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Kingdom Breakthrough - Derek Morphew


Derek Morphew, Ph.D.

Derek is Academic Dean of Vineyard Institute.

He was educated at Michaelhouse High School in Natal, South Africa, where he was converted to Christ through the ministry of Michael Cassidy, a well-known South African Evangelist. He then did his theological training at Rhodes University, where he majored in Biblical Studies and Systematic Theology (BA cum laude), after which he obtained his PhD in the field of New Testament Studies at the University of Cape Town.

His career has gone through three stages, first as pastor and church planter, then as coach and overseer to pastors and churches, and then as developer of educational systems. He was the primary developer of Vineyard Bible Institute, has been the formative influence in Vineyard International Publishing, and after working for Vineyard Leadership Institute for a brief spell has been responsible for the academic development of Vineyard Institute.

He has published thirteen works, available on, and has written numerous unpublished manuscripts for educational and training purposes.

About Kingdom Breakthrough

This seminar will consist of the complete content of the Vineyard Institute's "Theology Of The Kingdom"

The 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 here 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 modeled 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.

Session Times

Tuesday October 17, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Wednesday October 18, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Thursday October 19, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Friday October 20, 7.30pm - 9.30pm


Cost for this Seminar is $50 per person.  Those who complete the full seminar  and  the required reading will be able to register for "Theology of The Kingdom" through Vineyard Institute and complete the required assessment for full credit of "Theology of The Kingdom".

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.