Q:  What's with the "Come and See" thing?

A:  We are called the "Come and See TEC."  We get our name from John 1:45, 46:

"Philip found Nathanael and said to him, 'We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus, son of Joseph from Nazareth.'  Nathanael said to Philip, 'Can anything good come out of Nazareth?'  Philip said to him, 'Come and see!'"

Our name reflects our mission - to reach out to teens in our immediate context and reintroduce the Gospel of Jesus Christ as something not only to be thought about, but manifest throughout our entire beings.  We gather together so that we may be sent out each time with the message “Come and See.”  As long as there is one ear that has not heard, our mission is never satisfied.

Q:  Who should come to TEC?

A:  Anyone aged 16-21 who is looking for an intense, life-changing three-day encounter with Christ should come to TEC.

Q:  Is TEC associated with a denomination?

A:  Yes.  TEC is affiliated with the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Q:  Is TEC for Lutherans only?

A:  No.  TEC is open to anyone.  TEC does, however, follow a Lutheran understanding of our faith.

Q:  When is TEC?

A:  TEC is held twice a year, every Spring and Fall.  The next TEC weekend is scheduled for October 7-9, 2016.  Those attending should arrive Friday morning at 9 a.m., and they will stay until Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m.  See the Calendar for information on other TEC events.

Q:  Where is TEC?

A:  TEC weekends are held at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio.

Q:  How much does TEC cost?

A:  TEC Registration Fees:

Early Bird Registration (due 9/10/16) - $50 

Standard Registration - $65 

This fee covers food and other materials for the weekend. Full and partial scholarships are available. Visit the scholarships page for more information.

Q:  How do I register for TEC?

A:  Click the Register Online link here or to the left, or download the necessary forms from the Forms page, and mail or fax them in to us. The next TEC weekend is scheduled for October 7-9, 2016.

Q:  What if my question isn't answered here?

A:  You can email us at, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!