Laidlaw College seeks to equip leaders who are skilled in reading scripture, life and themselves as a coherent whole, centred in Jesus Christ. We train them how to think with discernment and interact in all spheres of life.
Laidlaw College is a full member of the following academic bodies:
- The New Zealand Association of Theological Schools (NZATS). This body brings together Christian agencies that offer degree-level theological education. NZATS is, in turn, a chapter of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools.
- South Pacific Association of Evangelical Colleges (SPAEC). This association, founded in 1969, links together Colleges in the region for more effective ministry in the fulfilment of common goals.
- Christian Theological and Ministries Education Society (CTMES). This incorporated society serves as an industry training organisation, representing the sector on matters of mutual interest.
- Australian College of Theology (ACT). Since 1978, Laidlaw has prepared students for awards of the Australian College of Theology (ACT). These awards currently include the Doctor of Theology and Doctor of Ministry. These awards are accredited by the Government of New South Wales.
- International Council for Evangelical Theological Education
- Jerusalem University College (formerly the Institute of Holy Land Studies). This confers certain advantages on Laidlaw academic staff and students who apply to study at the Jerusalem University College. Credits earned at the Institute may be credited, if applicable, to Laidlaw programmes.
- Independent Tertiary Institutions (ITI). ITI is a group of leading NZ tertiary education providers, committed to innovation and excellence.
- Deane Memorial Library is a corporate member of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) and the Australian and New Zealand
Theological Library Association (ANZTLA). It is a contributing member of the New Zealand Bibliographical Network, Te Puna.
- Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Washington DC, USA (CCCU)
Laidlaw College has also established key relationships with:
- Asia United Theological University, Seoul, South Korea
- Associated Churches of Christ (ACOC)
- Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Under a memorandum of agreement with AUT, graduates of Laidlaw-Carey Graduate School may apply to enrol in the AUT Doctor of Philosophy programme and to undertake research in theology under the supervision or co-supervision of LCGS faculty.
- Azusa Pacific University, California, USA
- Bethlehem Tertiary Institute
- Biola University, California, USA
- Bishopdale Theological College. Laidlaw and Bishopdale have an agreement whereby Bishopdale offers accredited Laidlaw programmes through the Laidlaw Centre for Distance Learning.
- Booth College of Mission. Laidlaw and Booth College have an agreement whereby Booth College teaches accredited Laidlaw programmes.
- Carey Baptist Theological College. Laidlaw and Carey offer certain courses which may be taken by students from either institution. In 2005 the two colleges amalgamated their postgraduate programmes.
- Child Evangelism Fellowship New Zealand
- Churches Education Commission
- Churches of Christ in New Zealand
- Focus on the Family New Zealand
- Missions Interlink
- Massey University. Laidlaw and Massey have an agreement for enrolment and mutual recognition of courses.
- Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand
- Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary, Seoul, South Korea
- Scripture Union
- University of Otago. Laidlaw participates in the Otago PhD programme.
- Vision Network New Zealand
- Wellington Pacific Bible College
- Wesleyan Methodist Church of New Zealand. An evangelical multicultural denomination in the John Wesley tradition with emphases on scriptural holiness and Church planting (www.wesleyan.org.nz). Member of the international Wesleyan Church.
Links with other institutions are currently being explored.