The Encounter School empowers disciples to release the supernatural power and love of Jesus to a world waiting for an encounter with God.


God wants to reach the world through you. Are you ready to partner with Him to take your ministry to the next level?


Encounter School of Ministry is a dynamic training program designed to teach, equip, and activate you in the full lifestyle of Jesus so that you can walk with God in intimacy and demonstrate his love and power to the world around you!


The Encounter School offers a 2-year (8 quarter) program with classes once a week from 6-9pm. We celebrate an atmosphere of faith and childlike worship as we teach and active the gifts of the Holy Spirit that flow from our supernatural identity in Christ and flow out as supernatural ministry for Christ.


The Summer Intensive is a fast four-days of training that provide a survey of the content offered during the first year of Encounter School of Ministry. This is a time of refreshment, renewal, and getting equipped and activated with new practical ministry skills. The Intensive is perfect anyone discerning enrollment in our onsite or online campus but struggling due to distance or schedule.


If you cannot attend an onsite campus, check out our Online Campus.



ESM values freedom and joy in our response to God’s goodness. We express this in our school culture through childlike worship. Classes begin with an extended time of praise as we cultivate our awareness of God’s manifest presence and celebrate together His goodness. 


Drawing from the riches of Catholic Tradition and Scripture, ESM focuses on transformation through the renewal of the mind. Our students learn to think with Jesus through teaching sessions, homework, discussion groups, and q&a as they grow in their identity as royal sons and daughters of God.


The gifts of the Spirit are part of our inheritance in Christ that, among other things, are meant to equip us for mission. Activations are powerful spiritual opportunities that help us experience the fullness of our identity and bring heaven to earth. 


Why Should I Apply To The Encounter School?

The Encounter School of Ministry believes that each Christian is called to embrace their identity as a son or daughter of God. Jesus models for us what that lifestyle of intimacy with God looks like. That is your birthright. You know God the Father the way Jesus did. The Church calls you to a mission. To make the Father known. Just like Jesus. ESM trains, equips, and activates you to embrace your identity and live out of your supernatural inheritance so that your mission, your ministry, and your God-given dreams will flourish in every season of life!

How Does The Encounter School Onsite School Work?

Students attend evening school once a week at one of our locations around the country. Classes usually meet from 6-9pm. We start with worship, small group discussion, two teaching sessions and activations. We assign reading and homework. We have a high value for a class culture that celebrates and honors each student’s progress and provide a safe setting for students to take risks and grow with each other. Students who complete two years of school and meet basic requirements graduate with a certificate from the Encounter School of Ministry.

What Content Does The School Cover?

Each quarter consists of 8 classes.  Completion of each quarter for credit requires attendance at 6 out of the 8 classes and completion of assigned homework (this is very minimal).  Homework is designed to put the ministry that you learn into practice in your daily life.

Q1 – Identity and Transformation

Q2 – Power and Healing

Q3 – Hearing God and the Prophetic Gifts

Q4 – Inner Healing and Freedom

Q5 – Power Evangelization

Q6 – Intimacy with God

Q7 – Advanced Ministry Training

Q8 – Leadership and Deployment

When do Classes Start?

Onsite Campuses

Brighton, MI Campus
Orientation: Tuesday, Sept 7th, 2021
First Class: Monday Sept 13th, 2021
Cincinnati, OH Campus
Orientation: TBA 
First Class: TBA
Louisiana Campus
Orientation: TBA
First Class: TBA
Seattle Campus
Orientation: TBA
First Class: TBA
Other Satellite Campus locations

Online Campus

Application Deadline: TBA
Orientation: TBA
First Dynamic Zoom Room: TBA

Learn more about Online campus Online Campus and

Online Campus FAQ

What Is The 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. 

I have more questions. Where can I go for answers?

Please check out more frequently asked questions here! And, our main Encounter School of Ministry website here

If you have more questions, please contact us using the form below. We’re happy to help!

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