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Vineyard Institute Academics

  • Discover Your Calling

    We are all called to a relationship with Jesus, and to share His love for us with others. Some beginning students in Vineyard Institute have had a radical experience of God which results in a desire to get equipped. For others it’s a small voice asking them to step forward in faith with the assurance that He will guide their steps. Dr. Derek Morphew wants to share with you ways to seek the Lord in your calling as you decide your goals for training in our program. Read More
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Students are required to select from one of the following three certificates.

  • Advanced Certificate in Biblical Leadership

    This 30-course unit Advanced Certificate of Biblical Leadership prepares students to become leaders in every level of church leadership, including pastors and church planters. Through coursework that includes bible teaching, theology, practical ministry and mentoring, students develop skills needed for future ministry. The Advanced Certificate moves at a more rigorous pace than the 15-course unit certificate and covers more material, allowing students to prepare most adequately for future ministry leadership. Read More
  • Certificate in Biblical Leadership

    This 15-course unit Certificate of Biblical Leadership offers students preparing for future church leadership the opportunity to train and learn at a less-rigorous pace than the 30-course unit certificate. Coursework includes bible teaching, theology, practical ministry and mentoring, in order to equip students as leaders in the church. Read More
  • Online Certificate in Biblical Studies

    This 15-course unit Certificate of Biblical Studies is for broad based Kingdom literacy. Students will receive a foundation in Old Testament and New Testament Biblical studies. Read More
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Certificate Partnerships


  • Church Planter Residency Certificate

    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, and is augmented by training and input from some of the best leaders and theologians the Vineyard has to offer. The VI Church Planter Residency Certificate helps to facilitate just that kind of training. Read More
  • Heroic Leadership Institute

    Heroic Leadership Institute is a boot camp for young (aimed at 18-35ish) leaders in the body of Christ. It is a 9 month full-time training program hosted in local Vineyard Churches around the world. Students who attend HLI receive up to (5) units of course work in Vineyard Institute. Read More
  • Vineyard School of Justice

    The Vineyard School of Justice is a unique seven month program run by Winnipeg Centre Vineyard in Winnipeg, Canada, and is held at their premises in Winnipeg’s North End. Students spend six months in Winnipeg and a month in Nepal with the Himalayan Region Vineyard Churches. The school is designed to foster a passion for loving God and your neighbor by creating an environment where students learn and build relationship with those on the margins, and together seek to understand the complex realities and issues prevalent in impoverished settings. Read More
  • School of Kingdom Ministry

    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 multi-year curriculum into Vineyard Institute certificate training. For more information on School of Kingdom Ministry Read More
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Accredited Partnerships


  • Ashland Theological Seminary

    Vineyard Institute and Ashland Theological Seminary are pleased to provide a new Master of Arts (Kingdom Studies) - Studying the Biblical vision of God’s Kingdom. Students apply directly to Ashland for this 3 year all online post graduate program. Students will engage both Ashland Seminary and Vineyard’s worldwide faculty in approximately two courses for each of the 3 semesters per year. Scholarships are available for Vineyard members and enrollment is limited. A pre-application interview is required to receive a Vineyard endorsement for this program. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us today to get started on your application process. Not available in every state. Click HERE to see if your state is included.
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  • South African Theological Seminary

    The South African Theological 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. For more information Read More
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Participating AVC's:
South Africa
UK & Ireland