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Partner Programs

At Vineyard Institute, you will find a number of partner programs that compliment and/or extend what you are learning in your journey with VI. With the diversity of Vineyard churches around the country, a dynamic group of training programs have been developed based on the need of their churches….we partner with those programs so that you have access to the various types of training God is leading you towards. VI is also partnered with two accredited seminaries so that you are able to go on to even higher education for your career.


Multiply Vineyard

For Students: Church Planters

Partnership Fit: Involved at the same time as VI
The Church Planter Residency Certificate is the result of a partnership between Vineyard Institute, Multiply Vineyard and the local Vineyard church.  We have found that the best church planter/pastoral training and development takes place in the context of a healthy local church, with all the hands-on, real-life ministry opportunities that naturally exist.

Heroic Leadership Institute

For Students: Age 18 - 35

Partnership Fit: Complete this program before VI
Heroic Leadership Institute is a place for young adults to gather, train, and be invited into leadership. During HLI, students engage with the core Vineyard values as they grow in spiritual formation following the Ignatian rhythms of examen, education based in Biblical studies and the core Vineyard values, and participation in the context of a local church. By having meaningful relationships with leaders from around their regions, students graduate with an appreciation for the beautiful diversity that makes up our movement.

School of Kingdom Ministry

For Students: Age 18+

Partnership Fit: Complete this program before VI
The School of Kingdom Ministry is a supernatural ministry school developed for the everyday person and the everyday church. Students are offered the opportunity to transfer up to 5 credits from this mult-year curriculum into Vineyard Institute certificate training.

Sustainable Faith's School of Spiritual Direction

For Students: Age 30+

Partnership Fit: Complete this program before or after VI, or during if part-time in VI.
The goals of this spiritual formation training program are to place qualified spiritual directors in local churches, grow the practice of group spiritual direction in churches, and make this a widely available form of pastoral care. This two year certificate program also fulfills the requirement of most professional networks of spiritual directors.

South African Theological Seminary

For Students: Age 18+

Partnership Fit: After completion of VI Certificate
The South African Tehological Seminary (SATS) is a fully accredited (see your local accrediting authorities for more detail in your region) and registered, distance education institution, with more than 2000 students engaging in online studies. Vineyard Institute students receive up to 30 units for their studies when they continue on with SATS towards a 120 credit undergraduate degree.