Encounters scheduled in Illinois, Iowa

Posted on February 02, 2016 in: Articles

A Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Encounter  is scheduled in Rockford, IL, on Friday, March 18, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center.

It joins a list of four Encounters scheduled in the Dubuque (IA) Archdiocese in the next three months.

The Encounter is the Yeshua Institute’s signature 1-day training experience to teach people how to be S3 Jesus-like Leaders at home, at work, in their parishes and in their communities.

“Leadership is an influence process,” says Yeshua Institute Director Owen Phelps. “Anytime we try to influence anyone else, they are acting as a leader. So all of us are leaders some of the time. Leadership is not a choice. Our only choice is what kind of leader we will be. In the Encounter people learn how to lead like the best leadership teacher and role model of all time – Jesus.”

With a rich mix of videos, large and small group discussion, self-discovery exercises and live presentations, the Encounter has drawn rave reviews from Catholics in all walks of life in six countries on three continents.

In addition to the March18 Encounter in Illinois, here are the Encounters scheduled in Iowa:

  • Dubuque, Holy Ghost Parish, Saturday, Feb. 13, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Monona, St. Patrick Parish, Thursdays, Feb. 18 and 25 (two evenings), 6-9 p.m.
  • Cedar Rapids, St. Matthew Parish, Thursday, March 3, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Osage, Sacred Heart Parish, Thursday, April 28, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

In Iowa, people who sign up through their parish can attend at no charge. The cost for others to participate is $79. For more information or to register, contact Dan Rohner at  or 563-556-2580, ext 283.

The Rockford Encounter’s fee of $79 includes a continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and all materials. To register for March 18, click here. The deadline is March 9. Partial scholarships are available for those who need assistance. Apply by writing to with a brief explanation of your need.

If you’d like more information about scheduling an Encounter in your parish, contact us.


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