Foundational courses are required for those who are tracking for credentialed ministry in The Free Methodist Church in Canada or those seeking to transfer their ordination credentials into The FMCiC.

In addition, three of these courses (Heart, Wesleyan Theology and Stewardship) are open to any lay person who commits to attending all three days and paying the tuition cost.

Ordained or Commissioned Ministers may take any of these courses and use them as Continuing Education Units (CEUs), either auditing the course (attend all 3 days) for 1 CEU or attending all 3 days plus completing the assignments for 3 CEUs.

The tuition for each course is only $150 since the Leadership Development giving stream subsidizes the tuition costs.  Regardless of whether the course is audited or taken for full credit, the tuition must be paid.  In addition, each person is responsible for the costs of his/her textbooks and other materials, plus meals and travel expenses.

(Local FM churches host these foundational courses.  The locations will be selected based on where the majority of the participants reside – so please register early!)


Wesleyan Theology

  • October 25-27, 2019 – Ontario-location:  Holt Free Methodist Church, 19198 McCowan Road, Mount Albert, ON, L0G 1M0  Phone:  905-473-3783
  • ONLINE – FMC-USA – 7-week intensive online course – 2019 start dates:   January  2, February 18, April 9, May 28, July 16, September 3, October 22 (

Culture & the Missional Church

  • October 7-31, Advance on-line engagement; Nov 1-2 – two-day class in-person (western Canada – location: Lakeview FMC, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 3J8, off Hwy 16 & Boychuk Drive (west of Lakeshore Garden Centre) phone: 306-374-6556

(for Ministerial Candidates, Lay Ministers serving as Lead Pastors, Commissioned Ministers and Ordained Ministers only)

Personal and Church Stewardship

  • English Online interactive course – 6 weeks
    • Next start date:  TBA
  • French Online interactive course – 5 weeks
    • Next start date:  TBA

Heart of Canadian Free Methodism

  • November 1-3, 2019 – western Canada-location:  Northview Community Church, 744 Sangster Blvd., Regina, SK  S4R 7N8  phone:  306-775-1234



For more information, click to email the Credentialing Coordinator Susan DePlanché  or call 289-228-1225 (cell) or 905-848-2600 ext 405.