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The Christian Foundations course is an introduction to the good news of the gospel and an overview of the Bible, church history, key Christian beliefs, and core practices of the faith. The material is delivered over 9 full Saturdays, spread out from September to May. It has been designed for people without any prior Christian education. Participants who have completed this program will be able to facilitate the course in their own church settings. Is available through distance education for participants outside the Greater Toronto Area.

  • How can I know and serve God?
  • What is the story of Israel (Part 1 and Part 2)?
  • Who is Jesus?
  • How did the church get started?
  • What do Christians believe?
  • Why are there so many sorts of Christians?
  • How can I grow in my faith?
  • What is my part in the Kingdom of God?

Basic orientation (eg. organization development, catechetical, or missional)


Primarily designed to be implemented by (eg lay or ordained; diocesan staff)

Designed to be taken by lay leaders who can then lead the program in their own parish.


$500 for in person or distance includes workbook and all in-class material. Workbooks are also available for use in parishes ($30 each).

Facilitator requirements

Wycliffe staff teach the program initially; people who take the program are then equipped to lead it in their parishes.

Approximate duration

Nine Saturdays from September to May.

Denominational orientation (eg. Anglican or other)

Anglican but designed to serve broader church, regardless of denomination

Broader context (eg. rural or urban; size of parish)


Ease of replication (eg. how easy would it be to start this in a new place?)


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Contact: Wycliffe College Visit Website

Reviewed: May 25, 2016