We are a community of learning, committed to Jesus and the church

Your church’s leaders need ongoing training in order to faithfully fulfill their calling. The Foundry strengthens and supports church leaders at every level with biblical and practical training.

What We Do

Join us in discovering the fire of the presence of God that will enable you to flourish in the foundry of life and ministry.

For Pastors

Pastors’ Group

The Foundry offers a monthly pastors’ group that focuses on Scripture and connection with God and each other. This connection and community is crucial for a life of sustainable ministry.

For Pastors, Staff, and Lay Leaders

Seminary at Church

Instead of sending people to seminary (whether in-person or online), you can bring seminary-level training to your church site. The Foundry offers seminary-level training on site and packaged in a sustainable rhythm.

For Pastors, Staff, and Lay Leaders

Ministry Formation Cohorts

The Foundry’s Ministry Formation cohorts are places of connection, learning, and growth. We focus on holistic ministry formation and learning with clear outcomes geared to real life and ministry. We meet twice a month and focus on a sustainable rhythm for consistent growth.

For Lay Leaders

Lay Leadership Training

The Foundry offers multi-church workshops where lay leaders (elders and deacons) can be trained in key areas, including character, knowledge, skills, and responsibilities. We also offer customized lay leader workshops that focus specifically on your church’s needs.

For Lay Leaders & Congregations

Customized Workshops

The Foundry offers workshops where lay leaders and congregations can be trained in a variety of areas, including biblical and theological training, spiritual disciplines, and how faith shapes our approach to contemporary cultural issues.

For Pastors & Lay Leaders

Pastors’ Learning Cohorts

Pastors’ learning cohorts provide a community of learning and connection while addressing key issues in ministry today. Through our cohorts, you’ll not only grow in your knowledge and formation for ministry, but you’ll find a community of support as you serve in the calling God has for you.

2022-23 Cohort: Sexuality and Gender – Clarity and Care

What’s Up at The Foundry?

The Foundry Unleashes Church-Based Equipping

The Foundry was highlighted by Plant 616 in their Spring Update. Church-based learning isn’t overly academic and doesn’t require learners to leave their contexts. That’s the Foundry. See the entire post:...


“So what does The Foundry do?” I get that question a fair amount these days. My first answer is: “Go.” It might sound simple, but the first step in everything we do is “go.” Go to meet and connect with pastors and church leaders. Go in order to listen.

Generosity: One Church’s Gift

In late 2020, as three colleagues were working through questions of calling and vocation, one church offered something they could share: space. This unassuming church on the northeast side of Grand Rapids welcomed three weary travelers who were unsure of their next...

Mosaic + The Foundry

Influence | Community | Righteousness Foundations: The Story of the Bible & Theology of City/Culture Weeks 1 & 2 - The Big Story of the Bible - Podcast Episode 1 Download as MP3 Week 3 - The Stories of Our Culture Download as MP3

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