Academic instruction at The Foundry is built upon the Five-Fold Ministry gifts found in Ephesians.
Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-13 NLT
Students at The Foundry will learn how to read the Bible, understand what it says, and live out its message. They will be equipped to host the Holy Spirit, pray, prophecy, evangelize, and become powerful forces who glorify JESUS!
5 – 8:30pm
Worship & Prayer 5:30-6pm
1st Period 6:05-7:15pm
2nd Period 7:20-8:30pm
10am – noon
*encouraged but not required
Teacher: Archibald Campbell
We read in order to know God, love him, and keep his commands. We endure to the end by keeping. This course is a disciple’s examination of the Bible! More than the question, “What is the Bible?, we will ask, “What is it for me as a follower of Jesus?” Essentially, what is the relationship between the believer, the written word of God, and walking as a disciple of Jesus? We will explore together and answer the following questions and more: What is the Law of the LORD, the word of the LORD, the word of God, Torah, and scripture? Is His word dead or alive? What are Logos, Rhema, and Graphe, and how do they relate? Is the Bible really unique and/or special among all the books of the world? Who wrote the Bible, how and when was it compiled, and what does that mean? Who needs the Bible and why? What does the Bible say about itself? Do I start at the beginning and just read it through? Where is the beginning? How do I respond when I stop reading? Which scriptures did the early church possess? What about the Holy Spirit? Should I expect his assistance as I read the Bible? In addition, we will consider original languages, versions, methods, convictions, and more!
Teacher: Joni Tanner
Proverbs 4:23 admonishes us “Above all else guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” As humans we are coded for connection. Our feelings are from God and inform us about our needs. This class will explore our God given blueprint and give us tools for the relational connection we all need and crave. Students will be equipped to recognize and express emotions in healthy and helpful ways. Wholehearted explores the groundbreaking insights of Internal Family Systems for anyone who feels stuck in unwanted feelings and behaviors. Our minds will be renewed freeing us from our old stories in which shame holds us captive to the common, core fear of having our inadequacies exposed. Understand what you believe about yourself, others, and God, by replacing the influences of past traumas with God’s truth. Become able to assess your mental health and pursue help when it’s needed. God’s BIG purpose for you and I will be lived out fully as we learn to live Wholehearted!
Teacher: Lindsay Schram
This course will teach on the 9 gifts of the Spirit of God we read about in 1 Corinthians 12. We will dive into the truths about the gifts of the Spirit, why some believe the gifts are no longer needed for today and the movement we are currently experiencing. This course will also include teaching about the last-day outpouring, the reappearance of miraculous signs through the Spirit and Jesus’ gifts to the church. We will study the call to ministry in Romans 11:29, as well as the specific gifts listed in Ephesians, for the equipping of the Saints. Understanding and knowing our giftings is crucial in establishing and perfecting the end time church. It is through the Holy Spirit’s Power that we will fulfill the Great Commission we’re all called to live out.
Matthew 28:18-20 says, Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Teacher: Zach Neese
This course is a survey of praise and worship from a Biblical viewpoint. We will explore the scriptures to develop an understanding of the meaning and value of personal and corporate worship, as well as define a philosophy of worship in terms of personal sincerity and corporate protocols.
A detailed study of the practical gifts that build up the body of Christ.
It is important that each believe identify their own gifts and understand how the Holy Spirit desires to use each of us to develop and mature Christ’s body. It is equally important that we identify the gifts we lack, and are able to discover these gifts in others that we can lean on for our own maturity.
We take as our prime texts the lists provided in Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12, and Ephesians 4.
Apostles,Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers, Leaders, Exhorters, Administrators , Servers, Helpers, Givers, Mercy givers, Healers, Miracle workers
Teacher: Karen Fink
Every aspect of our Christian walk is about integrating Holy Spirit into our lifestyle, especially evangelistically in this new era. This course will awaken and equip you with new confidence and courage to reach out to those searching for hope. He longs to release His presence and glory through us to a hurting world. In each class you will be empowered and activated into His harvest. Learn the importance of giving your whole heart to God, the power of testimony, discovering who you are evangelistically and so much more! This will be evangelism like you never experienced before as you learn to partner with Holy Spirit in the exciting adventure of Lifestyle Evangelism.
Teacher: Leigh Sloan
You weren’t made for a job or even a career. You were made with a specific purpose in mind to unleash the kingdom of God on the earth in a specific way. Many people live only a flicker of their true purpose here on earth and look to heaven as the ultimate realization of who they are. They don’t realize that eternity begins now. We have been given far more abundant life than we have yet discovered in Jesus. Not only do we need an upgrade about our “family/last names” who we ALL are in Jesus, but it is also important to clearly identify our “given/first names” who I AM specifically as an individual. Owning who you are as an individual will give you the courage to take responsibility for the people you’re meant to influence and the problems you’re meant to solve. Wisdom will help you on the path to stewarding that purpose so that you can release the kingdom of God to maximum capacity this side of heaven. In this class you’ll unearth your purpose from your story and develop a purpose statement that will help keep you laser focused in your current season as you move toward your purpose-driven future.
Teacher: Josh Tanner
The apostle Paul challenges all believers to grow up in the Lord and to not stay immature in their faith. In this class we will journey through the critical principles that govern spiritual maturity. We will learn, work and power toward becoming mature followers of The Lord Jesus! The time you set aside to learn and grow in this class will help you become a powerful force of love, rooted deep in God’s truth and His Church, preparing you to leave a mark for eternity!
Teacher: Kristin Moser
The Christian life of freedom can feel unattainable at times. Understanding our place “in Christ” and having faith in our heavenly position can be shrouded in lies concerning our new man. This class will take a deep dive into why we struggle, how our flesh battles with our spirit and how to live like a new creation. We will discover the truths about righteousness and how the evil one works through people to try to keep us trapped in our old patterns.
Because believers are identified with Christ’s resurrection, they also share in a life that is no longer subject to death. God sees us through Christ’s righteousness according to 2 Corinthians 5:21. We share Christ’s position of authority at the right hand of God by virtue of our union with Him. From this position of rest, every promise is ours through Christ Jesus. Join us on this path to freedom in Christ as we learn and discover our true identity in Him.
Teacher: Zach Neese
The call of Jesus is to make “disciples” of all nations, beginning with us and flowing outward to the ends of the Earth. But many well-meaning believers confuse discipleship with disciplines. Is discipline all that Jesus expected of His followers, or is discipleship more than that? This course will study the disciplines of Christianity as the expression of a worshiper’s love, faith, and submission to Christ, challenging students to “be what they believe.”
Teacher: Jim Strutz
Bible Doctrine is a basic, systematic introduction to the main teachings of the Christian faith. Topics include:
God, the bible, angels, Satan, sin, man, Jesus Christ, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church, and the “last thing”.
These topics will be aligned with the Unite Church Statement of Belief. Every class will include time for questions and discussion of alternative views. The goal is for every student to know what they believe and why they believe it.