What is CORE?

It’s a discipleship program that really strengthens the CORE of your Christian identity and faith. Find out why you are an Adventist, see Christ at the heart of every Adventist teaching, and learn how to effectively share this beautiful message 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 to root yourself in the Adventist message.

Over the course of 9 months you will have all kinds of amazing experiences in ministry 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 God transform people’s lives.

  • 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 the health message as a way to make connections with people in your community and bring the gospel into their homes.

  • Organic Agriculture

    Not only will you learn how to plan, grow, cultivate, and harvest your own crops, but you’ll also see how farmer’s markets are a great way to meet people, build intentional friendships for the kingdom, and empower them to make a difference in their health.

  • 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 in 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.

What are you going to learn?

We are bringing in some incredible instructors to teach on all of our core beliefs.

  • Communication with Dwight Nelson
  • Winsome Witnessing with Gary Gibbs
  • Revelation with Steven Grabiner
  • Daniel with Steven Grabiner
  • Apologetics & Gaining Decisions with Jay Rosario
  • Emotional Healing with Paul Coneff
  • Health with Rico Hill
  • The Covenants with Skip MacCarty
  • How We Got the Bible & How to Study the Bible with Nathan Renner
  • Christ Centered Public Evangelism with Bill Brace
  • Public Campus Ministry with Israel Ramos
  • Church Planting & Church Growth with Dustin Hall
  • Abiding in Christ with Dale Leamon

And more!

A word from one of our teachers, Pastor Dwight Nelson.


Tuition is $9,000 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.

Want more information?

A word from our Conference President Gary Gibbs.

Our Director

Dee Casper

Contact Dee Casper for more information.
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Call 484.232.9239

Marrina Bachini
Outreach Coordinator

Darryl Hunter
Outreach Coordinator