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.

 

Save up to $6,000 on fees with our Scholarships in 2019.

We have scholarships available for Pastors and Christian leaders looking to deepen their understanding and practice within ministry. Are you interested in engaging in a research project as targeted professional development to explore ministry areas of interest to you? Watch the Carey Graduate School Intro video for an overview, or follow the link below to find out more about the:

Baptist Pastors to cover their Master of Applied Theology thesis Scholarship

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Master of Applied Theology thesis Scholarship

Introducing Carey Graduate School and the line-up of 2019 courses

The Carey Graduate School has a great line up of Block courses on offer in 2019 which are ideal professional development to keep sharp and attuned to God: Third Article Theology, Missional Theology and Public Theology.

Hear more from John Tucker and Myk Habets.

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 Master of 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 19 – 20 September 2019 – more information will become available

Dr Myk Habets welcomes you to the Carey Graduate School

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.