© 2020 — Vida House

A life-giving community designed to form ministry leaders for cross-cultural mission


Vida House cultivates leaders to pray, study, serve and work for the glory of God and the good of the world. We have a growing faculty of gifted scholars, pastors, and community leaders that have extensive experience in developing cross-cultural communities. Our curriculum includes courses in biblical, theological, historical, and spiritual theology. Our classroom experience integrates theological, spiritual, and missional formation. As a result, we are committed to:

Theological formation that is biblical, historical, global, pastoral, and missional.

Life-giving spiritual formation through individual and communal practices.

Missional formation that equips leaders to flourish in diverse, cross-cultural contexts.


Vida House cultivates leaders to love God, love others, love creation, and love for themselves. We pursue these life-giving practices in a variety of ways through daily, weekly, monthly, and annual rhythms. We incorporate historic and universal practices, taking into consideration the best embodiment of these to fit our local needs, while also adapting resources from the global church.

Love God: Daily, weekly, monthly, and annual life-giving practices to cultivate communion with God.

Love Others: Daily, weekly, monthly, and annual life-giving practices to cultivate life with others.

Love Creation: Daily, weekly, monthly, and annual life-giving practices to cultivate beauty, creativity, mercy, and justice.

Love Self: Daily, weekly, monthly, and annual life-giving practices to cultivate self-care, awareness, and knowledge.

We pursue the  leaders to know and love God, others, creation and one’s self. We submit ourselves to a life-giving rule of life built around daily, weekly, monthly, and annual practices.


Vida House is committed to reimagining theological education for cross-cultural life and love. We have adopted a hybrid model of education, where we combine retreats, in person learning, and virtual learning for those that cannot join in person. This allows us to hear from a variety of voices and contexts. Our retreats allow for us to pray, study, rest, worship, and grow in friendship together. Our in person learning follows a more traditional classroom setting. Our assignments are paper and project-based so that students advance with a portfolio of research geared toward leading cross-cultural communities.

Vida House is committed to an apprenticeship model of leadership development where the classroom experience is directly connected to ministerial residencies. We partner with churches and ministries to cultivate leaders in four residency tracks: International Leadership, Church Planting and Pastoral Leadership, Worship and Arts Leadership, and Non-Profit Leadership. Vida House residencies are designed to last three years and each resident writes a capstone project, which summarizes their leadership objectives and goals.

Vida House is committed to making theological education and leadership formation for cross-cultural life and love accessible. Presently, courses are free to the public. We simply ask that you register for the courses.

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