Encounter Classes

Discipleship Level 1 – Strengthening (1st Semester)

Level One begins with a one day Foundational Roots Seminar, on a Saturday morning.  This seminar has been designed to strengthen and ground you in your spiritual identity according to God’s word. Whether you have been a Christian for several years or you have been just introduced to the Christian faith, everyone will benefit. This is a pre-requisite to the 3 week Level 1 course.

Over the 3 weeks, you’ll be learning how God uniquely designed you as a complex person with many intricacies. Then we will address the shattering relational effects of sin to the human soul and Jesus’ identification to your inner pain. Finally, we will discuss the way to experience inner healing and emotional health.

Depending on how hurt you have been in life, Level One will, by far, be the most intense for some. It is designed to strengthen you in God and bring about emotional healing. By not addressing the pain of the past in level one, we would be doing a disservice to you in Level Two and Level Three. Therefore, you will need to graduate Level One in order to proceed to Level Two.

Discipleship Level 2 – Healing (1st Semester)

Healing continues through the intense discipleship process.  The main focus is all about discovering if there are any areas of unresolved pain from relational trauma or neglect, while guiding you through an inner healing process. God wants you to have healthy relationships with loved ones, and it first starts with us becoming healthy from the inside out.

Our class sessions do rotate so that students do not repeat classes. During the fall we rotate each year from either session A or session B. Each containing different classes. In the spring we are either in session C or session D. If you’re interested in the session we are in feel free to contact us!

Honors Reward

In HONOR’S REWARD, bestselling author John Bevere unveils the power and truth of an often overlooked principle, the spiritual law of honor. Bevere explains that understanding the vital role of this virtue will enable readers to attract blessing both now and for eternity.

This class comprises of a video and workbook that the students go through together.  There are also practical application involving going out and honoring our community.

Conflict Management/ Teamwork

The purpose of this course is also, to improve interpersonal communication skills of team members and give you tools to collaborate, make decision, and solve problems more effectively.

Summary of key modules:

  1. Basic communication
  2. Giving and receiving feedback
  3. Group dynamics
  4.  Team decision making
  5.  Team problem solving
  6.  Conflict resolution
  7.  Time management

Job Searching/ Interviews

Supernatural Ways of Royalty

Do you want to feel good about yourself?  Are you tired of having low self-esteem and lacking confidence?  This training is like having a personal life coach at your fingertips.  Students go through a workbook as a class answering questions and completing activities that strengthen your understanding of your royal identity.  You will find yourself on a Holy Spirit journey into the very heart of God.

Spiritual Warfare

God has called Christians to overcome the world and drive back the forces of evil and darkness at work within it. Spiritual warfare isn’t just casting out demons; it’s Spirit-controlled thinking and attitudes. Dean delivers a no-nonsense, both-feet-planted-on-the-ground approach to the unseen world.

Old Testament/ New Testament

This course is fast-paced and covers the history of the Bible from Genesis all the way through Revelation. The Old Testament survey provides a bird’s eye view of the entire Old Testament, showing how the various books fit together, giving historical timeline’s and perspective, and laying a foundation for interpreting all of Scripture. Then, after filling in the historical gaps in the 400 years between the Old and New Testament, the New Testament survey teaches the basic theme and general content of every book, showing the relationship of the books and authors, placing them in historical and geographical context and presenting the teachings of Christ, the apostles to the early church, and the revelation of Jesus’ second coming. Beyond sheer knowledge, however, this course explicitly focuses on the heart of God and highlights how—throughout history—God consistently reveals and fulfills his everlasting covenant with his children.

Wild at Heart (Men Only)

This study deals thoughtfully and honestly with men’s ongoing struggles and exposes the difficulties they have in relationships. It presents the rich calling men have to reveal God in ways uniquely masculine. And it summons them beyond their paralyzing fear of failure to bold risk-taking, courageous action, deep spirituality, and full-hearted living.

Captivating (Women Only)

This study explains the very nature of what it means to be a woman: “Every woman in her heart of hearts longs for three things:  to be romanced, to plan an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and to unveil beauty.”  The study explains the way sin has impacted women and the ways women are often wounded by the parents, society’s expectations, the church, men, spiritual attaches, and their own defense mechanisms.  This will training will provide hope and a path to healing and wholeness.

Foundations in Personal Finance

This class will teach you about saving money and building wealth. It will help you establish a budget that actually works. Identify and understand different types of investments. We also go over setting and achieving financial and career goals. We cover many other financial topics as we go through Dave Ramsey’s book.

Search For Significance

The search for significance continues to look deep into our lives, and discuss roots we must deal with, what do we do with all the baggage we just discovered? How do these roots we discovered in our life make us who we are? What is the ideal we want to become? Or is there an ideal? All of this together? Lets search for significance through Christ, together.

Emotional Intelligence

The ability to understand why you do the things you do under various situations. This course will help you to master your emotions so that you can, “Take every thought captive” 2 Cor. 10:5. Over the term of this course, we will cover topics such as: The Integrity Model, Conquering Your Key Moments, Embracing Reality, Exercising Responsibility, Clarifying Your Vision, Defining Your Purpose, Acting With Integrity, and Valuing Who You are.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

You can’t be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality was birthed out of the realization that key areas were missing in the church’s spiritual formation/discipleship initiatives.  Genuine focus and growth in your emotional spirituality cannot help but release the life and gifts of God through His people out into the world.  Learn about the following key modules:
Learn about the following key modules:

  1. The problem of emotionally unhealthy spirituality.
  2. Know yourself that you may know God.
  3. Go back to go forward.
  4. Journey through the wall.
  5. Enlarge your soul through grief and loss.
  6. Grow into an emotionally mature adult.
  7. Develop a “rule of life”.

This will awaken you to a biblical integration of emotional health, a profound relationship with Jesus, and the historical practices of contemplative spirituality.