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What is the Full Time Training in Anaheim (FTTA) Like?

To have a better idea of what the Full-Time Training in Anaheim (FTTA) is like, here is a personal testimony from a Christian explaining their experience in the first week of the Full-Time Training in Anaheim (FTTA).

Each day of [this] week was filled with six different classes, so basically I have a ton of enjoyment from last week alone. But one point that stood out quite strongly was something I’ve never heard before:

When we think about life, we can boil it down to: the plant life, animal life, and human life. But there’s one more life: the divine life of God. The plant life is for the animal life. The plant life and animal life is for the human life. But, what is the human life for?

The human life is for the divine life, and the divine life is for the human life. God desires that His divine life and our human life be mingled together. This divine life in God Himself is perfect. So it doesn’t need any growth – like our human life does. BUT, when the divine life is mingled with the human life, then this mingled life needs to grow. 

…What is the best way for this mingled life within us to grow? Through restrictions and regulations. Life grows by regulation.
An example of this is that when trees grow, often they are bound and have poles stuck to them (restricted and regulated) in order that they might grow up straight and not sideways, crooked, leaning over, etc.I thought originally [I was here for] just learning the truth and knowledge about the Bible, but that’s not all of it. I’m also here to be regulated and restricted so that I can grow in life. If there’s no growth, there’s no maturity. If there’s no maturity, there’s no ability to function.So I’m praying the Lord would continue working in me, being the inward regulator so that the divine life within will grow.

– R.C.

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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 Like (FTTA)? From Christians Who Have Been

Are you wondering what the Full-Time Training in Anaheim is like? What experiences do the trainees have in the Full-Time Training? What is it like to attend the Full-Time Training in Anaheim? The Full-Time Training in Anaheim is a Bible Truth and Church Service training program established in 1989 by Brother Witness Lee.  This two-year program aims to help seeking Christians grow in the divine life, be constituted with the truths of the Bible, develop their spiritual capacities, and cultivate proper character. Trainees are college graduates of all nationalities and backgrounds. Over the course of four semesters (or two years), trainees take classes, participate in gospel work, and carry out practical services. The Full-time Training is neither a theological seminary nor a divinity school but a place where young Christians come to pursue Christ and learn to live Him in a normal, daily way.

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What do they believe?

Here are some testimonies written by trainees attending the Full-Time Training in Anaheim (FTTA) regarding their experience and enjoyment in the FTTA.

Dear brothers and sisters, Here is my first update for my fourth [last] term and the term has been wonderful thus far! I hope you all are doing well and I’d love to hear from you soon! Here is a portion of ministry that encouraged me very much this week: “We must realize that any time we spend with the Lord is never a waste. The more time we spend with the Lord, the more we learn, and the more a treasure is accumulated within our being. Therefore, we must continue to pursue the Lord according to a good routine. Such a routine includes morning watch every morning, walking by the Spirit each day, and attending the meetings regularly. In spite of all our failures, we should still keep such a routine, this kind of exercise before the Lord will never be a waste.” – The Experience of Christ as Life, p.129 Every minute we stop to contact the Lord in the midst of all the chaos in our day gives the Lord the opportunity to saturate us with Himself. Oh how refreshing it is to be soaked with the Triune God all the time! Thank you saints for all your prayers and support. Grace to you all!

Here’s another testimony from a trainee in the Full-Time Training in Anaheim:

It’s my 4th [last] term and so far, it’s been the sweetest term. I’m learning more than ever to overcome (moment-by-moment!) my disposition, my preferences and basically, my self. It has helped me a lot to declare the facts in the Word of God. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us a spirit of cowardice, but of power and of love and of sobermindedness.” Many times throughout the day, I find myself crying out to the Lord and He always brings me back to this verse and I can practice to declare: I am strong! I am loving! I am clear! Can you believe it? The Word of God is living, true and it is a Person! As we eat and digest this Word, it is becoming us and we are becoming It/Him!

Full-Time Training in Anaheim (FTTA) Website 

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