Academic instruction at The Foundry is built upon the Five-Fold Ministry gifts found in Ephesians.

So, Christ, Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors, and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Ephesians 4:11-13


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!

Bible Doctrine

Teacher: Rick Benjamin

1st Trimester

Bible Doctrine is a basic, systematic introduction to the main teachings of the Christian faith.
Topics include God, the Bible, Angels and Satan, Sin, Man, Jesus Christ, Salvation, the Holy Spirit, the Church, and the Last Things.
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.

How to Worship a King

Teacher: Zach Neese

1st Trimester

We were born for deep, meaningful intimacy with our Father-King.  As a kingdom of priests, our purpose is to minister to God through worship and then carry His light and glory to a dark, hurting world.  This is the most extraordinary privilege ever extended to flesh and blood.  So why do many believers miss out on the joy, transformation, and power that come from stepping into their roles as worshipers?  Because we don’t understand what worship is and what part we play in it.   Every meaningful Christian endeavor is born of worship, sustained through worship, and inspires worship in others.  Worship is a ministry essential.
In this class, Pastor Zach Neese shares foundational biblical truths and practical application to help students deepen their understanding of and passion for world-changing worship.  He also offers time-tested wisdom for ministers who want to pastor their people in the presence of God.


Teacher: Mark Drake

1st Trimester

In this exciting twist on the traditional old and new testament surveys Bible teacher and author Mark Drake instruct students in the following:

– Reading the Old Testament the Way Jesus Taught Us
– Understanding How the Apostles Used the Old Testament
– Connecting Leaders, Kings, and Prophets
– How Culture Impacts Each Time Period of Scripture
– Letters, Not Books, and Why It Matters
– Putting the New Testament in Its Correct Order
– Consider Context, Comprehend Culture, Compare Common Scripture



Various Instructors

3rd Trimester

As Christians we have a responsibility to recognize the needs of our immediate community and city.  We are ministers and servants.   Ministry assignments are temporary and change over time however, our motivation to make disciples, serve, and advance the Kingdom of God remains the same. We carry the Kingdom of God within us.  During the practicum portion of school students will spend time applying what they’ve learned in tangible ways.  Students learn to become the hands and feet of Jesus by tuning in to and obeying the Holy Spirit’s leading, serving others in creative & practical ways.

– Serving within the Local Church
– Serving our Local Community through Outreach
– Street Evangelism
– Theatre and Drama
– Spirit Lead “Treasure Hunts” to Practice Prophecy & Healing
– Interceding and Praying for our Community, State & Nation
– Serving at Summer Camp



Various Instructors

All Year

We are excited to be partnering with International School of Ministry, Christian Leadership University, Vision International University, and Covenant Theological Seminary.
Through our partnership with these upstanding institutions, The Foundry at Unite is set up to offer our first year students either an Associate Degree of Ministry (A.min) through VIU or Associate of Biblical Studies (A.B.S.) through CTS and CLU.  (Students must maintain a minimum passing grade and hold an 80% attendance record to be eligible for an Associate Degree.)

ISOM Classes and Instructors

– Foundations of the Faith: Bayless Conley
– Supernatural Living: Dr. A.L. Gill
– New Testament Survey: Dr. John Amstutz
– Praise and Worship: Dr. LaMar Boschman
– Fear of the Lord: John Bevere
– Power of Prayer: Dr. Dick Eastman
– Ministry of Helps: Dr. Buddy Bell
– Old Testament Survey: Dr. Christopher Gornold-Smith
– Essence of the Gospel: Dr. Terry Law
– Jesus, Our Healer Today: Bayless Conley
– Living by Faith: Dr. Bill Winston
– Church-Based Training: Dr. Stan DeKoven
– Cell Groups: Larry Stockstill
– Power Evangelism: Dr. Reinhard Bonnke
– Leader’s Integrity: Dr. Jack Hayford
– Leadership Vision: Dr. David Shibley
– Church Planting: Dr. Jim Feeney
– Being Led by the Spirit: Bayless Conley
– Promise Keepers: Dr. Ed Cole
– Alter Call: Jim Cobrae
– Wilderness Mentalities: Joyce Meyer
– Developing Leaders: Brian Houston
– Cell Group Leaders: Billy Hornsby
– Reconciliation: Dr. A.R. Bernard
– Personal Evangelism: Ray Comfort
– Spiritual Warfare: Dean Sherman
– Authority and Forgiveness: John Bevere
– Spiritual Breakthrough: Marilyn Hickey
– Christ Connection: Dr. T.L. Osborn
– Living to Give: Wayne Myers
– Biblical Eldership: Dick Benjamin
– Reaching a New Generation: Willie George
– Managing for Tomorrow: Jim Wideman
– Ministering to Youth: Blaine Bartel

Beauty for Ashes

Various Instructors

2nd Trimester

November 1-5

BFA is a week-long retreat focused on the inner transformation of Isaiah 61:3; “…He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair.”

We partner with Family Wellness Warriors Initiative (FWWI) who designed the BFA program.  FWWI seeks to address the devastating problems of domestic violence, abuse, and neglect in the Alaska Native community.  Its purpose is to equip organizations and individuals to effectively address the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical effects of domestic violence, abuse, and neglect.  It is their desire to encourage wellness in each of these areas in the individual, the family, the community, and the world in which we live.
Throughout the course of the week students will gain understanding about God, themselves, and others and build skills to empower lasting change.

Live Sessions Include:

– Breaking the Silence
– Heart of Responding
– Longing for Mom & Dad
– When Innocence is Stolen
– Living Without Safety
– The Cost of Shame
– Living Angry
– Relational Styles
– Journey of Forgiveness
– A New Beginning
– Bridge to the Future


The Foundry is divided into three, 12 week trimesters.  Each trimester will be rich with Bible training, spiritual and relational development with a focus on developing the whole student throughout the year.

The year is separated into three sections focusing on the head, heart and hands.

Trimester one focuses mostly on (head) renewing our minds through the WORD of God as the foundation of a solid life in Christ.
Trimester two continues the training of the Word but adds to that foundation by bringing into focus the relationship we have with God, others, and ourselves, (heart).  In this trimester we will work on our own souls to uncover how we can become healthier in all of the above relationships.
Trimester three is called Practicum because students will focus on evangelism and practical ministry work, (hands) wherein we will take the classroom out to the community, sharing our faith, praying for people on the streets, and serving in all aspects of real-life ministry.

Homework and Grading Criteria

The Foundry is focused on personal transformation & building Kingdom Leaders.
Each course syllabus indicates the requirements for successful completion.  Class grades are determined by test scores, attendance, participation, dedication to excellence, and timely completion of assignments.

ISOM classes have individual tests and assignments that are graded separately.


The Foundry is a commitment of 36 weeks throughout the year, each week will consist of 12 classroom hours.

Graduation Requirements

– Complete all assignments
– Pay tuition in full
– Maintain a 90% attendance record
– Demonstrate consistent godly character
– Maintain a passing GPA (above 60%)

Students who successfully complete ‘First Year’ at The Foundry are eligable to apply for our ‘Second Year’ program.