Launching an

Encounter School of Ministry

Satellite Campus

Encounter Ministries is offering hungry and pioneering disciples the opportunity to partner by launching regional Encounter School of Ministry Satellite Campuses.

We are looking to partner with leaders who embody our core values and are passionate to see the Body of Christ equipped to teach, equip, activate and deploy disciples to be able to demonstrate the supernatural power and love of the kingdom of God in their spheres of influence.



Step 1

Fill out your Encounter School Satellite Campus Application by May 1.

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Step 2

Enter into initial discernment process and interview with Encounter Ministries.


Step 3

July 1 decision date.  If accepted, remote onboarding and training in the school content will begin.

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Step 4

Attend on-site training with your team and cultivate the tools needed to build a culture of faith.


Step 5

Solidify final details on school leadership, campus location, school promotion, and summer intensive.


Step 6

After a full year of onboarding, training, and preparation, you are now ready to launch your Satellite Campus in the Fall.


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Ryan Mahle

Ryan Mahle

Director of Satellite Campuses

Ryan serves both as the Director of Satellite Campuses for Encounter Ministries and is the School Director for Encounter’s Cincinnati Campus.  He carries a strong teaching and administrative gifting and has previously served as a youth minister, high school theology teacher, and most recently as the Managing Director of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  If you have questions, you can email him at ryan@encounterministries.us.

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Satellite Campus FAQs

What exactly does an Encounter Satellite Campus do?

An Encounter Satellite Campus executes the Encounter School of Ministry curriculum in a particular region.  You can learn more about the curriculum here.

How do classes work with Satellite Campuses?

Each class session begins with a teaching segment (approx 45 min) and concludes with an activation to encounter and put into practice the grace that was presented in the session.  

Satellite Campuses have the option of either using the curriculum guide to teach the content live or to play a teaching video of a Main Campus session on a projector.

All activations must be led live by the School Director and his or her team. 

Who can start an Encounter Satellite Campus?

Encounter Ministries partners with one School Director who is responsible for forming and working with a local leadership team to administer the Satellite Campus.

What are the responsibilities of an Encounter Satellite School Director?

The Satellite School Director is the legal representative of the Satellite Campus who is responsible for mobilizing a leadership team that is capable of ensuring that all the elements required to successfully run the curriculum are met. A detailed list of responsibilities will be communicated to qualified individuals during the application and initial discernment process.

Does a Satellite School Director get paid?

Yes.  All students attending the Encounter School Satellite Campus pay tuition.  The School Director will receive a portion of these funds as compensation. More detailed information will be shared with qualified applicants following the discernment process.

What is the timeline for applying and becoming a Satellite School Director?

Application Window: March 15 – May 1

Decision Date: July 1

Satellite Campus School Director Onboarding and Training: Summer 2020 – Summer 2021

School Launch Fall 2021

2021 Dates forthcoming

What training and preparation is required to launch a Satellite Campus?

All accepted Satellite School Directors will engage in a one-year onboarding and extensive remote training process from the time of acceptance to the launch of the Satellite Campus. 

Will Encounter Ministries partner with organizations to launch a Satellite Campus?

Yes. Existing ministries or organizations interested in launching and running a Satellite Campus can seek to partner with Encounter Ministries.  However, it must be understood that Encounter Ministries interfaces and works directly with the School Director to execute the responsibilities of the Satellite Campus.

Can anyone launch a Satellite Campus?

No. Only well-qualified leaders will be considered to launch and run a Satellite Campus.

Can I apply to launch a Satellite Campus in a foreign country?

Yes. We are currently working with leaders from other nations interested in partnering to bring the Encounter School of Ministry to their nation.

In non-English-speaking nations, the curriculum will need to be translated and adapted to match the local language and culture. In these cases, all teachings will need to be delivered live by the Satellite School Director and their leadership team.

Encounter School Satellite Campus Application Form

Prospective Satellite School Directors should fill out this form in its entirety to be be considered to run a Satellite Campus in their region.

This application is currently closed. New applications to launch satellite campuses will re-open in late winter. Please fill out this form to be notified when applications open.

Satellite Campus Interest Form