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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

What is God calling you to?  We would love to walk beside you as you discover what that is.  We suggest just getting started with the Kingdom of God track.  It is made up of 5 courses that will inspire in you a deeper understanding of God, what His kingdom is all about and how He created all of us to be a part of it here on earth.  These courses will also teach you what the Vineyard is made of and the essence of the calling God has for the Vineyard movement.  Perhaps you will find your calling as part of the bigger calling in the movement.

Below we have highlighted where to start your journey to discover and be transformed:

  • Required Track – 5 Units +

    Kingdom of God Track
    Story of the Kingdom Croasmun & Williams
    Understanding the Kingdom Morphew
    Demonstrating the Kingdom Various Instructors
    Spiritual Formation Summerell
    Kingdom of God: Capstone Howitt & Morphew
  • Then Try Another Track That Interests You... +

    Additional Tracks
    Old Testament Track
    New Testament Track
    Local Church Leadership Track
    Theology Track
    Biblical Justice Track
    Mission and Evangelism Track
    Choice Track (You may choose to do this one twice)
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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+ years (depending on part-time or full-time course load) 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 applied ministry courses provide a structured way for both student and church to benefit as students discover your call 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)