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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 and activate disciples to demonstrate the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit in their sphere of influence.

 

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Spotlight:
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.

OUR CAMPUS

Location:

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
2441 Dockery Ave. Selma, CA 93631

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The Fresno 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.

2024-25 Class Schedule

 

All September classes are free & open to those discerning applying to the school.

General Info
Application Deadline: Oct. 4, 2024
All Classes Start: Fall 2024
All Classes Date/Time: TUESDAYS from 6-9PM

Typical Class Night Schedule:
6:00   Praise & Worship, Testimonies
7:00   Small Groups
7:30   Session 1
8:15   Session 2

 

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.

Diana Gomez

Campus Director
Bio

Diana, a devoted wife of over 23 years and a mother to four daughters, has crafted a life deeply intertwined with Catholicism. Raised in the faith, her spiritual journey is marked by a profound love for the holy Eucharist and a special affinity for St. Therese, the Little Flower, and the little way philosophy. Currently serving as the Director of Encounter Ministries Satellite School in Fresno, CA, Diana is an active force within her church community, contributing 12 years of dedicated ministry. A passionate speaker, her enthusiasm for the Lord is contagious, creating an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality. As an Encounter Alumni, Diana has undergone comprehensive training in inner healing, prophetic guidance, and physical healing through Encounter Ministries, Healing the Whole Person/Be Healed, and Servants and Handmaids. In addition to her role as a co-leader of a prayer group, Diana’s life is a testament to her unwavering love for the Lord and her commitment to advancing His kingdom.

Cindy Anderson

Leadership Team
Bio

I am a lover of Jesus and devoted servant to His ministry for 20+ years. I am a graduate of the Encounter School of Ministry which transformed my life by finally seeing myself and others as Jesus does. Now I joyfully journey with others through ESM and see Jesus moving in huge ways in me and through me. When not serving at Encounter you can find my husband and I spending time with family or paddle boarding & sailing.

Diana Gomez

Director & Instructor
Bio

Diana, a devoted wife of over 23 years and a mother to four daughters, has crafted a life deeply intertwined with Catholicism. Raised in the faith, her spiritual journey is marked by a profound love for the holy Eucharist and a special affinity for St. Therese, the Little Flower, and the little way philosophy. Currently serving as the Director of Encounter Ministries Satellite School in Fresno, CA, Diana is an active force within her church community, contributing 12 years of dedicated ministry. A passionate speaker, her enthusiasm for the Lord is contagious, creating an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality. As an Encounter Alumni, Diana has undergone comprehensive training in inner healing, prophetic guidance, and physical healing through Encounter Ministries, Healing the Whole Person/Be Healed, and Servants and Handmaids. In addition to her role as a co-leader of a prayer group, Diana’s life is a testament to her unwavering love for the Lord and her commitment to advancing His kingdom.

Cindy Anderson

Leadership Team
Bio

I am a lover of Jesus and devoted servant to His ministry for 20+ years. I am a graduate of the Encounter School of Ministry which transformed my life by finally seeing myself and others as Jesus does. Now I joyfully journey with others through ESM and see Jesus moving in huge ways in me and through me. When not serving at Encounter you can find my husband and I spending time with family or paddle boarding & sailing.

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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).

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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

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Thank You to
Our Bishop

We are grateful to the bishops who have reviewed the work of Encounter Ministries and the Encounter School of Ministry, welcomed us to their diocese and have offered support and encouragement for this mission.

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MEDIA

REVIVE | Fremont High School, NE

Encounter School of Ministry students join Patrick Reis and Fr. Walter Nolte at a Nebraska High School.

Encounter Conference | 2022

Flagship Event | We seek to gather leaders of revival in the Church to encounter God’s refreshment, encouragement and impartation of greater anointing for ministry. Tickets >

 

FEARLESS Documentary

Veteran filmmaker Maura Smith takes us on a compelling journey of discovery into the world of supernatural divine power. Following the journey of Encounter Ministries, we see miracles of God through the hands of ordinary people. 

Why a 2-Year School of Ministry?

Designed and established from the heart of Encounter Ministries, this school draws from the richness of our Catholic heritage as we seek to teach, equip, and activate disciples to demonstrate the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit in their spheres of influence.

Theology FAQ

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

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

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St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
2441 Dockery Ave, Selma, CA 93631

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