2013 CROSStraining Class

CROSStraining 2013

by David Asscherick  |  July 2, 2013

Short of making the sun stand still, it is no easy thing to make room for four months of instruction in just nine days. Nevertheless, we here at Light Bearers are trying anyway!

The ARISE Cornerstone program has, for the last decade, been a four-month endeavor. We have known from the beginning that many––most, in fact––people cannot attend a program of this length. And yet, there is something wonderful and intangible about “in person” instruction that videos, books, and audio recordings just cannot capture. So what to do?

Our answer has been the CROSStraining program. Typically lasting two or three weeks, our most recent permutation lasted just nine days. Only nine days? Yes, but with more than 50 hours of in-class instruction and training squished, squashed, and wedged in.

The program was 10+

From June 14 to 22, we saw students from all over the US converge here at the ARISE Campus in Jasper, OR. Would the program work? Could it be a success? Would the students be wiped out or still energized, wanting more, by program’s end? These questions, and more, circled in our collective anticipation and apprehension.

And?

And… it was a grand and wonderful success! “The program was 10+,” raved one attendee, a dentist from Florida. The smiles, friendships, baptisms, and formal evaluations all told the same story: this program was a life-changing experience!

In a stroke of scheduling serendipity, it appears that we may have stumbled on a perfect length for the program. Nine days allows professionals, business owners, college students, stay at home moms, and others the ability to attend. Several medical professionals, for example, attended the program.

Is it possible to condense and cram all of the four-month Cornerstone program into nine days? No, not in the absence of a Joshua-esque miracle. And yet, the program was solidly substantive, authentically personal, and seriously inspirational. The curriculum consists of teaching students how to share Christ-centered studies on the major doctrines of the Bible plus instruction on practical soulwinning.

All in nine days.

We’d love to see you here next year. The plan is to run several programs so you can find the dates that work best for you. Those dates will be announced soon, so stay tuned.

We’d love to see you here!

David Asscherick Speaker
Light Bearers
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  • claudine

    That is great God can make all things posible. Paster you are doing such a great work for God. May God bless you. Will keep on praying for you

  • 10 days in the upper room praying together and spending time in Gods ?
    word ? To prepare people to go out into the World to share Gods good news ? What a great recipe for success 🙂

  • Wow, I can’t believe what I’m reading!!! Ohhh, you’ve just made my day w/these incredible news! Sign me up–I’m coming next summer in June, GOD willing!!! *grin*

  • Enid Hernandez

    I was there and all I can say is Praise the Lord that He gave me that great opportunity. At the end of each day I was tired physically but I felt I wanted more. How can we ever get tired of listening and learning about God’s word? And the fellowship was wonderful and the food was something else! Those 9 days were a life changing experience for me. Thank you David, James, Jeffrey, Ty, Brandon and Yamil for letting The Spirit use you. Thank you so much to all the ARISE staff, you were all awesome. May God bless you and continue to use you,
    Enid 🙂