Mission Track


Carey’s mission training aims to equip followers of Jesus to participate in God’s mission in the world today; whether that will be overseas or nearer to home.

As a participant of Carey’s Mission Track you will cultivate mission spirituality, inter-cultural skills, global awareness and transnational connectivity.

Alongside your Carey study in Applied Theology you will join a supportive mission-oriented formation group with whom you will reflect on your own mission practice and seek a fuller understanding of God’s mission.


What is Mission Track?

Athough all of Carey’s Applied Theology curriculum is intended to deepen the understanding of and resource participation in God’s mission, the Mission Track offers additional intentional preparation and formation particularly for people who are or anticipate being involved in mission in cross-cultural and intercultural contexts, whether these are in Aotearoa New Zealand or overseas.

Programme Summary

Carey’s Mission Track provides learning and formation that shapes and equips followers of Jesus to participate in God’s mission with a dependence on God’s Spirit, and in partnership with others.

During the programme students will cultivate missional spirituality, intercultural skills, global awareness, and transnational connectivity as they seek to understand God, the world, and the gospel.

The programme includes input on aspects of mission today, practicing a missional reading of the Bible, meeting and learning from mission practitioners and leaders, and undertaking reflective mission practice.

Mission Track students are enrolled in one of Carey’s qualifications in Christian Ministry or Applied Theology (NZQA approved). In addition to that, completion of the programme leads to the award of the Carey Certificate (one year) or Diploma (two years) in Intercultural Practice (non NZQA approved).


Programme Objectives

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

  • Understand the place and character of mission in Christian faith and life.
  • Practice a missional spirituality of attentiveness to God, openness to others and bold obedience.
  • Value and pursue intercultural relationships and community.
  • Demonstrate a wide awareness of the world and the global church.
  • Be an appreciative, humble and a generous partner in the transnational mission community.
  • Live and work in a wide variety of roles, occupations and contexts, but always as agents of God’s kingdom of justice, righteousness and peace.
  • Utilise the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have acquired to address missional challenges by bringing the resources of Christian faith, scripture and experience into engagement with contemporary realities.

Where can Mission Track take you?

Mission Track can take you to places you never thought possible, and help you to see familiar places in a new light.

Our graduates are partnering with God as participants in God’s mission throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and the world. Are you next?


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Alumni Stories

Tanya Lameta

Mission Track has taught me how to read the Bible with a missional focus. Understanding culture, context and people in God’s Word has helped me walk and work with God in our rapidly changing world.

My intention was to join Mission Track to revisit India again, two years later, my heart breaks for the mission context of Polynesia in Aotearoa. I am currently completing postgraduate studies with AUT in Violence and Trauma, where I can apply what I have learnt from Mission Track into my studies. O le ala i le pule o le tautua.