What does it take to be an Upline?

Uplines are trained Up.

Your commitment to being an Upline starts with a commitment to being trained.  After a half-day orientation, you will do six Wednesday nights in cross-cultural training with a cohort of fellow Uplines.  Then you will do an overnight retreat where you’re paired up with your Leader (program participant), and then four more Wednesday night sessions in TIP “Turning Impossible to Possible”, a self- assessment curriculum.  

Uplines are paired UP.

You will be paired up with your leader at our weekend retreat. This will be followed by a group training in TIP “Turning Impossible to Possible”, a psychological self-sufficiency curriculum out of Loyola University.  The TIP training brings you and your cohort of Uplines together with our current cohort of Leaders.   After going through the first four weeks of  TIP together, you and your Leader will celebrate with a graduation ceremony and then continue to do the TIP curriculum one-on-one.     

Uplines Point Up

We have learned that the most successful Uplines are those who acknowledge their own weaknesses and struggles.  Excellent Uplines don’t pull Leaders up to their level, they stand beside them and point up to the Christ of the Gospel.

Uplines Show Up

Uplines commit to meet with their Leaders at least twice a month in person and at least once a week with a phone call.  Successful Uplines jump into life with their Leaders and keep doing so again and again and again.

Uplines are Built Up

We offer ongoing support to our Uplines.  This includes -weekly conference calls, case management assistance for your Leader and printed resources for referrals. We do quarterly community events and you will always have a veteran Upline and our staff to lean into.   

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2019 Cohorts


  • April 16 - June 28 on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5-8pm with weekend Retreat
  • July 15th -19th, 29th - August 3rd  Express Cohort 9am-1pm everyday with Weekend Retreat
  • September 17th - November 16th on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5-8pm with Weekend Retreat