Block Courses 2017 & 2018

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There is a wealth of experience within the wider church community and it is our desire to bring high quality input from experienced trainers. Below you will see the courses planned for 2017. These can change from year to year as we continue to seek input which offers excellence and practical application.

For information on registering for any of the following courses please see the Accommodation & Registration section below or contact admissions ([email protected]).

Diaspora Ministries

Date: July 24-28, 2017
Lecturer: Dr David Cashin
(5 credits • level 5)
NZ$315  including lunch & morning tea

The end phase of the Great commission will be from all nations to all nations.  As the peoples of the earth disperse amongst all nations in the greatest series of human migrations in history, the Global Church must respond.  This course will engage the biblical, social, economic cultural, political, strategic  and spiritual elements of the Great Commission.  New paradigms of ministry, redemption, justice and incorporation with a concern for practical involvement with the nations will be the focus of this course.

To learn more, download the course brochure here

Spiritual Warfare

Date: July 31 - August 4, 2017
Lecturer: Dr David Cashin
(5 credits • level 5)
NZ$315  including lunch & morning tea

This is a study of the nature of the encounter between divine and satanic powers in human experience. Attention is given to ways in which the powers of darkness have strategized to alienate humanity from God through deception and, ultimately, to destroy humanity. The class studies Satan’s strategy in countering world evangelization, deceiving and/or causing Christians to be ineffective and on the defensive rather than the offensive position in ministry and teaches effective prayer strategies to bring God’s power into practical situations faced by church planting and evangelism teams.

To learn more, download the course brochure here

TESOL as Ministry

Date: January 02-26, 2018
Course Coordinator: Dr Ryan PhD
(12 credits • Level 5) NZQA approved Training Course
NZ$1,100  including lunch & morning tea

Accommodation on application. Registrations close September 28, 2017. Limited places.

This is an intensive training course designed to teach you the necessary skills to enable you to more effectively use English teaching as a ministry tool.

Classes cover theoretical knowledge of the English language and of teaching and learning a second language, current ESOL methodology, classroom management, lesson planning and assessment, teaching specific groups and programmes, and resources available for teaching and further professional development. The practice component includes 12 hours of observation and teaching of classmates and ESOL students.

Students who are accepted onto the course will be required to complete pre-course assignments which include readings and observation of an ESOL class in their community.

To learn more, download the course brochure here

Coaching Workshop

Date: 12-14 December 2017
Trainer: Christine Harding (National Director OMF International in NZ)

The COACH Model© is a radically different approach to leading people.  Rather than provide answers, leaders ask questions to draw out what God has already put into others.  Learn how to create powerful conversations to assist others to solve their own problems, reach goals and develop leadership skills in the process. Here are links to brochure and registration form.


To register for any of the above courses, please download the course brochure, complete the registration form and return it to us by email at [email protected]

For more information on registering for any of the above courses, please contact admissions ([email protected]).


Accommodation is limited and on a first come first serve basis. Accommodation fee is $145 per person/week in addition to the course fees. This includes evening tea Monday to Thursday only during the seminar period. Please register early to avoid any disappointment.