Carey Research Conference 2021

Research that Matters

The 2021 Carey Graduate School Research Conference was a massive success.  Throughout the day, we listened to the cutting edge research of our current thesis students, we talked about our different programmes, experienced some of our postgraduate culture through two wānanga sessions and finally, we concluded the day with a keynote address by Dr. Lynne Taylor.

We hope that attendees were inspired to think of themselves doing research by joining our postgraduate community. We hope the day demonstrated that postgraduate study is not just for the academic elite, but is an opportunity for anyone to be sharpened in their thinking and to address questions that are on their hearts and minds.

Below are recordings of significant portions of our day together including a few of our students’ presentations, the information session and student testimonials, and Dr. Lynne Taylor’s keynote address. Enjoy!

Ngā mihi,

Christa McKirland

Postgrad Students

Student Presentations

Below are recordings of a few of the students who shared.  Wedding their passions and skillsets with theological questions, our students gave stunning presentations on an aspect of their work.  

Timote Nivalou

“The Nations in the New Jerusalem”

Allison Davidson

“Motherhood and Faith”

Andrew Reyngoud

“Discovering the Narrative of New Zealand Baptists through Numbers”

Key Note Address

Dr. Taylor is passionate about helping churches to support the wellbeing of their congregations and wider communities, and she researches and teaches in these areas as part of her role as Jack Somerville Lecturer in Pastoral Theology at the University of Otago. Her desire to help the Church in its missional engagement is why she also continues to work as Researcher for the Baptist Churches of NZ, supplying community demographics and longitudinal church stats to churches.

Dr. Taylor spoke on the pastoral responses to Covid from local churches in Aotearoa: what were their approaches? what content did they teach? and what have we learned since then? Dr. Taylor’s engaging and thoughtful analysis of the church’s response fostered further questions and reflection from the audience. We hope you will be encouraged by her research.

Information Session and Student Testimonials

Christa outlines the postgraduate programmes and courses available at Carey and a few of our current students shared about why they are doing study and also why they chose Carey.  We hope that attendees were inspired to consider joining the Carey postgraduate community and that the day demonstrated that postgraduate study is not just for the academic elite.

Postgraduate Programmes

Carey’s postgraduate programmes which equip postgraduate learners to become resources in their own contexts.

Andrew Clark-Howard used to promote Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology

Continue your development in ministry or mission leadership through this advanced theological qualification (one year full-time, up to four years part-time).

Graduate and Dr Sandy Kerr used to promote Master of Applied Theology

Master of Applied Theology

Explore theology indepth and engage in focused research that addresses questions important to you and your context in this advanced theological qualification (one-two years full-time, up to four years part-time).

Photo of Doctorate Graduate and Mike Crudge

Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy

Complete an advanced research degree (MPhil or PhD) through one of our partners, Otago University and AUT, with Carey’s support and involvement.

Contact Dr Andrew Picard for further information

“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