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Michael Bryant

Vice President for Strategic Planning, Faith Integration, and Christian Leadership
Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership

Equipping leaders with a biblical worldview

Visionary leaders established the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership (WCCL) at Charleston Southern University in 2013 to equip individuals for leadership and service in diverse vocations including the church, business, government, education, medicine, and law. The biblical worldview rests at the foundation of the center, which utilizes four institutes to fulfill its mission and vision.

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Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership Institutes

Biblical Worldview Institute

The Biblical Worldview Institute seeks to demonstrate the truth and relevance of the biblical worldview for today. Institute leaders sponsor events, provide resources, and support collaborative initiatives to strengthen believers’ understanding and practice of the biblical worldview.

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Faith and Learning Institute

To support CSU’s vision of integrating faith in learning, leading, and serving, university leadership established the Faith and Learning Institute. The Faith and Learning Institute follows a faith integration approach to education that rests on two affirmations. First, there is a unity between the Christian faith and knowledge. Second, the Bible provides the lens for understanding truth. 

The institute consists of three sub-committees: Faculty Development, New Faculty, and Faculty Resources. The Faculty Development subcommittee serves all faculty by offering events, small group book studies, and training. The New Faculty subcommittee provides training and mentorships for all new faculty during their first year. Finally, the Faculty Resources subcommittee offers high quality resources to equip faculty to exemplify a faith integration approach to education. 

Marketplace Ministry Institute

The Marketplace Ministry Institute serves as a resource and support system for marketplace ministry efforts and organizations seeking to impact the local marketplace and its leaders for Christ. The institute is closely aligned with the work of the Nielsen College of Business.


Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute provides leadership development opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Offerings include a three-semester program for CSU students; the President’s Cabinet; leadership training for high school students; small group mentorships; and interviews with influential leaders outside the institution.