We would be remiss not to mention the community aspect of a semester at Focus Leadership Institute.
The community experience students have at Focus Leadership Institute is not, dare we say, unique. That is, countless Christian programs include their own take on community — as well they should, considering the fact that our God, in whose image we are made, is not a singular, solitary being, but a society of distinct persons. So, we're not here to say that the community you will experience amongst your classmates and the faculty and staff at the Institute will better than all the rest. But we will say this: It's good. It's really good.
Semester after semester, individual students come to FLI, and semester after semester those students become, and leave as, a community. They come to know and love one another deeply. And they leave truly understanding that they can love and be loved only, and precisely because, God first loved them.
This loving, and being loved, this knowing and being known, is that which gives meaning to all other enterprises — among them, the sort of learning-about-the-world we engage in here at the Institute. This is what we mean: It was the love that the members of the Trinity had for one another that compelled them to create other persons — you, for instance — with whom they could share their infinite love. That's what love does: it expands; it creates. Here at Focus Leadership Institute, it's our pleasure to discover and to explore that which God created in the same manner in which God created it — with one another, in community.
In keeping with the mission of the Focus Leadership Institute, the Student Life team exists to provide programs and services within a Christ-centered community that promote academic success and integrate living, learning and faith in a way that maximizes the potential for lifelong growth and wellness.