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 2020-2021. These can change from year to year as we continue to seek input which offers excellence and practical application.

TESOL for Service (2021)

Date: January 05-29, 2021
Course Coordinator: Dr Ryan PhD
Credits: 12 Credits (Level 5) NZQA Approved Training Course
Fees: $1,400 including morning tea and lunch

Accommodation on application. Registrations close September 18, 2020. 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.

To apply or find out more please contact us.

Huia Come Home

Date: Monday 20 July – Friday 24 July
Course Coordinator: Luke Goodwin BA, LLB, Grad Dip Tchng (Sec), Post-grad Dip Th.
Credits: 5 Credits
Fees: $220 including morning tea and lunch

Huia Come Home is a one-week block course engaging with the story of Christianity in Aotearoa, New Zealand. This important block course will be delivered by Luke Goodwin, a gifted communicator and history teacher, who has been on his own journey with the subject. The course title is based on Jay Ruka’s book of the same title, which is the text for the the course. This is a 5-credit block-course giving insights from the influence of the Clapham sect in the formation of the treaty, through the missionaries who came, the revival among Māori, the taking of the land from the tangata te whenua, and up to the present day application of Te Tiriti O Waitangi.

To apply or find out more please contact us.

Church Planting Across Cultures

Date: Monday 17 August – Friday 28 August
Course Coordinator: Carl Pilkinton BA, DipTchg, BMin
Credits: 10 Credits (Level 6)
Fees: $440 including morning tea and lunch

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 or find out more please contact us.

Secular Humanism

Date: Monday 12 October – Friday 16 October, 2020
Course Coordinator: Lewis Varley, MA
Credits: 5 Credits (Level 5)
Fees: $220 including morning tea and lunch

This component aims to explore the Biblical worldview and its relationship to secular humanism and related worldviews. The class will survey the origins and contemporary impact of secular humanism, and Christian perspectives on this belief system. The four goals in the class are:

  • To understand the source and nature of modern worldviews (or ‘social imaginaries’)
  • To recognize the impact of these on Christian faith and mission
  • To develop new apologetical insights for those holding modern worldviews
  • To consider the role of Christians as ‘culture makers’ in the modern world

To apply or find out more please contact us.

Coaching Workshop

Date: Tuesday 8 December – Thursday 10 December, 2020
Course Coordinator: Christine Harding
Credits: This course is not accredited by NZQA but taught on the college campus
Fees: $260 including morning tea, lunch, and 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 or find out more please contact us.

Children in Crisis: Street Children

Date: 2021 Dates TBA
Course Coordinator: Meryl (Becky) Bee MEd(TESOL), BEd, GradDipMin, DipTchg(Secondary), ThA, Cert IV TESOL
Credits: 5 Credits (Level 5)
Fees: 2021 Dates TBA (2019: $220 including morning tea and lunch)

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 or find out more please contact us.

Biblical Theology of Missions

Date: 2021 Dates TBA
Course Coordinator: Lewis Varley, MA
Credits: 5 Credits (Level 5)
Fees: 2021 Fees TBA (2019: $220 including morning tea and lunch)

This component will lead to a greater understanding of the mission of God to the world, His concern for mankind as revealed in the Scriptures, His provision for their redemption, and His purposes for His creation and for those He has redeemed.

To apply or find out more please contact us.

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.