Vineyard Leadership Institute (VLI)

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Vineyard Leadership Institute (VLI)
Vineyard Leadership Institute (VLI) was developed by the Vineyard church in Columbus Ohio with the aim of training those who are or aspire to be involved in church leadership in Vineyard churches in the US and worldwide. The programme aims to equip potential leaders and church planters by teaching them practical and theological fundamentals of church leadership.

The VLI program has been developed to equip women and men who are called and committed to become Christ-like leaders who are or will be involved in leadership. VLI is a modular 2-3 year course suitable for a wide variety of people ranging from small group leaders to team- and church leaders, from those who have little or no theological training to theology students, young (having completed some university education or some training in a career) or older (and perhaps moving to ministry after leaving a previous career).

The course enables participants to flexibly learn and serve within the local church, through a mixture of online teaching material, intensive teaching weekends, ongoing mentoring and the completion of practical leadership projects. The programme has recently been rolled out in a number of churches in the Benelux region. The time commitment from students is an average of 8-10 hours per week.

There are currently 13 members of Brussels Vineyard taking part in a pilot course and it is hoped that the course will be rolled out more widely in the future, depending on the results of the pilot, which will be subject to an application and selection procedure. The church can offer financial support for part of the VLI fees for some students.

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