Welcome

Vineyard Institute is an educational provider for the Vineyard movement, formed to develop leaders at all levels of church life through high quality theological training.

If you are leading in a Vineyard church, or in the early stages of your leadership development, and are interested in developing your theological, biblical and leadership theory and practical application, then Vineyard Institute is for you.

Why VI?

We recognise that there is a need for the Vineyard family globally to unite together to improve our theological training, so with this in mind we are pleased to announce the Vineyard Institute, the first worldwide Vineyard partnership for theological training.

We believe that the Vineyard Institute will provide the highest level of theological training for us as a movement. This will assist us as we pass the baton to future generations and continue to plant churches around the globe.’

The Vineyard movement is expanding rapidly into the Majority World, and this presents varying language, cultural and economic challenges.

Our aim with VI is not only to raise up leaders at all levels with outstanding Vineyard theology and praxis; but also to make training and equipping readily available to emerging leaders from all over the world, with content translated and contextualized into their own culture, with subsidised tuition in low income and majority countries and regions.

Through this we can truly have effective theological training occurring in every country where we have Vineyard churches.

The Mission

Vineyard Institute is a multinational, multicultural and multigenerational working partnership between all Vineyard Churches; with the aim to move forward and unite existing, recognised and future theological training under one umbrella, in order that leaders can be trained and supported at all levels of church life around the globe.

The Vineyard Institute draws from the best Vineyard theological resources available, as well as having a heavy emphasis on a two-way flow of content and best practices from local contexts, to provide an ever-evolving sharing from within the International Vineyard family and to meet the needs of each and every country involved.

Vineyard Institute is committed to supporting the students of Vineyard Leadership Institute to completion of their certificate. The additional academic resources of VI will provide VLI students many more courses to choose from as they continue in VI.

How do I apply?

To apply for Vineyard Institute, please visit the country page relevant to you and fill in your details, you will then be contacted by a VI co-ordinator.

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Our Focus

Vineyard Institute will provide the highest level of theological training for us as a movement. This will assist us as we pass the baton to future generations and continue to plant churches around the globe.

Vineyard Institute is the first worldwide Vineyard partnership for theological training. We recognise that there has been a need for the Vineyard family globally to unite together to improve our theological training, so with this in mind we are pleased to announce the launch of Vineyard Institute.

Developing Leaders

Vineyard Institute is for any leader at any level of church life in the Vineyard who needs to develop their own leadership calling, together with substantial biblical teaching.

Whether you are in the early stages of your leadership development, or exploring the call to plant a church, you might even be a Senior Pastor, or leader of an Area or Region.  Vineyard Institute is designed to meet the needs of each and every one of you, as you explore and develop your calling.

Worldwide

We believe that the Vineyard Institute will provide the highest level of theological training for us as a movement. This will assist us as we pass the baton to future generations and continue to plant churches around the globe.

By using tried and tested content from a local context, we are able to fine-tune and accelerate the circulation of these training tools to benefit Vineyard’s all around the world.

Who is VI for?

Vineyard Institute is to train and equip leaders at any level of church life in the Vineyard.

Individuals

You might be in the early stages of your leadership development, leading a Small Group or exploring the call to plant a church, you might even be a Senior Pastor, or leader of an Area or Region.

Vineyard Institute is designed to meet the needs of each and every one of you, as you explore your calling and reinforce this with strong biblical and theological training.

Churches

If you lead in a local church and are interested in using VI modules to train and equip those in your church, simply visit the VI page for your country and contact your VI co-ordinator for more information.

Where does it happen?

Vineyard Institute is a global offering, currently active in Benelux, UK & Ireland and USA.  It is soon to launch in mainland Europe and South Africa.

VI courses and modules will be available for local churches to use as part of their leadership training, additionally some countries will use it for larger gathering of leaders in geographic regions or areas.

Who is involved?

Vineyard Institute is made up of representatives from the global Vineyard family and is chaired by John Mumford (UK & Ireland National Leader).

The esteemed Vineyard theologian Derek Morphew has been appointed as the VI Academic Dean, where he will oversee a team of the best theologians in the Vineyard movement, the other board members who have responsibility for the vision and direction of VI are:

 

Certificates

Our unique distance/online hybrid system provides the convenience of online learning with local student-to-student and student-to-mentor interaction, creating a learning experience similar to residential programs. Research has shown that learning outcomes are equal if not better to purely residential programs.

We are currently offering three certificates for you to work towards:

  • Certificate in Biblical Studies
  • Certificate in Biblical Leadership
  • Advanced Certificate in Biblical Leadership

Course Material

As a VI student, you will learn in a customisable way, going at the pace your time and finances allow.

Our certificates are built on the following types of class:

Ministry Class

Evangelism, Spiritual Formation, Homelitics, Ministry to the Poor, Assimilation, Small Groups and Pastoral Care.

Track and Elective Classes
  • Kingdom Theology and Biblical Meta-narrative
  • Local Church Development and Leadership
  • Missions (Evangelism, Healing, Church Planting)
  • Social Justice and The Environment
  • Historial, Contextual & Systematic Theology
Praxis Classes

Hands on training in the local church

For samples of course material, please click here.