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

Schedule

SUNDAYS
10:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday Service
*encouraged but not required
12:30pm – 3:00pm
Class
*not every week, dates tba

TUESDAYS
5:30pm – 9:30pm
Dinner
Worship & Prayer
Classes

Classes

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 HISTORY

Teacher: Jim Strutz

1st & 2nd Year Students – Semester 1 & 2

The primary goal of this course is to give students a competent understanding of the background of Bible narratives, poems and prophecies, and how they all fit into the Bible’s own context and the context of world history.  In so doing, the Bible becomes more interesting and understandable to the student.

The material covered presents the Bible as one continuing revelation, and includes all major Bible stories and historical content, including the intertestamental period, and sets the entire Bible narrative into the framework of relevant world history.  In addition, it places non-historical sections of the Bible, such as poetry and prophecy, into their proper historical setting.  We cover the ages of stone, bronze and iron, and how their transitions affected events in the Bible.  Also covered are all significant world kingdoms and empires that impacted the Bible narrative.
Bible Doctrine

Teacher: Rick Benjamin

1st Year Students – Semester 1 & 2

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 Year Students – Semester 2

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.

Lifestyle Evangelism

Teacher: Karen Fink

2nd Year Students – Semester 2

This next move of God will bring in the greatest harvest of souls we have ever seen! This move of the Holy Spirit will not be accomplished by man-made programs, humanistic approaches, religious methods, or conventional ways of doing things. He wants to break us free from these constraints! God wants to open our eyes to perceive the new, creative and unexpected ways He wants to move through us evangelistically. You will be empowered and activated into His harvest as you learn: How to Give Your Whole Heart to God; What Evangelism Looks Like in this New Era; What God is Saying Prophetically About the Harvest; Understanding Our Salvation and Weapons of Deliverance; Prayer Evangelism; Power of Testimony; Lifestyle Evangelism; How the Prophetic and Evangelism Flow Together; How to Demonstrate the Gospel; How to Hear God’s Voice; How to Move in the Gifts of the Spirit and more.

In every aspect of our Christian walk, it is about integrating Holy Spirit into our lifestyle.
PASSION & PURPOSE

Teacher: Leigh Sloan

2nd Year Students – Semester 2

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.