Springdale College started life in 1980 as a mission college in Selly Oak Birmingham training leaders for mission. Within a few months of it inception it became part of the Federation of Selly Oak Colleges sharing with them their passion for mission. In 2009 it joined with Together in Mission, a mission agency offering leadership training through its innovative MA and BA programmes. In 2015 Springdale College : Together in Mission re-branded itself ForMission to communicate its passion for the Mission of Jesus and to equip the church to be missionally effective in the Western context.
ForMission offer undergraduate and postgraduate training in leadership, mission and theology awarding BA and MA degrees validated by York St John University in the UK. We also offer training to support missional activity, have a range of events, conferences and publishing. Because of the demand for our programming we decided in December 2015 to form ‘The Springdale Foundation’ to make available its training resources to developing countries, honouring the Springdale name with its passion for mission. Our overseas programmes are accredited by The Springdale Foundation and do not carry university recognition.
Currently The Springdale Foundation is working in partnership with ICY in East Africa
offering practitioner leadership training to potential leaders in Kenya, Tanzania, Congo, Uganda, Ghana and Rwanda. This can lead to The Springdale Foundation Diploma. Currently there are over 20,000 young and emerging leaders being training using our material.