Foundations Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who should take the course, Foundations of the World Christian Movement?

2. How does one enroll in Foundations?

3. How much does Foundations cost?

4. Who can apply to Foundations?

5. When does the course start?

6. How many weeks is the Foundations Course?

7. Can I transfer my WCIU credit to another institution?

8. Can I purchase Foundations materials without enrolling in the course?


1. Who should take the course, Foundations of the World Christian Movement?

The short answer is: anyone who wants a closer walk with the Lord and is serious about gaining a deeper understanding of His ultimate purpose in the world. Foundations takes you through all of history highlighting the central thread of God’s redemptive purposes.

Are you one who desires to understand the central story in all of history? Then Foundations is for you.

The course is a good overview of the curriculum, World Christian Foundations. It provides an excellent way for prospective WCF mentors, facilitators, or students to orient themselves to this revolutionary program.

2. How does one enroll in Foundations?

Foundations is a graduate-level, 2-unit course offered through William Carey International University. You need to be enrolled in one of WCIU’s degree programs to take this course. You can contact

to start the application process or if you have any questions.

Foundations is also offered at the certificate level through the Winter Institute of International Development. This is open to anyone who is interested in continuing their learning. You can also contact

if you are interested in the certificate level of this course.

3. How much does Foundations cost?

It costs $100 to take Foundations, either for certificate or for credit.

4. Who can apply to Foundations?

If you want to take Foundations for credit, you must already been enrolled in one of WCIU’s degree programs. Visit the WCIU Prospective Students page to see what the requirements are to enroll at WCIU.

If you want to take Foundations for certificate, all you need is a willingness to learn and to study about God’s plan for the nations!

5. When does the course start?

The Foundations class is offered once a quarter, starting every January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1.

6. How many weeks is the Foundations Course?

Foundations is a 10 week course.

7. Can I transfer my WCIU credit to another institution?

The transferability of WCIU credit varies from institution to institution.

8. Can I purchase Foundations materials without enrolling in the course?

Unfortunately the Foundations reader is only available for enrolled students, but we feel that every serious Kingdom worker should own the following books that are used in the Foundations course:
The Dynamics of Christian Mission
Mission in the Old Testament
The 25 Unbelievable Years


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