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Skills you learn at the Christian Training Center are applicable in so many areas of life. Learn how they are.

Skills you learn at the Christian Training Center are applicable in life. Learn how they are.

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Apologetics Conference – The relevance of Genesis with Tim Chaffey

Genesis, the first book of the Bible, is the foundation of all Christian doctrine. In it, we learn about the triune God, the origin of all matter, the nature of man, why suffering and death exists, and the reason Jesus came to sacrifice His life for us. Genesis also contains accounts of the creation, the Global Flood, and the Tower of Babel – accounts that many Christians don’t see the importance of taking literally. 

But if Genesis is not true, how can we trust the rest of the Bible?  Join us as Tim Chaffey of Answers in Genesis gives compelling arguments for the first 11 chapters of the Bible and their importance to our modern world.

Learn more here.

How can we grow spiritually? 

Work week is a highlight for the summer – long hours and hard work has a way of breaking down attitudes and creating character that is needed this summer!! Enjoy the highlights.



Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | — The 2020 date will be announced soon. | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. Learn more about our programs here.

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. Learn more here.

If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

The largest generation in American history wants to be heroes! Why?

Why be hero for Jesus?

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Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | — Sept 2 – Nov 9, 2019 | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. ow.ly/Nhag30oRYRK

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. http://ow.ly/l5SU30oS5pQ

If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

How do you train a leader for Jesus?

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”
– Ronald Reagan

One of the biggest callings we feel the Lord has given us at the Christian Training Center is to train this generation to be leaders (Heroes of Today).

What does it take to be a leader for Jesus in today’s world? We emphasize the biblical truths of relationships, family, servanthood, and personal discipline. Young men and women are challenged to live a faith that reaches beyond the four walls of the church and affects everyday life.

This fall (September 2-November 9, 2019) we are inviting college age students (18-26 yrs) to experience our Heroes of Today Fall Semester Program. Participants spend their days in study sessions, work duties, or on the unpredictable outdoor adventure. The evenings have a natural rhythm of group Bible studies, prayer & intercession, and recreational activities

If you, or someone you may know, might be interested in this program, please click the link below.

https://ctcilife.org/programs/heroes-request/

Are you a hero? Heroes Week Highlight Reel shows you what our program is all about.

The Christian Training Center’s Heroes Week is a fast-paced, full throttle discipleship program!

Whether you are white water rafting, wilderness backpacking, or learning new life skills you will discover more about your identity in Jesus and what it means to live as one of God’s  Heroes of today.

No Heroes program is ever the same. Each week-long program is uniquely crafted as we respond to the Lord and what He is seeking to do in the lives of those He has gathered.

Participants ages 14-18 come from a variety of backgrounds, churches and even from around the world for this summer adventure filled with spiritual, mental, relational and physical challenges.

Come ready to be pushed to the max! Heroes Weeks are a blast, and every activity is rooted in Kingdom purpose. The goal of the week is to instill a lifestyle that is led by the Spirit, obedient to God’s word, and exemplary to the world. You will leave completely exhausted, but renewed in your faith!

You may find it surprising that year to year, participants tell us that it is not the extreme activities they enjoy the most but an encounter with the Lord through powerful devotion times, worship, and thrilling outreach.

Be warned: Heroes week is addictive! Most of our participants come back year after year… and eventually, apply to the Summer Internship Program for young adults.



If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | — Sept 2 – Nov 9, 2019 | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. ow.ly/Nhag30oRYRK

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. http://ow.ly/l5SU30oS5pQ

What does it mean to be a hero? Will you take the challenge?

Jessi tells about her experience as a CTCI Summer Intern.

Be a part of a summer internship that won’t just challenge you – it will change you!

Our Summer Internship Program calls forth young adults ages 18-26 who have a passion to serve Christ and a desire to be trained practically for life, leadership, and future ministry through intense, life-on-life discipleship. During these fast-paced weeks, interns will discover more about who they are and what it means to be a fully committed follower of Jesus.

 “The extra mile challenge was one of the craziest things I have ever done! Sleeping in a cave 2 miles into the earth was something I will never forget. The course was tough but really lead me closer to the Lord and built some maturity into my life.”

2016 Internship Participant

Interns live on the premises and help staff the summer’s programs, conferences, and events. Daily duties can include anything from helping the staff take care of the grounds, gardens, and facilities to preparing meals and helping put together activities for youth and teens.  In between times of service, interns will also get to enjoy activities designed to build character through spiritual, mental, emotional and physical challenges. The relationships and rewards of the summer internship last for a lifetime.

Room, board, and the Extra Mile Challenge are all included free of cost – so all you have to do is get here and be ready to give your all!

Check out our next program here.

What Will God Use Your Situation For? Can we be happy and joyous in our trials?

Zoe shares on what it means to keep a positive attitude when God as you walk through trials.

Scripture

James 1:11-13 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

For the sun rises and, together with the scorching wind, dries up the grass; its flower falls off, and its beautiful appearance perishes. In the same way, the rich person will wither away while pursuing his activities.

Happy is the one who endures trials, because when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

No one undergoing a trial should say, “I am being tempted by God,” since God is not tempted by evil, and he himself doesn’t tempt anyone.

James 1:2 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Consider it a great joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you experience various trials,

Christian Standard Bible (CSB) The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

 

Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

 

What is the biggest challenge? Zac’s Semester Testimony at our Heroes Program

Zac Girard was a student with us for the Heroes Semester program in Spring 2019. Here he shares with us about his time here and what has impacted him to go home different than he came.

 

CTCI’s Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! Emphasizing the biblical truths of relationships, family, servanthood, and personal discipline, young men and women are challenged to live a faith that reaches beyond the four walls of the church and affects everyday life.

The Lord is Molding This Guy

Welcome from all of us at Christian Training Center International. Today we would like to share a testimony from one of the students who attended our spring 10-week Heroes Semester Program. Actually, he came 6 months early to volunteer here at the ministry, then he stayed on after the program to continue volunteering and helping us out here through the busy summer. We are so very thankful and grateful to the Lord for sending Ian to us! You can hear his take on it by clicking on the video below.

 

Father God, it is only by Your grace, mercy and favor that we even exist. We thank You so much for Ian, he is such a blessing. We also thank You for the opportunity to share Your gospel and Your love with families and young people here at CTCI. As You send people to us, we pray that all of our efforts, teaching, and work, would be for Your glory and honor only, amen.

If you would like information about how we may be able to help you and your family or details regarding our ministry or any of the programs we offer, please go to our website at www.lifeisrelationships.com or fill out the contact box below and we will get back with you promptly.

If you would like to donate to CTCI please click here.

 

 

A Fast-paced Discipleship Week For Teens — Ages 14 – 18 — July, 2020

The Christian Training Center’s Heroes Week is a fast-paced, full throttle discipleship program that is set to be the highlight of your summer!

Whether you are white water rafting, wilderness backpacking, or learning new life skills you will discover more about your identity in Christ and what it means to live as one of God’s  Heroes of today.

No Heroes program is ever the same. Each week-long program is uniquely crafted as we respond to the Lord and what He is seeking to do in the lives of those He has gathered.

Participants ages 14-18 come from a variety of backgrounds, churches and even from around the world for this summer adventure filled with spiritual, mental, relational and physical challenges.

Come ready to be pushed to the max! Heroes Weeks are a blast, and every activity is rooted in Kingdom purpose. The goal of the week is to instill a lifestyle that is led by the Spirit, obedient to God’s word, and exemplary to the world. You will leave completely exhausted, but renewed in your faith!

You may find it surprising that year to year, participants tell us that it is not the extreme activities they enjoy the most but an encounter with the Lord through powerful devotion times, worship, and thrilling outreach.

Learn more and register

Be warned: Heroes week is addictive! Most of our participants come back year after year… and eventually, apply to the Summer Internship Program for young adults.

Come and see what the Lord has for you this summer!

 

Become a Hero: Go the extra mile with us as we tackle 4 days of thrilling outdoor challenges — July 22 – 25, 2019 — Ages: 18 – 26 yrs

Going the extra mile is about more than just taking on an extreme physical challenge. It’s about becoming a person who can lead people out of the “mire” of life and over its toughest mountains. Go the extra mile with us as we tackle 4 days of thrilling outdoor challenges designed to stretch us beyond our physical, mental, relational and spiritual boundaries.

​Ages: 18 – 26 yrs

Whether you’re a first-time backpacker or a rugged mountaineer, this trip will take you to new heights and teach you what it means to be a true leader and Hero of Today.

DATES: July 22 – 25, 2019

Schedule:

          Sunday July 21nd = AVL & ATL Arrivals (7pm latest arrival time)

          Monday – Thursday  = Extra Mile Challenge

          Friday, July 26th = ATL & AVL Departures (Flights must be after 2pm)

PRICING:

$495/person (includes cost of meals, lodging, camping/backpacking gear, and all included activities. Lodgings and gear will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. Personal gear is welcome.)

“Hero in your Generation” promotion: Take $50 off when you bring a friend with you! ($445 for you and them!)

TRANSPORTATION:

Shuttle service to and from nearby airports will be provided at specified times and dates. There will be a per-van charge for each round-trip. Costs may be shared among multiple passengers.

                     -Atlanta airport (ATL)…………………………… $100 per van

                     -Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)………….. $60 per van

                     -Pick-up times:

                             Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Latest pick-up time. ATL ONLY).

                             Monday, July 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Latest pick-up time. AVL ONLY).

                     -Drop-off times (both airports):

​                             Friday, July 26, 2019 (AVL & ATL. Flights must be after 2 pm).

PLEASE CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION TIMES & DATES.

Prices include cost of meals, lodging, camping/backpacking gear, and all included activities. Lodgings and gear will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. Personal gear is welcome. All prices subject to change.

Register here

 

 

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! |Sept 2 – Nov 9, 2019

Nikki Corbin is the Director of Development for the Christian Training Center. Mike Wilson recently interviewed her about the Inn, the Heroes Semester in September (Sept 2 – Nov 9, 2019), how to donate and volunteer.

CTCI’s Heroes Semester is a 10-week semester program focused on personal and spiritual development for young adults. While immersed in a way of life that emphasizes the Word of God, prayer, relationships, family, servanthood and personal discipline, you will be renewed, trained, and challenged to walk with God in a deeper way.

Learn More and Register

CTCI’s Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! Emphasizing the biblical truths of relationships, family, servanthood, and personal discipline, young men and women are challenged to live a faith that reaches beyond the four walls of the church and affects everyday life.

“The Heroes Semester is taking place, and all that I can say is that the Lord is showing me Himself! Christ is mesmerizing me; He’s opening my heart to fall more in love with Him!”

CB -Tennessee (Participant)

Participants ages 18-26 come from all walks of life with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord and seek Him for their lives and future. Each semester is filled with teaching, activities, and experiences designed to take you on the mountaintops with the Lord as well as train you to live a disciplined life in Christ in the plains and valleys.

Participants spend their days in study sessions, work duties, or on the unpredictable outdoor adventure. The evenings have a natural rhythm of group Bible studies, prayer & intercession, and recreational activities. Everyone pitches in with the usual chores that come with living life together. Electronics take a back seat in daily life, unplugging from usual habits helps to make space for new ones. Each day ends with a note of gratitude and lessons learned.

If you are ready to go deeper in relationships, devotion, and surrender to the Lord, then CTCI’s Heroes Semester could be the most purposeful 10 weeks of your life!

Learn More and Register