Faithful Teaching

  Before approval, our curriculum undergoes a rigorous academic curriculum review with a team of respected Catholic theologians.

Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, Encounter Ministries engaged in a rigorous academic curriculum review with a team of respected Catholic theologians to vet the Encounter School curriculum. Each professor was given full access to the content taught at the Encounter School for their selected quarters. 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.

Curriculum Review Team:

Curriculum
2-Year / 8 Quarter

YEAR 1 | QUARTER 1

IDENTITY &
TRANSFORMATION

Building a foundation for all ministry on your royal identity as sons and daughters of God who experience transformation by the renewal of the mind.

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QUARTER 2

HEARING GOD’S VOICE
& THE PROPHETIC GIFTS
OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Hearing God’s voice more clearly for yourself and then stepping out in faith to hear God’s voice for the world around you.

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QUARTER 3

POWER & HEALING

Growing in confidence in God’s desire to confirm the proclamation of the Gospel through power and healing and growing in faith to be used by God for healing.

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QUARTER 4

INNER HEALING
& FREEDOM

Getting equipped to participate in Jesus’ ministry of “healing the broken hearted and binding up their wounds.”

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YEAR 2 | QUARTER 5

POWER EVANGELIZATION

Receiving the Father’s heart for the lost and gaining the faith to preach the Gospel and partner with the Holy Spirit to demonstrate the reality and truth of the Gospel with the power of God that He has given us.

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QUARTER 6

INTIMACY WITH GOD

Cultivating a lifestyle of communing with God in the secret place to be refreshed and renewed by the oil of His presence.

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QUARTER 7

ADVANCED
MINISTRY TRAINING

Receiving from leaders in each area of ministry from the first four quarters and coming to a new level of depth and effect that was not possible in the first year.

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QUARTER 8

LEADERSHIP &
DEPLOYMENT

Being prepared to get launched back into your sphere of influence to see the kingdom dreams become reality through equipping students to become leaders.

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YEAR 1
QUARTER 1

IDENTITY &
TRANSFORMATION

Building a foundation for all ministry on your royal identity as sons and daughters of God who experience transformation by the renewal of the mind.

Read More > 


QUARTER 2

HEARING GOD’S VOICE
& THE PROPHETIC GIFTS
OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Hearing God’s voice more clearly for yourself and then stepping out in faith to hear God’s voice for the world around you.

Read More > 

QUARTER 3

POWER & HEALING

Growing in confidence in God’s desire to confirm the proclamation of the Gospel through power and healing and growing in faith to be used by God for healing.

Read More > 

QUARTER 4

INNER HEALING
& FREEDOM

Getting equipped to participate in Jesus’ ministry of “healing the broken hearted and binding up their wounds.”

Read More > 

YEAR 2
QUARTER 5

POWER EVANGELIZATION

Receiving the Father’s heart for the lost and gaining the faith to preach the Gospel and partner with the Holy Spirit to demonstrate the reality and truth of the Gospel with the power of God that He has given us.

Read More >


QUARTER 6

INTIMACY WITH GOD

Cultivating a lifestyle of communing with God in the secret place to be refreshed and renewed by the oil of His presence.

Read More >

QUARTER 7

ADVANCED
MINISTRY TRAINING

Receiving from leaders in each area of ministry from the first four quarters and coming to a new level of depth and effect that was not possible in the first year.

Read More >

QUARTER 8

LEADERSHIP &
DEPLOYMENT

Being prepared to get launched back into your sphere of influence to see the kingdom dreams become reality through equipping students to become leaders.

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WORSHIP

ESM values freedom and joy in our response to God’s goodness. We express this in our school culture through childlike worship. Classes begin with an extended time of praise as we cultivate our awareness of God’s manifest presence and celebrate together His goodness.

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TEACH

Drawing from the riches of Catholic Tradition and Scripture, ESM focuses on transformation through the renewal of the mind. Our students learn to think with Jesus through teaching sessions, homework, discussion groups, and Q&A as they grow in their identity as royal sons and daughters of God.

Instructors >

EQUIP

Encounter School values class culture that is driven by freedom, risk-taking, empowerment, respect, healthy boundaries, humility, feedback, and docility. Our students are challenged to grow in their God-given identity through a high level of student interaction in activations, prayer, and worship. We see empowered lifestyles thrive as we celebrate the goodness of God in every step of student growth!

ACTIVATE

The gifts of the Spirit are part of our inheritance in Christ that, among other things, are meant to equip us for mission. Activations are powerful spiritual opportunities that help us experience the fullness of our identity and bring heaven to earth. 

Exclusive Opportunities for our ESM Students:

POWER
EVANGELIZATION 

We provide unique opportunities throughout the year for our students to step out in boldness and minister to those around them. This includes:

  • Street evangelization
  • Serving on prayer teams during Healing Services
  • Nights of Prophetic Ministry and more

WORSHIP
MINISTRY

We encourage our students with musical gifts to volunteer and serve with our pre-school Praise and Worship ministry.

Meet the Worship Team >

INTERNATIONAL
MISSION TRIPS

Our ESM students have an opportunity to travel with Encounter Ministries as we host international conferences, step out in boldness and explore our rich Catholic Heritage.

*These trips will re-open once travel restrictions are lifted

INNER HEALING
MINISTRY

Our students have opportunities to serve in God’s mission to set captives free through the Inner Healing Ministry, which includes specialized training and experiences.

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2-Year School of Ministry

We have campuses onsite and online for the full 2-year Encounter School of Ministry with classes meeting once per week. Enrollment is for one year, so you can discern your continuation as a Year 2 student. We believe the extended 2-year discipleship, training and practice in stepping out in faith is necessary to obtain the understanding, confidence and perseverance in the supernatural lifestyle God is calling you to. 

*Class dates and times vary by campus location.

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