Focus Leadership Institute (Colorado Springs, CO)


The Focus Leadership Institute (FLI), formerly Focus on the Family Institute, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, exists to provide a unique Christian educational community that nurtures passionate and persuasive leaders who are committed to Jesus Christ, equipping them to promote healthy families, vibrant churches and a civil society. Commissioned by Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family organization, the FLI offers a college-level curriculum on family topics from the perspective of a Christian worldview. FLI has a fully developed relationship with Colorado Christian University that will grant the credits for classes taken under the FLI umbrella. Each student will be registered as a “special non-degree seeking student” at CCU. Students going to FLI from Crossroads College will need to process a consortium agreement with the FLI financial aid office. Students attending FLI from Crossroads College will have unprecedented opportunity to apply the financial aid they are already receiving to their semester at FLI. Students may use FLI credits to fulfill certain degree requirements at Crossroads. Admission to the Focus Leadership Institute is very competitive. Students should be juniors or seniors and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Application deadlines are April 1 for Fall Semester, March 1 for Summer Semester, and November 1 for Spring Semester. For more information, see the materials on file in the Academic Office. Also consult the Focus Leadership Institute website ( for updated information, forms and course descriptions. 

Course List
Fall & Spring Semesters, 15/16 hours 

PHL 426 Foundational Paradigms for Leadership (3) 

POL 427 Equipping Leaders for Culture (3) 

PSY 453 Equipping Leaders for Marriage & Family (2)

LED 454 Personal Competencies for Leadership (2) 

LED 457 Leadership Identity Development (3) 

PSY 450 Professional Practicum (2/3) 

Summer Semester, 8 hours 

PHL 428 Cultural Issues in Christian Perspective (4) 

PSY 456 Family Issues in Christian Perspective (4) 

See Crossroads College Academic Catalog for class descriptions



Crossroads College
920 Mayowood Road SW
Rochester, MN 55902, USA
(507) 288-4563 or (800) 456-7651

Copyright 2014 Crossroads College