Foundations for Ministry

"No one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

1 Corinthians 3:11

Foundations registration for the 2019-2020 academic year is now open.

Classes start on Sept. 8, 2019.

Foundations for Ministry is an adult Bible study course designed for those willing to make a serious commitment to daily Bible study.  It is intended for those who wish to deepen their understanding of Scripture and our Christian heritage.  It will also equip us to meet the challenges of daily opportunities for ministry in the Church and in the world. The course is divided into two academic years but students commit themselves to one year of study at a time.  A new class will begin in September 8, 2019. Class will meet on Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at the church from September to June, breaking for 3 weeks at Christmas, 1 week at Easter and 1 week at Memorial Day. 

Weekly Meetings include a teaching session and small group discussion. Discussions will be based on the weekly homework and will include topics such as Bible study skills, personal application, scriptural content, theological concepts, and interpretation of Scripture. The program requires a commitment to daily study, homework, class attendance and a willingness to share within a small group. Foundations small groups form a close-knit environment for participants to share what they are learning, grow in their knowledge of Scripture and their relationship with the Lord and one another. 

Nursery care will be provided upon request. Please see our Nursery Policy for more details.

Course Materials
All participants require:  

Foundations for Ministry Participant Workbook, $37.50* (*required and only available from All Saints' Church)

-ESV Study Bible (Crossway) – It must be the Study Bible version. This can be ordered at the time of registration or you can order it on your own, if you do not already own one. (hardback $32 or large print hardback $55)

-Old Testament textbook, (optional, not required) $36 (hardback version also available for order on the registration form)

Participants will need to set aside time each day to read and study.  Homework will take approximately one half hour per day.  The text for the study, during both years, will be the ESV Study Bible: English Standard Version. Please note that even if you choose to read in another version of Scripture, you will need to have The ESV Study Bible for the study notes and introductions.
Note:  The NIV Study Bible, 1984 Edition may also be used. This version is no longer available for sale but may be used if you already own one.

Course Leaders
This class is led by qualified teachers and group leaders. Those teaching have many years of Bible study training and experience. Those leading the small groups are dedicated leaders with both small group and Bible experience.

Attending weekly class meetings is an essential part of the class experience. Themes and lessons build on one another from week to week. Participants must attend at least 80% of the weekly meetings to be eligible to complete each year.

If you would like further information or have questions, please email Desiree Barker ( or contact any member of the Adult Ed leadership team.

Some scholarships are available. Please check with Desiree Barker (or write in the Message blank below) regarding the availability of scholarships for Foundations.

Please register below:

Name *