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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.

Kingdom of God Track - 5 Units

The Kingdom of God Track - 5 Units
Story of the Kingdom VIKTB-1000
Understanding the Kingdom VIKTB-1006
Demonstrating the Kingdom VIKTB-1200
Spiritual Formation VIMIN-1000
Capstone: Kingdom of God VICAP-1600

Ministry Internship Courses (1.5 units per course) - 6 Units

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

Ministry Internship Course: VIMIN-0300
Take this course 4 times – 1 per quarter in 4 consecutive quarters.
67.5 hours of service each quarter - totaling 270 hours in one year.
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
Journals must be kept throughout the quarter then submitted to VI at the end of each quarter

Choice of Courses - 4 Units

You may select any 4 courses not previously completed from the catalog.  However, below we have made some recommendations for which courses might fit well with your calling:

Recommended Courses
Heroic Leadership VILCD-1050
Hermeneutics 1 VIKTB-1020
Healing 1 VIMIS-1100
Reconciliation VISJT-1040
Ministry to the Poor VIMIN-1010
Pastoral Care and Small Groups VIMIN-1050

Student Checklist

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 MI Certificate Checklist (pdf)