Tracks

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 below.

Level 1
  • Cross Roads

    For 2,000 years the teachings of this Jewish carpenter and rabbi 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 they have for us today.

  • Cross Roads International

    For 2,000 years the teachings of this Jewish carpenter and rabbi 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 they have for us today.

  • On Campus, On Purpose

    This track will help you move from being someone just intent on ''surviving'' college (with your faith barely intact!), to becoming a thriving follower of Jesus who makes a difference on campus. You will be challenged to give yourself fully to Jesus, to nurture your relationship with him, and to reach out to others with the good news of Christ.

  • God at Work in the Arts

    Are you majoring in the arts or enjoy using your artistic gifts? This track is for artists and creative people of all kinds! Musicians, actors, visual artists, designers, writers, dancers, film and media people, architects, production people are all welcome. We'll discuss how to be a creator of culture, an artist of integrity and how to avoid being a slave to performance and perfectionism. Small groups, often led by professional arts people, will discuss God's plan for the arts, as seen in the Bible and today's world. Plus, we'll do lots of art together bring your instruments, dance shoes, drawing equipment or poetry. Invite your friends to join us as we celebrate the arts and God's good plan for our lives.

Level 2
  • Witnessing Communities

    The purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is to establish and advance witnessing communities to expand the kingdom. But did you know that this has also been God's plan since Genesis? So what does a witnessing community actually look like and how do they function on campus? Come learn how you can engage your campus with the gospel by leading others in communal witness.

Level 3
  • Art of Spiritual Mentoring

    While Jesus was on earth, his life demonstrated that spiritual growth and change happen best in authentic Christian relationships. Younger students who follow Jesus are hungry for the friendship and influence of a more mature believer, yet few of them take on this privilege to walk alongside a younger believer. This track gives practical help especially to third- and fourth-year students who want to be more intentional and effective in helping younger students mature in Christ.

  • Praying for a Change

    Learn how to pray in ways that will change you, then your chapter then your campus. Anyone interested in being transformed in prayer is welcome.

    ''The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.'' -Samuel Chadwick.

  • Proverbs: Straight Talk About Wisdom, Sex, and God's Path For Men (Bible Dig-In)

    One of the biggest questions in the mind of man has to do with the path we walk through life. What is our purpose? What is God's plan for me? How should I live, or how does God want me to conduct myself? Particularly in the area of sex, God has an amazing and wonderful plan for His children who handle these things in the way he has prescribed. We're going to dig deep, get a little messy, and come out more wise about what God intends for His people in these areas. This will be a men only track so that we can be honest with each other about our struggles and pressures in these areas and seek to be freed and cleansed to walk the path God has, the path of life. To summarize, here are a couple verses to whet your appetite:

    ''My son, do not lose sight of these - keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul... then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble. If you lie down you will not be afraid, when you lie down your sleep will be sweet... Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life...Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.'' - Proverbs 3:21-24, 4:23-26

    Put 25 students in a room for a weekend with boxes of colored markers, an experienced leader, and God's inspired Word, and life-changing things can happen. We call it a ''Dig-In.'' You might call it one of the most valuable weekends of your life because you will learn the skill of carefully studying the Bible for yourself and hear a word from God.

  • 1 Corinthians - God's Wisdom (Bible Dig-In)

    In 1 Corinthians 1-4 Paul contrasts God's wisdom with the world's wisdom. But what IS God's wisdom anyway? And what's wrong with the world's wisdom? Doesn't Paul want us to be smart? To study hard and well and develop our minds? And really, what does it mean to have ''the mind of Christ?'' We'll dig deep and see Paul's shocking answers to these questions and more; Answers that you won't expect and that could transform your life. Be prepared for an amazing ride!

    Put 25 students in a room for a weekend with boxes of colored markers, an experienced leader, and God's inspired Word, and life-changing things can happen. We call it a ''Dig-In.'' You might call it one of the most valuable weekends of your life because you will learn the skill of carefully studying the Bible for yourself and hear a word from God.

  • Wrestling with God: The Life of Jacob (Bible Dig-In)

    Wrestling is a great metaphor for describing Jacob's life: it characterizes his relationships with people and with his own destiny, and ultimately his relationship with God and His broader purposes. Looking at Jacob's life in the scriptures will help us understand our own better. We, too, live complex lives with mixed motives, self-interests, and desire for God battling it out as God works to shape our lives into His larger purposes for us. Join us as we wrestle with God through selections from the Jacob Narratives in Genesis 25 to 35.

    Put 25 students in a room for a weekend with boxes of colored markers, an experienced leader, and God's inspired Word, and life-changing things can happen. We call it a ''Dig-In.'' You might call it one of the most valuable weekends of your life because you will learn the skill of carefully studying the Bible for yourself and hear a word from God.

  • Radical

    Jesus Calls his people to change the world, but how do we create lasting change without burning out or being crushed by the world's opposition? By exploring scripture and stories of world changers we will uncover and experience the radical lifestyle necessary for becoming agents of Kingdom change in the world.

  • Transform (Life After College)

    Change is inevitable as you transition from the campus setting to life after college. This change often produces questions which can become overwhelming. This track is designed to deal honestly and practically with the questions many of us face while in the midst of this transition (e.g. decision making, relationships, finances). Join other seniors as you deepen your call as a life-long disciples of Christ and as stewards of God's kingdom in life after college.

  • Intercessors

    A team of volunteers, staff and students seek to join Jesus who intercedes for us, and the Holy Spirit who prays ''too deep for words.'' The prayer times will include prayers for specific requests, each individual at the conference, and the work of the staff among the students. In silence, singing, scripture and psalms we present our petitions with gratitude, as we seek God's heart for his people.

  • Start Something New

    Whether you want to start a missional group among athletes, a network of dorm bible studies, a spiritual forum for Arts students, or any other creative mission on campus, Start Something new is a great guide to help you get started. This track will offer bible studies, journals, strategic steps and expert advice to walk you through the process of launching a missional group on campus. Grab a friend and go through it together. It's always better to have partners in ministry!

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Details

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.

COST: $129**

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Schedule

Friday, Nov 1

  • 5:30pm - Registration
  • 7:00pm - Fun - Don't be late :)
  • 7:45pm - Plenary Session
  • 8:45pm - Track Time
  • 10:30pm - Late Check-in

Saturday, Nov 2

  • 7:30am - Breakfast and Quiet Time
  • 9:00am - Meet in Tracks
  • 12:00pm - Lunch & Free Time
  • 4:00pm - Meet in Tracks
  • 5:30pm - Supper & Break
  • 8:00pm - Plenary Session
  • 10:00pm - Chapter Time

Sunday, Nov 3

  • 7:30am - Breakfast and Quiet Time
  • 9:00am - Meet in Tracks
  • 11:00am - Plenary Session
  • 12:15pm - Departure
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FAQs

How do I transfer my track?

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.

Why do I need staff approval?

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.

What should I bring?

Be sure to pack:

  • Warm, casual clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Flashlight
  • Money for the offering and purchases from the book store
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** Cost increases to $149 after October 18th

For more information about Cross Training Green Lake, Please contact Amy Jacobsen.

For registration questions or track changes please contact your chapter staff.