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Welcome to CareyLocal!

Learn, grow, and be tranformed – wherever you are!

CareyLocal is an exciting initiative designed to build biblical foundations for church volunteers, ministry and mission leaders, and anyone wanting to grow in their discipleship.

Classes are taught online with one of Carey’s lecturers an evening each week. Form a cohort from your church or organisation (or a combination of churches and organisations).

Distance Student engaging with Lecturer
The course for Semester One of 2024 is Introduction to the Old Testament with Dr Michael Rhodes starting on Wednesday 28 February.

Students will be completing the course for credit and will be required to submit assignments. Some places are available for audit students (no assignments). Talk with Nicola Mountfort regarding availability.

We have a dedicated team to support CareyLocal – we are here for you.

Terms and conditions

A cohort can consist of six or more students from a group of churches. Students must meet the requirements for admission, formally enrol in the course through Carey, and form a class at one church or site for the duration of the course.

How much does it cost?

Fees (credit)
$859 per course per student (including Student Services fee of $50)
Stepping Stone Financial Assistance Scholarships are available for up to 50% of the course fee*
Fees (audit)
$320 per course per student

*See Scholarships for details

If your church or organisation is in a position to contribute to your students’ fees we would love to discuss this option.

What you will provide

A cohort of six or more students to enrol in our CareyLocal course.

A Programme Coordinator to become familiar with the CareyLocal course, promote and administer enrolments for your church or organisation cohort, and liaise with our CareyLocal team.

A Course Facilitator to facilitate the evening courses, including the directed discussions, technology, and any other arrangements. We recommend the Course Facilitator either enrols in the course as part of the group, or has completed the course at Carey previously.

Basic technology (large monitor, microphone, camera, internet access) allowing our lecturers to Zoom in to your classroom and interact on a weekly basis.

What Carey will provide

  • Great discipleship training
  • Engaged lecturers
  • Promotional materials
  • Support and advice from our CareyLocal team
  • Academic Support
  • Tech advice and support
Rangiora CareyLocal Cohort 2023

I love CareyLocal because it has opened up our theological college to so many who wouldn’t otherwise have walked through its doors. People of all ages and stages of faith from Baptist churches right across Aotearoa are coming together to open scripture in community guided by expert teaching from Carey’s fantastic lecturing team. In my view, there’s no better way to study the Bible!

Andrew Meek

Leadership Pathway Facilitator - Upper South Baptist Association

CareyLocal Key Dates

during November
Provide Carey with the contact details of your Programme Coordinator and Course Facilitator (if known)
Develop and implement a plan to promote CareyLocal at your church/organisation
Carey can supply marketing collateral to support your efforts
26 Jan
Deadline for signing up your cohort with Carey
2 Feb
Deadline for enrolling students formally for credit at Carey
The CareyLocal team will work to support the programme co-ordinator and cohort through this process

Late enrolments will be considered and we will work to see what alternatives are available (e.g., combining with another cohort) if you are unable to reach the minimum cohort number

14 Feb
Technology test involving Carey tech support, and your Course Facilitator
28 Feb
Introduction to the Old Testament course starts
15 Apr
Study break begins
6 May
Lectures resume this week
17 June
Lectures conclude this week
18 June
Study break begins
28 June
Semester one concludes

The CareyLocal Team

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Nicola Mountfort

Programme Lead

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Neroli Hollis


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Matt McKirland

Tech Support

Marketing Material

We have created some marketing material you are welcome to use to promote CareyLocal in your church or organisation.

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A tile that can be used for social media promotion of CareyLocal within your church or organisation


A banner that can be used in newsletters for promotion of CareyLocal within your church or organisation

CareyLocal Registration of Interest Sheet for Leaders

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A poster that can be used to promote CareyLocal within your church or organisation

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A banner that can be used in newsletters for promotion of CareyLocal within your church or organisation


A powerpoint slide that can be used promotion of CareyLocal within your church or organisation


Next Steps

If you wish to form a cohort, or have further questions, please contact CareyLocal Programme Lead Nicola Mountfort

Email Nicola: [email protected]
09 526 0345