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We love to celebrate our partnership with New Zealand Baptist. On 7 August 2022 churches were invited to participate in Carey Sunday for which we provided a sermon, study notes and other helpful resources.

Carey exists to serve churches by training leaders for ministry and mission. It is a privilege partnering with churches across Aotearoa in this way. If you have any questions, or any suggestions as to how we can better serve you, please let us know.

Carey Sunday 2022


The Carey Sunday message is from Dr John Tucker, Carey Principal, and is titled “God is doing a new thing”.

Please feel free to use this as the sermon for your Carey Sunday service. Alternatively, you might like to encourage your small-groups to watch this.

To download the sermon , use the link above which will open the video in Vimeo. You can then select the Download option which is found below the video.

For many of us, the last two years have felt at times like a wilderness. Extended lockdowns, vaccine mandates, financial pressure, regular pivoting, constant uncertainty, have all taken their toll. Perhaps, like the people of Israel in exile, you’ve felt a little displaced, disoriented, disillusioned.

In this message John Tucker, Carey’s principal, shares from Isaiah 43 on the promises of God to people in need of hope. What God said to the Israelite exiles, he says to us:

“I am passionately committed to you, my people. And I am present with all my power to bring new life, both to you, and to the neighbourhoods in which I have you placed you as my witnesses. See, I am doing a new thing!”

Supporting Resources

We hope that these resources alongside John’s message can be used by your leaders and small groups.

We have prepared some discussion questions for you to use alongide the message.

Charles Hewlett, the National Leader of the Baptist Union of New Zealand, has written a short prayer for use on Carey Sunday. Would you, or one of your team, be willing to include this in your worship that day?

Promotional Resources

We have created some digital elements for you to use in your church communications.

This is a short introduction to Carey. Could you please show this during your gathered worship on Carey Sunday? Alternatively, or additionally, you might like to interview someone in your church who has studied, or is studying, at Carey.

*This will open the video in Vimeo. Select the Download button found under the video player to access this video offline.

Carey Sunday 2022_Newsletter Banner

A banner that can be used for church newsletters.

Carey Sunday 2022

A tile that can be used for Facebook/Instagram pages and/or groups.

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Donations can also be made by bank transfer to:

Account Name: Carey Baptist College
Account Number: 02 0256 0013024 06

Code: Carey Sunday
Reference: Church/Individual Name

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Previous Carey Sunday Messages

Carey Sunday 2021

Have you ever found yourself wondering, “What’s the point of the people of God?” Dr Michael Rhodes invites you to join him in listening to how Scripture, from Abraham to Matthew, Isaiah to Acts, calls the church to embrace God’s purposes for his people.

“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