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What Do I Do If I Don’t Know What My Calling Is?

You are not alone! Historically between 15 and 50% of Vineyard Institute students enter our program with only the still small call of the Lord. There is a spark but you don’t know what it is exactly for and in obedience you are seeking to move forward and get equipped. We would suggest to you to get lots of prayer with your small group, pastor, and church.

But also consider stepping into structured and rigorous Biblical and theological training which can reap a harvest of personal and ministry vision. Join other students from around the world just like you who are stepping forward in faith without knowing exactly what God will show them. Give 5 hours a week to take a course. If it goes well, take two. If you love it--make a commitment to finish a certificate to equip you for God’s next steps for your life.

The Journey to Discover Your Calling

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

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 discover 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 Courses (1 to 3 years to complete)
  • 135 Praxis Hours
  • 2.0 or higher GPA

Certification upon Graduation

Certificate in Biblical Leadership (CBL)