Vineyard Institute is theology for everyone, streamed through the Vineyard Training website. By studying we want to get to know Jesus better. We want to encourage everyone to learn theology and study as part of a wider learning community. We want to be lifelong learners, grounded in scripture and appreciate our Vineyard distinctive of Kingdom theology as we live out our day to day lives.
‘Understanding the Kingdom’ come and join us for this new VI course
In the Vineyard we often talk about the Kingdom of God which is the Big Story of the Bible and was the central message of Jesus. This Spring we are starting a new course called ‘Understanding the Kingdom’ taught by Vineyard legend and theologian Derek Morphew.
This is a course for everyone and not just the academics or the Bible nerds! So if you would like to know more about the central theme of the Bible and how it relates to our lives and our world. Do come and join us.
This module will equip you with a thorough knowledge of the biblical theology of the Kingdom of God and how this theology is positioned in relation to other theologies, which it either redefines or opposes. This course introduces you to the theology of the Kingdom of God in scripture. Taking recent (latter 20th Century onwards) Jesus research as its starting point, it covers the growing expectation of the Kingdom in Old Testament literature and then examines the coming of the Kingdom in the life and ministry of Jesus, particularly in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts. From there it defines the Kingdom as enacted, inaugurated eschatology. Having established that definition it then explores the Kingdom in the Christian life, particularly through Pauline theology. It also examines the mandate for Kingdom ministry today as modelled on the ministry of Jesus. A final section deals with various implications of Kingdom theology, in terms of the church, dispensationalism, cessationism, healing, and the place of Israel.
There are a number of ways you can engage with the material and do the course. You can join us on a Tuesday evening for free, you can sign up and study the material in your own time and if you sign up you can gain credits toward a qualification.
Do drop in to the taster evening on Tuesday, 30th April at 7:45pm City Centre site if you are interested.