If you’re one of the thousands who have participated in a Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Encounter, perhaps it’s time to start sharing the life-changing experience with others.

You can do that as a Certified Facilitator of the program – something that is free and easy to obtain if you can find your way to Rockford, IL, on Saturday, Nov. 18.

The Yeshua Institute is offering a free Facilitator Training session from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 200 South Bell School Rd., just west of the I-90 E. State Street exit.

The Institute is even throwing in a free continental breakfast.

As a certified Facilitator, you would be able to help equip Catholics in every walk of life to Lead Like Jesus – as Servants, Stewards and Shepherds (S3).

The Encounter has received a warm reception from Catholic clergy, religious and laity all across the U.S., as well as in five foreign countries on three continents.

“Facilitators tell us it is very rewarding to assist others in learning how to be Jesus-like Leaders,” Dr. Owen Phelps, Director of the Yeshua Institute says. “It’s amazing the variety of ways that Facilitators have found to share the Good News with others in their spheres of influence.

Those who decide to lead Encounters will need a $50 Facilitator’s Kit -- but there is no requirement to purchase the kit at the free Facilitator training. “Facilitators don’t need the kit until they actually schedule an Encounter, and then the cost can be built into the cost of the program,” Phelps explains.

Although the program is free, advance registration is required. To register send your name, address and home parish to on or before Friday, Nov. 10. If you have any questions, also address them to

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