Apartment Life

Foundation Institute offers affordable housing to students at an apartment complex located ten minutes from the classroom in McKinney, Texas. These apartments not only provide students an affordable place to stay, but are fully furnished with the major amenities needed during the nine-month FI experience.

The FI apartments offer students the opportunity to live in close proximity—which serves to develop strong relationships. The FI apartments give students numerous social opportunities, including:

  • Group meals
  • Game nights
  • Movie nights
  • Pool parties
  • Recreational activities in the park adjoining the apartments

Apartments are furnished with:



Kitchen Utensils

(including plates, glasses, mugs and cooking utensils)

Students are expected to provide all disposable goods at the apartments.

I loved the student housing. If they didn't have the student housing set up for us, I might not have been able to come to FI. I have made life long friendships with some of my roommates. It makes a huge difference being able to live in the same complex and so close to almost all of the students; we are together almost all the time.

Rachel Stark, Class of 2015

Service Opportunities

There are many opportunities for students to serve during their nine months at Foundation Institute. These opportunities include:

Headquarters office

There are various ways students can serve at the headquarters office of the Church of God, a Worldwide Association; from stuffing envelopes to helping in media production.

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The local congregation

FI students are encouraged to get involved and serve in the Dallas congregation of the Church of God, a Worldwide Association. Examples of ways students can serve in the congregation are:
Greeting crew
Snack preparation
Choir/Special Music
Sabbath School

Visiting Shut-Ins

The Dallas congregation has many elderly shut-ins who enjoy visits from FI students.

Sponsoring a service project

Students can sponsor a service project through the Hilltop Outreach Program.

These are just a few examples. Some of the most meaningful service projects occur when students see a service opportunity and work together to fill it!

Things To Do in Dallas

Here is a sampler of the many things to do in the greater Dallas area.

Local Congregations

Most FI students attend the Dallas congregation of the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, during their nine months in the area. Here are the closest congregations to Foundation Institute:



Unity Church of Dallas
6525 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75230

Normal Time: 2 p.m.
Pastor: Andy Burnett

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Days Inn - Sherman
3605 Hwy. 75
Sherman, TX 75090
The hotel is located on the northeast corner of FM 1417 and Hwy. 75 (Exit 56).

Normal Time: 10:30 a.m.
Pastor: Andy Burnett

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Ft. Worth


Ft. Worth Orchestra Hall
4401 Trail Lake Drive
Ft. Worth, TX 76109

Normal Time: 3 p.m.
Pastor: Ken Giese

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