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Carey Baptist College

Carey is one of New Zealand’s leading theological colleges. Since 1926 we have been training Christian leaders to bring gospel renewal in churches and communities across Aotearoa and around the world. With a campus in Auckland, regional hubs throughout New Zealand, and a vibrant online programme, you can journey with Carey wherever you’re located.

While Carey belongs to the Baptist churches of New Zealand, we serve all the churches of New Zealand, offering a range of NZQA qualifications in the areas of Bible, theology, ministry, and mission. Along with these, we provide a world-class leadership formation programme for those who have a calling to pastoral or missional leadership. Through our Centre for Lifelong Learning, we also provide a suite of resources to support the professional development of Christian leaders.

At the heart of our training is a deep commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ and its power to transform you and your world. A journey with Carey will equip you to participate in the gospel’s transforming work, wherever you’re called. You will gain a new vantage point from which to see more clearly the riches of our faith, the realities of our context, and the rhythms of Christian life and leadership today.

By integrating God’s word, God’s world, and God’s work, and by learning with others in a dynamic and supportive community, you will be transformed. You’ll acquire the biblical knowledge, the practical skills, and the spiritual integrity to be a faithful disciple and an effective leader. As a college, we celebrate the bicultural heritage and cultural diversity of Aotearoa New Zealand. We welcome all peoples, all cultures. Journey with Carey and be equipped and transformed.

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Carey's Vision and Values

Carey’s heartbeat is equipping leaders and resourcing disciples for the sake of Jesus’s ministry in Aotearoa. Read more about our vision for 2030, and the values at the centre of our mission.

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Māori at Carey

At Carey we aspire to be a community of faith and learning where our Māori students are participating, teaching, and learning as Māori. Find out more about our Tiriti hikoi and what that means for you, as Māori, here at Carey.


Carey is proud to be affiliated with and adhere to the high standards of quality teaching of various accreditation bodies and associations.

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Governance and Management

General governance and management of Carey is under the direction of the Carey Board and the Management Team.

Compliance and Reporting

Learn about our evaluations and reviews from NZQA, our efforts to adhere to The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021, and more.

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Support Carey

At Carey we are incredibly blessed to have a community of people who support and invest in our future. Find out how you can be involved.

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“Participating in high quality, leading-edge teaching, within the context of a great learning community, and wrestling with practical implications in today’s world continues to inspire. Carey has been the catalyst for an enlarging vision of who God is that is not only strengthening my calling but is making a significant difference in the lives of those around me.”

– Rick Pierce, Graduate, Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology

“At Carey we believe that the God of mission is at work in the world by the Spirit to renew people and places in Christ. Our calling is to equip Christian leaders with the convictions, competencies, and capacity to participate in that mission, bringing gospel renewal in churches and communities across Aotearoa and around the world.”

– John Tucker, Principal