The Certificate in Faith Based Community Development, offered by the Fairfax Institute (TFI), is a program designed with the intention to help individuals “grow to give back”. Each course is structured in a way to equip students with pragmatic tools they can apply in their daily lives as future leaders in their communities. Students who complete the Certificate in Faith Based Community Development study Non-Profit Management, Islamic Finance and Faith Based Wealth Building, Preventing and Resolving Conflict in Marriage, Faith Based Parenting, Environmental Sustainability, Civic Engagement, and other topics in community development from an Islamic perspective.
The following are the list of 10-hour courses which students would choose 8 from to earn the Certificate in Faith Based Community Development:
Introduction to Faith Based Community Development
Non-Profit Management for Faith-Based Organizations
Islamic Finance and Faith Based Wealth Building
Effective Teaching Strategies for Islamic Weekend Schools
Environmental Sustainability from an Islamic Perspective
Faith Based Parenting
Preventing and Resolving Conflict in Marriage: The Islamic Perspective
Faith Based Leadership Foundations and Essentials
Civic Engagement: The Islamic Perspective
Foundations of Faith-Based Entrepreneurship
Understanding Islamophobia in America
Special topics offered on Faith Based Community Development
In order to see which courses are currently being offered, go to our registration page.
The Fairfax Institute is a religious institution exempt from state regulation and oversight in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Pursuant to 8 VAC 40-21-50 of the Virginia Administrative Code, The Fairfax Institute is exempt from regulations of the State Council for Higher Education for Virginia for a period of five years, beginning June 8, 2016, and ending June 8, 2021, as long as the institution's primary purpose remains to provide religious training or theological education.