Specialists in theological and pastoral training

Serving the church by developing leaders for ministry and mission

Ethnic Ministry Leadership training

New to New Zealand? Grow as a Christian leader in your church.

Apply today for courses in Semester Two – Families in the Plan of God and the Gospel of John

Pastoral & Youth Leadership Training

Is God calling you to be a leader? Come and join our transformational programme and be prepared for a lifetime of fruitful ministry.

Start the conversation about 2019 now!


Intermission 2019

Take a year and find out what God has in store for your life with our formational Gap Year programme. 

Welcome to Carey

Nau Mai, Haere Mai! Welcome to Carey!

Here, you will study the Scriptures and theology, you will reflect on the practices of Christian ministry and you will learn about culture and the world in which we live and serve.

Study Pathways

At Carey we have a distinctive and innovative approach to theological education.

The goal is not information, but integration – and heart transformation – to participate in God’s specific mission which He is calling you to.

Find out more about our Applied Theology programmes.

Carey Graduate School

The Carey Graduate School exists to serve the Church. The School equips, forms, and develops Christian leaders for faithful service in Christian mission work and ministry in the world today.

Pastoral & Youth Leadership Training

At Carey, we are committed to providing Pastoral Leadership training of the highest quality.

If you are serious about God’s call into ministry be prepared to be challenged, transformed and equipped.

Mission Training

Carey’s Mission Track provides intentional preparation and formation for anyone called to be involved in mission in cross-cultural and intercultural contexts, whether that be here in Aotearoa New Zealand or overseas.


Navigate the gap between school and your future, take a year and find out what God has in store for your life with our Intermission Gap-Year programme.

Why Carey?

No where else in New Zealand will you study Applied Theology at a degree level in a caring community environment with world class academic staff, passionate about seeing God transform your life and partnering with him in his mission for this world.

Upcoming Events

CGS Research Conference

A Celebration of Applied Theological Research

Each year Carey’s research community gathers to listen to and interact with the latest offers in applied theology conducted by Carey’s faculty and thesis students.

20 – 21 September 2018

Celebration of Scholarship

Carey faculty regularly make academic contributions to important discussions and issues across the range of theological disciplines.

Join us as we launch a number of ground breaking books written by faculty and celebrate other important publications written by faculty.


20 September

Carey Open Day

Spend the day with us as a community and see how theological education and training can prepare you to make a difference

Tuesday 9 October

8am – 3pm

Study Tour to Jordan & Israel

Explore the land, culture, and text of the Bible while stimulating and enhancing your reading of scripture.

This tour is led by New Testament Lecturer, Dr Sarah Harris

31 August – 16 September 2019

Study at Carey!

Four students share their journey of study at Carey.

If you have a love for learning, are passionate about ministry or just want your theology to be shaped so you are equipped to do what you want to do amongst a community of like-minded people then that’s what Carey is about!

Lifelong Learning


The Carey Centre for Lifelong Learning exists to support and resource the on-going professional development of both leaders and practitioners of ministry and mission. We aim to help sustain church and mission leaders with depth for longevity.

Alumni Stories

Jo Hood

Bachelor of Applied Theology Graduate and Leader of the mainly music organisation

Looking back, I realise Carey has changed my outlook on God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, life, living, mission, ministry, the world, the church, family, culture…everything.

Thank you Carey. God has used your influence mightly as I have worked through the teaching, reflected on how they impact the ministry of mainly music, and embedded them in how we operate as an organisation.