Classes meet Mondays @ 6-9 PM
> Year 1: PLC Ministry Center
> Year 2: St. Patrick Church

Registration for fall 2021 is now open! Classes begin Sept. 14, 2021.


Our main campus is held at the Parish Life Center (PLC) of  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.


We celebrate an atmosphere of faith and childlike worship as we teach and activate the gifts of the Holy Spirit that flow from our supernatural identity in Christ and flow out as supernatural ministry for Christ. Throughout the year, students are invited to participate in Healing Services, street evangelization, sharing testimonies and more.

Example Class 

Example Class*:  6PM Worship, prayer, testimonies | 6:45PM Lesson #1 | 7:20PM Activations | 7:40PM Break
8:00PM Lesson #2 | 8:35PM Activations | 9PM Closing Prayer

Exclusive Opportunities for our ESM Students:

Power Evangelization

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

  • 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.

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. 

Inner Healing Ministry

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

The Encounter School of Ministry is run by Encounter Ministries and  operates with permission of the Diocese of Lansing. 

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