Bootcamp enrollment is now open and we are now accepting applications for Fall 2023. Apply today!
Over the next ten years, through the CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp, we will train, equip, and deploy 20,000 mass crusade evangelists all over the world. Soon, a two-year ministry school will be a prerequisite to join the bootcamp. However, first we are looking for a very small, specialized group of evangelists to invest in and expedite straight to the front lines.
Instead of thousands, we are looking for a very limited number of students. Instead of training for two years, it will be a three-month, intensive program. It’s a fast track to the crusade field for a very special group of people who have what it takes. This may be your opportunity to answer God’s call and accelerate God’s purpose for your life.
The CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp is not for the faint of heart, this three-month intensive training includes rigorous components of study and service. This is designed to prepare you for what is coming when you get to the field.
The program culminates with a three-week initiation in Africa that will put all you have learned in the classroom to test in the real world.
Students must complete and pass this initiation successfully in order to graduate. After proving they have what it takes, graduates will have access to numerous exclusive opportunities including:
An open door to preach the gospel around the world alongside our Gospel Crusade teams
Membership in the CfaN Evangelism Alliance
CfaN Ambassadors Program
CfaN Associate Evangelists Program
Ministering in Crusades
Collaboration with CfaN and Partner Ministries
And much, much more...
In just three months you will be prepared mind, body, spirit, and soul to fulfill the plans that God has for you to reach the lost! This intensive training program is less like Bible School and more like the Navy Seals for Evangelists, thus the name - Bootcamp. The training runs four days per week and requires additional out-of-class ministry and service hours. It’s a full-time commitment that will require you to relocate to Orlando for the duration of the training.
Each morning will begin with two hours of prayer and spiritual formation. These sessions are led by Eric Gilmour and other instructors and are one of the most spiritually transformative aspects of the bootcamp. Students experience personal encounters with the Holy Spirit day after day. These times of spiritual formation forge the foundation of devotions that is so important in the life of an evangelist. See student testimonials about the Spiritual Formation aspect of Bootcamp.
Course Curriculum and Class Schedule
The next four hours will consist of two 90 minute classes with a lunch break in between. These classes are a second to none, strategic mix of Spiritual, Theological, Ministerial and Practical training.
Some classes will include in-class workshops, preaching exhibitions and mock crusade ministry scenarios where students receive hands-on instruction, real-time feedback, and evaluation from peers and veteran instructors.
The training at The CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp is not just academic, it is also extremely practical. We place an emphasis on developing excellence in the down-to-earth aspects of ministry. Graduates will not only have theological training, they will also know how to plan and conduct crusades successfully, minister powerfully and run an evangelistic ministry effectively. We ensure this through on-the-job training that applies what is being learned in class to the real world.
Internships and Service Hours
All students are required to complete weekly volunteer service hours where they will intern in various departments at the CfaN Headquarters and Nations Church. Through this on-the-job-training, students will have the opportunity to glean a wealth of experience in Television/Media, Accounting, Event Planning, Administration, Advertising, Marketing, Promotion, Fundraising, IT, Web, Direct Mail, Graphic Design, Publishing, and much, much more. Through these various internships, students will have the opportunity to see how an evangelistic ministry of this magnitude operates up close and behind the scenes.
From the moment a student arrives at bootcamp they are no longer a spectator.
This training is designed to equip thoroughbred, well rounded evangelists who care just as much about reaching the one as ministering in mass crusades. We do not believe that Jesus ever ministered to a “crowd”, but instead, to thousands of individuals at one time – each of them having a soul that was important to Him.
Each week students will conduct strategic evangelism strikes in the Orlando area. These urban outreaches will first begin with one-on-one sharing of the gospel in neighborhoods, then will move to evangelizing in some of the roughest districts of our city, and finally, transitioning to organizing and conducting larger evangelistic gatherings right here in Orlando.
In the past, we have literally seen thousands come to Jesus right here at home as students conducted these outreaches during their time at bootcamp.
Students are also invited to participate in behind-the-scenes strategic meetings with the CfaN team. For example, students attend, our Annual Planning Meeting where directors and delegates from our CfaN offices in ten countries and six continents meet to pray and strategize for the coming years. Also, regular Development Meetings and brainstorming sessions are opened up to the students. This gives them invaluable experience in how an evangelistic ministry of this magnitude plans for the future and operates behind the scenes.
On Field Initiation Trip
All of this training culminates in a three-week overseas initiation trip. Here students will be put to the test, and they will need to apply every bit of training they received in the classroom to be successful.
It is here that they will be pushed to the limits and tested spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. It is also here that those who have what it takes will see the greatest harvest of souls of their entire life.
In just three weeks they will see hundreds of thousands come to Jesus through kids crusades, gospel truck outreaches, open air preaching, and many other forms of evangelism.
Bootcamp evangelists will also be trained in crusade organizing by our team in Africa which are the very best in the world. Students will be taught how to prepare crusades from the ground up and will learn the trade secrets of a ministry that has witnessed one of the greatest harvests in world history with over 80-million documented decisions for Christ since 1987.
Upon arrival at Bootcamp, all students will be assigned a personal mentor and coach who will meet with them regularly. These coaches are seasoned and highly experienced members of the CfaN team. These coaches include leaders such as Peter Vandenberg who was Reinhard Bonnke’s right hand man for nearly 40-years. Jeri Hill, the widow of the great Evangelist Steve Hill of the Brownsville Revival, Jako Hugo who has worked with our crusade team for many years and who currently leads our children’s crusades in Africa, Robert Enge, the executive assistant to Daniel Kolenda and many more. The opportunity to have access to and build a relationship with these extraordinary men and women is a privilege that is worth the price of admission in and of itself. The relationships built with these coaches go far beyond Bootcamp and are meant to last a lifetime.
Students will be required to appear before “The Tribunal”, a panel of their leaders who will evaluate their progress and hold them accountable. Not all students will be able to advance and complete the training. Only those who are called, ready, and have what it takes will graduate. The Bootcamp is designed to prepare students for the cut-and-thrust of real-world crusade evangelism. It is not easy, and it is not for the faint of heart. But for those who pass the test, it will be life changing.
Graduates of the CfaN Evangelism Bootcamp have the opportunity to collaborate with Christ for all Nations and their fellow Bootcamp graduates through the CfaN Evangelism Alliance.
Here members of the Evangelism Alliance work together to strategically plan and execute large evangelistic initiatives around the world. The Alliance meets monthly online and yearly in person to celebrate what The Lord is doing, and make plans to conduct crusades, outreaches and evangelistic campaigns all over the globe.
Graduates will also have the opportunity to receive ministerial ordination through CfaN, represent CfaN as “Ambassadors,” participate in Pre-Crusade Mobilization outreaches, and sometimes even minister with Daniel Kolenda and the CfaN team in the Mass Gospel Crusades.
We do not simply “wish our graduates well.” We offer them a lifetime of partnership, relationship, collaboration and support. Bootcamp alumni are an elite team of highly trained specialists in mass evangelism, a tribe of brothers and sisters who work together, support one another and do great things for God…together.
If you are looking for a normal Bible School, this is not for you. It is very intense, very rigorous and very specific training for evangelists who want to reach the masses. If that’s you, and if you are willing to pay the price, please fill out the registration form below. You will be asked to sign an affidavit upon application that indicates you are willing to lay down your life for the gospel, even to death if necessary. If your application is accepted, you will be contacted by one of our team members who will begin a dialogue with you to make sure it is the right fit and guide you to the next steps. Godspeed.
“The opportunity of a lifetime, must be seized in the lifetime of the opportunity” ~ Leonard Ravenhill
Follow Lukas Repert, 2020 Bootcamp graduate, on his week-by-week experience of the inaugural CfaN Bootcamp, held at the CFaN Headquarters in Orlando, FL, January through May 2020. Lukas and his wife, having moved from Germany to Orlando to attend, brings you into the classrooms, outreaches and beyond. You'll get a glimpse of the Bootcamp through Lukas' eyes, through the eyes of his fellow classmates and just how their lives and ministries were impacted during this intense time of evangelism training.