What is Vineyard Institute?
Vineyard Institute (V.I.) is an educational provider for the Vineyard movement, formed to develop leaders at all levels of church life through high quality theological training.
If you are leading in a Vineyard church, or in the early stages of your leadership development, and are interested in developing your theological, biblical and leadership theory and practical application, then V.I. is for you.
To get a great feel for V.I. around the world, visit: vineyardinstitute.org.
How Does It Work?
V.I. seeks to provide student-to-student and student-to-mentor interactions. Students are grouped into 3-5 student groupings called Learning Communities (LC). Where possible, this is done geographically at a site (church or physical location), but it can also be done virtually (online) as well. Each LC is led by a mentor, who engages the students in dialogue about the courses they’re taking and assists them in getting their written assignments completed.
When LCs are hosted at a local church, the site pastor is invited to collaborate with V.I. to shape both the curriculum and ministry mentoring opportunities around their particular church and community.
Students of V.I. can expect to spend (on average) about 4 to 5 hours a week reading, writing, collaborating, and studying for exams. It is important to note that though you will spend some time interacting with other students and mentors, much of the content can be worked around your schedule, taking advantage of times when you’re available. The visual/audio content of the class can typically be taken in online during 30-45 minute bites over 10 weeks.
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