Foundations is an intensive training and coaching process for present pastors and prospective church planters, providing a professional Bible school education and practical training, without removing pastors from ministry. Special emphasis is placed on making disciples using the local church.
And, most importantly, every pastor is trained and equipped to not only train their congregation, but to train other pastors in the same manner they have been trained, so that the Great Commission can be finished in their country within their lifetime!
Usually meeting in a local church, 25-30 pastors and potential church planters gather together in “center” to be taught and coached. (Wives are welcome to attend as well.). Costs are generally just above the normal cost of duplicating the materials. (What a small price to pay to be able to finish the Great Commission!) Each pastor will be fully equipped and agrees to recruit and train other pastors just as he has been trained. This valuable training, elsewhere, costs tens of thousands of dollars
Foundations utilizes 6 courses to provide a full basic pastoral education. At the same time, we train pastors how to teach these courses to other pastors. As a result, the ministry impact greatly expands. Courses are typically taught a week at a time, 3-4 month apart where students and instructors travel longer distances or they may be taught part of one day each week for 15-16 weeks where participants live closer together.