"The wise see trouble coming and prepare."
- Proverbs 27:12

  • We live in a time when the warnings of Scripture concerning the end times are being fulfilled. Supply lines are fragile, natural disasters are increasing, wars and rumors of wars are increasing, and American society is increasingly plagued by civil unrest. However, we are called to face the future with faith and prophetic clarity, not fear! This seminar will equip believers to face these times with clear vision, hope, and plans to help us overcome the challenges we will face.

    Joseph prepared for devastating famine by storing up grain and became a blessing both to his own family and to many nations. In the same way, every believer can prepare to thrive in times of increasing turmoil by seeking the Lord’s guidance in how and when to prepare. This seminar will train and equip believers in the basics of food production and storage, self-sufficiency, situational awareness, security, and spiritual preparedness. Rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach, this unique seminar presents a series of in-depth training modules, so each believer can design a preparedness plan that best fits their unique situation.

About the Trainers

Jason Wood is the director of the MSU Special Forces School of Missions and the founder of Cloud and Fire Outdoors, a firearms training and wilderness survival school. He has been a wilderness guide for more than twenty years guiding people from all over the world to the most remote and pristine wilderness areas in North America. He specializes in guiding people on adventures to see and photograph coastal brown bears in Alaska. While guiding, Jason has led groups on ski-in adventures sleeping in igloos on the Canadian border and on icy whitewater rafting trips into the least-traveled areas of central Alaska. He has led groups over the Rocky Mountains, through the slot canyons of the Southwest, and across the granite monoliths of the Sierra Nevada’s. Jason also has years of experience in ministry in the U.S. and Honduras as an ordained Christian minister. He is a Certified Firearms Instructor with the NRA, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, and the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Division.  He is also a certified Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED instructor.

Michael Fickess is a prophetic teacher, prolific author, and educator with a heart to draw people into the “deep things of God.” Michael currently serves as director of MorningStar University and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife, Rachelle, and their two sons, Samuel and Ari.

As an avid homesteader, Michael has inspired many families to pursue a lifestyle of fearless self-sufficiency and “returning to the land” as a means to navigate uncertain times with peace and plenty.

Seminar Modules

9:00 – 9:30: Worship Time

9:30-10:25: Module 1: Food Security (Production and Storage)

10:35 – 12:00: Module 2: Situational Awareness and Physical Security

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch Break
                            (We recommend bringing a bag lunch,
                            Shelf-stable food samples will also be provided)

1:00 – 2:25: Module 3: Spiritual Preparedness and Mental Health

3:00 – 4:25: Module 4: Resiliency in the Face of Instability

4:25 – 5:00: Question and Answer Time

Course Registration

For distance learners, we offer an affordable Zoom option for $55 for all four sessions. Distance learners will receive their Zoom link the day before  for live viewing.  All proceeds support the MSU Special Forces School of Missions.

Register for full course via Zoom here:

  • The Zoom link for each teaching session will be sent to the e-mail address you enter above the day prior to the session. Please use an e-mail address you prefer.
  • Price: $55.00
    Registration fee covers in-person attendance and Zoom participation for ALL FOUR training modules on February 24, 2024.
  • $0.00
  • American Express

On-Site Accomodations

Visitors who wish to plan a longer visit may arrange accommodations with the Heritage Conference Center on MorningStar Ministries’ campus.

To check room availability and reserve a room, please call (877) 446-3836.

* In an effort to better serve our guests, please note that room cancelations must be made 48 hours prior to arrival.  Cancelations made after this period will be subject to a $50 fee.