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.
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WELCOME TO THE NEW JERSEY CAMPUS!!!
CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 12!
New Jersey Campus Director
Jim Tortorici was born and raised in Basking Ridge, NJ in 1959 to devout Roman Catholic parents. He was baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1986, recommitted his life to Christ, and was introduced to and mentored in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. He has joyfully shared the Gospel for more than 35 years through careers in Corporate Sales and Marketing, Pastoral Ministry, and Catholic Education. His passion is for the revelation of the sons and daughters of God (Rom 8:19) and unity in the Body of Christ (Jn 17:21). Since 2002, he has been a member of the Theology Department at Christian Brothers Academy, in Lincroft, NJ. He has served as the Director of the Diocese of Trenton Catholic Charismatic Renewal (DOTCCR) and is the Coordinator for Trenton-Unbound. He is married to his wife, Suzanne and lives in Monmouth County, NJ. They have four sons. He sees the launching of the New Jersey Campus as a step toward the coming revival in the Garden State and throughout the world.
New Jersey Campus Director
Jim Tortorici and Fr. Jeff Kegley
Cost of Tuition
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.
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).
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
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.
– A min. of 18 years of age or High School graduate
– You do not need to be Catholic to apply
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