Advanced Certificate in Biblical Leadership
This 30 unit Advanced Certificate in Biblical Leadership is recommended for students who are called to church leadership, including pastors, church planters and missionaries. Through this extensive coursework that includes Bible teaching, theology, spiritual formation, practical ministry and mentoring, you will develop the skills and gifting needed for your career in ministry.
Below 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: 30
1 Unit = 1 Course
8 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|
|Theology of the Kingdom||KTB||VIKTB-1005|
|Ministry to the Poor||SJT||VIMIN-1010|
|Discipleship & Evangelism||MIS||VIMIN-1020|
|Pastoral Care & Small Groups||LCD||VIMIN-1050|
1 Unit - HIS Category
Students must take at least one (HIS) Historical, Contextual & Systematic Theology course in order to graduate.
15 Units - Electives
There are a great number of electives to choose from within a variety of categories to best equip you. Based on your calling, we have recommended a list of electives that will prepare you for what God is calling you to. Click here to choose your learning path.
6 Units - Praxis Courses (Mentoring)
In these courses you will work with your local pastor/delegated leader to complete 45 hours per unit of hands-on training in each of the ministry topics. Praxis is designed to be flexible: you may accrue hours in multiple topics each quarter in order to accommodate opportunities in your local church.