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We want to make sure you have all the facts about your upcoming course experience so you know how to prepare and be able to set aside the right amount of time for each course of study. Every course is offered over a 10 week quarter.

Description Commitment
Total Time Commitment 4-6 hours per week
Academic Grading Scale

A: 94 - 99
A-: 90 - 93
B+: 87 - 89
B: 83 - 86
B-: 80-82
C+: 77 - 79
C: 73 - 76
C-: 70 - 72
D+: 60 - 69
D: 50 - 59
F: 49 & below
Missed Exam: Zero (0)

Level of Difficulty Undergraduate level of study
Testing Yes.  A typical course has a final and a mid-term exam.  Most exams are open book and allow for multiple attempts.
Assignments & Homework Yes.  The majority of the classes will include a 400 to 600 word paper.  Some courses have additional assignments or projects due by the end of the quarter.
Reading Requirements There is usually one book per course with an average of 200 to 300 pages of reading required.  Books are always available in Kindle format and are usually available in print.

Note: Kindle format can be viewed using Amazon's Free Kindle reader app on any device or computer.
Lecture Schedule Yes.  On average there are 8 lectures that last 45 minutes each.  All lecture materials are available and open by the start of the second week of class.  Additionally if your pastor is hosting a course they may set a schedule for viewing the material together.
Local Study Groups Talk to your local Vineyard pastor for details of dates and times where these may be hosted. 



VI is designed for flexibility and accessibility allowing students to train for ministry alongside full and part time employment. Ministry Praxis courses require students to work with their local pastor/delegated leader to engage in hands on training. All course resources are available online through our student site. Each quarter pastor have the option to select courses to facilitate theological conversation and present pre-recorded lecture materials at their local hub/site.