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Certificate in Biblical Leadership (Ministry Internship)

Certificate Overview

This 15 unit Certificate in Biblical Leadership (Ministry Internship) can be offered at your local church in partnership with VI. The program is aimed at those who desire to gain practical ministry experience while learning, and obtain insight into various ministry leadership roles within the church. Through the coursework and the hands-on practical experience, you will develop the skills and gifting required for your role in ministry. This certificate is a combination of 9 units of coursework and 6 units of service activity. Ideally, the certificate should be completed within 1 year. However, the “course work” element can be extended up to 2 years.

Certificate Requirements

To graduate with the Certificate in Biblical Leadership (Ministry Internship), you must complete 9 units of course work and 6 units of service activity, with the latter being completed through your local church.

Total Units Required to Graduate: 15

1 Unit = 45 Hours

9 Units - Required Courses

Students are required to achieve at least a 2.0 GPA for all 9 courses.

Course Name Category Course ID
Understanding the Kingdom KTB VIKTB-1006
The Story of the Kingdom OR
Biblical Metanarrative
Hermeneutics 1: Interpreting the Bible KTB VIKTB-1020
Healing 1: A Kingdom Understanding MIS VIMIS-1100
Heroic Leadership LCD VILCD-1050
Ministering to the Poor SJT VIMIN-1010
Assimilation LCD VIMIN-1030
Pastoral Care & Small Groups LCD VIMIN-1051
Homiletics: The Art of Preaching LCD VIMIN-1040

6 Units (1.5 Units Each) - Ministry Internship Service Work

Students are required to pass all 4 Ministry Internship courses, 1 Each quarter.

To be completed over a 1 year period
4 courses (1 per quarter, each equating to 67.5 hours of service) totaling 270 hours
Recommendations and guidelines to assist pastor/s with running the Ministry Internship
Pastor determined and directed service in the local church across different areas of ministry
VI intern monitoring through journaling – submitted each quarter