Most of your weekend you will be meeting in your selected track. Please choose carefully! Read the descriptions, prerequisites, and talk with your InterVarsity staff for suggestions. For a track description just click on a track title below.
Why did you come to college? Was it for a degree? Gaining success? Making lifelong friends? Experts say that the college years are the most foundational period in a person’s life. And many of us see Jesus as merely an add-on to our college years. In Following Jesus, we will learn how intimacy with God, becoming like Christ, and joining His mission on campus are crucial ingredients for living our live’s fully as college students. Whether you have been following Jesus for a while, or are new in your journey, join us for a weekend of uncovering our true purposes on campus and in God’s good world.
For 2,000 years the teachings of Jesus have impacted the world. Are you curious? Do you have a friend who is curious about Jesus and would accompany you to the track? Join us for a weekend of discovery as we look closely at who Jesus was, what his life and death were about, and what relevance he has for us today. Qualifying participants receive a discount for this track.
Join a group of internationals and Americans as we spend the weekend together looking at who Jesus is and learning from him. We will celebrate God's love for cultures and be invited to join him both at Cross Training and back on campus. Qualifying participants receive a discount for this track.
Are you an athlete and a Christian? Do you find these two roles competing at times? Have you ever considered God's design for sports? This track is designed for any collegiate athlete involved in a varsity or club sport who wants to begin exploring the intersection between faith and athletics.
So you have said “yes” to leading or joining a small group and are doing just that -- now what? Leading Mission is a track aimed to equip, nourish, and empower small group leaders and apprentices to the next level of small group skills: leading others in mission. This track will give you critical tools for taking risks, resting well, and developing your small group members, all while remaining and abiding in Jesus’ powerful mission. Come and learn how to take your small group to the next level!
Jesus' final words to his followers were to "go and make disciples." That is his charge to all of us too! This is Jesus' multiplicative plan to reach the world. Wow, how do we do this - and how do we lead others to do this? Come learn and grow with us as we gain some practical skills, take some risks, and learn a model for discipleship and disciple-making.You will also gain insight into how to more fully invest in apprentices.
So many of us have the best of intentions when it comes to loving and serving God. Yet too often we get sidetracked with our own stuff. Thankfully God doesn’t give up on His people. Come hear what He has to say to help get us back on the right track of putting Him first, completing what we start, making choices that matter, and building on the work of others--all themes vital to growing our chapter community.
Have you ever been bold enough to say NO to God’s calling? Jonah was. Jonah is a book for all of us since it shows how God works in the lives of the disobedient and the disappointed! But it is also a book about second chances, revival, and gaining a heart for ALL the people’s of the earth, including those we may deem unlikely or even as enemies. A book of surprises, satire, searing heat and stormy seas, come ready to hear what God has to say to you. You’ll have a whale of a time!
What’s your purpose? What’s the purpose of work? When and how do those purposes intersect? Some of you read those questions and become paralyzed by anxiety. Others read those questions and move on. In this track, we will wrestle with these questions about our purpose and work. We will learn that God did create us for a purpose and calls us to partner with Him in achieving His purposes on earth. The primary way we partner with God is through our work. In this track, we will help you to discover your purpose and equip you to follow Jesus wherever he leads. We will show you what it means to live sent. Open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. The Lilly Endowment is investing in Live Sent which allows qualifying participants to receive a discount for this track.
InterVarsity is committed to grow in love for people of all cultures and ethnicities. But what does that look like and how do we bring others along in this journey? Come and explore the practice and theology of multiethnicity and reconciliation which is so critical for our public witness and learn how to embody Jesus' reconciling work on your campus.
Who will come and stand in the gap, lifting up the conference, students, and staff of CT17? God looks for his people to stand in the gap, to intercede on behalf of others. In the Intercessors track we will be seeking the Lord through different types of prayer and prayer times to see what is on His heart for the students and staff at the conference. We will spend our times listening and calling out to God for His will be done in and through every track and session. And we, ourselves, will be blessed with an encounter with God that will impact our lives. Is God calling you to prayer, to stand in the gap? This track is for senior and graduate students only and volunteers with a passion for prayer.
Check-in is at 5:30pm. Please note no supper will be served on Friday night. We suggest you factor in time for a quick bite to eat en route or save some time and money by making some PBJs before you leave. Meals all day Saturday and Sunday breakfast are provided.
Talk with your staff worker to ensure that you can make the track change. You will need his/her approval.The staff will then contact the conference registrar to make the appropriate changes for you. You will then receive confirmation of change from the registrar. However if the track is full to capacity you will need to choose another option.
Staff approval ensures that your learning experience at Cross Training will be appropriately challenging. Your staff member will know how to choose the track that will serve you best for where you are at in your journey as a follower of Jesus.
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For more information about Cross Training Alexandria, Please contact the Cross Training Director.
For registration questions or track changes please contact your chapter staff.