Certificate in Biblical Leadership (Ministry Internship)

Certificate Overview

This 15 unit Certificate in Biblical Leadership (Ministry Internship) can be offered at your local church in partnership with VI. The program is aimed at those who desire to gain practical ministry experience while learning, and obtain insight into various ministry leadership roles within the church. Through the coursework and the hands-on practical experience, you will develop the skills and gifting required for your role in ministry. This certificate is a combination of 9 units of coursework and 6 units of service activity. Ideally, the certificate should be completed within 1 year. However, the “course work” element can be extended up to 2 years.

Certificate Requirements

To graduate with the Certificate in Biblical Leadership (Ministry Internship), you must complete 9 units of course work and 6 units of service activity, with the latter being completed through your local church.

5 Units - Kingdom of God Courses

Kingdom of God Courses Category Course ID
The Story of the Kingdom KTB VIKTB-1000
Understanding the Kingdom KTB VIKTB-1006
Demonstrating the Kingdom KTB VIKTB-1200
Spiritual Formation MIN VIMIN-1000
Capstone: Kingdom of God CAP VICAP-1600

6 Units - Ministry Internship Courses (1.5 units per course)

Students are required to pass all 4 Ministry Internship courses, 1 Each quarter.

To be completed over a 1 year period
4 courses (1 per quarter, each equating to 67.5 hours of service) totaling 270 hours
Recommendations and guidelines to assist pastor/s with running the Ministry Internship
Pastor determined and directed service in the local church across different areas of ministry
VI intern monitoring through journaling – submitted each quarter

4 Units - Elective Courses

Select 4 elective courses, we do however recommend the following electives for those considering part or full-time ministry:

Elective Course Recommendations Category Course ID
Heroic Leadership LCD VILCD-1050
Hermeneutics 1 KTB VIKTB-1020
Healing 1 MIS VIMIS-1100
Reconciliation SJT VISJT-1040
Ministry to the Poor MIN VIMIN-1010
Pastoral Care and Small Groups MIN VIMIN-1050

Student Checklist

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 MI Certificate Checklist (pdf)