Monday, March 20, 2023 to Saturday, July 1, 2023
Middle-age Full-time Training Center
1853 W. Ball Road, Suite 102
Anaheim, CA 92804
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.
Please be aware that proof of vaccination for COVID-19 will be required for all trainees for the Spring 2023 term. All trainees must complete their vaccination and provide proof to the Training Office 2 weeks prior to their arrival (latest by March 7, 2023) to the training. Booster shot is highly recommended.
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 March 20, 2023. Please note that NO uniform will be available for purchase at the training center.
Training attire is not required.
Training attire is not required.
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.
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.
Trainees are encouraged to provide their own vehicle.
Mandatory medical requirements for trainees registered for one month or longer:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
* Personal expenses are not included in the above.
Make check payable to Living Stream Ministry, and mail it to:
Middle-age Full-time Training
2431 W La Palma Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801
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. (Attend Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting)
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Study Session)
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.
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.
A smartphone and headset are required for all non-English speaking trainees.