Christian Leadership

Enquire Now Laidlaw College has been training women and men as Christian leaders for Aotearoa New Zealand and the world since 1922. We are looking for people who want to ground their leadership in the Bible, to form their character for lifelong faithfulness, and to engage with the world out of the hope of the Gospel.

Our Christian leadership programmes are designed to combine practical experience in ministry with theological study and formation.

Our one-year Diploma in Christian Studies (DipCS) allows you to be placed half-time in a church or ministry context, with mentoring by an established leader, while studying foundational papers in Bible, Theology and Discipleship.

Our three-year Bachelor of Ministries (BMin) combines both a practical internship component with papers designed to prepare you for lifelong ministry leadership – in church, cross-cultural mission, or community leadership.

We also offer internship programmes at other levels, and a wide range of Theology qualifications from Certificate to Doctoral level, including our three-year Bachelor of Theology (BTheol) which offers another study pathway for those called to ministry.


Why study Christian Leadership at Laidlaw?

We seek to train Christian leaders who are grounded in the Bible and equipped to live
out of its story of hope for the rest of their lives.



We care deeply about who you are becoming, and core to our programmes is a
commitment to forming you as a person and as a leader equipped with spiritual habits and
disciplines for lifelong faithfulness.


Training people for mission has always been a part of Laidlaw’s training, and we continue
to equip and send students to fulfil their particular calling in the mission of God.


On our Christian leadership tracks you will be mentored by experienced pastors and
Christian leaders, and spend a significant part of your course in practical placements –
learning by doing – and working to integrate your theology in your context.


You will be taught by lecturers from a variety of Christian traditions – from traditional
denominations to independent church plants and megachurches – united by a common
belief in Jesus.