Students who complete the Presence-Based Church stream will be awarded the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies.
The Presence-Based Church 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 includes attending a Hui in Christchurch (8 – 10 March 2019). There will also be an option to join a road trip around Aotearoa and we also highly recommend you attend SouthWest Baptist’s Presence-Based Church Block course
(8 – 12 July 2019).
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.
Alongside your participation in intentional ministry and presence-based development and tertiary level study in Bible & Theology, Mission and Ministry you’ll also receive:
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
In Semester Two you will study:
MM581 – Mission of God
MB521 – Thinking Theologically
Plus another two courses (in any Semester) that may include one 600 level course.
Pastor, SouthWest Baptist Church and Presence-Based Church Mentor
I’m looking forward to checking out the biblical basis and practical realities of framing church more around communities on the ground. Along the way, we’ll connect with numbers of people in a number of places living in some significant ways. We hope our group will build ourselves a clearer vision of the kingdom and what God is up to that inspires and activates well beyond the course.”