Frequently Asked Questions

1. About Holy Spirit 101

IS THIS A BOOK OR A PROGRAM?

Holy Spirit 101 is a curriculum program that individuals, small groups and Parishes can use to better understand the Church's teachings on the charismatic gifts as well as learn guidelines and practical exercises to encourage persons to begin operating in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. 

An invaluable resource for pastors and prayer leaders, the program can be read as a book; however, we believe it is best experienced when taught in the classroom or retreat setting.

HOW CAN I ATTEND CLASS OR RETREAT?

At the moment, the majority of our classes and retreats are being offered in the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. To see our current course schedule, visit our training page, located [here]

I WANT TO HOST AT 'HOLY SPIRIT 101' CLASS AT MY PARISH. DO I HAVE TO BE CERTIFIED TO TEACH? OR CAN ANYONE TEACH?

Thanks for wanting to share this material with your Church! Anyone can learn and teach about the gifts of the Holy Spirit; however, if you'd like to be listed as one of our Certified Teachers, we require that you to complete our Teaching Certification Program, located [here]. While it may seem obvious, to protect the integrity of the program, we ask that anyone who teaches this course remain faithful to the teachings as they are presented in the text. If you have any questions about the material, please feel free to reach out to us. We're happy to answer any questions you may have.

You may purchase promotional materials to market your class in our [online store]. For those ordering 20+ books, we offer bulk pricing. To learn more about bulk discounts on books, please contact us [here].

HOW CAN I FIND A CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR TO TEACH A CLASS AT MY PARISH? AND WHAT WOULD THAT COST?

To inquire about the availability of our certified instructors, please write us [here]. All fees are negotiated with the instructor who works as an independent contractor. We recommend that you estimate between $25 - $50 per person. If there isn't a certified instructor available in your area, we invite you to consider hosting a 2-day seminar, scheduling a Parish Mission, or hosting your own program using our Online Video Course. 

ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS FOR PURCHASING BOOKS IN BULK?

Yes! We offer bulk pricing on any orders greater than 21 books. To learn more, please contact us [here]. For retailers, we offer wholesale pricing with proof of current certificate to re-sell. To learn more, please contact us [here]. Textbooks will be available for sale worldwide via this website and Amazon by August 15, 2017. 

IS THIS A NEW 'LIFE IN THE SPIRIT' SEMINAR? 

No. 'Life in the Spirit' seminars focus primarily on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.  The focus of Holy Spirit 101 is to share the reality of the living presence of the Holy Spirit already within them, and provide knowledge and practical resources to encourage students to begin operating in the fullness of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The curriculum operates in devoted obedience to the Roman Catholic Church and teaches only approved theological concepts and prayer techniques. The program is accessible and appropriate for any baptized Christian, regardless of one's prior exposure or familiarity with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Pentecostalism or the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.


2. Official Retreats & Classes

WHAT IS A TYPICAL 3-day retreat LIKE? 

There are typically 50 students attending each retreat. Volunteer staff assist during every practicum. Sessions are 2 hours long and divided between lecture and practicum time.

Retreat Sessions

  1. Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
  2. Intercessory Prayer
  3. Prayer Ministry
  4. Deliverance Prayer
  5. Words Gifts (Prophecy, Knowledge, Wisdom)
  6. Tongues & Interpretation
  7. Healing & Miracles

WHAT IS A TYPICAL class LIKE? 

There are typically 20 students attending our 6-week classes. Volunteer staff assist during every practicum. Sessions are 2 hours long and divided between lecture and practicum time.

6-Week Sessions

  1. Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
  2. Intercessory Prayer
  3. Prayer Ministry
  4. Deliverance Prayer
  5. Words Gifts (Prophecy, Knowledge, Wisdom) & Tongues & Interpretation
  6. Healing & Miracles

HOW MUCH DOes the retreat and class COST? 

Please note: As of July 4, 2017, our rates have changed. If you registered prior to July 4, your retreat and course fee will reflect the older rate. 

Weekend Retreat

A weekend retreat costs between $100-$150 and covers meals, materials, and facilities costs. Scholarships are available by request. The fees are broken down in the following manner:

  • Individual Rate: ($150) any persons who is attending the weekend retreat alone, or with a group smaller than 5 persons. 
    • Additional Companion ($50) Any person who is attending the weekend retreat may also bring an additional companion (spouse, child or friend). Only 1 companion is permitted per individual. The companion must register at the same time as the individual. 
  • Group Rate: ($100) Group of 5+ qualify for the discounted group rate. To establish your group, please contact the Arise Worship Ministry Office [here] with the name of your group, and a list of each person participating. 

6 Week CLass

Our 6-week course and covers materials and facilities costs. Scholarships are available by request. The fees are broken down in the following manner:

  • Individual Rate: ($50) any persons who is attending the weekend retreat alone, or with a group smaller than 5 persons. 
  • Group Rate: ($40) Group of 5+ qualify for the discounted group rate. To establish your group, please contact the Arise Worship Ministry Office [here] with the name of your group, and a list of each person participating. 

Payment is non-refundable. However, your registration can be transferred to another individual; however, this must be done no more than 48 hours prior to your retreat date.

What is included in my retreat and/or class registration?

All registrants receive:

  • A spot in the program
  • A complimentary copy of Holy Spirit 101
  • Access to prayer ministers to assist during each practicum 
  • Journal, pen and highlighter*
  • Meals throughout the program* 

*available only for weekend retreats

Can I read testimonies from others who have taken the retreat or class?

Yes! You can read a lot of testimonies from the program [here]

Is there an age requirement? 

Yes. We require all students be 18 years of age by the start of the retreat. Minors between 15 - 17 years of age may attend with a parent or guardian in attendance. There must be 1 adult per minor in attendance. 

WHAT WILL I LEARN during the program? 

At the end of the retreat, each students will understand the history and how to pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit; the rules and standards of intercessory prayer as a Church ministry; how to pray deliverance prayer for self and others; discern test and share prophetic words, words of knowledge and words of wisdom; pray healing prayer; yield to the gift of tongues; and how to incorporate the gifts of the Holy Spirit in Parish life.

WHERE ARE THE RETREATS LOCATED? 

All retreats are currently located on the Mary Immaculate Campus. 2800 Valwood Pkwy, Farmers Branch, TX 75006. Most often, retreats are held in the Church's Parish Hall. 

ARE MEALS & HOUSING INCLUDED on retreats? 

For retreats, catered meals and snacks are included with your registration fee, but not housing. Meals covered include dinner on Friday night and breakfast & lunch on Saturday and Sunday. 

For the 6-week course, drinks and light snacks are available each evening. Housing is not included. 

Is childcare INCLUDED? 

No. There is no childcare currently available at the Mary Immaculate Campus. 

DOES THIS PROGRAM HAVE THE APPROVAL OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH? 

Yes. On February 17, 2016, Holy Spirit 101 was granted the nihil obstat and imprimatur, an official declaration approving the teaching material as beneficial for Roman Catholics. 

Nihil  Obstat: Msgr. Robert M. Coerver, S.T.L., M.S. 
Imprimatur: Most Reverand Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell, Diocese of Dallas

 

 

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