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What is the goal of the College Training?
To supply college students with a vision, equip them with truth, help them in their experience of life, perfect them in the preaching of the gospel, and develop their character so they can become useful vessels for the building up of the Body of Christ.
Where will the College Training be held?
On the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus (UIUC).
When is the College Training?
Southwest College Training
July 6-12, 2020
Southeast College Training
July 11-17, 2020
Northwest College Training
July 10-16, 2020
Midwest College Training
July 12-18, 2020
Northeast College Training
July 10-16, 2020
What is the history of the College Training?
The College Training began in Southern California in the 90s. It then moved to Eugene, OR in the early 2000s. In the mid-2000s, it was moved to Occidental, CA and a second training began on the East Coast in Athens, GA. In 2009 a third was added in Fairborn, OH and was then moved to Champaign, IL in 2012. In 2015 we had our first National College Training with 1800 attendees at UIUC. For the last three years there have been five College Trainings. Last year they were hosted in: Oak Glen Camp in Yucaipa, CA; Olympia, WA; Athens, GA; Camp Penuel, in Kingston, NY and Champaign, IL.
What is included in my registration fee?
The registration fee covers the cost of everything during the week of the training, including:
- Training outlines and ministry excerpts
This is a time to seek first God's kingdom and His righteousness.
Maintain a proper spirit and attitude at all times in cooperation with the training.
These seven days are separated unto the Lord; no one should use this time for promoting social relationships. Rather, let us cultivate an atmosphere of prayer, fellowship in life, and seeking the Lord.
This is a seven day full time training and that there is NO part time attendance.
Please abide punctually by the schedule and diligently fulfill all responsibilities when asked.
If you need to leave the training facilities for any length of time outside of scheduled activities, you must let a serving one know.
Keep the room quiet during lights out and rest times.
Brothers cannot enter the sisters' dorm area, and sisters are not permitted in the brothers' dorm area.
Keep a good testimony by respecting all property including the grounds and furnishings. Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of facilities at all times.
For your safety, it is advised not to walk alone at night.
Dress code: Dress according to your spirit and the training requirements. Do not dress in a way that would distract others from the enjoyment of the Spirit. No sleeveless shirts or sleeveless dresses permitted. No shorts, jeans or T-shirts with writing should be worn in the meetings. During the meetings all sisters should wear conservative skirts/dresses of a length that is below the knee, and brothers should wear trousers (jeans are not considered as trousers). Moderate shorts (no more than 3" above the knee), jeans, and T-shirts with writing are permitted only during the activity times. Form fitting exercise pants are permitted during activity time, but must be worn under shorts.
No gum allowed in the training.
If you bring an MP3 player, tablet, computer, or other personal device, it should be used only for listening to hymns and ministry from the Word.
Who can attend?
- Newly-graduated high school seniors (17+)
- All college students or college-age
- Recently graduated college students
- Serving ones coming to care for the students
I don't know where I'm going to college in the fall. Should I wait before I apply?
No! Please apply as soon as possible because space is limited. You can enter your college information after you complete your application.
Can I come part-time?
No. Participants are required to attend full-time.
Can I bring a Christian friend?
Absolutely! Bringing a Christian friend would be wonderful as long as he/she is ready for a training like this. We recommend that you fellowship with your local college training serving one about this matter. We also encourage you to help them with the application process. No one can come unless they apply, pay, and are approved.
Will translation be provided?
All trainees are required to be fluent in English, including ministry terms.
How can I prepare for this training?
First of all, pray! The more we open to the Lord in prayer for this time the more He will have the free way to speak to us and work in us during the training.
What is the dress code for the training?
Dress according to your spirit and the training requirements. Do not dress in a way that would distract others from the enjoyment of the Spirit. No sleeveless shirts or sleeveless dresses permitted. No shorts, jeans or T-shirts with writing should be worn in the meetings. During the meetings all sisters should wear conservative skirts/dresses of a length that is below the knee, and brothers should wear trousers (jeans are not considered as trousers). Moderate shorts (no more than 3” above the knee), jeans, and T-shirts with writing are permitted only during the activity times. Form fitting exercise pants are permitted during activity time, but must be worn under shorts.
Please see registration info for information about registration (how to apply, what you need, cancellation policies, etc.).
Is health insurance required?
Yes. You will need to demonstrate that you have a policy before the application deadline. You can return to your online application and enter the information on the "Medical Info & Emergency Contact Info" form. Your application will not be approved until this information is provided.
What is the deadline for purchasing insurance?
Your proof of insurance coverage must be submitted within two weeks of receiving your conditional approval. Please update your application as soon as you have secured coverage.
How can I get health insurance?
If you do not have insurance already, we recommend that you at least purchase travel insurance that includes medical coverage. You can look around for an option that will best suit your needs. One provider of travel insurance is Faith Ventures, whose plans start at $29. We recommend that you include your travel dates in your insurance plan.
If you live outside the US, contact Faith Ventures by phone at (855) 231-5237.
My health provider requires information about the ministry sponsoring the training. What information do I provide?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for help related to the venue you will be attending.
I have food allergies (gluten, shellfish, peanuts, etc). Will the dining hall have food I can eat?
Yes. Indicate your allergies on your application. Different regional trainings will coordinate with you further related to your needs depending on which you will attend.
Can I offer, give, or support the college training in some way?
Absolutely! If you feel to give, please visit https://donate.collegetraining.org/.
Can I designate my offering to sponser a particular person's registration?
We ask that all support of this kind be administrated locally with the church leadership and college training representatives in your locality or area.
Can I designate my offering in some way?
Our website does not allow for designation. If you would like to fellowship more about this, please feel free to email email@example.com.
If you cannot find the answer to your questions here please email firstname.lastname@example.org.