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About Bible and Theology

Do you have a love for learning? Are you passionate about ministry or want your theology to be shaped so you are equipped as a disciple? Our courses in Bible and theology integrate God’s word, God’s world, and God’s work. They bring together the resources of the Christian faith, the realities of your particular context, and the rhythms of Christian discipleship and ministry today.

We offer a range of programmes ranging from a six-month certificate through to a three-year Bachelors degree or a two-year Masters degree. You can also try one or two courses for interest.

Learn, grow, be transformed for the sake of Jesus and his ministry in this world.


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“I’m particularly interested in matters of economic and ethnic justice in the Old Testament, as well as the way that these texts intend to form us morally and shape our character as disciples of the Lord Jesus.”

Dr Michael Rhodes, Lecturer — Old Testament
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“Carey has really helped me to think theologically and understand the cosmic purposes of God and our participation in God’s grand story of renewing and redeeming creation. It’s so captivating that this is inextricably tied up with issues of race, culture, poverty and humanity. Most importantly, I know Jesus more intimately.”

– Stephanie Chan, Student, Bachelor of Applied Theology

Related Programmes

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New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies

Gain an initial theological qualification or augment your ministry work in this one semester full-time programme (part-time options available).

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New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies

Be formed and changed in your understanding of theology and biblical foundations in this one year full-time programme (part-time options available).

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Bachelor of Applied Theology

Be transformed with a robust and challenging theological education in this three-year full-time programme (part-time options available).


Graduate Diploma of Applied Theology

Grow in depth in your Christian faith and understanding while remaining in your place of work in this flexible programme for students with an undergraduate degree (one year full-time, up to four years part-time).

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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).

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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).

“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