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 $100 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

  • Ontario – June 1-3, 2018 (Holt FMC, Mount Albert, ON)
  • Western Canada – (date and location TBA)
  • ONLINE – FMC-USA – 7-week intensive online course – start dates:   February 20, April 10, May 29, July 17, September 4 and October 23, 2018 (

Culture & the Missional Church

  • Ontario – (date and location TBA)
  • Western Canada – (date and location TBA)

(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:  January 29, 2018
  • French Online course – 8 weeks
    • Start date:  April 9, 2018

Heart of Canadian Free Methodism

  • Western Canada – June 1-3, 2018 (Hampton FMC, Saskatoon, SK)
  • Ontario – November 2-4, 2018 (location TBA)
  • Quebec – [French] – (date and location TBA)



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