Vineyard Institute seeks to develop leaders at every level of every church, as an umbrella educational provider within the multinational, multicultural and multigenerational Vineyard community. VI includes the best Vineyard theological resources available and learning communities customizable to the needs and goals of local churches.
Vineyard Institute trains, develops and equips church leaders in bible teaching, leadership and practical ministry. While training leaders, our entire curriculum centers around the Kingdom of God as seen in Scripture and how this impacts our theology. The story of the Kingdom of God begins with Jesus, as we understand who Jesus was, how he lived and what he taught.This framework provides the context from which we interpret and understand the entire bible. This Kingdom Theology shapes our view of world missions, church planting, evangelism, ministry to the poor and many other aspects of church leadership. Our understanding of the Kingdom of God also has implications for current social issues, as well as how we understand church history and systematic theology.
What sort of training do you offer?
Vineyard Institute has something for everybody! We offer three certificate courses of study – Biblical Studies (15 units), Biblical Leadership (15 units) and Advanced Biblical Leadership (30 units). For students just wanting to grow in their understanding of the Bible and the Kingdom of God, the Biblical Studies certificate path would be the way to go.Those who feel called to lead or are already leading will want to choose one of the two Biblical Leadership certificate paths. Students wanting to plant a church would be most equipped choosing the Advanced Biblical Leadership path. Both Biblical Leadership paths combine biblical and practical training in ministry in the context of The Atlanta Vineyard.