Workshops for 2023

Perfect for individuals or groups, these workshops offer the opportunity for you to grow in faith, and add tools to your kete, ideal for professional development. Join us for the whole workshop, or just in part.

Take a look at the options below!

You can choose whether you come for the whole workshop, or just 1, 2, or 3 days. See the costings below:

$200 full workshop
$100 two days
$50 single day
$500 group fee (open size)

If you register for a partial workshop please include the dates you would like to attend in the registration form.

Christian Teachers Workshop

Sam Burrows & Miriam Jessie Fisher
12-14 April | 9:00am-3:00pm
Christchurch Campus


Explore the intersections of a Christian worldview and how that impacts the practice of teaching in contemporary Aotearoa.

Sometimes theology and pedagogy can seem like two very separate topics. Discuss what it means to think theologically, consider what it means for teachers to live into and teach out of a deeply relational theology of the triune God, and explore how this connects to our own sense of vocation as educators.

Join Sam Burrows and Miriam Jessie Fisher for this workshop. Suitable for individuals or staff teams, come along for a day or two or three. The workshop can be upgraded to a formal academic course or act as a stand-alone professional development opportunity.


Sam Burrows lectures in theology and education papers, and has a broad range of teaching experience in New Zealand schools. In 2022 Sam completed his MTh: “Beyond the God Within: Speaking to the Subjective Turn in the Faith and Spirituality of New Zealanders.” The thesis explored current trends in spirituality in Aotearoa and the wider West, tracking the major cultural influences of these phenomena and offering a theological response. He is active in education conferences across Australasia, while also serving on staff at Saint Augustine’s Anglican church in Auckland.

Miriam Jessie Fisher lectures in the Education programme in Ōtautahi, and has taught in Aotearoa, England and Australia, across all year levels from NE-year 8. She has a passion for the arts and faith, and has recently completed her MTh: Ancient Women, Present God – an exercise in manaakitanga, involving academic research and writing, and multimodal theology using textiles, poetry and spoken word. She is interested in how children acquire theology and how the big topics can be taught well in Christian Educational institutions. She is interested in theological expression that honours the context of Aotearoa New Zealand and all the richness of bicultural partnerships, including the use of Te Reo Māori and NZSL.