Forerunner Media Institute

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

Scriptwriting
Producing, Directing, Editing
Digital Cinematography & Lighting
Video Distribution & Social Media
The Excellencies of Christ
A Theology of Justice

“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

Areas of Training

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

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.

Students learn the principles and mechanics of storytelling from a Christian worldview. Training under professionals, they study the nuts and bolts of taking a video from an idea to a finished production.

Media Curriculum

The media training that FMI students receive mixes hands-on, in-the-field production experience with classes that stimulate them to become better communicators.

We walk students through every stage of media production—from pre-production to post-production—including interviewing, editing, directing, scriptwriting, lighting, and camera operation amongst other skills. Training covers all genres of film production, with an emphasis on documentary and nonfiction.

It is our aim that students who complete this program would have a passion for Jesus and a proficiency to craft compelling stories that have an impact on our culture.