Foundation Course

The Foundation Course is a part-time two-year training course which will equip you for gospel mission in an urban setting. If you have a heart for the lost people of our city, this course will prepare you spiritually and practically to reach them with God’s love. It provides an essential understanding of the Christian faith, and is for anyone with a passion for the gospel.

The course involves classroom study; you will explore the overarching story of the Bible and grow your knowledge of Scripture. But it is also practical. There are sessions on spirituality, reaching marginalised people with the gospel, sharing faith with Muslims and how to engage in Biblical counselling. You’ll be coached in delivering Bible talks and sharing your testimony.

There is also regular group mentoring to explore questions about faith, what is taught on the course and what it all means for the students' lives.

The course runs for one day a week during term time, over a period of two years (though it is possible to complete just year one of the course).

Lcm Offices
Starts September
2 year course, two days a week


The course starts in September, running during term time for two years, for one day per week. Training takes place on Thursdays in the first year, and on Tuesdays in the second year.


£100 per term (Concessionary rates available on request), plus a one-off admin fee of £50.


Certificate provided to participants (No formal qualification)

Ideal candidate

Anyone with an interest in evangelism and the Bible. People who take part in the Foundation Course tend to be newer Christians but we also welcome gap year students, church and youth workers as well as anyone who simply wants to learn more about urban misison.

Training overview

Each day starts with a short Bible talk and prayer, led by students. This is followed by an ‘Eat the Word’ session, led by a lecturer. Eat the Word is a course which takes you through the big story of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, in two years. It’s designed to build Bible knowledge and understanding.

There are three further lectures each day. These will be on practical topics like understanding Islam, reaching marginalised people, developing your testimony or delivering a Bible message.

The personal development of students is a big part of the Foundation Course. You will have group mentoring sessions, led by students, where you’ll have opportunities to discuss issues.

Robert Prendergast

Training Field Director

Robert is a Training Field Director at LCM, who has studied at Cornhill and Oak Hill College. He was a church planting pastor for 17 years and is married with two adult children.

Phil Moore

Training Field Director

Phil is a Training Field Director who oversees mentoring at LCM. His expertise includes pastoral care, biblical counselling and effective biblical leadership. Phil trains churches, of all denominations, in practical evangelism.

Felix Aremo

Director of Missiology

Felix is a Bible teacher, evangelistic speaker and mission theologian. He trains Christian leaders and gospel workers in mission, specifically urban apologetics, cross-cultural disciple-making and building diverse gospel communities.

Efrem Buckle

Deputy Chief Executive

Efrem joined London City Mission in 2014 to help establish our Pioneer Programme. Now, he’s our Director of Training and Mentoring, responsible for strengthening the impact and increasing the reach of our training.

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