Facilitator Observation Request Form
In order to receive approval to observe another facilitator's zoom session you must submit a request through the form below. All requestes must be made at least 1 week prior to your requested observation date.
Each facilitator is allowed to complete no more than three observations each semester. Only observations that have been approved will count towards the professional development stipend.
Facilitator Observation Survey
Once you have completed your approved ESMO Facilitator Observation, you must complete the following survey in ordero to qualify for the professional development stipend.
Substitute Request Form
Substitute Request Form
Anytime you need a substitute, it is imperative you fill out this form to request a sub. Without filling out the form there is no guarantee a substitute will be provided. For planned abscenses, please submit your request at least two weeks in advance. Thanks!
Student Resources (So you can see what students are seeing)
Course Content Release & Homework Schedule
|Year Two: Q8 - Leadership & Deployment|
|Weekly Topic||Assigned Work|
(To be completed prior to your assigned zoom session)
|Available On Your Dashboard||Your Assigned|
Q8. Class 1:
Intro & Overview
Session 1 Video: Intro & Overview
Session 2 Video: Spheres of Influence and Deployment
Jesus loves to give us revelation about our identity! This week, spend time in the secret place and ask Jesus to show you who you are as a king. Be open to all images, words, thoughts, and accompanying feelings. Ask him to show you where he wants you to lead in this current season. Write down a one-page journal entry and be prepared to share what you received with your small group.
Supplemental Reading: Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, Paragraphs 1-4
Q8. Class 2:
Session 1 Video: Your Kingdom Dream Map Pt. 1
Session 2 Video: Your Kingdom Dream Map Pt. 2
Use the next few days to complete your Kingdom Dream Map Supplemental Tool. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in this process and seek after a scripture passage, story, or theme to give you wisdom, guidance, or inspiration as you process with the Lord. Even though your Kingdom Dream Map Supplemental Tool is subject to refinement or even revision as you discern with the Lord, be ready to share your completed Map and Bible passage with your small group. During your Zoom session, you’ll also seek after prophetic words to help you move forward with the Lord!
Supplemental Reading: Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, Paragraphs 5-8
Q8. Class 3:
Favor & Finance
Session 1 Video: Stewarding Favor
Session 2 Video: Provision For Your Vision
Spend time in prayer and seek revelation. Ask the Lord the following questions and write down a summary of what He shares with you in your journal. Be ready to share in small group.
- What favor have you given me to advance the kingdom?
- How do you want me to steward this favor on my life?
Supplemental Reading: Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, Paragraphs 9-14
Q8. Class 4:
Equipping Gifts & Leading From Vocation
Session 1 Video: Leading From Your Vocation
Session 2 Video: Ephesians 4 - Equipping Gifts of Jesus
Married Students: Make a commitment to sit down and affirm your desire for your relationship with your spouse to be your first ambition, your first passion and your loudest Gospel message. Apologize for any ways that the Holy Spirit has shown you that you have fallen short. Invite your spouse to pray together for these graces to be abundant in your marriage. Write a journal entry on the fruit of this.
Celibate Students: Go into your secret place with Jesus this week and tell Jesus of your desire for your relationship with Him to be your first ambition, your first passion and your loudest Gospel message. Apologize for any ways that the Holy Spirit has shown you that you have fallen short and allowed the things you do for him to be greater than your relationship. Expect him to respond to you. Write a journal entry of what he speaks to you in your heart.
Supplemental Reading: Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, Paragraphs 15-22
Q8. Class 5:
"Session 1 Video: Conflict Communication Pt. 1
Session 2 Video: Conflict Communication Pt. 2
Instead of giving you our list of Conflict Norms, come up with a list of 3-5 conflict norms that you think would be most effective to help your team navigate conflict well. Write them down in your journal and share it with your activation partner or discussion group.
Supplemental Reading: Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, Paragraphs 23-27
Q8. Class 6:
Clarity & Culture
Session 1 Video: Unity and Clarity
Session 2 Video: Culture and Core Values
In prayer with Jesus, complete all elements of your six critical questions and CORE Values. Be prepared to present your answers to your discussion groups next week. We prepared to share which part of this exercise was MOST IMPORTANT to you.
Supplemental Reading: Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, Paragraphs 28-33
Q8. Class 7:
Session 1 Video: N/A
Supplemental Reading: N/A
Homework from Previous Quarters
Quarter 8: Leadership & Deployment - See Course Content Release & Homework Schedule Toggle
Theology FAQ Videos
Encounter Theology FAQ Series
We are excited to announce the launch of a brand new series of FAQ’s with Fr. Boniface Hicks O.S.B., Dr. Mary Healy S.T.D., and Fr. Peter Ryan S.J. addressing common questions and misunderstandings surrounding prayer ministry through Scripture, history, theology and official Church teaching.
- What are Charisms?
- Are Charisms "unnecessary" or "optional" in the life of the Church?
- Can I "practice" or "grow" in the charismatic gifts?
- Is it wrong to "seek after" spiritual gifts?
- How do I know if I have these gifts?
- Can lay people command evil spirits?
- Can you pray over someone of whom you do not have "authority" such as a spouse or child?
- Are lay people at risk of demonic retaliation?
- What's the difference between exorcism and commanding evil spirits to leave?
- How do I address evil spirits in deliverance ministry?
Resting in the Spirit
- Is "resting" or "being slain" in the Spirit an authentic gift of God?
- What if I see strange or scary things at a prayer meeting where people are being prayed over?
Praying in Tongues
- Is the gift of tonguees an authentic form of Catholic prayer?
- Is speaking in tongues "demonic" or a form of channeling spirits?
Year 2 Syllabi & Important Dates
ESMO Class of 2024 - Year 2 Syllabi
- Quarter 5 - Intimacy with God
- Quarter 6 - Advanced Ministry Training
- Quarter 7 - Power Evangelization
- Quarter 8 - Leadership and Deployment
*Suggested Reading is not mandatory but highly encouraged. Homework assignments can be found on student handouts or on the student dashboard.*
Overview of Important Dates
2023 - 2024 Tuition Due Dates
- Quarter 5: Monday, September 11th
- Quarter 6: Monday, November 6th
- Quarter 7: Monday, January 29th
- Quarter 8: Monday, March 8th
* This is not an exhaustive list, other important dates can be found directly on the syllabi
Suggested Reading for Year 2
Year 2 Suggested Reading.
- Quarter 5: Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Father's Love, by Fr Thomas Acklin and Fr Boniface Hicks (find on Amazon or local retailer)
- Quarter 6: Supernatural Saints, by Patrick Reis (to be released later this year!)
- Quarter 7: Do What Jesus Did, by Robby Dawkins (find on Amazon or local retailer) / A New Pentecost for The New Evangelization, by Dr. Ralph Martin
- Quarter 8: Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity
Suggested Reading is not mandatory but highly encouraged. Homework assignments can be found on student handouts or on the student dashboard.
Monday Worship Live Stream Information
Main Campus Preschool Worship will be LIVE on Mondays from 5:00pm - 6:10pm EST.
Rewatch past Preschool Worship sets below:
Encounter Conference 2024 - Registration & Prayer Team Information
We are excited to announce that registration for the 2024 Encounter Conference is now live!
Before registering, please watch this walkthrough video by our Director of Events, Ben Pohl, and read through the information on our conference landing page. We look forward to seeing you June 26-28, 2024 in Toledo, OH!
My Account Details
Student Tuition Information
You can pay your tuition either through the Zoho tuition portal - OR - directly thorugh the invoice you received in your email. If you have any questions, please reach out to the administration team through the Student Support Center. Thanks!
Tuition Due Dates
September 12, 2022: Quarter 1/ 5 - OR - Annual Tuition Due
November 7, 2022: Quarter 2/6 Tuition Due
January 30, 2023: Quarter 3/7 Tuition Due
March 27, 2023: Quarter 4/ 8 Tuition Due
Have a Question?
Student Support Center (Ask your questions here!)
What Can We Help With?
- Your account?
- Your student dashboard?
- Paying tuition?
- Online campus or e-course support?
- And More!
Access the Full Student Support Center Here!
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This form is only to be used to ask questions relating to class content. All other questions should be submitted through the Student Support Center.]