Designed and established from the heart of Encounter Ministries, the Encounter School of Ministry draws from the richness of our Catholic heritage and seeks 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, Encounter Ministries offer students a dynamic 2-year training program designed to take you to the next level in your ministry.

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Be Healed: A Guide to Encountering the Powerful Love of Jesus in Your Life

Be Healed: A Guide to Encountering the Powerful Love of Jesus in Your Life
Schuchts, Bob
$17.95

“Somewhere deep inside each one of us is a burning desire to finally become the person God created us to be.”

Do you suffer from spiritual or emotional wounds that are keeping you from reaching that goal? The bestselling book Be Healed is based on retired Catholic therapist Bob Schuchts’s popular program for spiritual, emotional, and physical healing. Incorporating elements of charismatic spirituality and steeped in scripture and the wisdom of the Church, this book offers hope in the healing power of God through the Holy Spirit and the sacraments.

Schuchts, founder of the John Paul II Healing Center, sensitively shares his own journey of healing after enduring a series of betrayals in high school—his father’s infidelity, his parents’ divorce, his older brother’s drug addiction—and his subsequent periods of struggle with God and faith.

Be Healed includes helpful tools such as charts, tables, lists, reflection questions, and personal challenges to guide you on your journey of healing. Schuchts’s trusted process for finding inner peace and healing is boldly Christ-centered, maintaining focus on the person of Jesus as “the life-giving and ever-present physician of our souls.” Schuchts will help you recognize your brokenness and find your hope and healing in the risen Christ.

In the tradition of beloved spiritual teachers like Francis MacNutt and Michael Scanlan, Be Healed offers in book form Bob Schuchts's popular program for spiritual, emotional, and physical healing through the power of the Holy Spirit and the sacraments.
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9781594714764
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2014-03-24
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Do What Jesus Did: A Real-Life Field Guide to Healing the Sick, Routing Demons and Changing Lives Forever

Do What Jesus Did: A Real-Life Field Guide to Healing the Sick, Routing Demons and Changing Lives Forever
Dawkins, Robby
$14.99
A Real-Life Field Guide to Doing What Jesus Did


The things Jesus did are not just for Bible times. They are for today. For everyone. Chicagoland pastor Robby Dawkins sees this again and again in his ministry to hurting people and even to gang members. Everyday people are seeing God's power unleashed through simple faith in God's Word; they are healing the sick, routing demons, and making a dynamic impact for the Kingdom of God.

But many other believers are missing out, unaware that they have far more power and authority than they realize.

Dawkins shares dynamic, real-life instruction and amazing stories from the front lines of ministry, showing that believers carry the authority of the Son of God and the power of the Holy Spirit wherever they are. When we walk in the presence and authority of God, we will do what Jesus did.




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9780800795573
Publication Date: 
2013-06-15
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Healing: Bringing the Gift of God's Mercy to the World

Healing: Bringing the Gift of God's Mercy to the World
Healy, Mary
$17.95
"Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed." - Matthew 8:8

When we, or a family member or friend, are faced with an injury or illness, physical or emotional, our thoughts turn to God in prayer for healing. We want to believe, as the Centurion did, that God will grant healing, but we wonder. And if we as Catholics have doubts, what does this mean to a hurting world, also in need of healing?

In her new book Healing: Bringing God's Gift of Mercy to the World, Mary Healy answers to these questions and more --

  • Is Jesus still healing people today?
  • Are these healings real and do they last?
  • How do we know if God wants us to pray for healing?
  • Isn't God asking us to endure suffering and hardships instead of asking for healing?
  • How can we pray for healing?
  • Can my broken heart be healed as well as my body?
  • Through the study of Catholic tradition, the lives of the saints, and ordinary people, you'll begin to understand how the message of inward healing is also a message that we as Catholics are empowered to take outward to the world.

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    9781612788203
    Publication Date: 
    2015-10-02
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    Lord, Renew Your Wonders: Spiritual Gifts for Today

    Lord, Renew Your Wonders: Spiritual Gifts for Today
    Damian Stayne
    $14.95

    At the beginning of the Second Vatican Council, Blessed Pope John XXIII offered a prayer asking the Holy Spirit to "Renew your wonders in our time, as though for a new Pentecost." The rediscovery of the charismatic gifts by ordinary Catholics throughout the world was an answer to that prayer.

    Damian Stayne is known internationally for his preaching with healings, signs and wonders as well as training conferences in spiritual gifts. Here he shows readers how the spiritual gifts such as prophecy and healing were used by Jesus, the early Church, the saints—and why we need them operating in the Church today. He provides not only amazing stories of God s presence and work in our time but also a host of practical instructions on how to grow in these gifts.

    Damian writes as a committed Catholic, but this book is of value to all Christians seeking to "earnestly desire the spiritual gifts" (1 Corinthians 12:1) to build up the Church and lead others to Christ.

    Lord, Renew Your Wonders by Damian Stayne is an addition to the multitude of witnesses of the abiding presence of the Lord s Spirit in his Church and a useful contribution to the discussion of the charisms of the Spirit in the Church in our day. From the foreword by Cardinal Peter Turkson

    At the beginning of the Second Vatican Council, Blessed Pope John XXIII offered a prayer asking the Holy Spirit to "Renew your wonders in our time, as though for a new Pentecost." The rediscovery of the charismatic gifts by ordinary Catholics throughout the world was an answer to that prayer. Damian Stayne, who is known internationally for his healing ministry, shows readers how the spiritual gifts of prophecy, healing, and deliverance were used by Jesus, the early Church, and the saints-and why we need them operating in the Church today. He provides not only amazing stories of God's presence and work in our time but also a host of practical instructions on how to grow in these gifts. This book is both inspiring and a challenge to Catholics to be open to the gifts of the Spirit in order to bring others to Christ.

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    9781593253233
    Publication Date: 
    2017-07-01
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    Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Father's Love

    Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Father's Love
    Hicks, Fr Boniface
    $28.95
    Prayer is at the heart of the Christian life. Given that we are weak and even sinful human beings, how can it be that God has anything to do with us? What does it mean to have a personal relationship with God? Why is God so silent and hidden? How do we grow in prayer?

    Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Father's Loveƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚brings the depth of human experience together with the Catholic tradition of prayer to present the path to an intimate and vulnerable relationship with God.

    Experienced spiritual directors Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, and Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, explore the many forms of Catholic prayer and demonstrate that vulnerability is essential to growing in relationship with God. Rich with the wisdom of Scripture, Catholic teaching, and the writings of the saints,ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚Personal Prayerƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚is an exhaustive guide for priests, religious, and laity desiring to receive the Father's love in a profoundly personal way.

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    9781645850236
    Publication Date: 
    2020-02-14
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    Spiritual Gifts Handbook: Using Your Gifts to Build the Kingdom

    Spiritual Gifts Handbook: Using Your Gifts to Build the Kingdom
    Healy, Mary
    $16.99
    Foundational Teaching from a Charismatic Healing Minister and a Catholic Scholar


    International healing minister Randy Clark teams up with Mary Healy, a respected Catholic scholar, to show not only that the gifts of the Spirit still exist today, but that they are not optional; they are the necessary tools God has given for both building his Church and spreading the Gospel.

    With wisdom and practical insight, Clark and Healy walk you through biblical texts, dispel misconceptions, and show that there is an endless variety of gifts. They also show how the gifts are not just for a select few, but distributed freely by the Holy Spirit among believers. After laying this foundation, the authors reveal how you can activate the gifts in your own life and use them to benefit others. In this hurting world, you can give people more than just a message--you can help usher them into an encounter with God.


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    9780800798635
    Publication Date: 
    2018-03-20
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    Supernatural Saints: A School of Ministry from the Saints

    Supernatural Saints: A School of Ministry from the Saints
    Reis, Patrick
    $17.99

    "Who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these..." John 14:12

    In John 14:12, Jesus promised that his believers will do the works He did and even greater ones. Through Jesus we have access to the life, power, and gifts of the Holy Spirit which enable us to do what He promised. Throughout our 2,000-year history, God has not stopped raising up holy men and women who have been filled with the Holy Spirit and cultivated lifestyles that demonstrated the supernatural power and love of God to advance the Kingdom of God in their time.

    As the co-founder and Director of the Encounter School of Ministry, author Patrick Reis will unpack ministry lessons from six incredible saints who walked in the life and gifts of the Holy Spirit. In Supernatural Saints, you will sit at the feet of these heroes of our faith and learn directly from their supernatural ministry.

    In this book, you will learn:

  • Signs, wonders, miracles, and healings have always been present through the history of the Church
  • About the intimate encounters with God which led these saints to walk in the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Insights into the practical ways each saint partnered with the Holy Spirit in prophecy, deliverance and healing
  • Clarity in teaching surrounding topics like resting in the Spirit, impartation, command prayers for healing, and lay involvement in deliverance ministry
  • The role of angels in ministry and how you can experience greater participation with them in your ministry
  • The lives and lessons of these saints offer us a "school of ministry" straight from the heart of the Church.

    Endorsements:

    Bishop David O'Connell, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles

    "The saints are often seen as our heroes of faith. But the stories of their lives and supernatural ministries have sometimes seemed like folk lore, and beyond the experience of us everyday believers. Patrick closes the gap between their ministry and our experience, helps us to understand their spiritual practices, and encourages us that we too can be powerful instruments of Jesus in the world. God always raises up saints to shine like lights in the world in critical moments of history. May this book equip and activate you to be a source of hope in this suffering world."

    Dr. Mary Healy, S.T.D., Professor of Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, bestselling author, and international speaker

    "I thought I knew these saints, but Patrick Reis draws out lessons from their lives that are new, amazing, eye-opening, practical, and exactly what is needed for the Church's mission today. I find myself deeply challenged and inspired by this book."

    Peter Herbeck, Vice President, Renewal Ministries

    "Patrick Reis has written an important and timely book by giving us a rare look into the ministry habits and strategies of six of our most beloved saints. Supernatural Saints makes a genuine contribution to "equipping the saints for ministry" in our day by harvesting important ministry lessons from these saints who not only model for us the life of holiness and heroic virtue, but also teach us how to walk in the supernatural."

    Fr. Boniface Hicks OSB, Author and Director of Spiritual Formation, Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, PA

    "Patrick Reis has provided a treasure for us. On the one hand he brings down some of the most fantastical saints and saint stories and helps us understand them and how they could have taken place earlier today. On the other hand, he raises up our hearts and minds and helps us imagine how we could be more like them. This book is inspiring, practical, accessible, and enjoyable. It will make you want to be more like the saints and give you practical steps for growth in that direction.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9798354218226
    Publication Date: 
    2022-10-12
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