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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:
TRANSFORMATION NIGHTS RETURN!

DON’T MISS these powerful events of testimony, worship, healing, prophecy and prayer ministry with a different keynote speaker each time. 

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OUR CAMPUS

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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Location:

Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola

9999 N Military Trail Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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The Palm Beach 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.

 2023-24 Class Schedule


General Info

Classes are held once a week on Monday nights and always begin with pre-school Worship in the Church beginning at 5:30 pm then to assigned rooms for small groups, teachings and activations at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

YEAR 1: meets in the Church
YEAR 2: meets in the Upper Room (St. Patrick) inside Parish Hall

REGISTRATION ENDS OCT. 2ND!!!

APPLICATIONS FOR 2023-2024 WILL CLOSE AND NOT OPEN AGAIN UNTIL NEXT SEPTEMBER 2024. DON’T DELAY. JOIN US THIS YEAR ON CAMPUS.

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.

Spotlight:
NOW WATCH FREE!

FEARLESS DOCUMENTARY

Watch   Witness how ordinary people in a church, on the streets, and on college campuses ENCOUNTER God’s LOVE and PRESENCE. We see miracles of God through the hands of ordinary people. We see lives touched and changed in an instant because God speaks to them, touches them and heals them.

REVIVE DOCUMENTARY

Watch   REVIVE is a follow-up to the groundbreaking documentary Fearless. Following director Maura Smith, this film documents the crisis of faith among Catholic high school students and investigates what impact signs, wonders and healings could have in Catholic education.

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.

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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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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

 

Other Materials
Students will receive a binder for the year that they are encouraged to bring each week and store their weekly student handouts, supplemental reading, and homework assignments. Some students opt to bring a laptop to take down notes, but many do not. We encourage you to purchase a journal on your own for class use. Once onsite students receive their badges, it is required that this is worn at each class and any ministry opportunities they participate in

 

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.

Palm Beach Campus EVENTS & NEWS

Classes are CLOSED for 2023

PB Campus Student Applications

Join us in 2024 – Open Enrollment Coming Soon!

January 17, 2024

Transformation Night w/Ralph Martin of Renewal Ministries

Come In-person! There will be NO Livestream.

January 22, 2024

Prophetic Ministry Night

Get details to pre-register here

February 9, 2024

Transformation Night w/Barbara Heil

No Registration Needed – All are Welcome

February 10, 2024

Pre-registration Open Now

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March 11, 2024

Healing Room

Registration Open – Reserve Now

April 12, 2024

Transformation Night w/Iwona Major from Stone to Flesh

Free to Attend

April 13, 2024

Saint Hildegard Healing Workshop

REGISTRATION COMING SOON! Limited Seating

MEDIA

An Apostolic Blessing From the Bishop!

We’re so grateful for the blessing and support of our Bishop Gerald Barbarito.

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.

Spotlight:

FIND US ON YouTube!

WATCH PAST MAIN CAMPUS CONTENT FREE

Watch   Now you can watch content from our Main Campus Transformation Nights on their YouTube channel. We highly recommend Ryan Mahle’s talk “Traditional AND Charismatic”. Become an Encounter Partner to access recordings from other Encounter events.

WATCH CAMPUS EVENTS TOO

Watch   Some of our local campus events can be found on our campus YouTube channel.

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