Block Courses 2018 & 2019

Jump to: TESOL as Ministry, Children in Crisis, Romans, Huia Come HomeChurch Planting, Coaching Workshop

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 2018-2019. These can change from year to year as we continue to seek input which offers excellence and practical application.

TESOL as Ministry

Date: January 07-February 01, 2019
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 19, 2018. 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

Children in Crisis

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 6
NZ$387 including lunch & morning tea

One week block component giving training on Christian ministry to children in crisis in different contexts. To apply to study this course dowload the brochure and registration form here.


Date: Monday 30 April - Friday 4 May, 2018
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 dowload the brochure and registration form here.

Huia Come Home

Date: Monday 30 July - Friday 3 August, 2018
Course Coordinator: Jay Ruka

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

A one week introductory examination of the interaction and struggles between the Christian and Maori worlds. This course will revisit the early missionaries, the transformative message of the gospel and the cultural missteps of the Treaty of Waitangi and offers the chance to reconnect with the unique story by looking through the indigenous Maori lens. To apply to study this course dowload brochure and registration form here.

Church Planting Across Cultures

Date: Thursday 13 September - Tuesday 25th September, 2018
Course Coordinator: Ron Barber PhD

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 dowload the brochure and registration form here.

Coaching Workshop

Date: Tuesday 11 December - Thursday 13 December, 2018
Course Coordinator: Christine Harding

This course is not accredited by NZQA but taught on the college campus
NZ$160 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. Our 3 day course incorporates a faith based perspective to serve Christian leaders. 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 in both local and cross-cultural ministry-both church based and para-church based. She holds an ACC (Associate Certified Coach) credential through the International Coaching Federation. 

Publicity flyer is 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. 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.