What is CORE?

It’s a life transforming experience filled with ministry, missions, and miracles. Find out why you are an Adventist, how to find an experience with Christ in Adventism, and how to share that experience with others.

Whether you are thinking of taking a gap year after high school or want to take a mission focus year while in college, CORE is a great opportunity to revitalize your faith and root yourself in the Adventist message.

Over the course of 9 months you will have multiple opportunities to engage in life changing service by doing:

  • Bible Studies

    Students will be giving personal Bible studies and leading out in small groups with interests they gain in canvassing, social media evangelism, agriculture & health work, and door to door witnessing.

  • Literature Evangelism

    Getting gospel literature into the hands of the community and seeing miracles on the front lines in ministry.

  • Digital Media Evangelism

    Using social media to advance the gospel cause, and learning the science behind targeted ads, and effective marketing for evangelistic events. Students will also get to meet with and learn from some of the biggest social media influencers in Adventism today.

  • Health Evangelism

    Learn how to use health & agriculture work to make connections with people in your community and bring the gospel into their homes.

  • City Missions

    Through Bible work, canvassing, health & agriculture work and many more service opportunities the students will learn how to engage in effective city missions work.

  • Overseas Missions

    Spend 3 to 4 weeks doing evangelistic work in a foreign context in partnership with the conference and churches in that area.

Why choose CORE?


We offer a work study option to dramatically reduce, and potentially completely cover your tuition through canvassing and agricultural work that are built in to the program.


Upon successful completion of the CORE program students have the potential to receive academic credit for future studies.


Through multiple opportunities for service you will be able to discover and grow your spiritual gifts.


Students will learn what it’s like to be a foreign missionary by spending a month in a foreign context working with existing mission organizations in that area of the world.


Every aspect of the program is designed to uplift the cross to allow the students to discover their truest and deepest identity in Christ, and how to share that message with the world around them.


Tuition is $12,000 for the full program. This covers your room & board, instruction, class fees, and mission trip. With the work study option, many will be able to decrease this cost dramatically, if not fully.

Save $100 on tuition when you register by April 1, 2019.

Learn more about CORE.

A word from our Conference President Gary Gibbs.

Our Director

Dee Casper

Contact Dee Casper for more information.
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