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Certificate in Biblical Studies

Certificate Overview

This 15 unit Certificate in Biblical Studies is recommended for students who are seeking a sound, comprehensive understanding of the bible, including individual biblical books and biblical theological themes. You will receive a foundation in Old Testament and New Testament biblical studies. The curriculum reflects the theology of the Kingdom of God as the lens for studying the entire bible. Unlike the other certificates offered through VI, the Certificate of Biblical Studies focuses solely on understanding the Bible and does not include ministry courses or ministry service requirements. Because VI values spiritual formation as well as biblical learning, we include spiritual formation coursework for you with other requirements. This certificate can be accomplished completely online.

Certificate Requirements

For the 15 Unit Certificate in Biblical Studies, 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

1 Unit = 1 Course

4 Units - Required Courses

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

Course Name Category Type Course ID
The Story of the Kingdom KTB Core VIKTB-1000
Understanding the Kingdom KTB Core VIKTB-1006
Demonstrating the Kingdom KTB Core VIKTB-1200
Spiritual Formation LCD Ministry VIMIN-1000

10 Units - Category Electives

Students will take 12 units of electives within the HIS and KTB categories.

Category Required Units
(HIS) Historical, Contextual & Systematic Theology 2 Units
(KTB) Kingdom Theology & Biblical Metanarrative 8 Units

1 Unit - General Elective

There are a great number of electives to choose from within a variety of categories to equip you in the best way.  If you feel called to Discipleship click here to see our recommended electives for this certificate.

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.


Download Certificate in Biblical Studies Certificate Checklist