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C2 Leadership Institute 

C2 Leadership Institute is a transformative professional leadership program targeting faith leaders, ministers, and lay leaders who are interested in community development. The program empowers and awakens them to new possibilities and sustainability for their ministries by strengthening church and community partnerships through community engagement and advocacy.

Our Fall '24 Cohort will take place from 9/10-12/17! The application is now live!

Application is LIVE for the Fall '24 cohort (9/10-12/17/2024)


Kick-off: Tuesday, September 10, 2024
Graduation: Tuesday, December 17, 2024

Sessions: Tuesdays from 1pm-5pm (subject to change).

Baylor University Study On
FACE C2 Leadership Institute  

Baylor University's Institute of Religion Studies recently came out with a comprehensive report on FACE's C2 Leadership Institute! Read the full study below.

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Technical Assistance


Through this program, akin to a master's level course, FACE C2 fellows gain the tools, skills and relationships to create success and sustainability in their community ministries. Over the course of the Institute, each fellow launches or strengthens a community development initiative. Fellows are mentored by funders, government officials, media, faith leaders, and community development experts. Fellows develop their initiative using the skills they attain such as fundraising, media and government relations, partnership building, networking, financial literacy, grant writing, eventing, advocacy, program development, outreach strategies, and community needs assessments. Throughout the program, fellows receive up to 8 one on one office hour sessions to ensure successful implementation of their initiative. The whole program culminates to a Pitch Competition, where each fellow presents their finalized initiative to a funding panel before moving on to graduation.

Outcomes & Topics

An Activated church & Community Partnerships Committee

C2 Application

NoNProfit Black Belt Assessment

Tangible Outcomes: C2 fellows' average increase in capacity is 199%.

An integral part of our C2 Leadership Institute is our Non-Profit Black Belt Assessment©. This innovative tool was developed by FACE in 2016 to measure the success and change in capacity of each fellow at the start of the C2 Leadership Institute versus at the end of the program. It is also a powerful roadmap to guide fellows to successful community engagement and partnership. 

Preview the Nonprofit Black Belt Assessment Tool below.

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Our Fall '22 fellows had an avg. increase of 295%! Check out some of their scores below:

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c2 Project Presentations



Pastor Suzana Kim

Wilshire UMC - Los Angeles, CA

I learned that there's a lot of work to be done. For my first step, I hope to develop relationships with local officials."

Application is LIVE for the Fall '24 cohort

Past Brochures & Graduation Program booklets

Meet The Speakers

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