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Certificate in Biblical Leadership

Certificate Overview

This 15 unit Certificate in Biblical Leadership is recommended for students who are preparing for future ministry leadership, but need a less rigorous pace than the 30 unit certificate. Through the coursework, which includes Bible teaching, theology, practical ministry, spiritual formation and mentoring, you will develop the skills and gifting needed for your role in ministry. Once you have obtained the 15 unit requirement for this certificate level it can be applied to the 30 unit Advanced Certificate so that you may continue to grow your knowledge and experience and achieve the advanced level.

Certificate Requirements

For the 15 Unit Certificate in Biblical Leadership, here are the outlined requirements you need to graduate at this level. Based on your calling, the recommended elective courses may vary but the basic requirements are the same across all callings.

Total Units Required to Graduate: 15

5 Units - Required Courses

These courses provide an overall framework from which to view all of the other courses in Vineyard Institute.

Course Name Category Course ID
The Story of the Kingdom KTB VIKTB-1000
Understanding the Kingdom KTB VIKTB-1006
Demonstrating the Kingdom KTB VIKTB-1200
Spiritual Formation LCD VIMIN-1000
Capstone: Kingdom of God CAP VICAP-1600

3 Units - Required Ministry Courses

These courses provide a framework for theological understanding and the application of that understanding within a variety of ministry areas.

Students will choose to complete one of the two list options below:

Ministry Group Option 1 Category Course ID
Hermeneutics 1 KTB VIKTB-1020
Homiletics LCD VIMIN-1040 
Ministry to the Poor SJT VIMIN-1010
Ministry Group Option 2 Category Course ID
Assimilation LCD VIMIN-1030
Discipleship & Evangelism MIS VIMIN-1020
Pastoral Care & Small Groups LCD VIMIN-1050

2 Units - Applied Ministry Courses (previously known as Praxis)

Coming Soon! The new Applied Ministry courses will replace the legacy Praxis courses. There will be a change to the number of units required for this requirement and more details will be announced before registration opens on December 17th, 2018 for Q1 2019.

5 Units - Elective Courses

There are a great number of electives to choose from within a variety of categories to equip you in the best way. This certificate is designed to help people discover what God might be calling them to.

Student Checklist

We have designed a checklist that will help you lay out your course plan for the next 2 to 3 years so you can track your progress and know what classes you need to take next.

For Students starting Q4 2018 September: CBL Certificate Checklist (pdf)

For Students who started courses prior to Q4 2018 September: CBL Certificate Checklist (pdf)