Foundations’ goal is to “Build His Kingdom Thru Relationships” and we do that in three ways - UP in a relationship with God, IN with each other growing as believers and OUT with those who do not yet know God on campus. We value people and relationships because that is how the gospel is spread - from person to person.
Yet, our relationship UP with God is the most important part of our life, it’s our foundation. Foundations as ministry got its name from Matthew 7:24-25 when Jesus talks about the builder who built his house on the rock. It says:
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, and the streams rose, and the winds came and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”
We meet weekly as a large group, as huddles/Bible-studies, and one-on-one with students. We also host different events throughout the year such as a fall retreat, game nights, spring break trip to Florida, and more.
John and Becky Hokanson, from Woodville, WI, began Foundations at UW-Stout in the fall of 2016 after three years working in campus ministry. John and Becky met thru campus ministry while Becky was a student at UWEC and John was working on the road as a welder. Outside of working with Foundations John welds 30 hours per week and Becky stays at home with their three beautiful girls.