God’s Vineyard Ministries’ School of Ministry (GVM-SOM), was established in April 2011. The vision of the school was given to the Senior Pastor, Dr Ezekiel Alawale with the aim of equipping believers to live victorious Christian lives and to be effective in the work of the Kingdom, as indicated in scripture:

“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 perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV)

GVM-SOM ultimate objective is to ensure that ‘the man of God is perfected, thoroughly furnished unto every good work.’ GVM-SOM provides a comprehensive curriculum that leads to an award of a Diploma in Biblical Studies and Christian Discipleship.

Since its inauguration in 2011, over 70 students have graduated from the school, many of whom are actively engaged in the work of the Kingdom in various churches.

The school’s current academic staff include Dr Ezekiel Alawale, Dr Funmi Alawale, Dr Joseph Nipah, Dr Femi Fenojo and Minister Olawale Ogunmola.

The course structure is a modular system involving the following arrangement: 8 sessions of One Month Lectures Each month is followed by one week break, with a 4 weeks break over the

Christmas/New Year period Class lectures are supplemented by “Home Studies.” Students may complete all sessions in 1 year or 2 years.

Course content include: Leadership, Counselling, Foundation Theology, Old & New Testament Surveys, Church Administration, Introduction to Biblical Doctrines and Church History, Missions, Evangelism and Revival, Bibliology and Hermeneutics (Understanding the Bible & Biblical Interpretation), as well as Pastoral Ministry, Homiletics and Ministerial ethics.

The School Year – April / May to February/March

Time – Tuesdays, 7.00pm to 9.30 pm.

Venue – God’s Vineyard Church Auditorium,

Nottingham, NG7 1QF

Current Student Numbers– In the 2018/2019 academic year, the school enrolled 33 active students; with 20 sitting students and 13 undertaking the programme fully online.

Cost– The only cost students are eligible to pay is £200 for sitting students and £150 for Online students; covering mainly stationery and administrative costs.

Payment can be made by instalments. The course itself is fully subsidised by God’s Vineyard Ministries.

Anyone desiring to be equipped for kingdom service may please contact Pastor Joseph Nipah on 07734957502, or the church office on 07734957501 to take advantage of this great opportunity

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