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Focus On The Family Institute (FMST)
Council of Christian Colleges and Universities

FMST 3013   Christian Worldview Studies
The purpose of this course is to deepen and broaden the student's understanding of the core assumptions of the Christian worldview and to equip them to evaluate those assumptions in contrast with other contemporary worldviews. The goal is to enable students to think more clearly and critically about the penultimate issues of human existence so that they may live more purposeful lives and participate more constructively in the larger social debate.

This FMST course is only offered through the Focus on the Family Institute Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Class 3.

FMST 3023   Family, Church, And Society Studies
The purpose of this course is to encourage students to "think Christianly" about the relationships that exist between the family, the Church, and that complex of institutions, policies, and practices known as "society.

This FMST course is only offered through the Focus on the Family Institute Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Class 3.

FMST 3034   Family Issues In Christian Perspective
The purpose of this course is to equip students with personal strategies for promoting healthy families, by specifically focusing on marriage, parenting, and the sanctity of all human life. Current research, techniques, and biblical guidance will be reviewed to help students develop conviction on an array of family issues, balanced by compassion for those individuals who are dealing with such issues.

This FMST course is only offered through the Focus on the Family Institute Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Class 4. (Summer)

FMST 3043   Family Life Studies
This course is designed to expose students to typical family life issues, threats, and challenges facing the family, and the Biblical principles relating to these issues. It deals with the issues relating to the family at various stages of its development. The application of Biblical principles, both to prevent problems from developing and to solve those that may develop, will be stressed. Each student will be required further independent study in an area of interest.

This FMST course is only offered through the Focus on the Family Institute Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Class 3.

FMST 3053   Marriage And Leadership Studies
The purpose of this course is to nurture students to become leaders who are passionate, persuasive, and respectful of those who are impacted by them, and to equip these future leaders with personal strategies for promoting healthy families - beginning with their own relationships. Students will be exposed to typical problematic issues that most spouses and leaders are forced to confront as they attempt to establish relationships of respect. Current research, techniques, and Biblical guidance will be reviewed.

This FMST course is only offered through the Focus on the Family Institute Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Class 3.

FMST 3064   Cultural Issues in Christian Perspective
The purpose of this course is to broaden the student's understanding of the core presuppositions of the Christian worldview, and to apply this perspective to critical issues involving today's church and society. Students will be challenged to think more critically about the ultimate issues of human existence, the meaning of the church as a radically redemptive counter-culture, and one's personal calling in relation to today's culture. Class 4. (Summer)

FMST 4043   Practicum
The purpose of the practicum is to provide students specialized experiences and opportunities, tailored to one's academic discipline, skills, and personal interests. The practicum allows students an opportunity to work at an agency within the Focus on the Family organization or the Rocky Mountain region, learning about professions related to their discipline and life goals. It is expected that students will ultimately spend 96 hours of logged time at their practicum site culminating in a typed, 1-2 page summary of their experience.

This FMST course is only offered through the Focus on the Family Institute Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Class 3.