Why join the Society of Vineyard Scholars?
- Excellent, Diverse Scholarship
Papers and plenary sessions represent the best of contemporary scholarship from a wide variety of fields and academic institutions.
- Constructive Critical Dialogue
An environment for frank, charitable, critical dialogue among friends. No subject is off-limits!
- Vibrant Intellectual Community
A great place to build lasting, productive relationships with Vineyard-connected scholars who share your interests.
- Spiritually Encouraging
A uniquely encouraging environment for scholars who find their intellectual and spiritual lives to be deeply connected.
Becoming a member will allow you to enjoy a variety of membership benefits, such as access to digital copies of SVS papers, access to the SVS membership database, early notification of SVS activities, etc.
How to join
Joining the Society of Vineyard Scholars is a simple process.
- Sign in to the SVS Discussion Forum. Registration on the forum is free.
- In the forum’s menu, select Profile » Paid Subscriptions.
- Select the appropriate membership type for you and click the Order button.
Once the transaction has completed successfully, you will have access to all the membership benefits the Society offers, including the members-only areas and features of our website.
All financial transactions are processed securely using PayPal, and the funds are transferred to Vineyard USA’s accounts.
SVS currently offers three types of membership:
- SVS Annual Membership — $50
- SVS Annual Membership for Students — $30
- SVS Annual Membership for Retirees — $30
All memberships last for one year from the date of purchase.
Frequently Asked Questions
Membership in the Society of Vineyard Scholars is open to all.
No, you do not. However, SVS exists to foster intellectual community among scholars, graduate students, leaders, and congregants who are theologically inclined in the international Vineyard movement. This means that there is likely to be a lot of conversation in SVS meetings and forums about matters concerning the Vineyard in particular, as well as general topics like the Kingdom of God, scripture, church history, etc.
You may submit a paper for consideration without being a member of the SVS, but all who present papers must become members of SVS.
You can register for the SVS conference as a member or as a non-member. We recommend that you become a member and pay the member registration rate. If you do not want to become a member for whatever reason, it is possible to attend the conference at a non-member rate, but there are no cost savings associated with a non-member registration.
Even if you cannot attend the annual conference, please consider becoming a member of SVS. Your participation and support is valuable and desired. Additionally, as a member you will receive access to the other benefits the Society offers, including the conference papers.
None. Everyone is eligible to submit a paper. However, the papers submitted are judged on, among other things, their scholarly quality. We are looking for papers of the highest academic standards.
There are some limited scholarship funds available. See the Annual Conference page for details.