Introducing VI 2.0
We are excited to announce to you a new curriculum system that we have designed to offer a more effective way for you to learn, simpler for you to navigate your journey and easier to track your progress of becoming equipped for all that God is calling you to.
With this new system, all of our VI courses (and some new ones) have been incorporated into building blocks. Each building block is called a “Track” and contains 5 units of courses. Each track has been carefully designed with a set of courses that build upon each other. These 5 unit tracks encompass courses that will help you learn Scripture, interpret and apply the Word, develop your sermons, cultivate your leadership skills, transform your own spiritual walk and so much more.
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A New Kind of Course... It's called a Capstone
As part of VI2.0, we are introducing a new kind of course that will help you apply what you are learning: It’s called Capstone. This course is required as part of 7 of the tracks you can choose from.* It is an integrative essay course that you will take after you have completed 4 courses in each track. As you write about these 4 courses, you will understand what are the most essential and important points to know and be able to draw together the knowledge and skills you have obtained and identify how to apply it to your everyday life. A student can begin to write their brief summary essays as they are taking each of the 4 courses and then create an integrative essay and write about how it applies personally to their life.
The tracks that include a Capstone course are as follows:
- Kingdom of God
- Old Testament Studies
- New Testament Studies
- Local Church Leadership
- Biblical Justice
- Mission & Evangelism
*The Capstone course requirements are only mandatory for new students who enroll in VI beginning Q4 Sep 2018. Any current students already engaged in the program prior to Q4 Sep 2018 have the option to choose either the legacy certificate requirements or the new certificate requirements that include the new track system and Capstone courses.
More choices now! Every Course available Every Quarter
VI courses will now be available every quarter of the year which provides more flexibility in the student journey… a student will no longer have to wait for a course to be offered and can finish their chosen certificate on the timeframe they choose. Click here to go to the catalog and see for yourself all the courses available.
*Note: Wisdom Literature and Restoration Literature will be available starting Q2 Mar 2019.
New Format for All Courses
Uniformity for all Courses! We have redesigned and upgraded all courses* and they are all in the same format:
- Learning Blocks – Each course is broken down into an average of 8 learning blocks – one topic per block – each block has a video lecture or set of video lectures to watch
- A quiz after each learning block – no longer have larger mid-term or final exams but a quiz at the end of each topic
- Practical application exercise - Some courses include a final exercise at the end that will give you a chance to apply what you’ve learned and tell us about it
Convenience to Fit with Your Busy Schedule.
Within each quarter, a student can go at their own pace of each course – no longer are assignments dictated by which week of the course you are in. You can finish in one week with all 8 learning blocks or can take up to 10 weeks.
Easier to Manage Taking Multiple Courses at the Same Time.
With the new Learning Block format – it is now easier to take 2 courses in the same quarter but only do the work one course at a time. For example, taking course 1 for the first 5 weeks and then taking course 2 for the next 5 weeks… go at your own pace within the 10 weeks of the quarter.
Smaller exams with each learning block enables a student to study on a more consistent schedule instead of cramming for big mid-term and final exams.
Taking Courses is Now More Affordable
VI is offering a new incentive that is automatic! After every 4 courses registered and paid for…your 5th course is automatically free. We will track it for you and apply the incentive – you don’t have to do anything to participate! It’s on us! Click here for more info