Training Information

Date

Monday, August 30, 2021 to Saturday, December 11, 2021


Application Deadline

  1. All applications including all required medical forms must be received by the Training office no later than August 10, 2021.
  2. Those accepted to the Training will be notified by email.
  3. Further details concerning the Training will be furnished upon acceptance notification. Please do not make any travel arrangements until you have received an acceptance notification from the Training office.

Location

Middle-age Full-time Training Center
1853 W. Ball Road, Suite 102
Anaheim, CA 92804


Qualifications

Brothers or sisters in the church life, between the age of 35 and 65, in sound physical and mental health, and with elders’ recommendation. For saints who are younger than 35 or older than 65, please fellowship with the local elders for their approval and recommendation.

Saints may attend the training on a short-term basis, except for the last two weeks of the training. The minimum period required for short-term is one week. Short-term applicants should plan to arrive at the training on Lord’s Day or Monday.


Clothing Requirement

All clothing requirements are MANDATORY for all trainees for the entire duration of the training. Both brothers and sisters are expected to dress according to the requirements specified below upon arrival at the training for registration and interview on August 30, 2021. Please note that NO uniform will be available for purchase at the training center.

Brothers

Training Attire

  • Shirts: solid white dress shirts with long sleeves and a collar; must be tucked in at all times
  • Ties: supplied and available for purchase upon arrival at the training
  • Blazers: dark solid navy blue or black suit coat or blazer
  • Pants: dark solid navy blue or black pants; no jeans or shorts are allowed
  • Undershirts: white only
  • Dress shoes/socks/belt: black or dark blue and of a conservative style
  • Facial hair: keep face clean and shaven, nose hair should be trimmed; beards, mustaches, long sideburns, and shaved heads are not permitted; hair dyeing, highlighting, or streaking is not permitted
  • Cologne with strong fragrance is not permitted

Gospel Attire

  • Pants: beige, brown, blue, or black, and without any patterns
  • Shirts: full button-down with a collar; must be tucked in

Lord’s Day Attire

Training attire is not required.

  • Pants: dress slacks
  • Shirts: dress shirt, white or solid conservative light color, full button-down, with long sleeves and a moderate collar; must be tucked in
  • Shoes: dress shoes
  • Ties: conservative color and pattern

Sisters

Training Attire

  • Blouses: solid white blouse with a collar, no form fitting; must be tucked in at all times; sleeveless blouse not allowed
  • Blazers: dark solid navy blue or black suit coat or blazer
  • Skirts: dark solid navy blue or black; no pencil (narrow) skirts; length should extend 6 inches below the knees or mid-calf, when standing; may only have one back slit beginning below the knees; jumper or one-piece dress not allowed
  • Dress shoes: heels no higher than 1 inch; closed toe, heels and sides; solid black or dark blue; no boots are allowed
  • Nylons: black or natural color
  • Scarfs: solid black, dark blue or white, with no design or monogram
  • Slacks (pants) and jeans are not permitted
  • No ornamentation (except wedding rings)
  • No nail polish for either fingernails or toenails
  • No hair dyeing, highlighting, or streaking
  • Perfumes or lotions with strong fragrance are not permitted

Gospel Attire

  • Skirts: length should extend 6 inches below the knees or mid-calf, when standing; may only have one back slit beginning below the knees
  • Blouses/Shirts: full button-down with a collar; no polo shirts or t-shirts are permitted
  • Shoes: dark or neutral color and must be kept clean; must have closed toes, sides, and heels; canvas or similar shoes are permitted

Lord’s Day Attire

Training attire is not required.

  • Dresses/Skirts: required; length should extend 6 inches below the knees or mid-calf, when standing; may only have one back slit beginning below the knees
  • Blouses: modest and not form-fitting
  • Shoes: dark or neutral color with closed toes, sides, and heels

General

Please bring other necessary clothing according to your needs, such as warm winter clothing for cold weather, exercise clothes and shoes, work clothes and shoes, etc. Sisters may wear black tights underneath for warmth. No leggings are permitted. All clothing needs to be proper, according to the standard of a saint.

To wear a different jacket in place of the training specified, i.e. dark solid navy blue suit coat is not permitted. Sweaters should be worn underneath the suit coat. Overcoats and sweaters should be in dark solid navy blue, gray or black with no design or monogram. Overcoat should not be worn inside the classroom.

The training will provide all linens, such as a pillow, bed sheets, blankets, etc. Please bring your personal items, such as towels, shampoo, etc.


Lodging

Training-arranged housing will be provided to single brothers or sisters if requested. Married couples without children will be lodged together in training-arranged housing if both are trainees. Those with children may also apply if they are able to take care of their own housing needs and living costs. Southern California trainees may stay at home and commute.


Transportation

Trainees are encouraged to provide their own vehicle.


Medical Requirements

Mandatory medical requirements for trainees registered for one month or longer:

  1. Major medical or valid travel insurance (e.g., copy of insurance card or insurance certificate, which provides coverage while trainees are in Anaheim, must be in place before they arrive for the first day of the training)
  2. Health questionnaire must be completed and submitted along with the application (see application page)
  3. All incoming trainees must submit evidence of tuberculosis (TB) screening

Although tuberculosis screening need not be completed before the application is submitted, it must be completed before arrival in Anaheim. Trainees are not allowed to participate in the training, including meals or housing, prior to completion of tuberculosis screening.

In most cases, TB screening is done by a skin test (PPD) performed within the last 6 months before the start of the training. However, in the event that your TB skin test returns positive, a radiologist’s report in English of a chest X-ray done after the PPD must be submitted. The skin test requires two visits to a health care provider, 48-72 hours apart, and obtaining a chest x-ray report normally requires at least a week. The applicant should allow for unforeseen delays.

If the PPD test was positive in the past, the PPD should not be repeated. In this case, a chest x-ray done within the last 12 months before the start of the training is sufficient.

If the TB screening requirement is fulfilled by chest x-ray, the report must be in English and signed by a radiologist. Note that a statement from a personal physician that the chest x-ray was normal is not sufficient. In addition, you must send the chest x-ray in electronic format, to midage@ftta.org, or bring the chest x-ray, preferably in electronic format, to your medical interview on the first day of the training.

An alternate method of screening is by blood test. One advantage of the blood test is that it might turn out normal even if the PPD was positive in the past, which would spare the need for a chest x-ray. However, the blood test is more expensive and is not as widely used as the PPD.

There are two situations in which no skin test, x-ray or blood test is required. One is if the individual has previously had TB, has completed treatment, and is currently without symptoms of cough, fatigue, night sweats or weight loss. The other is if the individual has completed a course of antibiotic prophylaxis for TB (this is usually 6-9 months in duration). In either case, documentation of treatment must be submitted in English.

Applicants are strongly recommended to have immunization against tetanus, hepatitis A and B, influenza. For those who are over 50 years old, the Zoster (shingles) vaccine is also recommended. The pneumococcal vaccine is recommended for applicants over 65 in good health condition.

It is also recommended that applicants over fifty years of age consult a physician to undergo examination and other evaluation as deemed necessary to assure readiness to undertake an intensive year-long training program.


Cost

  • Full-time trainee: US $3975 per term (15 weeks), or $265/week (includes lodging and meals)
  • Short-term trainee: US $265/week (includes lodging and meals)
  • Commuter: US $2250 per term (15 weeks), or $150/week (no lodging, lunch included)

* Personal expenses are not included in the above.

Payment

Make check payable to Living Stream Ministry, and mail it to:

Middle-age Full-time Training
1853 W. Ball Road, Suite 102
Anaheim, CA 92804

Payment Schedule Options

  1. Option 1: Full payment on 8/30/2021
  2. Option 2: Every 4 weeks on 8/30/2021, 9/27/2021, 10/25/2021 and 11/22/2021 ($1060 for the first three payments, and $795 for the last payment)
  3. Commuter: $600 for the first three payments, and $450 for the last payment

Schedule

Classes

Tuesday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday - 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (attend church prayer meeting)
Wednesday – 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (study session)

Gospel Service

Friday & Saturday evenings – attend church small group meetings or study
Lord’s Day – attend Lord’s table and prophesying meeting; gospel visitation and follow-up

Semiannual Training

It is strongly recommended that all trainees attend the July and December Semiannual Training. Registration for the semiannual training should be done through the trainee’s sending locality.


Contact Information

Middle-age Full-time Training Office: 714-236-6027
Office Fax: 714-236-6029
Mailing Address: 1853 W. Ball Road, Suite 102, Anaheim, CA 92804, U.S.A.
Email: midage@ftta.org
Website: www.fttamidage.org


Translation

FM radio and headset are required for all non-English speaking trainees.