“God gave me His ability as an exchange for my disability.
It’s not me, but He is. I can not, but He can. I did not do it, but He did it. I do not want to, but He wants … because I am in Him and He is in me”
– PASTOR DICK WOODWARD
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Foundations is a complete devotional survey of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, that provides practical discipleship for those who are new to faith in Christ. Foundations is curated and distributed by ICM, a nonprofit organization focused on global church development. ICM equips churches around the world with vital resources: infrastructure, discipleship tools, and training to grow and thrive. Check out ICM here
Foundations is a core element of ICMʼs church-growth model, a curriculum that strengthens and nurtures believers in their heart language and results in congregations discipled and churches planted. Furthermore, the curriculum teaches believers how to study the bible in their own language and assist in the spiritual growth of the Church.
It is carefully developed and maintained in such a way so as to ensure that the material is accessible to many different people around the world. This Bible study program offers a devotional approach to the scriptures and is easily understandable, whether or not you have an academic background.
The curriculum was developed by Pastor Dick Woodard. Woodward served as Senior Pastor in the Virginia Beach Community Chapel and in Williamsburg Chapel as well. In 1982, when he was diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease in the spinal cord, Woodward began creating this content as one of his final life goals.
In the early 1990’s, when he was no longer able to actively pastor, Woodward became Pastor Emeritus of the Williamsburg Community Chapel. However, being a quadriplegic did not stop God’s work through the life of Pastor Woodward. He continued writing (through voice recognition software), counseling, blogging and ministering to people for the next 20 years until God called him home on March 8, 2014.
These lessons were first published and televised locally in English, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It was then aired on Trans-World Radio in 1986. Today, the curriculum has been translated into many more languages and is currently broadcast locally and globally on numerous platforms – radio, internet broadcasts including podcasts and website publishing, digital players, smartphone apps, etc.
Statement of Faith:
We believe in one eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of His will.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s Son, who is Savior and Lord, and who gave Himself as a ransom for sinners through His death on the cross. He rose from the dead and ascended to heaven, where, as truly God and truly man, Jesus is the only mediator between God and humankind.
We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the Kingdom of God except through new birth. Justification is by grace through faith in Christ alone.
We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit, the very Spirit of God, sent to bear witness of the Son. We believe in the work of God’s Spirit for the individual’s new birth and growth, and for the Church’s constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and mission.
We believe the Old and New Testament Scriptures to be the only inspired, written Word of God, infallible and without error, our guide for faith and practice.
We believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic Church. The Church’s calling is to worship and witness for Jesus Christ, who is the Head, preaching the Gospel among all nations and demonstrating its commitment by compassionate service to the needs of all people.
We believe that Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in power and glory to consummate His salvation and His judgment. God will fully manifest His Kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and a new earth in which He is glorified forever and ever.
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