To train passionate, action-minded believers to live the great commission; serving
and ministering through their knowledge, gifts, talents, perseverance, work, and
finances to advance the Kingdom of God; going and making disciples of all nations.
Every City, Every Nation
CFIA - The Training Center
To move students from ‘I want to ______’ to ‘I am ________.’ This training center
activates the willing, compelled, and passionate; those who will DO SOMETHING WITH
Jesus left us with His great commission to preach the Good News and make disciples
in all nations (Matt. 28:19, 20; Mk. 16:15: Luke 24:46,47). While most believers
have some basic knowledge of scripture, spiritual principles, gifts of the Spirit,
etc. only a remnant apply them daily and weekly inside or outside a church setting.
The Church has many converts but few disciples; many hearers, few doers. Many confine
their spirituality to comfort zones designed by society, the church, and fostered
by the enemy- keeping their faith in comfortable boxes, but demonstrating limited
effectiveness for the Kingdom. The divine plan in the Kingdom of God is to move
from converts to commissioning, from knowledge to action, and from theory to practice,
from ‘I want to’ to ‘I am’.
IMost teaching will be by video, but will include periodic personal meetings with
and teaching of students enrolled in the center. Harvey and Deborah will be travelling
frequently to fulfil this intent.
The training will be a launching point to action; first, personal internal action
within the student’s heart, and second, external action in how they ‘live and move
and have their very being’ on a daily basis. The video and classroom teaching will
be a catalyst for lively, interactive discussion with the center directors who will
serve as hands-on facilitators and personal coaches for students. Students can enroll
irrespective of their current involvement or lack of involvement in any local church
or other ministry.
Every student must complete an international ministry trip with Deborah Ministries
International before certification of completion. The center has ministry contacts
and venues in 21 countries with varied opportunities for every student to reach beyond
the walls to the world. DMI, Crossfire Church, and CrossFire International Alliance
have individuals and groups going on a regular basis.
If you would like more information about the CFIA training center, or to learn about
other meetings near Bismarck, ND, contact Audrey Wilhelm. Audrey Recently graduated
from the training center and took over as the director. She would love to hear from
you and give you more information!
Audrey Wilhelm - Director CFIA North Dakota Training Center
Above: the most recent graduates, Trish Lenihan (left) and Jane Enyart.
Above: Harvey awarding Trish Lenihan with her graduation certificate.
Guess what! All of the content for the training center is on DVD. With 39 hours
of training, taught by Harvey and Deborah, you will feel like you are getting the
training you need from your living room! If you have a congregation or a ministry
team that could benefit from additional leadership training, look no further! Facilitate
the sessions using the DVD’s and each student can have their own copy of the full
training syllabus, with notes and discussion questions!
New to CFIA this year are Two Week Intensives. These are two week schools taught
by Harvey and Deborah. The schools are compiled of the same course content as the
training center with some interesting additions. These will be held internationally
twice per year. One school will be held in Asia, the other in Africa. For now,
the attendees of the international schools are by invitation only. If you are located
within the US and would like Harvey and Deborah to teach a Two Week Intensive for
your group, click below.