Vineyard School of Ministry Africa

Required Courses for Certificate Program
15 Courses or 45 Credit Hours

11) VSM-PM103 Spiritual Gifts and the Kingdom of God - 3 Credits

Purpose of the Course
To equip the student to understand both their own gifting and how God uses our giftings to extend His kingdom.

Course Objectives
The course will enable the student to:
1) Learn their own spiritual gifts and how they can be used to further the kingdom of God.
2) Understand the theology of the Kingdom of God
3) Understand the correlation between Spiritual Gifts and Kingdom theology through a study of the Gospels and Acts.
4) Apply their understanding of Spiritual Gifts and Kingdom theology to their local context.

Course Content
The primary message of Jesus in the gospels was the kingdom of God. The Gospels and the book of Acts provide both information and models on how spiritual gifts are used by God to extend His kingdom. Through spiritual gifts inventories and subsequent analysis the student will gain a better understanding of how their gifts fit in the body of Christ. It is critical that the various gifts and their application in a corporate setting are understood. Various models and applications of gifting and kingdom growth will be explored for the current and future benefit of the church.