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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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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.

OUR CAMPUS

Location:

NET Ministries, Inc.
110 Crusader Ave W, West St Paul, MN 55118

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This 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.

2024-25 Class Schedule

 

All September classes are free & open to those discerning applying to the school.

General Info
Application Deadline: October 4th, 2024
All Classes Start: September 9th, 2024
All Classes Date/Time: MONDAYS from 6-9PM

Typical Class Night Schedule:
5:45   Praise & Worship
6:30   Session 1
7:30   Break
7:45   Session 2
8:45   Small Group Time
9:00   Dismissal

 

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.

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.

James Shackelford

Campus Director
Bio

Dr. James Shackelford is the Director of the Twin Cities Satellite Campus and the Director of Ongoing Formation and Discipleship at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Wayzata, MN. He holds two PhDs from the University of Pennsylvania, one in Early Christian Art, Architecture, and Archaeology, and one in Religious Studies specializing in Patristic Christianity. James has 10+ years of ministry experience, working with organizations including Encounter Ministries, Heart of the Father Ministries, and Stone to Flesh. Drawing upon his academic background, James is passionate about pursuing revival in parish life and seeing our parishes recover the evangelistic fervor of the early church.

Teresa Shackelford

Leadership Team
Bio

Teresa Shackelford (aka Teresa Peterson) is a worship leader, speaker and singer/songwriter. She has played major festivals and conferences (SXSW, NCYC, Abbeyfest) and opened for national acts such as Sidewalk Prophets, Stars Go Dim and Citizen Way. She also served as the Worship Director for Encounter Ministries (2018-20) and has led worship for multiple ministries including Heart of the Father (Unbound), The Culture Project, and WINE (Women In the New Evangelization) and worked with national speakers Fr. Michael Gaitley (33 Days to Morning Glory), Archbishop Chaput, and Relevant Radio’s Fr. Richard Simon. Her second Christian EP, Faithful, led to Teresa being featured on New Release Today’s ‘New Artist Watch’ for June 2018. She is married to Satellite School Director James Shackelford and is delighted at her new (and best) title as mom to their lovely daughter Colette.

James Shackelford

Director & Instructor
Bio

Dr. James Shackelford is the Director of the Twin Cities Satellite Campus and the Director of Ongoing Formation and Discipleship at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Wayzata, MN. He holds two PhDs from the University of Pennsylvania, one in Early Christian Art, Architecture, and Archaeology, and one in Religious Studies specializing in Patristic Christianity. James has 10+ years of ministry experience, working with organizations including Encounter Ministries, Heart of the Father Ministries, and Stone to Flesh. Drawing upon his academic background, James is passionate about pursuing revival in parish life and seeing our parishes recover the evangelistic fervor of the early church.

Teresa Shackelford

Leadership Team
Bio

Teresa Shackelford (aka Teresa Peterson) is a worship leader, speaker and singer/songwriter. She has played major festivals and conferences (SXSW, NCYC, Abbeyfest) and opened for national acts such as Sidewalk Prophets, Stars Go Dim and Citizen Way. She also served as the Worship Director for Encounter Ministries (2018-20) and has led worship for multiple ministries including Heart of the Father (Unbound), The Culture Project, and WINE (Women In the New Evangelization) and worked with national speakers Fr. Michael Gaitley (33 Days to Morning Glory), Archbishop Chaput, and Relevant Radio’s Fr. Richard Simon. Her second Christian EP, Faithful, led to Teresa being featured on New Release Today’s ‘New Artist Watch’ for June 2018. She is married to Satellite School Director James Shackelford and is delighted at her new (and best) title as mom to their lovely daughter Colette.

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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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Tuition & Financial Aid
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Graduation & Curriculum

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

Application Process
The application is free. Applications are accepted until halfway through Q1. You will receive submission confirmation as we begin our discernment process. You should be notified within two weeks.

Basic Requirements
- A min. of 18 years of age or High School graduate
- You do not need to be Catholic to apply

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Thank You to
Our Archbishop

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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Transformation
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MEDIA

REVIVE | Fremont High School, NE

Encounter School of Ministry students join Patrick Reis and Fr. Walter Nolte at a Nebraska High School.

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.

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110 Crusader Ave W, West St Paul, MN 55118

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