Grace Family Life Institute

GRACE FAMILY LIFE INSTITUTE

...Stabilising Marriage & Family

Introduction

Family life is important to God. Married life could be bliss or bland depending on how couples manage their relationships. Sustainable societies are a product of healthy marriages and stable families. In an age of secularism, breakdown of family values and increasing marital challenges, Grace Family Life Institute (GFI) is established to promote Biblical family life and build healthy marriages through value-based training, counseling, advocacy and mentoring. GF Institute is an initiative of Chapel of Grace Transformation Ministry Inc in collaboration with FLED International Leadership Institute

GFI Programs

GF Institute provides a wide range of programs and services for Singles; engaged couples; and married couples. These include Pre-Marital Classes for Couples; Marital and Relationship Counselling for Married Couples; Mentoring Support for intending & Married Couples.

The Institute’s flagship program is the Family Life Development Course.

The Family Life Development Course – FLDC – is a comprehensive Family life curriculum that deals with a wide range of topical issues on Marriage, Family roles, Marital Mentoring and Family Counselling.

Course Objectives

At the end of this Course participants are expected to

  • Clarify what marriage is and what it is not
  • Differentiate between marriage and wedding
  • Raise trans-generational families
  • Demonstrate gender roles in Family life
  • Function as Family Life Advocates & Counsellors

The Course is divided into four levels.

Basic Certificate.    

Concepts, Controversies and Contexts

Intermediate Certificate.     

Wedding & Marriage: Making the Connection

Advanced  Certificate.     

Marital Lifestyle Roles

Leadership Certificate.     

Family Life Advocacy & Counselling 

Course Delivery & Duration

FLD Course is run Online and Onsite at different locations. Each level of the Course is completed within One Month. There is an evaluation test at the end of each Course level. Each level can be taken separately. Candidates that seek full certification are required to complete the four levels. There is also an extra One Month for Seminar & Practicum requisite for Certification.

Course Target

The Family Life Development Course is designed for every Christian adult, but particularly for those who desire to:

  • Expand their knowledge on Family Life for their family;
  • Know how to promote responsible family life in society according the Biblical standards;
  • Certify as Family Life Advocates and Counsellors – FLAC.

Institute’s Faculty

FLD Course is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of Faculty drawn from different parts of the world, each with experience in Family Life Development and requisite academic background.

FLD Course Content

Basic Certificate in Family Life Development

Focus: Concepts, Controversies and Contexts

Course 1:      What is marriage?

Course  2:      What is the purpose of marriage?

Course 3:      Why should people get married?

Course 4:      Is marriage for everyone?

Course 5:      Can people still fulfill God’s Purpose for their lives without being married?

Course 6:      Effects of marriage on individual liberties and preferences

Course 7:      How marriage help to build or destroy society

Course 8:      Right age for marriage, male and female – implications

 

Intermediate Certificate in Family Life Development

Focus: Wedding & Marriage: Making the Connection

Course 1: The different kinds of marriages

  • Traditional – fundamental
    • Legal – State requirement
    • Church – Secondary, but important, where to marry and why?

Course 2:      Conducting Pre-marital Due Diligence – PDD

Course 3:      Cross-cultural marriages – challenges & opportunities

Course 4:      Money and marriage – issues to consider

Course 5:      Marital Communication Skills & Self-esteem

Course 6:      Difference between Marriage and Wedding

Course 7:      Wedding planning – what are important, what can be overlooked

 

Advanced Certificate in Family Life Development

     Focus: Family Lifestyle Roles

Course 1:      After Wedding- the joys, the pains, the way forward

Course 2:      Gender Roles in Family Life

Course 3:      Understanding Marital Conflicts and how to handle them

Course 4:      Building Family Economy

Course 5:      Establishing Family Culture 

Course 6:      Raising God’s Heritage: Child Care, Teens Challenge

Course 7:     Family Politics & Extended Family Relations

Course 8:     Preparing for & Coping with “Empty Nest” – Rules for Child-Parental Support

Course 9:    Developing a Trans-Generational Family

 

Leadership Certificate in Family Life Development.

Focus: Family Life Advocacy & Counselling 

Course 1:    The State & Family Life – understanding Policies  

Course 2:    Creating Marital Mentorship – identifying mentors & rules of engagement   

Course 3:     Introduction to Family Life Counselling – rules of engagement

Course 4:    Understanding Family Life Advocacy – principles & practice

Course 5:    Marriage -Separation – Divorce – Re-marriage – possibilities & implications

Course 6:     Practicum & Seminar Presentation

Candidates that complete the Four Levels of the course are certified as Family Life Advocates & Counsellors – FLAC.

This Course is Certified by FLED International Leadership Institute

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