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Powhiri, Woven Together

Powhiri, Woven Together

This beautiful symbolic artefact, crafted by Nicola Mountfort, was inspired by the weaving together of people by the pōwhiri process on her recent Noho Marae. The challenge now, she writes, is how as church leaders can we weave people together?
Class of 2002

Class of 2002

After 19 years, the class of 2002 reunited for a weekend retreat at the Bowentown baches in March this year. Coming from all over New Zealand, they bonded over good food, beautiful scenery and shared their highs and lows since graduating.
Robust Leaders

Robust Leaders

Carey Baptist College exists to serve the church by developing leaders for ministry and mission. What core qualities are needed for leaders to be robust and effective in today’s world? Jonny Weir (Carey’s Ministry Training Director) and Sam Kilpatrick (Youth Ministry Coordinator) argue that there are three essential elements to robust leadership.
Expect Great Things from God

Expect Great Things from God

Graduands Monique Lee and Sela Havili challenged their fellow classmates at Graduation 2021 in April. “We must see that he is the one who calls us, and he is the one who will tell us the next step. He is the one who has set out the work before us.”
Depression and Young People in our Local Churches

Depression and Young People in our Local Churches

Master of Applied Theology student Cianne Tait is planning out a research project that will explore the experience of depression and anxiety among young people. The goal of the research is to listen to the mental health stories of Christians between the ages of 18 and 30 who live with depression or anxiety and to reflect on these experiences.
Looking Back to go Forward with Hope

Looking Back to go Forward with Hope

Like never before we need to dig deep, figure out who we are as a body of believers, and call on the past to lead us into the future. Rachel Roche led Franklin Baptist Church through an appreciate process - what could other churches learn from this process?
The Sheer Absurdity of God’s Goodness

The Sheer Absurdity of God’s Goodness

"In a recent reflection on Phil 2:6-11 the sheer absurdity of God’s goodness has struck me afresh" writes Dr Christa McKirland. How much more so should we leverage our arbitrarily allocated advantages for the sake of others who are disadvantaged if Jesus leveraged his advantages on behalf of a humanity that actively rebelled against him?
Integrative Theology as Mission

Integrative Theology as Mission

Theology not only seeks to know things, it seeks to do things too. We seek to understand God and all things in God for the sake of more faithful participation in God’s mission.Our students are developing a range of fascinating research projects, like Denise Tims (pictured) who is researching Christian community-led development in South Auckland based on the great work she and husband Dave have been doing with Urban Neighbours of Hope.
The Church Scattered

The Church Scattered

How we do church has changed significantly since Mike Warring graduated from Carey’s Pastoral Leadership programme in 2006: "A lot of our focus has been on the gathered community and we now need to be resourcing and equipping to be the church scattered."

Carey Events

Photo of John speaking at Graduation Ceremony 2021

Carey Graduation

Graduation is one of the most exciting events in the Carey calendar. It is a special time when we celebrate with our graduands, whanau, churches, and supporters. Graduation is planned for Saturday 2 April, 2022.

Postgrad Students

Carey Research Conference 2021

The 2021 Carey Graduate School Research Conference showcased the cutting edge research of our current thesis students.  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. 

Dr Christa McKirland lecturing at Carey Baptist College

Open Day

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the planned November Open Day has had to be postponed but our Open Day resources are available here if you want to find out more about studying at Carey.

Students and Staff doing a hongi as part of Orientation

Orientation

Orientation marks the start of our journey together at Carey and gives us all a chance to get to know and connect with one another. Whanau are encouraged to support you on the day. Orientation is planned for Tuesday 1 March, 2022.

“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