Certificate in Biblical Leadership (Ministry Internship)
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.
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.
Total Units Required to Graduate: 15
1 Unit = 45 Hours
9 Units - Required Courses
Students are required to achieve at least a 2.0 GPA for all 9 courses.
|Course Name||Category||Course ID|
|Understanding the Kingdom||KTB||VIKTB-1006|
|The Story of the Kingdom OR
|Hermeneutics 1: Interpreting the Bible||KTB||VIKTB-1020|
|Healing 1: A Kingdom Understanding||MIS||VIMIS-1100|
|Ministering to the Poor||SJT||VIMIN-1010|
|Pastoral Care & Small Groups||LCD||VIMIN-1051|
|Homiletics: The Art of Preaching||LCD||VIMIN-1040|
6 Units (1.5 Units Each) - Ministry Internship Service Work
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|