The Biblical mandate for the 5 fold ministry is to equip the saints for the work and service in the kingdom of God, to mature the body of Christ until we as the body of Christ are flowing and functioning together as a unified force to change, as salt and light. The question is not "should we train our leaders?", for certainly we must.
Vision Church Australia are networked with Vision International College & University in Australia. V.C.A Senior Pastor is the acting Principal, teaching the curriculum to the body of congregants desiring to serve in Vision Church Australia. The objective is to equip the congregation academically with the sole purpose to deepen their theological & ministry knowledge in the living word of God.
All student resources are accessed through the V.C.A Online Student Portal for distance study/preparation prior to class attendance. The Modules are delivered in the Resource Centre at V.C.A via the lecturing of acting Principal.
"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15
"and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:15-17
Vision International College (Australia)
Cert III - in Christian Ministry and Theology
Certificate IV - in Christian Ministry and Theology
Diploma - of Christian Ministry and Theology
Advanced Diploma - of Christian Ministry and Theology
Graduate Certificate - in Christian Ministry and Theology
Graduate Diploma - in Christian Ministry and Theology
Texas University of Theology (USA)
Bachelors Completion – Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min)
Master's Program – Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S)
Doctoral Program – Doctoral of Ministry (D.Min.)
Doctoral Program – Doctoral of Philosophy (Phd.D)