We're excited to launch our new basic certificate program in Christian Coaching which consists of two weeks of intensive training offered online from the comfort of your own home! All lectures are live and allow students to interact in real time with their instructor and fellow classmates. Upon completion, graduates are even eligible for employment as a certified Christian life coach with the North America Christian Counselors Association. These online classes are conveniently held two evenings per week with the student's choice of attendance during the Spring, Summer, or Fall semester. A tuition fundraising program is even available to all students so you can attend with ZERO out of pocket expense!


The following is a list of courses taught in the Christian Coaching Certificate Program. Please download a copy of our academic catalog to read full course descriptions.

  • Principles of Christian Life Coaching I

  • Principles of Christian Life Coaching II

  • Introduction to Career Life Coaching

  • Introduction to Relationship Life Coaching

  • Introduction to Financial Life Coaching

  • Executive Leadership in Life Coaching


  • Complete Program (Live lectures/Q&A with Dr. Flood)

  • Student Course Guide (Emailed in PDF format)

  • NACCA Board Certification Exam with CCLC credential

  • Attractive Certificate of Completion in a customized folder

  • 1 year of Professional-level membership in the NACCA

  • 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) upon completion

  • Employment eligibility as NACCA Online Christian Coach


    Lance Flood, Ph.D. is the President & CEO of Tennessee Valley Ministries. He is a graduate of Liberty University with a B.S. in Religion, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. in Addictions and Recovery Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling. His doctoral dissertation was entitled, The Implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as an Integrated Model Within a Christian Counseling Environment. He also holds Graduate Certificates from Liberty in the areas of Executive Leadership and Pastoral Counseling. Dr. Flood is the President and founder of the North America Christian Counselors Association and has utilized his counseling expertise for such organizations as The 700 Club, Family Dynamics Institute, and as a chaplain for a large regional corporation. In addition to his practice, he has traveled extensively across North America helping to develop counseling teams through his unique program which is offered both on-site, as well as online via live, interactive video. He also possesses a background in music ministry, having released several albums and traveled with the renowned Christian vocal group, Acappella. He currently resides with his family in Kentucky where he serves as pastor of Wooton First Baptist Church.

    Deanna Flood, M.A. is the Vice President & COO of Tennessee Valley Ministries. In addition to an A.A. in Psychology from Central College (now Central Christian College), she is also a graduate of Liberty University, holding a B.S. in Psychology, M.A. in Crisis and Trauma Counseling, M.A. in Addictions & Recovery Counseling, and Graduate Certificates in both Pastoral Counseling and Christian Ministry. A professional member of the North America Christian Counselors Association, she is especially passionate about counseling issues which are related to women and children. In addition to her vital roles within Tennessee Valley Ministries, she has also served as a Clinical Intern for Decatur General West Behavioral Medicine Center where she was responsible for completing psychosocial assessments, developing treatment plans for various diagnoses, assisting with group therapy, case management, and discharge planning. Deanna is married to Lance, and God has blessed them over their years together with five children and three grandchildren (and twin grandbabies on the way!) She is currently in the process of authoring a book which focuses on her experience as a mother coping with grief following the sudden death of their eldest child.


    Tennessee Valley Ministry Institute offers an effective fundraiser for all students who are seeking assistance with tuition for any of our programs. The fundraiser is very simple. We will design a customized web page on our site that you can share with family, friends, and social media connections where they can purchase one or more CD’s which features over 35 titles within the Christian a cappella genre. The cost is $15.00 each (plus shipping) and the titles you choose to carry in your online store is completely customizable for each student.

    This program is also effective because 60% ($9.00) of gross sales from every CD goes directly toward your tuition! We even ship all product directly to the customer from our warehouse. Therefore, all customers have to do is go to your page and place their order! You can view an example of how your campaign will look here. To enroll in the program, email to begin the process. It’s that simple!