Vibrant and caring community
Here at Carey we are committed to the notion of ako—being a learning community together, and building a diverse and intercultural community that supports, nurtures and facilitates transformative learning. With our Baptist whakapapa, we expect to encounter Christ in the gathered community. We make space for relationship and conversation.
We encourage any distance students to participate in the range of community events we host. You are welcome to come by the campus and attend a class in person if you happen to be in Auckland.
Central to our weekly life is our Tuesday Karakia service (11.15am during semester), where the Carey whānau worship together in creative and transformational ways. Speakers include Carey staff as well as leaders from throughout Aotearoa, Australia, and beyond. Karakia is live-streamed via Zoom, so students can join in from anywhere in the country.
On Mondays and Tuesdays, Carey students and staff come together for a shared meal in the wharekai. Lively conversation, fabulous food, and fellowship make these times memorable for all who attend. If you are at Carey regularly or if you are visiting for a block course, you are welcome to join us for any of these lunches.
On Tuesday mornings we offer Formation Groups. These include our specialised training programme groups and a Formation Group that is open to all students who want, as part of their Carey experience, to journey more personally with others.