We announced that registration for this summer’s Foundation Institute Continuing Education classes would take place Sunday, March 22, at 10 a.m.
With the rapidly changing situation, we will delay that sign-up until a later date.
We will announce a new sign-up date in the future, as conditions permit.
June 8-12, 2020
July 13-17, 2020
This year we will be able to offer two one-week sessions, the first from June 8-12 and the second from July 13-17. Since we are using our new classroom facility, we will be able to accommodate up to 48 students for each session, so we believe we will have adequate room for any who wish to attend.
The tuition for each one-week session is $75 per person or $125 per couple, and this includes all instructional materials and a light lunch each day. We also plan to work with local hotels to offer special rates for housing in the immediate area.
Foundation Institute came into existence because of the need for a concentrated program for passing along doctrinal truths and practical Christian living instruction to the next generation of the Church of God. Those who attend the nine-month residential program have made a serious commitment of time and money in order to focus on building a solid spiritual foundation for life. But what about all of those of all ages who are unable to leave their homes and families in order to attend this program? Continued learning and solidifying our understanding of biblical truth is important for all Christians.
For this reason, Foundation Institute has developed three continuing education programs for the general membership and three for the ministry and international leadership. Through the Continuing Education programs, those who want to learn more will find an abundance of educational material to supplement the Lifehopeandtruth.com website and the messages delivered each Sabbath. While none of these programs can duplicate the nine month immersive program here at the headquarters facility, it is our hope that one or more of these programs can help everyone who wants to understand more of God’s way of life.
We began this program in 2012 with the Survey of the Gospels and have added new online courses every year since. As of the spring of 2020, we have posted over 225 classes, covering 17 books of the Bible, as well as all of the Church’s Fundamental Beliefs. Courses continue to be added each year, and all previous ones are archived for easy and convenient access.
In the summer Foundation Institute offers five-day Continuing Education classes at our classroom in McKinney. During these weeklong sessions, the regular FI instructors, along with members of the administration, conduct 29 hours of in-class instruction on a variety of subjects. Most summers we are able to offer two sessions, covering the same material in each session. The new classroom allows us to accept up to 48 participants for each session. Tuition for these classes covers all instructional materials, as well as a light lunch each day so attendees have time to visit and build friendships.
Each year at the Winter Family Weekend, Foundation Institute offers a series of classes covering biblical and Christian living subjects. There are generally three 75-minute classes every day (except the weekly Sabbath), for a total of more than 10 hours of classes.
Foundation Institute has also contributed classes for ministerial continuing education, the Focused Mentoring Program and the International Leadership Program.