THE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
“Developing yourself to become the leader you have the potential to be will change everything for you. It will add to your effectiveness, subtract from your weaknesses, divide your workload, and multiply your impact.”
Leading Faith Christian University has been an exciting journey of developing curriculum, creating new programs, and the unique opportunity of utilizing the online technology now available. In 2015 I became aware that it was time for me to increase my effectiveness as a leader so I decided to become part of the John Maxwell Team. I knew God ordained this, not only for me, but in 2017, it became apparent that I needed to develop a dedicated leadership program at Faith Christian University. The first step was to gather a group of like-minded leaders and begin the process. It took 2 years and in 2019 we finalized the curriculum and recorded all the lectures. Here it is: The Leadership Institute.
Founded by Leaders for Leaders
A personal word from
Dr. C. Faith Fredrick, FCU founder and President:
This Leadership Program is designed to shift mindsets, transform lives, and multiply your influence. It includes personal development and active steps to increase your effectiveness. Learn to connect, be more intentional, and go from average to extraordinary. Taught by experienced, educated entrepeneurs, ministers and business leaders who are passionate about influencing and impacting the lives of others.
IT’S TIME TO LEAD!
A 10-course/30 credit hour online program.
All course lectures, exams and resources are available 24/7. Set your own schedule!
Instructors are men and women with years of leadership experience in business and ministry.
Exciting and very motivating lectures recorded LIVE at the FCU Main Campus.
Transfer Qualifying credits toward degree program.
One Year Program Tuition: 10 Courses/30 credits = $2800 (Pay in Full receive 1 FREE CLASS -$280 VALUE)
Payment plan available.
Certificate Program: 10 Courses = $1999
Call 407-382-9477 and speak to a FCU Staff Member.
The Leadership Institute
Leadership Development 101
Personal growth and leadership development is the foundation of The Leadership Institute. This course is inspiring, encouraging, and life-changing. Students will strengthen their purpose and move toward their potential.
The Intentional Leader
This course focuses on skills and processes to be an intentional leader who understands how to think, strategize, and plan according to the giftings and purpose, both personally and for those around them.
Why do some leaders never seem to move into the arena of real success? It seems so close, yet so far away. This course will focus on "discovering the keys to unlocking the greatness in you.”
Successful Conflict Resolution
Organizations, churches, ministries, families, and marriages recognize the necessity of strategically avoiding and even managing conflict. Successful Conflict Resolution provides specific mediation skills and tools for successfully preventing, managing, and resolving conflict.
Developing a Leadership Culture
This course is designed to examine the most critical and impactful components of effective leadership and team dynamics. It is a practical assessment with both sound theory and real-life context. The desired outcome is a clear and comprehensive understanding for the impact that connecting will have on a leader’s ability to optimize the results that are produced by his or her team. Moreover, the course will provide active steps that the student can take to enhance their effectiveness.
Communicating to Connect
Students will study importance of communication as a leader in all the different capacities we are involved with influencing people. Speaking skills as well as connecting skills will be studied, demonstrated and practiced in order to develop the student to effectively interact with people individually, groups or audiences. The students will learn how important it is to develop one’s skill as a speaker.
Leadership Development 202
This course is foundational to continue our personal growth and development to becoming an effective and successful leader. It will reveal how to develop the vision, values, influence, and motivation that are trademarks of a successful leader.
Leading with Purpose
Leading with Purpose begins with discovering your own purpose without setting limits. This course will help to define your purpose and set your course through invaluable truths and the principles of God’s Word. By examining the lives and stories of such biblical examples as Joseph, King David, and Jesus and His disciples, the elements of one’s personal destiny will be made more and more evident through the understanding of God’s divine process toward your purpose.
This course will provide a road map for winning by examining the eleven elements that constitute the DNA of learners who succeed even in the face of problems, failures, and losses. Learning is not easy during down times. It takes discipline to do the right thing when something goes wrong. As John Maxwell often points out, experience isn't the best teacher--evaluated experience is.
Transition and change is a part of life. Whether it is chosen or thrust upon you, change brings both opportunities and turmoil. This class will deal with transition on a personal, professional, and ministry level - both planned and unplanned. The focus for this class will be to provide essential truths from a biblical perspective, as well as practical application, both in the student’s personal life, ministry and wherever God may lead. Included in this class will be understanding God’s divine process in transition as seen in the lives of several biblical examples.
Habakkuk 2:2 states, “The Lord answered me, and said, ‘Write the vision, and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run who reads it.’” This course will provide truths and tools for you to execute your God-given vision successfully. Students will be presented with a conceptual framework that details key components on an effective strategic plan, such as prayer, vision, mission, guiding principles, values, goals, and objectives. Biblical strategic thinking and planning is the focus.
“I wholeheartedly confirm and recommend Dr. Fredrick and Faith Christian University as to integrity, reputation, and positive impact on the Body of Christ and this community.” Dr. Claud Bowers, President/CEO SuperChannel, WACX-TV, Orlando, Florida
Biblical Counseling Program
The FCU Biblical Counseling Program focuses on sound biblical theology and the sufficiency of scripture, rather than secular principles of psychology. The curriculum is based on building a strong conviction of faith in the life of the counselor and to address the critical issues in today’s culture through the wisdom of God’s Word. Every class will provide inspiration and affirmation as to how God created us and His purpose for each of us. This program is specifically designed for meeting the needs of the local church under the guidance of the pastoral leadership.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and
God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort which we ourselves are comforted by God."
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Larry Crabb from his book, THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF BIBLICAL COUNSELING speaks to the need of counseling through the local church.
“The local church should and can successfully assume responsibility within its ranks for restoring troubled people to full, productive, creative lives. If we are to hope for success in such immense and seriously neglected responsibility, pastors need to return to the biblical model not of ministering to their people but of equipping their people to minister to each other by using their spiritual gifts. Congregations need to regain that wonderful sense of 'koinonia' fellowship and practice true community."
Dr. C. Faith Fredrick, FCU founder and president
In 1995 my husband and I founded FCU with the vision to EDUCATE, EQUIP AND EMPOWER men and women for the “work of the ministry.” These years have brought steady growth and a variety of programs to increase the student’s effectiveness for the local church. Now we are excited to offer to believers the FCU Biblical Counseling Program. This curriculum starts with preparing the student to meet the needs of today’s culture with biblical answers.
Set your own pace with online access – ANYTIME/ANYWHERE! START TODAY!
Q: WHO SHOULD ENROLL?
A. The believer with a heart to serve and minister to the needs of others as “ministers of reconciliation.” This includes Bible Teachers, Ministers, Pastors, Church Staff, Elders, Christian School Workers, Church Leaders and Chaplains.
The FCU Biblical Counseling Program is of great benefit to every believer.
As believers we are always to be aware of the needs of others and be “ministers of reconciliation.”
Q: WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM INCLUDE?
A. Included is a full program of theology and biblical counseling courses.
Q. HOW DO I ACCESS MY CLASSES?
A. All class lectures and course requirement are accessed through the student’s online portal and available 24/7.
Q: IS THERE A TIME LIMIT TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM?
A. This is a self-paced program designed to be completed in 12 months or less. It is important that students stay focused and keep the momentum to complete all the requirements for each class.
Q: WHERE I CAN I USE THIS BIBLICAL COUNSELING PROGRAM?
A. The FCU Biblical Counseling Program is to be used to serve broken people everywhere and in the local church.
Q. DOES THE PROGRAM QUALIFY FOR LICENSURE?
A. The focus and mission of this program is to be used as a ministry to the local church and does not qualify for licensure.
Q. WHAT IS THE TUITON COST OF THE PROGRAM?
A. The Biblical Counseling program gives online access to 10 courses, all requirements, plus resources, for a tuition cost of $2800.00 + textbooks.
(Call 407-382-9477 for payment plan)
Q. CAN THIS PROGRAM QUALIFY FOR A DEGREE?
A. The Biblical Counseling Program qualifies as a 30 credit hour program and can be applied toward a degree at FCU. Students with qualifying credits from other institutions and/or ministry experience can request a free evaluation. Qualifying credits can accelerate the time and save money toward a degree.
Q. WILL FCU PROVIDE ANY CONTINUED EDUCATION?
A. The FCU Biblical Counseling Program provides ongoing resources and information designed to continually educate and inspire the ministry of biblical counselor.
Q. HOW SOON CAN I BEGIN MY PROGRAM?
A. This program is open enrollment. Go to the link APPLY NOW and complete the application process to begin your enrollment. Once the application fee of $50.00 is paid you will be contacted by the admissions office.
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Meet Our Instructors
Our instructors are experienced Coaches, Trainers, Pastors, and Teachers.
Dr. Faith Fredrick
Founder and president of Faith Christian University. Background in pastoral and evangelistic ministry. Author, musician, speaker, and certified leadership trainer with the John Maxwell Team. Graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center and Doctor of Divinity from Life Christian University.
Dr. Martha Munizzi
Internationally-known singer, songwriter, author, and worship leader. She and her husband, Dan Munizzi, pastor EpicLife Church in Orlando, Florida. She is a certified speaker, life coach, teacher, consultant and trainer with the John Maxwell Team. Doctor of Divinity/Faith Christian University
Dr. David Arnold
Executive Director, Faith Christian University, lead pastor, evangelist at home and abroad, author of over 25 books, articles featured on journeyonline.org, reaching over 200 countries and territories.
Dr. Scott George
Served as pastor and community leader, and is the author of several books. Lead Pastor, Pinecastle United Methodist Church. Doctor of Divinity/Faith Christian University
Mr. Steve Bush
Served more than 40 years in key marketing positions and project management responsibilities with several world-recognized companies. He served, for several years, as the Administrative Pastor, in Clermont, Florida, leading and training leaders.
Dr. Leonard Hobbs
Published author and Associate Pastor for Elim Ministries in Orlando, Florida, earning his Bachelor Degree in Science from Rollins College, Masters and Doctorate from Faith Christian University. He is certified with the John Maxwell Team.
Dr. Dave Bush
Pastor, coach, and leadership trainer, as well as realtor and property manager. He has served at Faith Christian University over the years and made many lasting contributions. He is a certified speaker, life coach, teacher, consultant, and trainer with the John Maxwell Team.
Mr. Landers Hardy
Studied Communications Management at the University of Canterbury, Entrepreneur and Certified speaker, coach and trainer with the John Maxwell Team. Owner/Consultant/Trainer/Coach. Mr. Hardy greatly contributed to developing the online presence of Faith Christian University.
Bishop Gerald Doggett
Veteran of 50 years of ministry experience, he has touched many lives, including as lead pastor, mentoring, and guiding leaders. He is also a successful writer.
Dr. Nicoa Garrett
Bachelor in Criminal Justice, recently earned her Doctorate from Nova University in Conflict Resolution. She is also a speaker, trainer, and teacher with the John Maxwell Team. She believes in being influential for the purpose of impacting lives and adding value to others.
Mr. Tom Martinez
Extensive background as a former Military Intelligence Operations with the United States Army and former facilitator at Ana G. Méndez University, Metro/Orlando Campus. Tom is a coach, speaker and trainer at The John Maxwell Team, and a facilitator and business coach at DELTA Performance Group. His title is Business and Life Coach; Human Behavior Consultant and trainer.
Mr. Marcus Engel
Professional speaker and lecturer; studied at Missouri State University and Columbia University, Masters in Narrative Medicine. Guest professor at Notre Dame University