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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

I Am a Child of God

I Am a Child of God

I have lived 59 years not really understanding that I am just as loved and important as every other child of God. I’ve finally found peace and joy in my life, and I’m able to show that to others. I’ve had people make comments to me about noticing that I’m happy now...

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Alive Again Like A Newly Baptized

Alive Again Like A Newly Baptized

From the very first class I attended, I felt alive again like a newly baptized who is soaking in everything he can to grow in the Faith. I was a theology major in college, but it was so good to be learning again! And everything was authentically Catholic! Not only...

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An Answer to Prayer

An Answer to Prayer

I can honestly say that the Encounter School of Ministry is an answer to prayer for me. Encounter is teaching things and doing things that I have dreamt about for a long time. I have felt the calling to be a healing minister for Jesus, but unsure of what to do with...

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Loving God Back

Loving God Back

I have already known God’s love for me and been able to receive it. At one of our classes however, I realized that I would seldom tell God that I loved Him. I realized that I didn’t believe that I had much value and so I didn’t believe that He needed to hear that I...

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Perspective Is Everything

Perspective Is Everything

When I started the Encounter School, I thought that I was pretty far along in spiritual growth and use of the gifts of the Spirit, and by some measures I was. I prayed for others for spiritual, emotional, and physical healing, used the Unbound methods to pray for...

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Intimacy with God

Intimacy with God

What a beautiful quarter! Before, God was moving in me in a slow and steady way, but through this quarter it felt like God placed me in a catapult and launched into spiritual growth! I loved how [the first class] began with talking about the core values because right...

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Deep and Concise Teaching

Deep and Concise Teaching

The teachers meticulously go through and teach you everything from the ground up on what our Identity and inheritance is in and through Christ. And from all the different Christian ministries and organizations that I have been apart of, Encounter Ministries School has...

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Amazing Grace!!!

Amazing Grace!!!

How sweet the sound and transformation within me!! It's hard to put into words, how much I have grown not only in the love for Christ and his church, but for others as well. My faith has multiplied my understanding intensified and my hunger for more has become...

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A Tremendous Blessing!

A Tremendous Blessing!

The entire curriculum is well thought out and steeped in Catholic theology, scripture and tradition, not to mention the caliber of teachers and guest speakers! I have an two degrees in Theology, along with 4 units of CPE and currently work in ministry and the...

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