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ALERT’s Purpose is to forge extraordinary men who influence their world for Christ.

ALERT utilizes a military-style structure, intentional discipleship, unique experiences, and professional skills training to create an environment that facilitates the forging process. Our goal is to create men who are spiritually sound, physically fit, and ready to serve.

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“Every day at ALERT, I learn to depend on Christ more. I’ve learned there is always room to grow, that I don’t have all the answers, and most importantly, that it is my walk with Him that really matters.”

Kenjie S.  |  Unit 66

“Before I came to the ALERT program, my life was without direction and purpose. I would spend my time working dead-end jobs and playing video games, and occasionally participating in outdoor activities if invited. After going through Basic training, I saw a glimpse of what I could be if I wanted to change. Over my time at ALERT, I have seen God’s grace to me as my faith and reliance on Him grew. I can say for certain that ALERT has changed my life for the better in terms of leadership, discipline, physical strength, and so much more. I will forever be grateful to this program and the men in it.”

Joshua L.  |  Unit 64

“The unique tensions and challenges that I faced here forced me to rely on God and get out of my comfort zone. It taught me to behave with conviction, think with clarity, and speak with authority. ALERT gave me a valuable perspective about life, God, and people that I never had before.”

Len N.  |  Unit 61

Forging extraordinary men who influence their world for christ

Skills training for missions work

Looking for practical training to fulfill the Great Commission in the 21st century? ALERT’s Missions course helps students consider what it means to live lives that show Christ to a dying world, both at home and abroad. Classes in evangelism, leadership, bible study methods, and more are paired with practical skills training in subjects like welding, construction, and auto mechanics to equip the men to serve wherever our King may lead. Additionally, each class goes on an international service trip to gain experience in cross-cultural missions work and a glimpse of the work that God is doing in the worldwide church.

The next Missions class takes place March 9 – June 1, 2024. For more information or to register, visit our website at the link in our bio.

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Are you ready for 2nd Phase?

Students in the 2nd Phase of ALERT's training focus on developing personal competence. In addition to skills training, men in 2nd Phase develop soft skills such confidence, interpersonal relationships, and effective communication through structured peer-to-peer feedback and practical leadership training. In addition, they are expected to take more personal responsibility, helping them to build time management and prepare for life. 

Registration for the next 2nd Phase is open until Friday, December 22. For more information, or to register, visit our website at the link in our bio. 

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Check out the Reunion schedule!

Visit the Reunion website ( to see the up to date schedule for the weekend. Highlights include a special edition of the Caleb Nelson Memorial Race (full and half versions), gator ball, the mini snake walk, alumni career panels, the dedication of the memorial wall for deceased alumni, the premiere of the 30th anniversary documentary film, and more. We are working hard to finalize the schedule and fill in the last remaining gaps, and will update the website as the final events get confirmed. 

For registration and housing information, the attendee list, and all other Reunion details, visit the Reunion website:

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Master the underwater environment

ALERT’s diving program is designed to help students master the water by training them in many different kinds of water environments. Students in 3rd Phase dive training travel to Florida for additional diving experience in different types water, including the ocean and cave diving.

Photo from the 23-4 dive class trip to Florida.

The next Dive class starts March 9, 2024. For more information, or to register, visit our website at the link in our bio.

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Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
 Serve the Lord with gladness!
 Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the Lord, he is God!
 It is he who made us, and we are his;
 we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
 and his courts with praise!
 Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the Lord is good;
 his steadfast love endures forever,
 and his faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100 (ESV)

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The ALERT Ethos

• The Gospel transforms a man 
• Discipline strengthens a man
• Hardship matures a man
• Camaraderie sharpens a man
• Training equips a man
• Service focuses a man

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Registration deadline

The registration deadline for the Unit 69’s 2nd Phase is Friday, December 22nd. ALERT’s 2nd Phase of training is designed to develop personal competence, critical thinking, life purpose, and a service mindset through a variety of skills and experiences. Building off the lessons of Basic Training, our goal in this phase is to create a desire for maturity and personal growth in each man as they move into their third phase of training and accept their calling as men. The classes in the 2nd Phase will include:

• Structural Fire Fighting⠀
• Rope Rescue
• Personal Leadership Development
• Basic Emergency Response
• Open Water and Advanced Open Water Diving
• Evangelism and Worldviews
• Sawyer
• One week of deployment

For more information on all of our training, or to register, please visit the link in our bio.
"The good news is that making disciples is fairly easy. You simply bring people along in your spiritual journey. Making disciples is more about intentionality than technique: Discipleship means teaching others to read the Bible the way you read it, pray the way you pray, and tell people about Jesus the way you do. If you have Christian habits in your life worth imitating, you can be a disciple-maker. It doesn’t require years of training. You just teach others to follow Christ as you follow Him." J.D. Greear

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