Vineyard College Australia offers a number of Higher Education study options in partnership with Alphacrucis College, including
Vineyard College provides students with a ‘study plus’ option, which includes interacting with other students around the country, conversations with a distinctive Vineyard flavour and regular contact with experienced, theologically literate Vineyard leaders.
Peter Downes (D.Min; BTh ) oversee’s the Vineyard Australia student cohort. Peter and Kathy Downes are the Senior Pastors of the Geelong Vineyard Church in Victoria, Australia.
The Vineyard Australia Leadership Track is a training pathway to help local church pastors develop emerging leaders in the local church. We recognise that leaders develop best in an environment where they can walk alongside an experienced leader and learn on job. We also recognise that pastors have many calls on their time and developing training resources can be time-consuming. So rather than prescribing a training program to be implemented, The Leadership Track provides a toolbox that the pastor can reach into as they identify the training needs of the emerging leaders. Included in the toolbox is material for the pastor to use in the monthly mentoring meetings.
As part of the Leadership Track, we recommend that churches partner together with another nearby Vineyard church for three intensives focussed on developing leadership in various aspects of church life. This allows relational connections to be formed with developing leaders from other Vineyard churches and valuable exchange of insight and ideas from other leaders.
Greg Trainor (MA Theol. Stud.; BSc (Hons); Dip Ed; CertIV TAE ) oversees the Vineyard Leadership Track. Greg and Diane Trainor are the Senior Pastors of Cabramatta Vineyard Church in Sydney, Australia.