Dr Michael (Mick) Duncan

Adjunct Lecturer



Mick lectures at Carey in Applied Theology, with a focus on NZ Society, Urban Mission, and Cross Cultural Studies.  

Mick comes out of ‘three worlds’. The first is that of a local church where he has served as a pastor in a number of churches over the decades. Second, he comes out of the world of an intentional households (NZ) and incarnational church planting in slums (Manila). He has also established various disciple-making entities like Alongsiders, Red Letters and Intermission. And thirdly he comes out of an external world where he is engaged in speaking, lecturing and writing.

His books include: Move Out, Costly Mission, Who Stands Fast, Wild Ones and Alongsiders. His research Masters explores ‘A Theological Ethic of Initiative’ from the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Mick’s PhD is titled, “The Moral Pathway Toward the Stranger in the Life and Thought of John Wesley.”

With academic degrees combined with ‘street degrees’ Mick brings to his speaking and teaching; discernment, wisdom and tools for the trade of ministry and mission. 

Mick currently pastors without being a Pastor, speaks & teaches throughout NZ & Australia, has a heart for vulnerable kids needing care and protection (through Open Homes) and just loves the art of neighboring where he, and his wife, Ruby live.