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
10am – noon
*encouraged but not required
5 – 9pm
Worship & Prayer
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!
Teacher: Jim Strutz
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.
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.
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: 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: Pastor Josh Tanner
The apostle Paul declares the Lord’s will for His church so boldly in his letter to the Ephesians. He says.“Eph. 4:11 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. 13 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. 14 Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. 15 Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. 16 He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.” 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: Pastor 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!
Teachers: Leigh Sloan and 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 “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 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, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Teachers: Dan McCollam and Bethany Hicks
God is calling His prophets, prophetic people, and leaders to understand the current season of reformation so that we can rise up and positively influence the course of History.
This two day intensive training will help you gain an understanding of the gift of prophecy and the office of the prophet. Find confidence in your prophetic identity, and get equipped and deployed into your divine destiny to influence kings and be empowered as prophetic reformers to change the course of history.