The Full-Time Training in Anaheim Online (FTTA-OL)

What is the Full-Time Training in Anaheim (FTTA) Online? The main page of the Full-Time Training in Anaheim Online website describes it as follows:

“The Full-Time Training in Anaheim (FTTA) is one way Witness Lee took to address the need of teaching the truths in an educational way. The Online Full-Time Training (FTTA-OL) conducts the FTTA curriculum completely online, while maintaining thorough consistency with its counterpart. Online learning requires active interaction with the materials, deliberate written responses, and participation from every learner. Additionally, it permits quality feedback for each learner while providing tightly controlled, high-quality instruction.

At FTTA-OL, learning is a corporate exercise. In other words, the learners work together (collaborate) to assimilate the material. While much of the material requires individual work (especially the lessons and the readings), most of the learning happens as learners interact with one another in written collaborative forums, where learners offer both substantive original posts (based on the lessons and readings) and substantive responses to the posts of other learners. Learners are expected to work together to dig into the materials and to help each other find answers to directed questions from Living Stream Ministry materials. There are no experts in FTTA-OL classes; rather, there are diligent learners who help one another learn. A staff facilitator is assigned to each class to provide assistance as needed.”

 

The following courses are available through the Full-Time Training in Anaheim Online (FTTA-OL):

  • The Full Ministry of Christ
  • The Experience of Christ as Life
  • The Body of Christ
  • God’s Economy
  • The God-Ordained Way
  • New Jerusalem
  • The Spirit
  • The Triune God
  • The Word of God

 

For more information, including class dates and course offerings, please visit the Full-Time Training in Anaheim Online website.

These excerpts were taken from the website.

What is the Full-Time Training in Anaheim (FTTA) Like? Testimonies from Christians Who Have Attended the FTTA

Are you wondering what the Full-Time Training in Anaheim (FTTA) is like? Do you know someone who is going to the Full-Time Training in Anaheim (FTTA)? Are you concerned for them because you’re not sure what it is or what exactly they’ll do there? It’s understandable to be wary of the unknown and our mind can quickly fabricate concepts about things, especially about things we aren’t familiar with. So, it helps to hear from people who have been there/done that.

This is why I’d like to share some personal testimonies from Christians who themselves have attended the Full-Time Training in Anaheim (FTTA).

Testimony #1 from the Full-Time Training in Anaheim (FTTA)

I just wanted to share a little bit about my experience here in the training because it’s super different knowing about it and being exposed to it than it is actually being in it.

Well, it’s everything and nothing like everyone has described it. But I just have to say that I’m really blessed and privileged to be here and I’m really, really happy to be here. I get worried because I’m so behind in the readings and memorizations (story of my life) but the Lord just comes to me to gently remind me why I’m here and encourages me.

Which brings me to one of my top enjoyments. In our first orientation, the brothers shared a lot about the training with us but the main word I took it away from it was open. Sometimes it feels like the training asks a lot of us but actually, they’re just asking us to be open to what the Lord has in store for us. So maybe I can’t be the best memorizer or the best gospel preacher, but I can choose to be open. So when I don’t feel like waking up in the morning, I remember I told the Lord I would be open. When I don’t feel like giving up my study time to clean bathrooms, I remember I told the Lord I would be open. When I get scared to be on campus, I remember I told the Lord I would be open. Giving ourselves to simply be open to Him can go a very long way.

And He has been faithful to remind me of our conversation, and praise Him, I’m still here and everything has been so enjoyable.

– D.P.

Testimony #2 from the Full-Time Training in Anaheim (FTTA)

Some enjoyment from this week! I had my first New Jerusalem class and it was great. There was a real cry among all the trainees that this term the Lord would carry us away in spirit to see the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:10).

I was impressed with two phrases concerning the New Jerusalem:

The New Jerusalem is personal – Rev 21:2 “And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” The New Jerusalem is not a thing but a person.

The New Jerusalem is something that is for now – In every aspect of the New Jerusalem we see that they are applied to our Christian life. The more we experience these aspects of the New Jerusalem the more we will understand it.

– A.L.

Testimony from the Full-Time Training Extension in Boston (FTTA-XB)

We had some fellowship concerning the vision, person, living, and responsibility of a serving one during our orientation week. One of my highlights is about who we are as a serving one:

“What is a serving one? When the time came for God to call Moses for His move, He did not appear to Moses in a pillar of fire or in a cloud of thunder. Moses’ first vision was a burning thornbush that was not consumed.

This is the essence of Paul’s 14 epistles–an open vessel. God is looking for a thornbush, an open vessel, who would re- ceive Him and allow Him to fill him up. We are thornbushes to carry the divine flame. We should not become proud about ourselves or be totally disgusted about ourselves. Our duty and responsibility as a serving one is to carry that flame and not let it go out. He needs you as a carrier, a vessel. I am burdened in these days to see the Triune God burn within all the saints. It’s not about me or you, but it’s about the flame.”

We’ll be getting into the spiritual blessings to the church in Eph. 1:3-14 this week.

– D.C.

 

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Is Christians on Campus a Cult? The Bible Answer Man Answers

Hank Hanegraaff, the “Bible Answer Man” and President of the Christian Research Institute, was invited to speak to a group of college students in southern California. Hank describes the Christians on Campus and Christian Students groups as “an expression of authentic New Testament Christianity” and affirms that the club embraces “the essentials of the historic Christian faith”.

Transcript:

Well thank you very much for that warm welcome. I am delighted to be here this afternoon, I didn’t know I would be here three days ago. And I am particularly grateful to the USC Christian Students club for making this arrangement and I find it highly ironic that I am speaking here by their invitation, because it wasn’t all that long ago that we started a primary research project on the Local Churches. And many of those who were involved with USC Christian Students worship with the Local Churches around the world. We thought this group was an aberrant group at best. I met with the leaders back on August 4th, 2003. And they confronted me with their doctrine, suggesting that they did not believe what we had as a primary research organization, said they believed. Which is, that they were the only church. And they said, “No we don’t believe that. We believe that we are only the church.” We thought that they believe that they could become like God is in the Godhead. And they said, “No, we don’t believe that. We believe in deification very much in that sense that Peter taught about deification: becoming partakers of the divine nature through sanctification.” And then, we thought that they were Modalists; that they believed that God revealed Himself in different modes or manifestations. They said “No, we don’t believe that. We are thoroughly Trinitarian. We believe in one God, revealed in three Persons Who are eternally distinct.” Now I was faced with a delimma as President of the Christian Research Institute. What happens when someone looks you in the eye involved in a ministry and tells you point blank, “No, what you say we believe is not really what we believe.”

So we started, 6 years ago, a primary research project and out of that we ended up doing an article in the Christian Research Journal, which ended up encompassing the entirety of the journal. And the words on the cover of the journal were “We Were Wrong.” And the reason that we overtly communicated “We Were Wrong” is because Truth Matters. That’s our monachre, that’s the statement by which we abide, and live and guide our organization: Truth Matters. We are followers of the One Who said He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father but by Him. So again I find it highly ironic that I am here on behalf of USC Christian Students on campus. Many of them have become my dear friends and they are an expression of authentic New Testament Christianity. I have learned to love them and grow with them, have fellowship with them, and sense a oneness with them as we seek to do what we have been commissioned to do. That is, to be salt and light in a lost and searching world.

You are called an ambassador of Christ and most of us are secret agents that have never blown our cover before the unregenerate world. You are called an ambassador. Not just an ambassador for a country, but for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. You have the opportunity to allow the Holy Spirit to move through you in the process of giving a lost son or daughter of Adam the bread of life, the water of life.

Let’s pray: “Father we thank You so much for USC Christian Students on campus for sponsoring this event, for their commitment to You and Your kingdom principles. Father thank You that as Christians we stand shoulder to shoulder with those who have embraced the essentials of the historic Christian faith and in unice, we can say in essentials unity, nonessentials liberty, all things charity. Father I pray that You will bless the Christian groups at USC. Father, may they recognize the potency and they dynamism within them to change the world. Not by might, nor by power, but by Your Spirit.”

Hank Hanegraaff serves as president and chairman of the board of the North Carolina based Christian Research Institute. He is also host of the Bible Answer Man radio program, which is broadcast daily across the United States and Canada – as well as around the world through the Internet at http://www.equip.org