The Vision International Education Network
The Vision International Education Network consists of four independently governed institutions: Vision International University USA (VIU), Vision International Extension Institute (VIEI), Vision International College Australia (VIC), and Vision International Institute for Continuing Education and Training (VIICET). Each institution is united by a common commitment to deliver high quality education to the nations of the world in the spirit of Christian mission.
Texas University of Theology
Our role at Texas University of Theology is to bring theological education and ministerial training to people who are unable or unwilling to attend a centralized higher education institution.
But, more profoundly, while we admire and endorse the efforts of traditional Bible Colleges and Seminaries, we are deeply committed to the concept of training people within the walls of their own local church, and to the provision of excellent teaching material and study options for Christians everywhere. We treat the entire local church environment as part of our educational activity: its worship, its witness, its fellowship, its teaching; its ministry – are all reckoned to be part of the training process of equipping men and women to serve Christ.
Our function is simply to add a theological and academic resource
that few churches can viably provide, while leaving the practical
training in ministry to the local pastor. Underlying the way in which we
present our materials, and the kinds of assessment we employ, there is
an educational philosophy based upon the following principles –
Christian education must stand upon a strong theological foundation (cp. the injunctions and warnings about “sound doctrine” in 1 Timothy 1:10; 4:13; 2 Timothy 4:3; 2 Peter 2:1-3; Jeremiah 6:16; 1 Corinthians 3:10-13; etc.).
Students must be brought to know God, not just to learn about him, and the curriculum must be consciously structured to achieve that excellent end. The goal must be not just to impart knowledge, but rather to teach principles of sound interpretation, showing people how to do their own research, and how to apply truth to life. A final goal is the ultimate activation of men and women into effective Christian service, in any environment to which he or she may be called to minister.
Apostolic Council for Educational Accountability (ACEA)
The Apostolic Council for Educational Accountability (ACEA) was formed during the New Apostolic Reformation Educator’s Summit, convened in Colorado Springs June 2-3, 1998. This was the first time that 100 educators, representing 65 base institutions (and several hundred satellite schools), from various apostolic networks, were able to meet together on a peer level and to begin to build relationships. It soon became evident that the participants had come with very similar agendas even though they were moving in different apostolic streams. For example, one network, because its primary target was college campuses, needed their workers to aim for earned graduate degrees. The educator from another network stated that they occasionally have to read their exams to their students because they are training illiterates, among others. The essential challenge facing the group, representing the training programs of the New Apostolic Reformation, immediately became evident. How do we maintain positive personal relationships, mutual support, camaraderie, peer-level interaction, interdependence, broad accountability, institutional integrity, and our own autonomy in the face of such academic diversity?
Harvestime International Network
Students who have completed Harvestime International Network studies are fully recognised by the internet Bible College and are invited to continue their studies as they complete their studies with Harvestime.
Harvestime International Network is a non-denominational Christian organization committed to recruiting, training, motivating, and mobilizing a network of international harvesters capable of intercession for spiritual harvest, articulation and demonstration of the principles of spiritual harvest, and mobilization of labourers to reap the worldwide, end-time harvest.
This network of training and evangelism literally spans the globe and consists of people from all walks of life and all denominations. Harvestime has been granted non-profit religious incorporation status in the United States of America. We operate this web site, our Christian education program, and prison ministries through free-will, tax deductible donations.
ISOM International School Of Ministry
International School of Ministry (ISOM) Students who graduate with their Associate are welcomed by Vision Internet Bible College with their full 60 credit points and encourage to continue on to the Diploma of Ministry studies. ISOM Students from any part of the world are fully recognised by Vision.
"ISOM" has created their program with one main objective: To Train Labourers For The End-Time Harvest by Good Shepherd Ministries International. It is a revolutionary new tool for pastors, missions organizations, missionaries, Bible students and national leaders in foreign countries to both provide for and to become equipped to do the work of the ministry.
Vision International Institute for Continuing Education and Training.
The Vision International Institute for Continuing Education and Training exists to provide continuing education, certificate, and non-degree courses for purposes of training and professional development. The Institute is currently approved by the State of California to offer continuing education contact hours for Registered Nurses and the Behavioural Science professions.
In addition to the formal Vision institutions there are others with whom we partner, recognise and honour as co-labourers in the work of the ministry.
Vision International Extension Institute
The Vision International Extension Institute is the international outreach effort of the Vision International Education Network. Currently operating in 126 nations, the Extension Institute strives to make vocational and academic education programs available to the nations of the world, in particular underdeveloped nations, through translation of curriculum, the establishment of resource centres, and training of national leadership. The Extension Institute primarily focuses on vocational ministry training programs for the emerging church and does not issue degrees or awards.
Vision International University USA
Vision International University USA, with administrative headquarters in Ramona, CA, offers academic degree programs designed to prepare men and women for professional service in Christian Ministry. The University offers distance education and online learning programs. VIU's programs lead up to the Doctor of Ministry.
Vision International College Australia
Vision International College Australia is the product of Vision's earliest beginnings in Launceston, Tasmania in 1974. Now located outside of Sydney, Australia in Macquarie Fields New South Wales, the college serves Australasia and the South Pacific and strategically partners with other Vision International Education Network institutions to provide vocational ministry training with an emphasis on Community Service. VIC's programs lead up to the Advanced Diploma
Vision Christian College Australia
Vision Christian College Australia is the original product of Vision's earliest beginnings in Launceston, Tasmania in 1974. Now located at Minto NSW South West of Sydney, the college offers Vision studies through distance education methods using regular mail services providing the student body with hard copy of materials. VCC serves Australasia and the South Pacific and strategically partners with other Vision International Education Network institutions to provide vocational ministry training with an emphasis on Community Service.