Certificate in Biblical Leadership
This 15 unit Certificate in Biblical Leadership is recommended for students who are preparing for future ministry leadership, but need a less rigorous pace than the 30 unit certificate. Through the coursework, which includes Bible teaching, theology, practical ministry, spiritual formation and mentoring, you will develop the skills and gifting needed for your role in ministry. Once you have obtained the 15 unit requirement for this certificate level it can be applied to the 30 unit Advanced Certificate so that you may continue to grow your knowledge and experience and achieve the advanced level.
For the 15 Unit Certificate in Biblical Leadership, here are the outlined requirements you need to graduate at this level. Based on your calling, the recommended elective courses may vary but the basic requirements are the same across all callings.
Total Units Required to Graduate: 15
Kingdom of God Track – 5 Units
These courses provide an overall framework from which to view all of the other courses in Vineyard Institute.
|The Kingdom of God Track|
|Story of the Kingdom||VIKTB-1000|
|Understanding the Kingdom||VIKTB-1006|
|Demonstrating the Kingdom||VIKTB-1200|
|Capstone: Kingdom of God||VICAP-1600|
Choose one of the 2 Applied Ministry Courses Tracks – 5 Units
These courses provide a framework for theological understanding and the application of that understanding within a variety of ministry areas. Students choose to complete either of the track options below:
|Applied Ministry Skills Track 1|
|Ministry to the Poor||VIMIN-1010|
|Apply It –Develop Your Sermon||APP-T1-A|
|Apply It -Your Community Impact||APP-T1-B|
|Applied Ministry Skills Track 2|
|Discipleship and Evangelism||VIMIN-1020|
|Pastoral Care and Small Groups||VIMIN-1050|
|Apply It – Your Practical Skills||APP-T2-A|
|Apply It – Develop Your Community||APP-T2-B|
Complete 1 Additional Track of Your Choice – 5 Units
- 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)
More details on these tracks will be available soon.
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 Certificate Checklist (pdf)
For Students who started courses prior to Q4 2018 September: CBL Certificate Checklist (pdf)