Block Courses 2019-2020

Jump to: TESOL for Service, Romans, Children in Crisis, Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Church Planting across Cultures, Spiritual Warfare

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 2019-2020. These can change from year to year as we continue to seek input which offers excellence and practical application.

TESOL for Service 2020

Date: January 06-31, 2020
Course Coordinator: Dr Ryan PhD
(12 credits • Level 5) NZQA approved Training Course
NZ$1,200  including lunch & morning tea

Accommodation on application. Registrations close September 18, 2019. 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 service 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. The information sheet for the course and enrolment form can be found here.


Date: Monday 20 - Friday 24 May, 2019
Course Coordinator: Russell Thorp MTh (Merit), BMin, DipTch, DipTLA

5 credits • NZQF Level 6
NZ$390 including lunch & morning tea

A study of Paul's letter to the Romans including a structural and contextual overview, an exegetical treatment of selected passages, and a study of major theological themes and emphases. This one week block course is taught with a special emphasis on God's plan of salvation for the nations. To apply to study this course download the brochure and registration form here.

Children in Crisis: Street Children

Date: Monday 24 June - Friday 28 June, 2019
Course Coordinator: Meryl (Becky) Bee MEd(TESOL), BEd, GradDipMin, DipTchg(Secondary), ThA, Cert IV TESOL

5 credits • NZQF Level 5
NZ$390 including lunch & morning tea

An examination of the multi-faceted problems that street children encounter on a daily basis – at risk from abuse, trauma, hunger, and pain. The course will help the student gain an understanding of the situations these children confront on a daily basis and identify the losses they experience on the streets. Prevention and intervention strategies are presented to address the children’s needs, and guidance is given to prevent street workers from experiencing stress and burnout. To apply to study this course, download brochure and registration form here.

Christian-Muslim Dialogue

Date: Monday 22 July - Friday 26 July 2019
Course Coordinator: David Cashin PhD

5 credits • NZQF Level 5
NZ$390 including lunch & morning tea

A fascinating insight into the dialogues between the evangelical church and the wider Muslim world, both historically and currently. The class will look at the need for this dialogue, and how to engage in it. It will also look at the role of Christian-Muslim dialogue in Christian ministry among Muslims and the principles for this dialogue. Dr Cashin has had many years of experience of Christian-Muslim dialogue both in USA and Western Europe. To apply to study this course, download brochure and registration form here.

Spiritual Warfare

Date: Monday 29 July - Friday 2 August 2019
Course Coordinator: David Cashin PhD

5 credits • NZQF Level 5
NZ$390 including lunch & morning tea

A one week introductory examination of spiritual warfare. This is a study of the nature of the encounter between God and satanic powers in human experience, set against the background of biblical revelation about the spirit world. The class studies Satan's strategy to counter world evangelization and to cause Christians to be ineffective in ministry and teaches effective prayer strategies to bring God’s power into practical situations faced by those involved in Christian ministry. To apply to study this course, download brochure and registration form here.

Church Planting Across Cultures

Date: Monday 16 September - Friday 27 September, 2019
Course Coordinator: Carl Pilkinton BA, Dip Tchg, BMin

10 credits • NZQF Level 6
NZ$780 including lunch & morning tea

This two week course overviews the process of starting churches and their consequent maturation and growth. Particular focus is placed on the challenges of planting indigenous churches in a cross cultural context. The course provides a biblical basis for church planting and develops a biblical Ecclesiology. The course will address significant theoretical issues before introducing models and strategies needed for indigenous church planting. To apply to study this course download the brochure and registration form here.

Coaching Workshop

Date: Tuesday 10 December - Thursday 12 December, 2019
Course Coordinator: Christine Harding

This course is not accredited by NZQA but taught on the college campus
NZ$260 including morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea

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. It incorporates the best of adult learning practices with self-directive, communal, experiential learning where discussion, practice and application are maximized. Christine has over 30 years of leadership and ministry experience and holds credentials through the International Coaching Federation. To apply to study this course, download brochure and registration form here.

For more information or to register for any of the above courses, please enquire by email at [email protected] or call 0800 89 64 77 [or from outside New Zealand: +64 7 824 3417]


Accommodation is limited and on a first come first serve basis. The accommodation fee is $25 per person/night in addition to the course fees. Evening tea is available Monday to Thursday only, during term time at a cost of $5 per meal. Please register early to avoid any disappointment.