worship, prayer and transformation. There will be 2 stages for music, multiple prayer and prophetic areas, teaching tents and a prayer room for quiet reflection, plus more…
As before, we will endeavour to follow the leading of the Spirit throughout the gathering. This is not a conference as such and there will be no guest preacher! We want to encourage an environment for all God’s children to hear His voice and listen to what He wants to say to us.
Can Truy a beautiful venue near San Juan and Santa Eulalia.
Stay We are currently working on discount rates for Encens 2019 attendees....
Children We will have activities for children at selected times over the weekend. We ask that children are supervised by their parents outside of these activities.
A group of intercessors gathered in Ibiza to seek God for the island. During this meeting several people received the same strategy from God – a strategy to win the island for Him. They were led to a passage from 1 Chronicles 20, where Jehoshaphat faced the armies of the enemy with Worship alone as his weapon.
2 Chronicles 20:
“This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. 16 Tomorrow march down against them… 17 You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.’”18….. Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendour of his[c] holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:
“Give thanks to the LORD, for his love endures forever.”
The result of Israel’s obedience and faith was that as they worshipped the Lord, there was great confusion in the enemy’s camp leading them to fight against each other and culminating with Israel’s victory.
Between 2000 and 2002, a bunch of young people gathered from the different churches to worship together and pray. We were all just friends that wanted to see Jesus touch Ibiza and none of us understood denominational barriers. As a result, we saw the first fruits; churches working together, events of corporate worship. This released a powerful move of God on the Island. We gathered as one with one heart and one purpose – to seek His face, to worship Him and to pray for Ibiza. We saw His Glory , as we ventured out onto the streets and as we worshipped Him, people would approach us, impacted and drawn by His powerful manifest presence.
During the summer of 2005, a local event was created inviting musicians and national DJs to help us bring Jesus to the people, using music as our only weapon. There we saw people impacted and touched by the Spirit.
As in the days of Jehoshaphat, we believe that the Lord has given us a strategy to counter the forces that are coming against the island of Ibiza. We know that worship is the key and a precursor and forerunner to any future and lasting move of God here on the island.