ENCOUNTER SCHOOL OF MINISTRY
The summer intensive is an evening school that provides a survey of the content offered in the first four quarters of the Encounter School of Ministry over a fast four-day* period. The summer intensive is perfect for anyone desiring to attend the Encounter School during the year but unable to do so because of distance or schedule. It is also ideal for those discerning their enrollment in the school of ministry but needing greater discernment.
*The Online Campus Summer Intensive offers the 4-quarter survey over 4 weeks, rather than 4 days.
4 Quarters / 4 Days
St. Patrick Church, Parish Life Center in Brighton, MI. Speakers: Fr. Mathias Thelen, Patrick Reis, Dr. Mary Healy, Sarah Kaczmarek & Joe Philip
4 Quarters / 4 Weeks
Week 1: July 20 // Week 2: July 27
Week 3: August 3 // Week 4: August 10
Flexible playback of lessons + weekly livestream with worship, breakout sessions, activations and prayer teams.
Every night prior to the Summer Intensive, join us for praise & worship led by Encounter Worship, guest musicians and prayer leaders. Eucharistic Adoration will also be available at select times during the Worship Festival.
*Details coming soon
upcoming summer intensives:
REGISTER : For registration and campus-specific details, click on a scheduled Summer Intensive event below. Event schedules, speakers and details vary by campus location.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Experience the first four quarters of the Encounter School of Ministry in only four days*
The Summer Intensive is a powerful experience that helps bridge the gap between the supernatural lifestyle of Jesus and the everyday experience of many believers. Focusing on topics from the first four quarters of Encounter School of Ministry, participants get a taste of the joy, transformation, and renewal that is at the heart of Encounter’s mission!
*The Online Campus stretches the Summer Intensive course over 4 weeks rather than the fast four-day period of on-site campuses
Q1: IDENTITY & TRANSFORMATION
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.
Q2: power & healing
This second class surveys the second quarter on power and healing. Jesus never proclaimed the Gospel without demonstrating it in power and love. Jesus’ healing ministry is at the heart of His Gospel of power and he expects his disciples to minister his healing on the earth (cf Mt 16:18-19). This class provides a foundation for partnering with the Holy Spirit to bring healing to the world around us.
Q3: HEARING GOD & THE PROPHETIC GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
This class provides a survey for the third quarter on hearing God’s voice and the prophetic gifts of the Holy Spirit. 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.
Q4: INNER HEALING & FREEDOM
This quarter provides a survey of the fourth quarter on inner healing and freedom. Jesus Christ came to set the captives free and release the prisoners. He wants us to partner with him to bring freedom and wholeness to a broken world. One of the most intense quarters, this class will scratch the surface in understanding how we can be more effective in healing hearts with Christ and setting those free oppressed by the enemy.
5:00pm – Open Worship & Registration Open
6:00pm – Summer Intensive Begins
6:15pm – Session 1 & Activations
7:30pm – Break
7:45pm – Session 2 & Activations
8:45pm – Announcements & Closing Prayer
9:00pm – End
SCHOOL OF MINISTRY
Many of our Encounter School of Ministry students enroll after attending the Summer Intensive. We hope this course inspires you too! This 2-year 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. In conformity with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church, we offer students a dynamic training program designed to take you to the next level in your ministry.