Who are we?
We are a team of Seventh-Day Adventist health professionals and ministry personnel passionate about implementing Christ’s method of reaching our community. We seek to establish new bodies of believers through comprehensive health evangelism.
What we you doing?
For 2 years starting in September (or August), a team of 20 volunteers will develop relationships with patients in the homes. Through this relationship they will meet their needs and bring them to Christ.
What we some examples of the work that you do?
Volunteers meet with patients daily in their home and help them toward their health goals. Activities include teaching healthy cooking, exercise accountability, accountability in smoking cessation, doing bible studies, praying with patients, helping patients budget, hospital visitations, Biblical counseling, etc.
What is comprehensive health evangelism?
It is meeting the totality of person’s need with the intent of bring them to Christ.
Who is sponsoring this project?
This project is sponsored by the North View Spokane Church but will have broad support from other churches.
How will the volunteers be supported?
Each volunteer will be self-supported. To be a part of the project, one must raise $12,500 over two years. This amount includes orientation (classes), food and living accommodations. It does NOT include health insurance or transportation.
That’s asking for a lot, right?
Yes, it is an sacrifice. First to God. Then to the people of Greater Spokane. And ultimately your sacrifice will yield great results for the kingdom of God.
How do we cooperate with the church?
We are under the direction of a pastor-physician team. Pastor Wayne Kablanow intends that church members team up with volunteers in reaching the community. Volunteers will assist with evangelistic meetings, give sermons, lead out in prayer meetings, help with special music, help with cooking schools, teach health classes, etc.
Why this project?
It’s an inspired model Ellen White wrote about. In the early 1900s, the model brought many baptized members into the church. However, this model has been mostly forgotten...until now.
What is the goal of the project?
120 newly baptized members in 2 years
To establish new bodies of believers
Project History & Summary Letter
Read the fascinating history of “company evangelism” and its success in city mission work. Feel free to share this letter with others who have a burden for Christ’s method of evangelism. (see below)
classes, college credit, and work opportunites
Do we study Daniel and Revelation during the course?
Yes. Daniel and Revelation are an integral part of our Total Health Spokane (THS) curriculum.
Will I learn how to give Bible studies?
Yes! You will learn how to write and give powerful, convicting Bible studies. You will also learn the essential skills needed to be a professional Bible worker, evangelist, or an outreach leader in your church.
How many hours per day do we spend studying?
Class and outreach will be conducted Sunday through Thursday. In addition, students are expected to attend and participate at their assigned church each Sabbath. The THS course is an intensive program requiring classroom time, daily homework, and in-the-field training.
Is it necessary to have a computer?
Yes! We highly encourage every student to have a laptop computer. It will be useful in your assignments and outreach projects. We desire your time at THS to be a life changing, mountaintop experience! Because of this, we ask that no secular, worldly programs be viewed during your time here.
Are graduates assured a job after graduation?
If a student is dedicated and called to full-time evangelism, there are numerous opportunities available to him/her following graduation! Although gospel worker graduates are a sought-after commodity, we do not guarantee job placement or a recommendation following graduation. Recommendations are dependent upon the student’s positive, faithful commitment to Christ and to others with whom they interact.
location & Finances
Where is THS training located?
The THS course takes place on the campus of xxxx in Mead, WA (a suburb of Spokane).
How much does it cost to attend the THS course?
This program costs $5,200. This includes the program fee, field trip, syllabi, outreach shirts, housing deposit, and housing. Transportation, textbooks (approximately $200), and food are not included. There will also be a $350 fuel charge if you do not bring your vehicle.
Are there any discounts or scholarships available?
Applications postmarked 60 days before the opening day of class will receive a $75 discount on tuition fees. A “buddy” discount of $150 each is awarded to students when two or more apply together. This can apply to family members or friends but must be indicated on the application when submitted.THS does have a limited amount of funds available for scholarships each semester. We also encourage students to contact their church and their friends for support. Often their home church will assist if the student plans on returning and using the tools they gained at THS to empower their local church. Remember, with God all things are possible! Please contact our registrar for the scholarship application form and/or for a sample fundraising letter after your application has been accepted.What is the refund policy?All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to THS by mail, fax, or e-mail. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the opening day of classes will receive a full refund. Refunds requested after this period through the first 15 calendar days of the class program will receive a 50 percent refund of tuition only. There will be no refund for housing. There will be no refunds for cancellations after this 15-day period.
Will it be possible for me to work during the complete course to help meet expenses?
Because of the intensity of this course and the time required, students are unable to work while enrolled.What is the payment schedule?A payment of $2,200 must be received 30 days before the start of the program. If payment is not received, we cannot guarantee you a bed in THS housing. The balance of program fee is due two weeks before the start of the program.
Can I give a donation to help a worthy student attend THS?
Yes! To give a tax deductible donation to the general THS scholarship fund call (xxx) xxx-xxxx. To give a donation for a specific student, which according to IRS regulation is not tax deductible, please contact us at (xxx) xxx-xxxx.
Do I need a car to attend the three-month course?Students are responsible for providing and maintaining their own transportation. We strongly encourage each student to bring a vehicle. If you are unable to bring a vehicle, it may be possible to be teamed with another student who has one. If you do not bring a vehicle, you will be charged a $350 transportation fee which will be payable at registration. The $350 fee is collected from students without cars and then distributed amongst drivers. Although each student is ultimately responsible for their own gas, this policy exists to help offset the fuel costs of those who bring their own cars.
What are the accommodations for THS?
Housing is provided for the THS complete course, but students will need to provide their own meals. Housing will be in a furnished apartment in xxx for our onsite THS programs. You are asked to share a bedroom with one or two other people. Please bring your own toiletries and linens, including towels and bedding for a single bed. Gas and electricity have been covered in your housing fee. Internet access will be available in the THS classroom. If you would like to have Internet access in your apartment, you and/or your roommates will be responsible for this cost.
Can I bring my pet?
If you wish to rent your own apartment and pay the additional expenses for the pet, you can bring your pet. Please plan to pay approximately $1,500 per month if you bring your pet. Pets are not allowed on the THS campus, in the classroom, church, or to accompany you on outreach. It is preferred that you arrange other accommodations for your pets.
Can I bring children?
Although children cannot accompany you during class hours, it is possible for your family to live with you in a nearby apartment. If you would like to bring your family, please contact us for information about family housing options and costs.Television/MusicWe ask that you maintain a quiet, studious atmosphere conducive to spiritual thoughts and in harmony with Christian principles. In order to best meet the needs of our program and promote Christian development, we do not allow televisions in the apartments.If you wish to listen to music, please get the consent of your roommates. If necessary, use headphones or keep the volume low. Moreover, all music needs to be in keeping with Christian standards as set forth in Philippians 4:8. Music classified as Christian rock or rap is not appropriate.
Do I need to be baptized to come?
Due to the intensity of this course, THS only accepts applicants who have been baptized for a minimum of one year. However, exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for more information.
What is THS's relationship to the Seventh-day Adventist Church?
THS is a xxxxxxxxxx of the Adventist Church. It is listed in the official Adventist Yearbook and works closely with church leadership around the world. Amazing Facts does not receive funding from the church or local conference.