Carey Graduate School

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The Carey Graduate School exists to serve the Church by equipping, forming, and developing Christian leaders for faithful service in Christian mission work and ministry in the world today. 

Carey Graduate School exists to serve the church by equipping, forming and developing Christian leaders for faithful service in God’s world.

Our aim is to create thinking practitioners, scholars and leaders who will stimulate and resource new knowledge, fresh and critical thinking and the development of effective praxis in Christian ministry, mission and leadership in New Zealand and beyond.

Our programmes are firmly established in Holy Scripture and the tradition of classical Christianity, however attention is always paid to the church’s mission both locally and globally today and in the future.

The qualifications within the Graduate School are designed to serve the needs of a wide range of students:

  • those wishing to advance their knowledge and practice in applied theology, including those who wish to pursue an academic career with an emphasis in applied theology
  • those engaged in professional roles associated with Christian ministry who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in these fields
  • those in a senior role within a Christian Non-government Organisation (NGO) who wish to enhance their leadership through study in applied theology.

We invite you to join with our learning community in this Spirit-filled conversation.

 

Welcome to the Carey Graduate School

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology

Carey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology provides an advanced theological qualification for pastors and other Christian ministry and missional practitioners and those wishing to pursue advanced academic study.

Master of Applied Theology

Carey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology provides an advanced theological qualification for pastors and other Christian ministry and missional practitioners and those wishing pursue a doctoral qualification.

Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy

Carey has an agreement with AUT University to sponsor students and supervise MPhil and PhD theses in all areas of biblical, theological, and applied theology. There is increased potential for students to conduct interdisciplinary research through this relationship.

Wide range of thesis subjects

Thesis subjects are wide ranging and practical in nature highlighting the applied nature of theology at Carey and impact study has at the coalface of mission and ministry.

Recent thesis include:

  • A study of disaster chaplaincy during the 2011 Canterbury Earthquake
  • The Place of Prayer in Decision Making: Explorations in New Zealand Baptist Pastors’ Experiences
  • A Challenge for Unity: Inter-Congregational Relationship in Chinese Immigrant Churches in Auckland
  • Puna O Te Ora: Exploring the legacy of Baptist Maori Mission

World-class staff and Supervisors

Our teaching staff are highly qualified and respected academics at the cutting edge of Applied Theology research.

Research Conference

 A thriving research environment is fostered at Carey with students supervised by staff actively engaged in research.

Carey holds an annual Research Conference as a celebration of applied theological research and academic dialogue amongst staff, supervisors and students.

This will be held 20 – 21 September 2018 – more information will become available

Bridging Graduate Diploma

Alumni Stories

Darren Ayling

The content of the papers in the Masters of Applied Theology has been excellent. I’ve found the courses have been personally formative and added depth to my work as a pastor in a Baptist church in Wellington. I’d recommend post-graduate study at Carey to anyone looking to develop and enhance ministry praxis.