The Foundations content was originally developed by Pastor Dick Woodward, from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Woodward began creating Foundations after he was diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease in 1982. Woodward would eventually become a quadriplegic, and for the next 20 years, he would continue to write using voice recognition software, counsel, blog and minister before the Lord called him home on March 8, 2014.PASTOR DICK WOODWARD"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."
Foundations is a complete devotional survey of the entire Bible that provides discipleship for those who are new to faith in Christ. These lessons were first published and televised in English. Today, Foundations has been translated into many more languages and is distributed globally by ICM, a nonprofit organization focused on global church development.The Foundations curriculum strengthens and nurtures believers in their heart language and teaches believers how to study the Bible. Through Foundations, congregations are discipled, and churches are planted. It has been carefully developed so that the material is easily accessibly to many different people around the world with many different backgrounds.You can learn more about Foundations and how to get started below:ABOUT FOUNDATIONS BY ICMLearn More about icm:the global church developer

Frequently Asked Questions

The material was written in the 1970s and 80s by Pastor Dick Woodward. ICM updates, publishes, and distributes Foundations worldwide. 

The curriculum does not endorse any one particular denomination. Its theological position is thoroughly evangelical and ascribes to the Lausanne Covenant. On doctrines that have been debated in the church, Pastor Woodward often takes a moderate doctrinal stance by presenting the various interpretations and applications under consideration.

Currently there is no official certification or accreditation for completing courses.

The materials on this website may be freely copied for noncommercial (no monetary gain) use by individuals and groups. Please respect the copyright and do not alter the material in any way. If you wish to use the content in a modified way, please contact our organization and we can discuss options.

Yes. You can download the study lessons, either in audio or in PDF file. You can find the links below each lesson. Please do not alter the material unless you have expressed written permission from our organization.

Yes. We encourage everyone to download the material for use in small groups.

Many people ask for a list of chapters and Bible verses that can be read before each lesson. This study is not a verse-by-verse study of the Bible and sometimes an entire book is covered in a single lesson. The best way to read the Bible with the curriculum is to read the books of the Bible that are being covered in your course throughout the time you are in that particular course. For example, when studying the “Acts-Romans” New Testament Course, start reading both books at the same pace as it takes you to listen to all of the audio lessons in the course.

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