We are passionate about equipping a generation of leaders to revive the church and reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. ForMission equips Christian Leaders to transform their communities through accredited training, thought leadership and missional support. Our academic programmes are an important part of what we do however they only tell part of the story of who we are.
Springdale College started life in 1980 asa mission college in Selly Oak, Birmingham, where prominent missionary Lesslie Newbigin taught in his last years of active ministry. In 2009 Springdale College joined Together in Mission to become a mission agency; with practical courses accredited by York St John University, for students from a wide range of denominations and networks. Today, Springdale College and Together in Mission are now known as ForMission.
Alongside our academic programmes, our networking events and think tank community draw together the most innovative and inspiring leaders of this generation. We believe an understanding of Missio Dei is essential to revive the church. We work with leaders of missional excellence around the world to learn and develop the most impactful way of doing mission in the 21st century.
We support people and churches to achieve their vision to be missional in their local community. As a missional organisation, our key values are to be Relational, Innovative, Quality and Practical in the way that we equip Leaders. Our partnerships help us to support our students in finding meaningful placements as part of their course. As a networking community, we are often delighted to continue this connection with our students beyond graduation.
ForMission College also offers a range of practical courses that can often be delivered in the local church. Many of our students start out on these courses before moving on to the BA or MA programme. We are proud that for many of our students, ForMission College is their first opportunity to study at this level.
Our New Identity
In March 2015, with a growing missional vision, Springdale College was renamed ForMission College. This new name and branding makes it possible for the organisation, our partners and students to gather its activity under one simple clear identity.