Foundations is a two-year leadership training course which provides:

  • In-depth grounding in theology and biblical knowledge
  • Insights to develop essential leadership skills
  • Stimulating learning in groups by experienced leaders and gifted teachers

This course covers many topics including:

  • Leadership skills
  • New Testament introduction
  • Old Testament theology
  • Key doctrines: The Trinity, person of Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the end times.
  • Pastoral theology
  • Ethics
  • Church history

2019/2020 dates


4-5 October

1-2 November

6-7 December


10-11 January

14-15 February

27-28 March

24-25 April

5-6 June

This course involves:

Distance Learning Modules

Consisting of: New Testament overview, Ethics, Church History and Ecclesiology.

Lectures by various speakers

Including Mick Taylor, Chris Kilby, Steve Petch, Simon Walker,Howard Satterwaite, Tim Francis and Kara Newman.

Personal mentoring

By an individual who will personally invest in your ministry.


Foundations training takes place in the coastal resort town of Bournemouth, UK.

Please note that similar training takes place outside of the UK. Commission is an international family of churches. Due to the nature of some of the countries Commission is based, we limit public sharing of all the opportunities available outside the UK. Please contact us for further information.

What people are saying …

I attended Foundations in 2013-14 and found it all so helpful. I gained the most, I would say, going through the Grasping God’s Word book, which refocused my attention to reading God’s Word and getting to grips with the real meaning of the Scriptures and its application to our lives today.Angela Vaine

I applied to go on the foundations course because I felt that I really wanted to grow in my understanding of the bible, unpacking scripture, applying it to my life and hopefully helping others to do the same, but also I wanted to grow in my leadership of others. Having almost completed the course I would say that I have grown in more ways that I could have imagined at the start, including in my character.Chris Kimbangi

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An opportunity to be equipped in theological study, church history and apologetics.

Impact training

A life-changing year of theological study, personal discipleship and practical ministry.


Aimed at developing those with a preaching and teaching gift.


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