Own Your Faith.
Find Your Calling.
Change The World.

CORE is a discipleship and evangelism training program Of the Pennsylvania conference that really strengthens the CORE of your Christian experience.

Find out why you are an Adventist, see Christ at the heart of every Adventist teaching, and learn how to effectively share this beautiful message with others.

Whether you are thinking of taking a gap year after high school or want to take a mission focus year while in college or afterwards, CORE is a great opportunity to revitalize your faith, and to root yourself in the Adventist message.

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So what will you do
in your time here?

Bible Studies

Students will be giving personal Bible studies and leading out in small groups with interests they gain in canvassing, social media evangelism, health work, and door-to-door witnessing.


Getting gospel literature into the hands of the community and seeing God transform people’s lives.


Using social media to advance the gospel cause, and learning the science behind targeted ads, and effective marketing for evangelistic events. Students will also get to meet with and learn from some of the biggest social media influencers in Adventism today.

Overseas Missions

Spend 2 weeks doing an evangelistic series with a church plant in a foreign country. Watch a small congregation grow before your very eyes as the community sees Jesus in the messages shared, and the service performed to meet their needs.

Health Evangelism

Learn how to use the health message as a way to make connections with people in your community and bring the gospel into their homes.

Mental Health

Learn how to better understand your own story, find healing in your experience, and how to help others find hope who struggle with mental health challenges.

Organic Agriculture

Not only will you learn how to plan, grow, cultivate, and harvest your own crops, but you’ll also see how farmer’s markets are a great way to meet people, build intentional friendships for the kingdom, and empower them to make a difference in their health.




We offer a work study option to dramatically reduce your tuition through canvassing and agricultural work that are built into the program.


Continue Education While Serving

Upon successful completion of the CORE program students have the potential to receive academic credit for future studies.


Find Your Calling

Through multiple opportunities in service you will be able to discover and grow your spiritual gifts.


Experience Foreign Missions

Students will learn what it’s like to be a foreign missionary by spending two weeks in a foreign context working with existing mission organizations in that area of the world.


Discover Your True Identity in Christ

Every aspect of the program is designed to uplift the cross to allow the students to discover their truest and deepest identity in Christ, and how to share that message with the world around them.


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Our Team

Outreach Coordinator
Outreach Coordinator


Dee Casper


Dee Casper is Director of the CORE Program. He attended the ARISE Cornerstone program in 2010, and has been involved in ministry ever since. He has served as a Bible worker, been a Bible teacher in an academy setting, taught in different schools of evangelism, and has traveled extensively sharing the gospel in churches, conferences, schools, and universities. He loves investing in young people, and opening their eyes to the beauty of the Everlasting Gospel, and the value that God places on each of them individually

Darrell Hunter

Outreach Coordinator

Darrell is an 8 year army veteran that dedicated his life to Jesus in 2012. Shortly after he began studying Christian doctrine at Pacific Rim Christian University in Honolulu, Hawaii. After doing the first 1 million GLOW mission trip in Philadelphia, he got his first taste of literature evangelism, and the next year he completed the summer program YOUTHRUSH. Darrell left Hawaii upon the conviction that time is short and joined SOULSWEST where he was trained to be an outreach and inreach leader. After graduation he became a Bible worker for the Central California conference, and now is one of the Outreach Coordinators for CORE.

Marrina Bachini

Outreach Coordinator

Marrina Bachini is an Outreach Coordinator in the CORE Program. She graduated from Southern Adventist University with a degree in Corporate/Community Wellness Management. She has served as a literature evangelist leader since 2017, teaching students from various places in the country how to be effective in this work. She desires to inspire others to be the best they can be in service to God.