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Quarter Overview

Before students receive teaching and training in particular areas of ministry, they need to know who they are and whose they are. The first quarter focuses on the royal identity we receive as sons and daughters of God who have received an inheritance to do the works of Jesus and even greater works (Jn 14:12). Throughout the quarter students work to shift from a performance based mentality where their value and identity comes from what they do for God and into an identity where their value comes from who they are as sons and daughters of God alone. Students learn about the nature of transformation by the renewal of the mind and seek to shift from thinking from an earthly perspective to a heavenly perspective in regard to ministry (Matt 16:23). 

In each class students come to understand and experience their identity as temples of the Holy Spirit, be convicted of the new nature we have received from Jesus through baptism, live in the power of the Holy Spirit and respond to the authority we have received to expand the kingdom of God for a life of mission.  In each class, students encounter new realms of God’s love and how the Father sees us in Jesus.

Testimonies

Encountering Truth

Encountering Truth

A rock-solid formation and renewal of the mind steeped in scripture! No spiritual milk here. Revelation/unveiling that launched me into the deep of who God is and therefore who I am, in a way that is not overly intellectual. It filled me and left me hungry....

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Homework Assignment

Homework Assignment

I liked the assignment where we asked God to reveal someone in our family or a close friend who needed more of God's presence in their life. The person who God led me to was a good friend. I prayed for him and he said he felt a touch from the Lord. A couple of weeks...

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First Formation Class

First Formation Class

This was the first class I ever had on Formation. I came because I wanted to grow in the knowledge of my faith, but especially about what God is teaching us about our spiritual gifts. The first class was so important because it taught us the importance of having a...

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It’s Gettin’ Real!

It’s Gettin’ Real!

Praised be Jesus! I am a child of God, and an heir to the Kingdom of Heaven, which makes me a Prince of the Kingdom of God! That's some cool stuff! What is even more amazing is that I am a real disciple of Jesus, only in the 21st century. When He said "and you will do...

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From Question to Answers.

From Question to Answers.

I came because I had tried the weekend events. After all, I am sick and I hoped to be healed because I was looking for my place in the Church. Now, I know that what I was looking for was what I found in Q1: much more important. I got tons of insight into the Bible...

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No More Doom and Gloom!

No More Doom and Gloom!

I have been so transformed by the teaching of the Encounter School. It has completely changed the way I view the world. Instead of focusing on all that is wrong, I have learned to put my focus on God and what He is doing. The more I do this the more I see Him acting...

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Equiped for the New Evangelization

Equiped for the New Evangelization

Encounter Ministries school has taken me from reading and hearing about the New Evangelization to being a soldier in the effort to win the battle. The school has given me the tools and confidence to boldly team up with the Holy Spirit to have encounters with family,...

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Who am I?

Who am I?

As I listened to the talks and participated in the activations in Quarter 1 on Identity and Renewal of the Mind, I became more solidly rooted in my identity as a beloved daughter of the Father. I had been experiencing growth in my identity for the last 5 years or so,...

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I Opened the Door to My Soul.

I Opened the Door to My Soul.

When you search the innermost depth of your soul, you look at the comfortable parts and I thought that I knew who I was and how I was in my relationship with Our Lord. This quarter allowed me to dig deeper and look at parts that I had hidden from myself because of the...

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