Mobilizing Gospel Health Evangelists for service

“ This is a rare opportunity to join a select few who are on the cutting edge of combining gospel and medical evangelism within the local church. Over the eight months of this practicum, you will be trained by knowledgeable instructors in not only the theory of health evangelism but also its application in the local church.”

Phil Mills
Pastor, Lansing SDA Church

Are you ready to accept the call?Apply to be a CROSStrainer today.

What is a CROSStrainer?

noun \ ˈkrȯs-ˌtrā-nər \ : A Christian passionate about impacting people in every dimension of life by effectively combining Gospel and Medical Missionary work in their local community.

Why Become a CROSSTrainer?

In eight months, you will be trained and equipped to run effective health evangelism in your local church.

Who are we?

The CROSStrainer program is a joint initiative of the Michigan Conference Literature Ministries Department and the Lansing Adventist Church. Its purpose is to accelerate the Lansing Adventist church's transformation into an Urban Center of Influence for the Lansing metropolitan area (Mid-Michigan). The team of CROSStrainers will be integrated with health education and public health initiatives at Lansing Family & Lifestyle Medicine Clinic.

CROSStrainers Initiatives

Discover some of the ways we are promoting the development of Gospel Health Evangelists

Our goal is to

Activate and Train
Activate and train teams of members in clinic-supervised health evangelism.
Conduct biennial city-wide evangelistic meetings.
Establish a long term health evangelism presence among the greater Lansing area churches.

What you'll learn

Each CROSS Trainer will be systematically trained in the core competencies of Gospel Health Evangelism which include: Lifestyle Cross Training and Partnering, Personal Evangelism, Plant-Based Cooking/Nutrition and Physical Fitness.

Team members will be trained in each competency in 5-week training modules. Each module will contain the following components:

  • Self-study and classroom instruction
  • Field experience under instructor supervision
  • Training a small team of church members in the competency

The field training school will be overseen by Pastor Phil Mills (Senior Pastor, Lansing SDA Church) and Dr. Kimberly Azelton (Lansing Family and Lifestyle Medicine), and will include an integrated gospel-medical evangelistic series with Chris Holland.

“ The Lansing Seventh day Adventist church will be working in partnership with a Medical Clinic overseen by Dr. Kimberly Azelton, called Lansing Family & Lifestyle Medicine. This will help us meet the physical and spiritual needs of the lansing community! The CROSS trainers will receive training to know how to help patients from the clinic on their life style choices and direct them tho the one who can help them live a WHOLESOME life".

Dr. Kimberly Azelton

How it works

What are you waiting for?

Apply to be a Health Evanglist with CROSStrainers today

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Frequently asked questions

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Who should apply?
We're looking for individuals with a commitment to selfless ministry and a vision for gospel medical evangelism work. You should also be a baptized member of the Seventh-day Adventist church.
How old do I have to be to participate?
You should be 18 years of age or older.
Is any previous experience required?
Our requirements are that you have completed a Bible work training school with accompanying field experience and that you have canvassed or led with Youth Rush during the summer immediately prior to your term.
Do I have to be trained in health evangelism?
Ideally, you would already have health coaching or related health evangelism experience (hydrotherapy, plant-based cooking, etc.), but if you don't that's okay – we'll train you!
Do I need anything else?
Yes, as this program involves driving you should have a valid US driver’s license and have access to a personal vehicle for use during the term.
What are the dates for the upcoming term?
August 22, 2021 - May 14, 2022.

Support our mission

Your generous contribution will help meet the following needs:

Advertising expenses
For health expos, medical clinic events, and an evangelistic series in the Lansing metro area
Support our mission
For health expos, church member supplies for Bible work and health partnering, etc.

“When the cities are worked as God would have them, the result will be the setting in operation of a mighty movement such as we have not yet witnessed.”

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