Certificate in Biblical Leadership
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.
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
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|
2 Units - Required Ministry Courses
Students will choose 2 ministry topics from the 5 listed below
|Course Name||Category||Course ID|
|Ministry to the Poor||SJT||VIMIN-1010|
|Discipleship & Evangelism||MIS||VIMIN-1020|
|Pastoral Care & Small Groups||LCD||VIMIN-1050|
3 Units - Required 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 topic courses from the Required Ministry Courses you choose to take. Additionally you take 1 Unit of praxis in the topic of Spiritual Formation. Praxis is designed to be flexible: you may accrue hours in multiple topics each quarter in order to accommodate opportunities in your local church.
3 Units - Category Electives
Students are required to take at least 1 Unit in the MIS, SJT and HIS categories.
|(MIS) Missions||1 Unit|
|(SJT) Social Justice & Transformation||1 Unit|
|(HIS) Historical, Contextual & Systematic Theology||1 Unit|
*Note that your Ministry courses may fulfill some of these requirements depending on the courses you choose.
3 Units - Electives
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, click here to see a list of recommended courses for this certificate.