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Vineyard School of Ministry Africa

Theological education birthed in the soil of Africa

Welcome to Vineyard School of Ministry Africa (VSM), a curriculum developed by Africans for Africans.

Did you know, for almost five hundred years, the continent of Africa produced the intellectual and moral leadership of the early church?

Often in the face of severe persecution, early church leaders such as Tertullian, Cyprian, Augustine, Origen, Athanasius, and Cyril of Alexandria along with the Desert fathers supplied courageous leadership to the African church. Their model of spiritual fervor, compassionate commitment to Christ, and significant contribution to early church doctrine and theology resulted in the church of the southern hemisphere strongly influencing the church in the northern hemisphere.

VSM Africa, Iconic Image

My faith as an African is not an empty receptacle to be filled by a superior faith or religion; it is a dwelling place of the Word who has become flesh and now lives among us.”

Agbonkhianmeghe E. Obobator

VSM Africa, Iconic Image

My faith as an African is not an empty receptacle to be filled by a superior faith or religion; it is a dwelling place of the Word who has become flesh and now lives among us.”

Agbonkhianmeghe E. Obobator

An African Voice

In the past few decades, African theologians and church leaders have been finding their voice. Their distinctly African voice. They have challenged the universalistic claims of Western Christianity and the culturally ladened colonial/missionary proclamation of the gospel.

Today, Africans are rediscovering their identity as African Christians who interpret Scripture through a uniquely African contextual lens, who desire to express their faith via a distinctively African style, and forge their future as full participants in the kingdom of God.

Our Commitment

Vineyard School of Ministry Africa (VSM Africa) is committed to empowering and equipping diverse Africans to find their own voice through the exploration of Scripture, understanding their past heritage, and the engagement with their current culture and context.

VSM desires to raise up leaders who will proclaim and demonstrate the kingdom of God as God’s missional agents throughout Africa and beyond.

Diploma in Christian Ministry

What?

  • Two-year full-time or Four-year part-time
  • African Theologians
  • Biblical, contextual Theology
  • Fully accredited, world-class education at a reasonable cost

Who?

  • For current and aspiring pastors, Christian leaders and lay Christians
  • For “real life”: distance and residential intensive delivery modes all part- and full-time study

When?

Commences October 2019 at Karen Campus

What Our Students Are Saying

★★★★★

  • It was amazing learning from Rabbi Gerson. I had no ideas that Jews were so similar to Africans … we read our Bibles in similar ways!”

    Wangechi Githaiga
    Elder in the City Vineyard, Nairobi 
  • It was amazing learning from Rabbi Gerson. I had no ideas that Jews were so similar to Africans … we read our Bibles in similar ways!”

    Wangechi Githaiga
    Elder in the City Vineyard, Nairobi 
  • As a foreign pastor who did seminary in Africa, I value VSM’s focus on African scholarship to help make Scripture come alive in our context. But it doesn’t stop there; praxis is crucial. How do I know this? My most engaging and relevant conversations with fellow AVC pastors are with those who have been through VSM!”

    Jeremy Cook
    Pastor of Lavington Vineyard, Nairobi