New Zealand Certificate in Christian Ministry

Carey Baptist College

Subject area

Religious Studies


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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide Christian churches, their agencies and community organisations with people who can support and enhance the experience of their communities; and who have attained the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to obtain employment, or work in a voluntary capacity, under broad supervision, as pastoral leaders and support staff associated with a variety of pastoral work.

The Christian Studies strand allows people to focus on the principles of biblical theological education that underpin their ability to assist people, lead small groups in agencies and community organisations, and assist church leaders in the planning, organisation and delivery of a variety of pastoral ministry roles.

The Internship strand allows people to engage with and support their faith communities as guides, mentors and leaders in a local church, agency or community organisation. This strand combines theory and practical experience and will benefit graduates by enabling them to experience a real-life practical context.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Philosophy and Religious Studies at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 773 776
Phone: (021) 303432
Fax: (021) 303432

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