Jesus Christ took a handful of stout-hearted followers and trained them in the ways of His Father. He came into their world and then invited them into His world of the Kingdom. It is because of His intentionality with the few then that the world knows the Gospel at large now. Simply put: Jesus + 12 men = world change.
What a formula! What an example for us, even in this generation. God still loves to set apart and intentionally train the few to this day. He invites the hungry to separate themselves from "life as they know it" and come into His reality, His Spirit, His way and His heart.
There is a place for spiritual training and equipping akin to the first century model of Christ today: LEGACY School of Discipleship. It's a training where Christ Himself is the central subject and where His indwelling Spirit is the central experience.
LEGACY is for men and women who want to be part of the Lord's testimony on this earth. It's for those who are after the heart of God and who seek deeper training in their inner-man.
We invite you to come. Your life will never be the same, if that is indeed what you want.
Author & Teacher, LEGACY Ministries
MEET THE FINEBERGS
Meet our fearless leaders: Francois and Wendy Fineberg. Francois is the founder and teacher of LEGACY. After working at JH Ranch leading Trac II together, the Lord called Francois and Wendy to move to Alabama and begin a discipleship school. Over thirteen years later, Francois continues to be faithful to the call to teach and move in the lives of hundreds of young adults. Francois and Wendy are proud parents of Frances and Chapel. The Finebergs call LEGACY home. You can listen to Francois' teachings on his podcast, Spiritual Living with Francois Fineberg.
MEET THE STAFF
THE BIBLE, THE LIVING WORD
The Bible is word-for-word the complete divine revelation inspired by God, through the Holy Spirit. No one can add, nor take away from, its eternal inspiration and accuracy. The Scriptures cannot be broken.
2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3:16; Ecclesiastes 3:14; John 10:35
THE TRINITY: FATHER, SON, HOLY SPIRIT
God is uniquely One, yet triune – the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. The triune-God is co-eternal, co-indwelling, co-Sovereign, and co-existing.
1 Timothy 2:5; Matthew 28:19; John 17:21; 2 Co. 13:14
JESUS CHRIST: SON of GOD
The Son of God, Who Himself is God, was incarnated to be a common man by the name of Jesus Christ. He is fully God in His divinity and fully man in His humanity.
John 1:1, 14; Phil. 2:6-8; 1 Tim. 2:5; 3:16a; Romans 8:3
The Son of God was also the Son of Man who died on a cross, therefore dealing with man’s sins and sin-nature, shedding His blood for man’s justification and redemption. This is because God loves man.
1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7a; Romans 5:8; 1 John 2:2
Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; He was buried in a tomb and was raised from the dead on the third day.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 2:24; 10:40; Romans 8:11a
Jesus Christ ascended in glory to the right hand of God where He obtained the Name above all names –– an exclusive and all-inclusive name for the salvation of man.
Acts 1:9; 2:33-36; 4:12; Philippians 2:9-11
THE HOLY SPIRIT
Jesus Christ, although seated at the right hand of the Father in glory, is at the same time within His believers via His own life-giving Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the very essence of Christ who now works within the believers to conform them to the very image of Christ. Christlikeness is the destiny of all Christ’s followers and the exclusive work of the Holy Spirit.
John 14:16-18; 20:22; 1 Corinthians 15:45; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Romans 8:29
REBIRTH THROUGH REPENTANCE
God’s invitation is for all men to repent and to come into the faith. When anyone believes into Christ and by the Spirit says, “Jesus is Lord,” this person is born again and becomes a living member in the one Body of Jesus Christ.
Acts 20:21; Romans 10:9; 1 Corinthians 12:13; John 3:3; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Romans 12:5; Ephesians 1:22-23
THE BODY OF CHRIST
Jesus’ Church is a living, spiritual body, baptized into Christ’s Person, in which Christ is the Head and of which all regenerated people are constituting members.
Ephesians 1:22-23; Romans 6:3-5; Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 8:31-32
THE SECOND COMING
Jesus Christ is coming again to receive His saints to Himself as His Bride, forever to dwell in the New Jerusalem. Saints everywhere long for this day! We are not entirely sure when this day will occur.
1 Thessalonians 4:14, 16; 1 Corinthians 15:49-53; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 19:7-9; 21:2-3
What denomination (if any) is LEGACY?
Is LEGACY a church or is it affiliated with a movement?
What is the theological focus of LEGACY?
Is it really worth it to delay my college education for a semester?
What is the ideal age to come to LEGACY?
LEGACY accepts students into the training ages 18—28. However, we have found that those with some measure of “life experience” are able to best process the material.
How many students will be in my semester?
Where will I live?
Why is the campus so isolated?
Over the years we have found that short physical separation from the world’s culture for intense spiritual focus and renewal is very effective. The environment we have created at LEGACY is very monastic in nature with a strong emphasis on “togetherness". Short isolation from the world’s culture serves our spiritual focus best.
Why does LEGACY live in community?
A well-balanced spiritual community (the normal Church-life) is the surest anvil upon which the character of God is forged within an otherwise individualistic believer. Living in community is where our faith is put to the test; it is where theory very quickly has to translate into reality before one is found to be a hypocrite. This community aspect of LEGACY has consistently proven to be among the more enjoyable aspects of the Christian life for our students and something many students seek out upon returning to their own faith communities.
What's the food like?
Will I have off weekends?
Can my parents and friends come visit me?
Can I receive college credit for this semester?
Currently, LEGACY is unable to offer college credit for your participation.
How academic is LEGACY in nature?
Is there WiFi and cell service?
What will I do after LEGACY?
It is our hope that LEGACY will be the springboard for the destiny of God in your life! Past students have pursued further schooling, careers, and even ministry service. Based upon your interests and the calling of God, we will journey with you and aid you in taking the next step.
Can I work part-time while I am at LEGACY?
You will not be able to work part-time while participating in LEGACY. All needed finances for your time at LEGACY must be gained prior to your arrival at LEGACY.
When can I expect to hear from LEGACY regarding my acceptance?
LEGACY will need several weeks to review and verify your application. Once your full application has been received, we will contact you for an interview either in person, or on the phone.
Can my family and friends sponsor me financially?
Yes, you can be sponsored! Sponsorships from friends will be reckoned to them as a "tax-deductable-donation." Sponsorships from your family will be reckoned "tax-deductable" only to a certain amount. We will explain this in detail upon further request.
Are scholarships available?
We offer need-based scholarships to applicants who demonstrate a desperation to go deeper with the Lord Jesus, and who are actively fundraising and working to cover their tuition. We do not offer full scholarships. It is our belief that your time at LEGACY will be all the more impactful if you get skin in the game.
A NOTE TO
"Our experience far exceeded anything we could have expected. Our daughter has said that LEGACY saved her life. Through the years, she has been exposed to many different streams where she could learn about Jesus. LEGACY is the one place that left her with a deep, personal relationship with Him."
DR. CHIP HANES
We have an open-door policy for prospective parents and parents alike. We invite you to come to the campus for a day to sit in on class, meet the staff, tour the property to experience a day at LEGACY for yourself. If you have any questions or concerns, we will gladly meet with you in person or speak with you over the phone. We are here to help you in any way possible.
At LEGACY, we consider it a great privilege to potentially spend a season with your child. For over a decade, we have offered young adults the opportunity to set aside a season where they do not check-out of life, but rather check-in, in a very focused way. At LEGACY, we are going to mean business not only with the development of your child’s spiritual life, but with their practical and vocational life as well. They will be challenged spiritually through the ministry of the word, but they will learn how to cook and clean. They will get callouses in their hands from working on the property and in the woodshop, and they will take focused career and personality assessments with personal coaching.
From 7am in the morning until 10pm at night, your child will learn how to develop a practical lifestyle of walking with God. Toward what end? Toward the end of living a maximized life so when they leave, they are able not only to pack a big punch on this planet, but in time, they will have left a LEGACY: a life that truly outlives themselves.
COME BE INVOLVED IN YOUR CHILD'S SEMESTER
CHEF OF THE DAY
Come be apart of a day at LEGACY as ‘Chef of the Day’ by providing a meal for the students. Whether you’d like to cook a meal, or cater, it is a fun experience to serve the students and see the school in action.
ATTEND A CLASS
Sit in on a class for a day or two to hear all your child is learning. At LEGACY, we have an open-door policy - especially when it comes to all we are teaching in the classroom. Come be apart, we would love to have you.