Students in VLI are asked to lead ministry projects we call "Leadership Projects." They are way to learn real-world ministry by serving the church body or out in the community. With pastor approval, students take on the responsibility to establish a team, plan and execute the event, as well as write a report detailing the outcomes for their pastor. In ministry, not all projects succeed. Leadership Projects are assigned to equip you in learning the hands-on ministry in the kingdom and to learn from failures as well as successes.
Project Criteria Summary
- Each student is to do a project with a team of 1 or more students or church members.
- Students will take each project through its whole cycle: envisioning, planning (set goals, establish priorities, make plans), recruiting, instructing, deploying, overseeing the workers (if any besides the team), evaluating and completing a written report.
- The report should reflect the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats ("SWOT Analysis") that characterized the project in light of its stated objective. These things will help in the planning of similar future events.
- Each Leadership Project should be calculated to take each student 10 or more hours. Students are asked to complete (4) projects to graduate.