Forerunner Media Institute

We are pleased to announce that Forerunner Media Institute’s program will extend from one to two years beginning in August 2015. 

Forerunner Media Institute (FMI) offers a two-year certificate with a focus on film and post-production. Through theological and media education, FMI strives to produce media messengers who will employ their skills in film and post-production, grounded in the Word of God and operating in a prophetic spirit.

FMI’s curriculum combines media education with biblical study, intercession and worship, and practical discipleship in small groups. Through theological training, FMI aims to equip students in the Word and the power of the Spirit to walk with confidence in their identity in Christ.

Our certificate prepares students with entry-level skills in film and post-production as well as equipping them with practical ministry skills.

Course Highlights

Digital Cinematography and Lighting
The Excellencies of Christ
Foundations of Intercession

“I love being part of a media school that keeps me centered on the person of Jesus and His great worth. I knew nothing about making films at the start of the semester; now I am working on my own film piece!”

—Steve Mallison-Jones
FMI alumnus from Watford, UK


During the first semester, incoming IHOPU students take classes in the Forerunner Curriculum, a foundational program of biblical study, in addition to their training in media. Students focus on cultivating a lifestyle of prayer, intimacy with God, and a love for the Word of God, while developing their skills in media.

The purpose of the FMI curriculum is to train students in the use of film-making equipment and software and to equip them to communicate through media, learning how to take an idea through the various stages of film and production, from brainstorming to scriptwriting, to editing, to the finished reel.

It is our aim that students who complete this program would have the proficiency to gain an entry-level position in the film industry, and be empowered to declare the beauty of the Lord Jesus and His kingdom in the workplace or in ministry.