All satellite campus leaders and instructors are graduates of the Encounter School of Ministry and strive to live out the ESM Core Values.
NIC & DOT WAGNER
Nic & Dot Wagner have been married for 15 years. Their primary mission field is their family of four: one boy and three girls. The Wagner family runs Mission850 which is a missionary discipleship and disaster relief organization founded after Hurricane Michael battered the community of the Florida gulf coast in 2018. Mission850 currently coordinates youth ministry programs in Bay County and runs disaster relief mission trips in both Florida and Louisiana. Dot holds a Master’s of Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and Nic is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama. The Wagners have also trained with the Life Teen, the Theology of the Body Institute, and the John Paul II Center for Healing. Together they share a passion for evangelization, missionary discipleship, the role of the family in the Church today, and, of course, perfectly ripe avocados.
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
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