What leaders say about us:
Vineyard College works seamlessly, hand-in-hand with our church internship. The study component extends students' thinking and challenges them to press further into knowledge and truth. It also has a strong reflection element, which is vital and keeps your heart in check. I highly recommend this study often to potential interns!
AMY DISHROON, FAMILY PASTOR, CHANGEPOINT, TAURANGA
"Vineyard College provides sound biblical and practical based training programmes producing effective ministry practitioners. Our church has made good use of the internship courses provided by the College, with both students and the church benefiting as the students apply their learning in a real ministry context. I recommend them to any local church wanting to develop and equip potential leaders."
Wayne Peat, Dip Min. BA (Theol) – Senior Pastor, Christian City Church, Howick
"We have been consistently impressed by the professional, warm and caring manner the staff bring to our intern students. The studies have been academically challenging and rewarding, with prayerful marking that is both insightful and supportive of our mission’s purposes."
Graham & Sandy Gallen – National Directors, Voice of the Martyrs NZ
What students say about us:
Studying with Vineyard College gave me space to intentionally spend time with God and deepen my love for his Word, the Holy Spirit and for people. Being able to study extra-murally through my church meant I was able to get involved in many areas of ministry where I wouldn't have considered myself capable before starting the course. This internship has been invaluable to me.
THOMAS MALONE, GATEWAYS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, PALMERSTON NORTH
"I studied with Vineyard College during my first two years as a youth pastor, and then based our internship programme at Meadows Church Paraparumu around their courses. Vineyard gave our students the opportunity to study, as well as have time to get experience working in a ministry setting. There was always a great personal touch from the College. I highly recommend Vineyard College to any church wanting to train young people."
Sam Bayly - Pastor, O2 Church, Tauranga
“The internship was about giving God a year of my time, giftings and abilities, asking him to use me in whatever way he wanted to grow the church and develop my character. The teaching gave me a good foundation in understanding the Bible as well as offering opportunities to explore topics that were of interest to me. The thing that stuck out most was the fact that the staff at Vineyard truly care about the students and understand that interning is not just a year of work and study, but a journey which will be different for everyone. They take every student as they are and work to get the very best out of them. If you are looking at studying next year and wondering if it is worth it, I can promise you it is. Take the leap and give God a year, you won’t regret it!”