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