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How Do I Become a Trained Disciple?

Everyone is called to learn the Bible and to disciple others to Christ. You might be feeling a tug to engage that person in your workplace or in your neighborhood about what’s most important to you. But perhaps you are not as confident as you would like. You desire to increase your knowledge of Scripture and theology. You might be attending a small group and may even have a desire to start or lead your own group.

When you pray for others you may have witnessed the work of the Holy Spirit in you. You desire to line up your experience of ministry with the context of Scripture. Loving Him and letting Him love you and others through you is your comfort zone. If this sounds like what you are thinking or feeling, then journey with us to become a trained disciple – we will guide you.

The Journey to become a Trained Disciple

Below we have highlighted for you the required and recommended elective courses that you will want to take throughout your time in VI.

  • Required Core Courses +

    Required Kingdom of God Courses
    Story of the Kingdom Croasmun & Williams
    Understanding the Kingdom Morphew
    Demonstrating the Kingdom Various Instructors
    Spiritual Formation Summerell
    Kingdom of God: Capstone Howitt & Morphew
  • Recommended Electives +

    Recommended Electives
    1 Corinthians Howitt
    Church History 1 Jackson
    Hermeneutics 1 Morphew
    Latter Prophets 1: Amos,Hosea, Jonah, Isaiah,Micah,Nahum and Zephania Oswalt
    Healing 1 Venter
    Healing 2 Venter
    Matthew/Mark Morphew
    Old Testament Theology Kim
    Pauline Literature and Theology Williams
    The Book of Hebrews Morphew
    The Holy Spirit: God Inside Out Ponsonby
    The Pentateuch Russell
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Student Expectations

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 appropriate expectations of the next 2 or 3 years with us and to be able to set aside the right amount of time for each course of study. Click here to see the highlights of your course experience.

The vast majority of our students become involved in a church community in service and support of practical ministry initiatives.  The Vineyard Institute praxis courses provide a structured way for both student and church to benefit as students are trained to be disciples right in your own church.  Serving your church in this manner is a great way for your spiritual and practical gifts to be recognized.

Requirements for Graduation

  • 15 Course Units (2 or 3 years to complete)
  • 2.0 or higher GPA

Certification upon Graduation

Certificate in Biblical Studies