Mission Stream Details

NZQF Level: 5
NZQF Credits: 120
Duration: 1 year (Full-time)
Intakes: February & July
Study Options: Full-time, part-time, distance, on-site

Programme Details

Students who complete the Mission stream will be awarded the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies.

The Mission stream follows the Carey academic year (March to November), but it may be possible for the practical placement to begin earlier, if arranged in advance.

Your Contextual Theological Praxis (MF505) includes participation in a mission cohort that meets weekly (on-site or by Zoom) to explore mission topics, cultivate a missional reading of the Bible, and reflect and discern together.

The full programme of Contextual Theological Practice plus six courses can be completed in one year full-time or over two to four years.

Study may be on-site or by distance, or a combination.

Key Relationships

Alongside your participation in intentional ministry and pastoral care development and tertiary level study in Bible & Theology, Mission and Ministry you’ll also receive:

  • Supervision and mentoring by Dr George Wieland 
  • Support and feedback through Carey’s Field Education process
  • Support from other Mission students as you journey through together
  • Support and reflection from your own supervisor within your context


Semester One

You will also study:

MS510 – Te Ao Māori

MB532 – Introduction to the New Testament

See our 2019 Timetable for more information on times

Visit our Schedule of Courses for more information on each course

Semester Two

In Semester Two you will study:

MM581 – Mission of God

MB521 – Thinking Theologically

You will also study two other courses (in any Semester) that may include one 600 level course (*all subject to approval).

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The Specialist Mentor

George Wieland

Director, Mission Research and Training and Mission Mentor

“God’s mission involves the whole people of God, not only in “doing mission” but more holistically in living missionally, as participants in what God is doing in communities, peoples and places. I’m excited by the prospect of cohorts of Jesus-followers, aligned to the mission of God, let loose in the world! I would love to partner with you in being formed together for that purpose.”