“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mk 16:15)
With our official launch of the Online Campus in the fall of 2020, you can now have the transforming experience of
the Encounter School of Ministry from home. If you live outside commuting distance of our Main Campus or one of our Satellite Campuses, we encourage you to enroll in our Online Campus where you will connect with students across the world in this dynamic classroom environment.
Online Campus Elements
Classes run weekly mid-September through May
First-year orientation: week of September 13th
- Live streaming worship
- Weekly teachings Sessions
- Participation in an Encounter dynamic Zoom room
- Small-Group Community
- Attending the Encounter Conference
- Spiritual Mentorship
Meet your online class once per week.
Teaching sessions are uploaded weekly to your student dashboard. Online students watch these 2-hour sessions and do homework at their convenience before attending each scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday dynamic Zoom session. During these sessions, you’ll review, reflect, and activate your learning with a Encounter School Online facilitator in both large group and small group breakout formats.
Dynamic Breakout Rooms
Activating the gifts of the Holy Spirit
Activations take what you have learned and put it into action. With the Online Campus, you will have opportunities in small group breakout rooms to share your experiences, pray with others, and activate the supernatural gifts God bestows on you.
Praise & Worship
You also have an opportunity for Praise and Worship, livestreamed every Monday evening during the school year from our Main Campus in Brighton, Michigan.
Class Videos & Homework
Activating the gifts of the Holy Spirit
New class videos are available each week taking you through the curriculum with assigned homework practice exercises, extra reading, journal entries or other activities.
Sample Online Campus Schedule
Saturday: New Class Videos
New video sessions come available for you to watch on your secure student dashboard. You will need to print off your handout to take notes and internalize the content. Homework will be assigned on this date as well and is due by the time your Encounter zoom group meets.
Monday: Praise & Worship
School Worship, including prophetic prayer and testimonies, will be live-streamed from main campus between 5:00pm-6:15pm EST. Replays will available on your secure student dashboard.
Tue, Wed or Thu : Live Classroom
Encounter group Zoom room and Small Group session. These videoconference sessions will be led by your Encounter leader and will include prayer, Q&A, activations, and close with small group time in breakout rooms. When you apply, you can let us know which group fits for your schedule. We will do our best to accommodate your preference.
New Video sessions come available for you to watch on your secure student dashboard. You will need to print off your handout to take notes and internalize the content. Homework will be assigned on this date as well and is due by the time your scheduled dynamic Encounter Zoom Room meets.
School Worship, including prophetic prayer and testimonies, will be live-streamed from main campus between 5:00pm-6:15pm ET during the school year. Replays will available on your secure student dashboard.
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
Your dynamic Zoom sessions will be led by your Encounter facilitator and will include prayer, Q&A, activations, and close with small group time in breakout rooms. When you apply, you will have the opportunity to choose a preferred time of Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday daytime or evening Zoom session time. We will do our best to accommodate your preference.
- Must meet general ESM admission requirements
- Live outside commuting distance of any of our onsite campuses
- International students are welcome to apply
- Technology: (1) A computer with a webcam and high-speed internet capable of streaming high definition video. (2) Online classrooms meet via Zoom (free account setup)
- Graduation: You must maintain acceptable Zoom classroom attendance, complete assignments and adhere to the online Core Values
The Encounter School of Ministry is open to Christians of all backgrounds—disciples who believe God calls them to demonstrate His supernatural love in their daily lives. Our curriculum and content is rooted in Catholic Tradition and faithful to Catholic teaching.
3 Core Values
Core Value #1: Community
Videoconferencing technology helps students to overcome barriers in finding community support and fruitful relationships. Our online campus stresses the importance of cultivating intentional vulnerability-based friendships with your leader and the members of your small group.
Core Value #2: Accountability
Online learning has many advantages and conveniences, but in order for authentic growth and transformation to be possible, the online campus maintains high expectations for your participation and includes many features to help you stay accountable to your school commitments.
Core Value #3: Creativity
In the context of online learning, our team has embraced creativity in adapting our curriculum into an online format. Through the breakout room features, we have found creative ways to facilitate everything from prophetic activations to empowering you to effectively lead inner healing sessions.
Transformation Nights & Healing Services
Open to all! These powerful events of testimony, healing, prophecy and prayer ministry are also livestreamed online and loaded to the Encounter Ministries Partner Page. All Events >
REQUEST INFO PACKET
Fill out this form and you will receive a full online campus information packet in your email.