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
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|
|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|
|Ministry to the Poor||SJT||VIMIN-1010|
|Ministry Group Option 2||Category||Course ID|
|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.
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)