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Cross To Life Discipleship Program

Cross To Life Discipleship Program

What is the Cross To Life Discipleship and Trainee Program?

This is a yearlong resident discipleship program developed for college-aged young men and women, designed to develop followers and prepare leaders for a lifetime of service dedicated to serving Jesus Christ. A small number of young men and women make the decision to set aside this time of their lives towards developing character, identity, and discipline consistent with Christian leadership.

What will you receive?

Four different departments available:

• Food Service
• Guest Services
• Recreation/Program
• Maintenance

You Receive the following benefits:

  • 30 credit hour online scholarship from San Diego Christian College
  • Weekly salary, lodging and meals
  • Carnival cruise


The trainee will also be solely responsible for: 

    • A current passport for the cruise and any cost to obtain it
    • The program monthly fee of $100 a month
    • All bedding, toiletries, medications, and personal bills
    • My car (if I choose to bring one)
    • My own health insurance


It’s a partnership! Our camp staff invests in trainees through:

• Hands-on experience
• Spiritual investment & development
• Mentorship
• Real-life community living


Trainees are equipped with:
• Experience in a variety of areas
• A healthy work ethic
• Spiritual practices and tools to grow and mature
• Fostering meaningful relationships
• Experience in community living


Our goals are to:
• Model and encourage the value of spiritual formation and development of an intimate relationship with Jesus
• Cultivate and demonstrate a heart of joyfully serving our guests
• Build community and friendships that last a lifetime


Spiritual Formation
• Bible reading plan and journaling
• Attend local churches
• Weekly devotions


Pine Valley Community
• Regular Get-Togethers
• Working alongside and building relationships with our 20+ full-time staff members

Apply Now:

Fill out the online application form

What happens next?

Once your application is received, we will contact you to pursue the next step.

If you have any questions or need more information, please email our Cross To Life Director, Curtis Kauffman, at