Developed to help you grow in your identity as a son or daughter of God and highlighting some of the most transformational elements of the Encounter School of Ministry: “Identity and Transformation” quarter. This school is geared to renew your mind, increase your intimacy with the Father, and prepare you to minister out of your supernatural inheritance in Christ!

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Come experience a two-day intensive to help you grow in your identity as a son or daughter of God!  Drawing from the rich tradition of Catholic teaching and Sacred Scripture as well as honoring different Christian faith denominations, our dynamic teachers, transformative content, and uplifting culture will prepare you to walk with Jesus under an open heaven. 


This class is an overview of the first quarter of the school.  All fruitful ministry flows not from greater performance or striving but from our identity as beloved sons and daughters of God.  The transformation that we need to undergo comes from the “renewal of your mind” (cf Rom 12:2) and thinking from the mind of Christ.

intimacy & hearing god's voice

Our goal is to grow in our relationship with God and strive to become more aware of the way he speaks to us for our own sake.  From that foundation, we are able to move in the prophetic gifts of the Holy Spirit which God enables us to hear His voice in different ways for the world around us.


living the supernatural life

Most people don’t experience supernatural moments in their everyday lives. There is a big disconnect between their own experiences and those in stories of scripture or the lives of saints.  You may be looking for the more that is promised by God. It’s time to radically renew your mind and transform your life.


baptism of the holy spirit

Stir up the gifts you received at Baptism and Confirmation – and ask God for MORE gifts.

Upcoming 2-day Weekend Schools


You may request to host Encounter Ministries: Encounter School of Identity at your parish or in your community. 



Please read the tabs below before requesting to host a school.

Encounter Ministries External Event Guide

Cost & Fees

CostThere is no fee for the hosting organization (parish/ministry). The host must also allow Encounter Ministries to take up a free will offering during the event. *  There may be a cost to bring in a praise and worship leader, depending on the parish needs. 

Registrants & Fees: Each participant will have to pay a registration fee in advance on the Encounter website. Attendance varies by region and ability of hosting organization to promote the school.  We have seen as few as 100 and as many as 250 participants.

  • MEALS:  The host must facilitate food needs for participants.  Option 1: Provide lunch and dinner for the participants over a 1 hour break each (this ensures the ability for participants to attend the Saturday vigil mass).  Option 2: Allow a 2 hour break for lunch and dinner for participants (this would not allow time to attend a Saturday vigil Mass).
  • MATERIALS: The host must supply name badges, print copies of the Encounter School of Identity Participant Packets provided to you by Encounter Ministries.
  • EVENT SET-UP:  The host must overseeing the location needs for the School of Identity, and ensure sufficient sound and projector needs are met at the location for  the School of Identity.
  • WORSHIP MUSIC – The host must provide a local contemporary praise and worship leader.
  • PROMOTION –  Effectively spread the word and promote awareness of the Encounter School of Identity in your region.  Encounter Ministries will provide a web page for your event, a custom flyer and facebook event page



The Encounter School of Ministry 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.


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


We believe that as you embrace your identity and live out of the inheritance Jesus won for you, your mission, ministry, and God-given dreams will flourish in every season of life.


We believe community is essential. You’ll meet with other passionate disciples to encourage and build you up. You never know where the Spirit might lead with your new brothers and sisters in Christ.


You will have many opportunities to both receive and offer prayer ministry, practice with the gifts you have understood and activated, share God’s heart with your neighbors, and celebrate the miracles the Lord is working!


Burnout often accompanies life in mission. Be renewed, transformed, and set on fire for the Kingdom.

healing testimonies

Sharing testimony is to prophesy what God is going to do again. We hope you will receive inspiration and healing from what God has done in the life of others.


Check out our media projects and gain encouragement and inspiration.


Request Encounter Ministry Speakers for your upcoming event. Availability is limited:
Fr. Mathias Thelen | Patrick Reis |
 Sarah Kaczmarek | Fr. Patrick Gonyeau