We focus on discipleship, vocation, and study. Students learn through a process of action and reflection, you learn something, try to apply it, reflect on it and try again!
As part of this you will serve a local church or community group to apply your learning throughout the year, as well as checking out ministry or vocation opportunities through group placements and field trips.
You will also do academic papers, just like Uni or tech, which look at a range of topics from social issues, worldview, theology, and Te Ao Maori leading to the New Zealand Certificate in Christian Ministry (Level 4). This can then be cross-credited to further study if you wish to.
The courses you’ll study are:
MB421 Christian Worldview
MB430 Exploring God’s Word
MF402 Making Life Work
MF478 Faith Engaging Social Issues
MF409 Learning to Live
MM581 Mission of God
MS510 Te Ao Maori
For more information on these courses read the Academic Regulations and Calendar
You’ll learn to pray more deeply for the world around you, gain insight into ministry opportunities through community placements, and you will be challenged by both local and national field trips.
You’ll be a part of a small supportive, tight knit group of other students also studying Intermission and take part in formation time every Tuesday from 9 – 11am.
You’ll receive supportive pathways to independence, including one-on-one mentoring.
You’ll also get an introduction to tertiary level tools of learning and develop skills in research, critical thinking, writing, and presentations as well as engagement with academic scholars.
Your year will also include all of these components:
Prayer nights | Reflective practice | Meals and Hang-outs | Carey conversation | Faith & Social Issues | Spiritual Formation | Mission of God | Short Term Exposure Trip | Mentoring | home church placement | Hands-on community placements | Exploring God’s Story | Te Ao Maori | World View | Retreats
The Carey Certificate in Christian Ministry will equip you to:
And a number of transferable skills.
Admission to the Intermission programme is open to full-time both domestic and international students.
Normal Admission: Applicants must have achieved one of the following:
For Special Admission and full information please see the Academic Calendar.
Transfer from other Programmes
Students who have completed courses at other institutions may be eligible for cross-credits or recognition of current competency.
Class sizes are small so we can go deep and support each other on the journey. We spend a lot of time together – we hang-out, share meals, and go on retreats over the duration of the year.
Your fellow Intermission students make up a big part of the experience! As an Intermission student you are also a part of the wider Carey Baptist College community and will have opportunities to engage with other students and Carey staff.
Intermission is based at the Carey Baptist College campus in Penrose, Auckland. Three days are spent on site, so you do have to live close enough to come in weekly.
Intermission can be a launch pad into future academic study as it provides you with an introduction to tertiary level tools of learning while developing skills in research, critical thinking, writing, and presentations.
You will do a range of Level 4 and Level 5 papers – some with just your fellow Intermission students while others are with the wider Carey community. It’s a good mix!
For those who never enjoyed school to those who are keen for degree-level study, our aim is to provide a successful learning experience for all, offering encouragement and challenge where needed.
Intermission provides you with a number of skills that you can take with you where ever you go next;
I was coming in expecting something academic but its completely knocked me out of the water. Its so much more than just the study. Its kind of like a lifestyle you adopt for a year.
Its definitely challenged me in my faith and engaging with people and God