“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mk 16:15)
St. Patrick in Brighton, Michigan
Our Main Campus and offices are located on the grounds of St. Patrick Church in Brighton.
USA and Abroad
We are currently training new campus directors as we plan to launch 17 additional campuses in the fall of 2021, across the USA and overseas.
Our Online Campus launched in 2020. Although we encourage students to maximize their course experience by attending an onsite campus, the online course will allow you to attend the Encounter School from home.
Brighton Main Campus
Palm Beach Campus
Green Bay Campus
THE ENCOUNTER SCHOOL OF MINISTRY IS OPEN TO CHRISTIANS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS—DISCIPLES WHO BELIEVE GOD CALLS THEM TO DEMONSTRATE HIS SUPERNATURAL LOVE IN THEIR DAILY LIVES. OUR CURRICULUM AND CONTENT IS ROOTED IN CATHOLIC TRADITION AND FAITHFUL TO CATHOLIC TEACHING.
Our main campus is held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Brighton, Michigan. Here resides the founders and instructors of the Encounter School of Ministry, Fr. Mathias Thelen and Patrick Reis. We are blessed to receive instruction and guidance from Dr. Mary Healy of Sacred Heart Major Seminary (Detroit), and are grateful to our friends at Renewal Ministries, Peter Herbeck and Ralph Martin, as well as Aaron Richards and Dan DeMatte of Damascus for contributing to the instruction of our students.
Main Campus Location
St. Patrick Catholic Church | 710 Rickett Rd, Brighton, MI 48116
Classes meet Mondays @ 6-9 PM
Year 1: PLC Ministry Center
Year 2: St. Patrick Church
Transformation Nights & Healing Services
Open to all! These powerful events of testimony, healing, prophecy and prayer ministry are also livestreamed online and loaded to the Encounter Ministries Partner Page.
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