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Coaching Concentration

CLU is excited

to launch our new courses in Professional Christian Life Coaching. These courses will equip and train you to be a Life Coach from a Christian standpoint. Life Coaching comes out of our personal life’s experiences. These courses will help you to identify your niche in coaching in order to be able to help others in their journey to success and the fulfillment of their goals and God’s plan for their lives.

What exactly is the role of a coach?

As a coach, you will be walking alongside others to empower, inspire, motivate and challenge them to achieve and exceed their personal and professional goals in life.

How is Life Coaching different from counseling?

Life coaching is not counseling or therapy! Counseling helps others to resolve and heal the pain, hurt or trauma they have experienced in the past or are experiencing in life. A counselor gives advice to the client/counselee.

A Life Coach helps the client to focus on the present and on the clients’ short-term and long-term goals. The coach helps the client in moving forward on their journey to achieve their goals and life’s purpose by helping the client create a plan, detailed action steps and making the client accountable to follow through and achieve those goals.

Why would you want to be a Christian Life Coach?

If you like to help others tap into their full potentials, grow spiritually, build their confidence, have a more meaningful life, and hold them accountable to achieve what they really want to do or be in life, then coaching is for you. Jesus was a Coach to His disciples; He taught them, guided them, encouraged and directed them on how to fulfill the goal of God’s Kingdom and be overcomers despite all the adversities they faced.

What you will learn in the Life Coaching courses?

Our Life Coaching courses start from Certificate level to Graduate degrees. You will learn how to use different tools and techniques which will equip you with the skills necessary to become an effective listener and communicator, and set goals and achieve them

CLU certification will be offered to students who have completed all the required courses with internship during the duration of their degree.

Online Coaching Degrees

The courses listed below may be taken as a Coaching Certificate or applied as a major concentration toward any of the following online Coaching Degrees:

  • Associate of Christian Life Coaching
  • Bachelor of Christian Life Coaching
  • Master of Christian Life Coaching
  • Doctor of Christian Life Coaching

Additional work is required when an undergraduate-level course is taken on the graduate level. Course substitutions and combining major concentrations are possible when working toward your Bible Degree online. Discuss these options with the Dean. The key is to follow God’s passion within your heart. To receive a Coaching Certificate a student must complete a minimum of 10 of the courses below. One of them must be Communion With God. Students in the Master’s and Doctoral programs earn approximately 30 credits for each degree from specific courses, and the remaining 10 credits by doing practical ministry work and earning “practica” credits.

All Christian Life Coaching students have to take Intro to Christian Life Coaching (101) and  Intro to Basic Christian Life Coaching Skills course (102) before they can move forward into their focus degree/certificate in Christian Life Coaching. The first two courses will guide them in knowing their niche or the area where they would like to focus on as a Christian Life Coach.


Communion With God - REN103/503

Have you ever wished you could sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? When you’re worried or confused, wouldn’t you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond? When things don’t seem to be going your way and your prayers aren’t answered the way you had hoped, wouldn’t it be great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what He is working out in your life?

Jesus promised that “My sheep hear My voice” (Jn. 10:27). If you are one of His sheep, then He is speaking to you and you are hearing His voice! The problem is that we have not learned how to recognize His voice and differentiate it from all of the other voices that bombard our hearts and minds. This course will help you discern the voice of the Lord within your heart, clearly and consistently, leading to a deeper intimacy with Him as well as greater faith, hope and joy. Your life will be transformed! (3 credits for REN103; 4 credits for REN503) (Course syllabus: REN103; REN503)

Introduction to Christian Life Coaching - CLC101/501

What is Life Coaching? Who is a Christian Life Coach? What are the necessary tools you would need in order to become an effective Christian Life Coach? How do I coach others? Does Coaching come out of my life? What is my life’s purpose?

These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this course. This course will lay a foundation to Christian Life Coaching, by teaching you the fundamentals to being a Life Coach. You will commune daily with the Lord and spend time with Him through prayer and journaling.  You will learn the skills of listening, using effective language, how to prepare your coaching sessions and more importantly how to help your coaching clients identify their life’s purposes. You will learn the differences between coaching, counseling and other helping professions. You will learn how to depend on the Lord in your coaching practice or ministry. You will learn how to hand over your life’s journey to the Lord in order for Him to use them for His glory in others’ lives. You will learn how to set your goals, how to daily visualize your goals through the eyes of your spirit as guided by the Holy Spirit. You will learn how to take practical steps to achieve your goals.

Coaches are Leaders; you will learn how to be an effective coach by following the example of the Lord Jesus as the Great Life coach. As a coach, you will learn the fundamentals of how to encourage, direct, train and guide your coaching clients by helping them to get from where they are to where they want to be. You will be able to look deep into yourself to discover your gifts and talents and learn if you are living a balanced life. You will learn how to apply your coaching skills and niche within your church, workplace, ministry or business. (4 Credits) Course Syllabus

Introduction to Basic Christian Coaching Skills - CLC102/502

The purpose of this course is to continue building the foundation for Christian Life Coaching and developing the skills for coaching. You will learn how to identify the obstacles that may be stopping you from fulfilling your purpose and achieving your dreams. Through the course you will learn why you do the things you do and how to overcome the fears that are holding you back from achieving your purpose and dreams. As a Christian Life coach, you will learn how to overcome negative emotions and hone the skills necessary in order to be a successful Christian Coach. Prerequisite: CLC101 (3 Credits) Course Syllabus

Advanced Christian Life Coaching - CLC103/503

You have come a long way in your journey of preparing to be a Christian Life Coach. This next course will take you further and enhance your skills on how to set up a successful coaching business or ministry.
Through this course, you will have the opportunity to put into practice all that you have learned in the previous courses. A coach that does not know how to engage the client, ask the right questions, read body language, help clients to know the difference between short and long term goals and keep the right tools in his/her coaching tool box will not be able to keep a steady or successful coaching business or ministry. This course will give you practical step by step instructions into building your own coaching practice or ministry and how to keep your coaching business or ministry successful. 3 Credits. (Prerequisites CLC101, CLC102.) Course Syllabus.

Christian Leadership Life Coaching - CLC205/525

The focus of this course is on using relational influence to develop and empower adult leaders through the leading of the Holy Spirit. You will understand how the Christian coaching process develops leaders and how it fits into the broader purposes of God. You will examine what coaching is, the heart and perspective of a coach, the value system that undergirds coaching, and how the coaching approach is uniquely suited to leadership development.

Through hearing the voice of God, you will become more effective at walking with other leaders, sharpen your coaching skills, and develop a more coherent biblical philosophy. You will understand and use the Coaching Paradigm. You will also learn through the Holy Spirit, the art of coaching through the use of seven daily coaching questions which lead to greater change with increased impact in the coaching process. (3 Credits) Course Syllabus

Christian Life Coaching Is Ministry - CLC301/531

This course will develop your skills and bring out your potential as you advance towards becoming a Christian Life Coach. You will discover how not only to develop your talent but to maximize your traits and become a talent plus Christian Life Coach. You will learn how to stand out by using your belief, passion, initiative, focus and much more to not enhance your talent and become a talent plus Christian Life Coach. You will learn that your coaching ministry can be used by God to bring glory to His name, whether you choose to have a coaching practice or ministry. One of the important skills of a coach should be to focus on the client and not the problem, this course will challenge and encourage you in your coaching client relationship to focus on the client which will produce results and promote transformational growth in the client. The course will motivate and develop your coaching into being Christ centered in your coaching practice or coaching ministry. (3 credits) Course Syllabus

Christian Entrepreneurship Life Coaching - CLC302/532

The main goal of this course is to equip you with the tools you need to master the skills of coaching entrepreneurs. Whether you are a business owner, ministry leader, or planning on starting your own coaching practice for business owners, you will be learn practical steps on how to make your coaching effective and successful. You will learn how to delegate, motivate and build a team that works together to achieve a set goal. You will develop your awareness of how to help your clients achieve their goals and improve their self-confidence, relationships, and communication skills, and balance their work-life. This course will also help and develop you in the areas of leadership, management and operations. The course training will not only give you the training you need to be an entrepreneurship coach but you will learn how to overcome obstacles and increase your business revenue. (3 credits) Course Syllabus

Christian Dating, Relationship & Premarital Coaching - CLC401/541

The first part of this course will focus on building a healthy and long-lasting relationships by empowering your understanding of the meaning of “setting healthy boundaries,” starting with yourself, then your family, friends, spouse, children, and at work.  You will also learn how to set healthy boundaries in your dating relationship while maintaining your love and respect for the other person.  You will understand the importance of taking God with you and walking with Him in your dating relationship. As a Christian Coach you will learn how to walk alongside your clients by helping them to understand that without boundaries in a relationship, there will be no respect or value for the people involved in the relationship; healthy boundaries define who we are and who we are not.  As a coach, through this course you will also learn how to be yourself and how to appreciate those that you are in relationship with either in your family or outside of your family. The course will help you to understand that saying “No” when you want to say “No” is not bad or demeaning to the other person. You will understand the importance of protecting your heart and your boundaries by keeping out those that want to control and manipulate you from being who God created you to be. You will learn through journaling that prayer is invaluable in all your relationships. 

The second part of this course will focus on Christian Dating relationship and premarital coaching. With the divorce rate in our country today, it is important for Christian couples to seek premarital coaching before tying the knot. As a coach, you will be able to help your client identify and differentiate between a healthy and an unhealthy dating relationship through the signals, warning signs and experiences in the relationship. You will learn how to walk alongside your client/clients by helping them to overcome the pitfalls that could damage their relationship or hurt them in marriage. Through this course, you will help the client overcome the myths of marriage; that only by getting married, can their personal problems be solved, or that rushing into marriage will be a fixer upper for the soul. The course will help the coach in guiding the clients to build their dating and premarital relationship on honesty and trust, by making God the foundation of their relationship. As a Christian coach, you will understand the importance of the five love languages and the role they will play in their relationship, by helping them to maintain their love after marriage. (3 credits) Course Syllabus

Christian Premarital Life Coaching - CLC402/542

This course will guide and train the coach on how to guide the clients in developing and building the premarital relationship on honesty, trust and making God the foundation of the relationship. As a Christian coach, you will understand the importance of the five love languages and the role this can play in the lives of courting couples. 3 credits (Prerequisites CLC101, CLC102, CLC103) Course Syllabus

Christian Marriage Life Coaching - CLC403/543

Marriage is the building block and the stability of our society. This course will equip you as a marriage coach in the understanding of God’s purpose for marriage. You will know your role as a marriage coach and how to help couples in strengthening their marriage by making God their foundation. 3 credits (Prerequisites CLC101, CLC102, and CLC103) Course Syllabus

Marriage in the Kingdom Age - COU204

Alternative for CLC403

This course will develop your skills and bring out your greater understanding the covenantal significance and power of a marriage in today’s Kingdom Age. You will learn how to apply grace as was modeled by the Savior. You will learn to allow God to lead you and your spouse in your decisions in marriage. Working as a team, you and your spouse can use greater Kingdom authority to stand against the enemy. In unity, God moves mightily on the earth through married couples. You will understand more fully the freedom and ignite passion within marriage in accordance with God’s way. Overcome any hurts and resentments in your marriage by working through grace-filled processes. This course will motivate and develop your heart for building a Christ-centered marriage. (4 credits) Course Syllabus

Christian Health & Wellness Life Coaching - CLC404/544

How do you become a wellness coach and what qualifies you to be a one? How can you live a full life and develop your strengths in the world we are living in today? How do you develop a positive attitude in addition to a rich spiritual life in the society that we live in today? How do you create an environment of meaning and purpose? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this course, which will lead you to be a better you, dedicated to living a happier and more meaningful life. Wellness is not only about diet; wellness encompasses the whole of our being; the state of our mind, our soul, our spirit, our body. If you have all the wealth in the world, but you lack in good health, it will be very difficult to live a life of bliss.  Through this course, you will learn how to create a lifestyle of change in health and wellness through the practical materials and resources provided in the course. You will also learn how to help your client in their journey of cultivating and living a healthy and vibrant life.  As a wellness coach, you will gain the knowledge and skills to effectively be a helper and guide to your clients in their journey to a healthier holistic lifestyle, enabling and training your clients to make lifestyle changes that will eventually lead them to a healthier future. As a wellness coach, you will learn the importance of how to eat healthy, making exercise and physical well-being a part of your daily routine, having a positive attitude and the importance of engaging God through daily journaling. (3 credits) Course Syllabus

Secrets of the Spirit - PRO101

In this course you will learn how to flow in the full manifestation of the Holy Spirit, just like Jesus and Paul. This course trains you through the example of powerful testimonies, a study of the teaching of other leaders, and extensive biblical research to arrive at a theological summary of what is required for you to not only experience the baptism in the Holy Spirit, but to release all of His gifts as well. This class will teach you how every believer can flow in every spiritual gift and you will be equipped to more easily and daily live and walk by the Spirit! (3 credits) Course Syllabus