Ethnic Ministry Leadership


Are you a leader or emerging leader with a non-English speaking background?

Then this programme is for you.

Apply now to start study in Semester Two!

It is not too late to apply for study in Semester Two and begin your training.

Become an effective and confident leader or Pastor.

Scholarships are available

You may be from a church or fellowship that is new or well established in New Zealand and you want training for leadership. Here at Carey we wish to partner with you to equip you as you serve and minister in your church.

“Our experience is that a lot of leader’s lack English and can’t study in a full-time course. We don’t have confidence. We need to upgrade our theology, ministry and management because many of us have only the experience from our home country and don’t know how to operate in New Zealand.” 

Pastor La Wawm Marip | NZ Kachin (Burmese) Baptist Church, Auckland


Scholarships Available for Semester Two Study



What is Ethnic Ministry Training?

This specialised programme has been developed in partnership with Baptist Ethnic Ministries and is in response to recognising the increase in the number of ethnic churches and leaders in these churches, predominantly in Auckland, that need training at an English level adjusted to suit them.

Programme Summary

Carey’s Ethnic Ministry Leadership programme provides ministry training for Church leaders of a non-English speaking background in the New Zealand context at an uncomplicated English level that suits those where English is a second language.

The programme is two courses each semester (four courses per year) for two years.

Once you have successfully completed all four courses you will receive a Carey Certificate in Ministry Leadership (non NZQA accredited).




Programme Objectives

Upon completion graduates will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Developed as a thinker and leader for your people and your church.
  • Gained skills in Bible teaching, preaching and pastoral care.
  • Grown in your understanding and adaptation to Kiwi culture.
  • Gained the training you felt was lacking as you endeavoured to serve God.

Achieved a recognised Carey Baptist College certificate.

Our Teachers

Our teachers are gifted communicators and experienced in cross-cultural teaching where English is a second language. They are scholars and highly knowledgeable in their chosen field of expertise. 

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This course has been made possible through the generous funding provided by the TabTrust

Alumni Stories

Eva Koh

I believe this course will spark in me a greater hunger for His Word and prayerfully this will inspire my family and everyone around me to develop their own deeper relationship with our Saviour