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Learn to Live a Supernatural Lifestyle

2-Year Program: 
Drawing from the richness of our Catholic heritage, we seek to teach, equip & activate disciples to demonstrate the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit in their sphere of influence.

 

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Why a 2-Year Ministry School?

This short video gives an overview of the Encounter School of Ministry (ESM) explained by co-founders, Fr. Mathias Thelen and Patrick Reis, along with members of Encounter Ministries. Our Satellite Campus follows the curriculum, core values and classroom environment explained in this video, but is led by a local team who receive ongoing training and formation from the Encounter Ministries and Encounter School of Ministry leadership team.

Upcoming:
TRANSFORMATION NIGHT

9/8/23, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Church

Transformation Nights are public events hosted by Encounter Ministries of SW Ohio to provide an opportunity to worship the Lord, receive a Renewal of the Mind teaching and to have access to ministry from trained prayer teams.  The evenings typically start at 6:30pm and end by 9:30pm, though guests are welcome to depart any time they like.  Come and SEE!

 

OUR CAMPUS

Location:

Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center
5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood, OH 45212

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The Cincinnati Campus is a satellite school of the Encounter School of Ministry (ESM) founded by Fr. Mathias Thelen and Patrick Reis. Our leadership and instructors have been trained and equipped by ESM and receive ongoing formation through Encounter Ministries.

Lodging:  Available for students who travel at $60/ night. Please contact eventsgroup@olhsc.org to make a reservation.

2023-2024 Class Schedule


General Info
Application Deadline: Oct. 11
All Classes Start: Sept. 11
All Classes Date/Time: MONDAYS from 6-9PM

Year 1 Students:
Classroom: Fr. Smith Hall (FSH)

Year 2 Students:
Classroom: Ave Maria Hall (AMH)

COURSES

2-Year Curriculum

Classroom Environment

Each class includes a time of worship, testimony, teaching sessions, activations and small group time.

When do we meet?

Faithful Teaching

Before approval, our curriculum undergoes a rigorous academic curriculum review with a team of respected Catholic theologians, including  Dr. Mary Healy, Dr. Alan Schreck, Dr. Daniel Keating, Rev. Peter F. Ryan, S.J., and Dr. Robert Fastiggi.

Not only did they work to guarantee that the curriculum is free from moral and doctrinal error and rooted deeply in Scripture, official Church teaching and the testimony of the early Church fathers, but they helped to provide greater precision and accuracy in the curriculum to diminish possible confusion and ensure full continuity with Church teaching.

This campus has been reviewed and approved by the bishop of this diocese.

TEAM MEMBERS

All satellite campus leaders and instructors are graduates of the Encounter School of Ministry and strive to live out the ESM Core Values.

Deacon Russ Feldkamp

School Director

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Abbie
kohler

Associate School Director

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Laura
Potter

Worship Leader

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Kaitlyn Cartone

Leadership Team & Instructor

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Missy Feldkamp

Leadership Team & Instructor

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Chris Stier

Instructor

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Annie Reute

 Instructor

 

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TOM GREEN

Instructor

 

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Cost of Tuition

Satellite Campus

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The tuition for the upcoming school year is $250 per quarter (with a discount if you pay by the year). Required books and Mission Trips cost extra.

Enrollment Period
Students enroll and pay tuition for one year at a time. Classes usually start mid-September and run through May. Official dates and class times vary per campus. Upon completion of the 2nd Year School of Ministry, students receive a graduation certificate.

Tuition includes Half Price Admission to the annual Encounter Conference (in-person or online ticket).

Related:

Application Process
Tuition & Financial Aid
Enrollment Requirements
Graduation & Curriculum

Course Materials

Additional Reading

In total, textbooks for Year 1 will cost approximately $75 – $100 (not including shipping): Quarter 1: Supernatural Saints by Patrick Reis | Quarter 2: The Spiritual Gifts Handbook by Dr. Mary Healy & Dr. Randy Clark |  Quarter 3: Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World by Dr. Mary Healy  |  Quarter 4: Be Healed by Dr. Bob Schuchts |  Deliverance Ministry by the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services Doctrinal Commission, Dr. Mary Healy

Application Process
The application is free. Applications are accepted until halfway through Q1. You will receive submission confirmation as we begin our discernment process. You should be notified within two weeks.

Basic Requirements
– A min. of 18 years of age or High School graduate
– You do not need to be Catholic to apply

EVENTS & NEWS

FULL CALENDAR

Thank You to
Our Archbishop

The Encounter School of Ministry and all satellite campuses  operate under the approval, obedience and discretion of our local bishops. 

February 23-24, 2024
School of Identity
Springboro, OH

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March 22-23, 2024
School of Identity
Cincinnati, OH

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May 17-18, 2024
School of Healing
Cincinnati, OH

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PROMO & DOCUMENTARIES

STUDENT TESTIMONIES

Theology FAQ

Is it licit for lay people to lay hands on the sick?

What if I "lost" my healing?

Are "charisms" part of an optional spirituality?

Do you need the "gift" of healing or prophecy to minister in these gifts?

Did Jesus really reject signs and wonders?

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Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center
5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood, OH 45212

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