Southland School Of Ministry

Southland Church is a local campus for Vineyard Institute (VI).  Our partnership with VI is a vital part of our commitment to train and equip the church for ministry.  Training is one of seven pillars that Southland Church is built on.

Ephesians 4:11-13 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Corey Akeley
Director, Southland School of Ministry

Study Options

Southland School of Ministry will involve aspects of –

  • Biblical kingdom theology
  • Leadership theory and praxis
  • Practical ministry experience

The study year is divided into quarters (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4).

Students can register with a combination of solo/online and collaborative/classroom learning together with ministry opportunities in the local church.  Classroom tuition and collaboration will take place at Southland Church one evening per week each quarter.  Students can register for a single subject (VI course) per quarter for which local tuition is available at Southland Church one evening per week and/or you may chose extra subjects on an online only basis.


Costs to study include –

  • Vineyard Institute subjects (VI courses): USD $140 per subject (course) for Southland students (subject to change by VI).
  • Quarterly tuition fee: AUD $50 (for students who opt for tuition in a Southland Collaborative group)  This is an optional group facilitated by Southland Church to help you through the Vineyard Institute course.

Other Information

Check out the FAQ 0n the Vineyard Institute website.  Please note that each nation has a different fee structure.  We have negotiated discounted rates for Australian students in afilliation with Southland Church.  For more general information about Vineyard Institute go to

Getting Started

Under “Country and Church Affiliation”

  1. Enter “Australia” under “Country”
  2. Enter “Other” then “Southland Church” under “Church Affiliation”.

To apply click HERE.

You will receive your VI login ID  via email and you may then login to the Vineyard Institute website and register for your chosen course(s).

If you opt to study with Southland School of Ministry’s study group you will receive further instructions for payment of the tuition fee (AUD$50)

If you have any further questions please use our contact page.