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“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mk 16:15)

The Spirit of God is active and moving in the hearts and lives of the young Church. We believe that God is raising up a generation of evangelists to transform the world through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Young Adult Class of the Encounter School of Ministry seeks to partner with young leaders from around the world in being taught, equipped, and activated in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Students (ages 18-30) can watch the class videos as their schedule allows, and then, once a week,  join a live Zoom call with Annie Reis along with other young adult leaders to share testimonies, practice the content learned, go through prophetic activations, and pray with one another. 

Streaming Live Worship

Weekly Teaching Sessions

Weekly Live Zoom Class

Small Group Community

Spiritual Mentorship

Annual Calendar

Classes run weekly mid-September through May.
First-year orientation: week of September 12th
First Week of Classes: week of September 19th

  • Live Zoom classes meet once per week.
  • There are two teaching videos required to watch before each live class.
  • Students have one week to complete the homework and videos. 

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Advancing the Kingdom scholarships were funded out of a heart for equipping more students regardless of means. If you are a young adult (age 18-30) and in need of financial assistance, simply indicate your need in the student application process, and our our team will follow up with you.

PRIMARY INSTRUCTORS

Several guest instructors will also teach on special topics throughout the year. These instructors vary on each school year, but include powerful speakers, such as Peter Herbeck, Dr. Mary Healy, Fr. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., and many more. 

Annie Reis

Class Facilitator
Bio

Annie is staff member of Encounter Ministries and a lead vocalist for Encounter Worship. After encountering the living presence of Jesus at a young age, Annie committed her life to the ministry of the Gospel. Her heart burns for revival, especially in her generation, and she ministers from a heart of zeal for the Gospel and deep intimacy with Jesus. Annie is graduate of the Encounter School of Ministry, a student of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and she resides in her hometown of Columbus, OH. 

Annie Reis

Class Facilitator
Bio

Annie is staff member of Encounter Ministries and a lead vocalist for Encounter Worship. After encountering the living presence of Jesus at a young age, Annie committed her life to the ministry of the Gospel. Her heart burns for revival, especially in her generation, and she ministers from a heart of zeal for the Gospel and deep intimacy with Jesus. Annie is graduate of the Encounter School of Ministry, a student of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and she resides in her hometown of Columbus, OH. 

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Wednesday:

2 Teaching Video Sessions Released

New Video sessions come available for you to watch on your secure student dashboard. You will need to print off your handout to take notes and internalize the content. Homework will be assigned on this date as well and is due by the time your scheduled dynamic Encounter Zoom Room meets.

 

Monday:

Praise & Worship

School Worship, including prophetic prayer and testimonies, will be live-streamed from main campus between 5:00pm-6:15pm ET during the school year.  Replays will available on your secure student dashboard.

Thursday: 7pm-9pm EST

Young Adult Class Time

Your dynamic Zoom sessions will be led by your facilitator, and will include prayer, Q&A, activations, and close with small group time in breakout rooms.

Requirements

  • Must meet general ESM admission requirements
  • Live outside commuting distance of any of our onsite campuses
  • International students are welcome to apply
  • Technology: (1) A computer with a webcam and high-speed internet capable of streaming high definition video. (2) Online classrooms meet via Zoom (free account setup)
  • Graduation: You must maintain acceptable Zoom classroom attendance, complete assignments and adhere to the online Core Values

The Encounter School of Ministry is open to Christians of all backgrounds—disciples who believe God calls them to demonstrate His supernatural love in their daily lives. Our curriculum and content is rooted in Catholic Tradition and faithful to Catholic teaching.

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.

Scholarships for Young Adults: The Advancing the Kingdom scholarships were funded out of a heart for equipping more students regardless of means. If you are a young adult (ages 18-30) and in need of financial assistance, simply indicate your need in the student application process, and our our team will follow up with you.

Enrollment Period

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 graduate.

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 and 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

3 Core Values

Core Value #1: Community: Videoconferencing technology helps students to overcome barriers in finding community support and fruitful relationships. Our online campus stresses the importance of cultivating intentional vulnerability-based friendships with your leader and the members of your small group.

Core Value #2: Accountability: Online learning has many advantages and conveniences, but in order for authentic growth and transformation to be possible, the online campus maintains high expectations for your participation and includes many features to help you stay accountable to your school commitments.

Core Value #3: Creativity: In the context of online learning, our team has embraced creativity in adapting our curriculum into an online format. Through the breakout room features, we have found creative ways to facilitate everything from prophetic activations to empowering you to effectively lead inner healing sessions.