Start your new season of significance


First Year

New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 5) (Christian Leadership)

The first year of College will assist you in laying a solid foundation for a lifetime of leadership and influence. Develop a robust theology and understanding of the biblical narrative, sustainable leadership practice and effective self-management.

Ministry can carry a wide variety of expressions and you will experience a number of these that will stretch your knowledge and skills. This will include two practicum placements per year.

Programme Summary

Level 5
120 credits or 1 academic year equivalent (32 weeks)

44 weeks including 6 weeks of holiday

January and July

Academic Entry
Academic IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5. Recognition of prior learning equivalent to NCEA Level 2 or above.

Core Academic Courses


Course Credits

Christian Foundations 15
Spiritual Growth and Discipleship 15
Introduction to the Bible 15
Introduction to Ministry 15
Internship A - Level 5 (practicum) 30
Internship B - Level 5 (practicum) 30

Supporting Courses

  • Biblical Leadership and Service

  • Leadership and Culture
    (Daniel & Esther)

  • Evangelism

  • Self-Management & Leadership

Career Opportunities

These may include paid or voluntary positions. Support roles in:

  • Event planning and operations

  • Community and not-for-profit initiatives

  • Missions (short term)

  • Children and youth work

  • Group and team leadership

  • Volunteer management

  • Administration