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Second Year

New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 6) (Christian Leadership)

The second year of the Diploma builds upon the foundation of the Level 5 Diploma, equipping and empowering students for dynamic and effective ministry. You will increase your capacity, work on high-level and long-term projects within practicum, and participate in departmental meetings and staff meetings. This Diploma will train and release you to make a lasting difference in your sphere of influence.

Programme Summary

Level 6
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 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5. Successful completion of Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 5) or an equivalent qualification

Core Academic Courses


Course Credits

Biblical Interpretation 15
Christian Ethics 15
World Religions and the Christian Worldview 15
Ministry Leadership and Management 15
Internship A - Level 6 (practicum) 30
Internship B - Level 6 (practicum) 30

Supporting Courses

  • Preaching

  • Pastoral Care

  • Romans: The Gospel for All

  • Team and Group Leadership

Career Opportunities

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

  • Church-based ministry

  • Church leadership

  • Intercultural and cross cultural ministry

  • Community and not-for-profit initiatives

  • Missions and evangelism

  • Children and youth work