Love pastoral care? This specialist stream will see you engage with experienced pastoral care practitioners and cutting edge pastoral scholarship in a lifegiving, accessible, and safe fashion.
The Presence-Based Church stream is designed to be a foundational time of intentional involvement in different church community expressions. Are you ready to be part of a transformative community?
In this Mission stream you will study the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies with a special focus on Mission. You will be grounded in an actual mission context, reflect with other participants on real experience, while studying courses in Bible & Theology, Mission, and Ministry.
The New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies provides students with a broad understanding of the principles of theology and biblical foundations as well as establishing skills in evaluative thinking and applied leadership for Christian mission work and ministry.
Students will also gain the skills required in order to lead and manage a wide range of Christian operations for churches and associated agencies through experience and application in a community of practice.
The Diploma may be taken in 2019 with special focus on:
Students studying the Diploma in this format will engage in reflective field education under the guidance of an expert practitioner.
The programme of study is equivalent to one year full-time totalling 120 credits comprising of:
MM581—Mission of God (15 credits)
MB521—Thinking Theologically (15 credits)
MS510—Te Ao Maori (15 credits)
MB531 Introduction to the Old Testament (15 credits) and/or MB532 Introduction to the New Testament (15 credits)
MF501—Reflective Field Education (15 credits) or MF505 Contextual Theological Praxis (30 credits)
And up to three of the following courses (depending on other courses chosen):
For more information on each course view the Academic Course Descriptions 2019.
For a full list of courses view our Academic Schedule of Courses 2019.
Upon completion graduates will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:
Admission to the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies is open to full-time and part-time New Zealand students and full-time International students.
In order to gain admission all applicants must have achieved one of the following:
For full information (including Special Admission) please see the Academic Regulations and Calendar 2019.
Students who have completed courses at other institutions may be eligible for cross-credits or recognition of current competency.
After thirty-five years as an electrical engineer, God opened up a new career for me which left me with more spare time. As I have always loved learning, I was quickly persuaded to study at Carey and I have enjoyed the family-like atmosphere here and also the company of other students. I find it quite stimulating.
Carey this year has not just taught me how to ‘read’ the bible, but how to own what I believe and dig into the freshness of His presence.