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Encounter Facilitator Certification
U.S. and Canada

INTERNATIONAL FACILITATORS: The following information pertains to residents of the United States or Canada who wish to become certified Lead Like Jesus Leadership Development Facilitators. Certification training and requirements for international facilitators varies slightly from one region to another. For more information about becoming a Leadership Development Facilitator outside of the U.S. or Canada, send an email to

Encounter Facilitator Certification

Thank you for your interest in the Encounter Facilitator Certification.

Lead Like Jesus Facilitators are on the frontline of sharing the hope and transformation of Jesus with the world. Through the Encounter Leadership Development Experience, you will be challenged and inspired in your personal leadership, and you will be introduced to the core message and teachings of Lead Like Jesus.

Individuals who are working in faith-based organizations or faith-led businesses and have a ready-made audience for facilitating Lead Like Jesus Leadership Encounters may qualify to be trained as a facilitator.

Pre-requisites to Encounter Facilitator Certification:

  • Be a graduate of a Lead Like Jesus Encounter (workshop)
  • Have a ready-made audience to lead Encounters within your organization/ministry.
  • Complete an Encounter Facilitator Application
  • Interview with LLJ’s Staff to determine eligibility for Facilitator Certification

Before enrolling in the Encounter Facilitator Certification, we want Facilitator Candidates to fully engage as a participant in the Encounter experience. After completing the Encounter and qualifying for the Facilitator Certification you may enroll in the Facilitator Certification Program

Encounter Facilitator Certification

After attending an Encounter workshop and fulfilling qualification, you may register and attend the Encounter Facilitator Certification. Experiencing the Encounter a second time with your Facilitator Manual in hand will prepare you to confidently and effectively facilitate the Encounter workshop.

The Encounter Facilitator Certification is currently delivered virtually over 4 half days, 4-hours per day.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process to become an Encounter Facilitator?

  • Experience your first Encounter
  • Complete the Facilitator Application
  • Interview with LLJ staff member to determine your eligibility.
  • Register for the Facilitator Certification program.
  • Review Facilitator Policy Manual
  • Review and sign Facilitator Covenant
  • Schedule and facilitate your first Encounter within 6 months of being certified.
  • Debrief your Encounter experience with an LLJ staff member.
  • Become a fully certified Encounter Facilitator upon completing the above steps.

Where do I attend an Encounter?

Lead Like Jesus offers a virtual Encounter over three consecutive half days, four hours each day. All Encounter dates are listed on our website:

Where do I attend Encounter Facilitator Certification Training?

Encounter Facilitator Certification is currently offered virtually. The Encounter Facilitator Training is held over 4 days, 4 hours each day. It includes 3 days of workshop attendance with the Facilitator Manual in hand; the fourth day is devoted to facilitation practice, overview of Workshop flow and Facilitation tips. Upon qualifying for the Facilitator Certification, you will receive a link to register.

What is the purpose of the Encounter Facilitator Certification?

To prepare and equip individuals to facilitate the Encounter within their organization and spheres of influence.

Who is the primary audience for Encounter?

Anyone who seeks to influence the thinking, behavior, or development of others.

What materials do participants in the Encounter receive?

The Encounter participant kit includes:

  • Encounter Participant Workbook
  • Lead Like Jesus Six-Week Study Guide

What Certification materials and resources do Facilitators receive?

In addition to the participant kit listed above, Facilitators receive:

  • Encounter Online Facilitator Guide
  • Encounter Facilitator Manual
  • Encounter PPTs and Videos
  • Lead Like Jesus Revisited Book

What are the fees for the Encounter and Facilitator Certification?

Encounter -$199

Encounter Facilitator Certification-$899.

If you would like more information on becoming a certified Encounter Facilitator, please contact us at or call 800-383-6890.