Bachelor of Ministries

Button for easy access to information about this qualificationThe Bachelor of Ministries (BMin) is designed for those who feel a calling to Christian ministry, whether that be in a local church, an intercultural missions context or in the wider community. Drawing together practical ministry experience gained through an internship placement, with deep biblical and theological thinking, students will acquire the skills and knowledge for working out the Gospel in life and ministry. They will be challenged and mentored in their ministry journeys and will be encouraged to develop a heart for people and a vision of the Gospel that embraces the whole person.

The Bachelor of Ministries is a three year full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme. It is made up of 24 courses of 15 credits each at levels 5,6 and 7, including four internship courses.

Students can study towards the BMin on campus in Henderson and Christchurch or by Distance Learning. A selection of BMin courses are available on-site at the Manukau campus; check the timetable. This programme also allows for a range of flexible learning options, including a combination of on campus and Distance Learning courses, as well as part-time study.

Click here for information about admissions requirements for the BMin.


Programme Summary

LEVEL 7, 360 credits
DURATION Full-time for three years, part-time options available
STARTS February & July
PLACES Open
CAMPUS Henderson, Christchurch, Distance Learning, some courses available at Manukau
TUITION FEE (per full-time year of study) $6,084 plus Student Services Fee (120 credits)


Career Opportunities

  • Church leadership
  • Senior Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Youth Pastor
  • Intercultural ministries or missions
  • Mission support work
  • Community development
  • Youth work
  • Humanitarian aid work
  • Ministry with service agencies


Objectives

The aim of this programme is to equip students for ministry. In this degree ministry is understood as any intentional working out of the implications of the Gospel in the world, and so is something that may occur in a variety of contexts. Our hope for our graduates is that they will be agents of change and grace as they live out the Gospel in diverse vocations. Laidlaw graduates will be equipped to be leaders in church, non-profit and educational settings. Their perspective and engagement with others will be shaped by the centrality of Christ.


Internship

One of the most exciting features of the BMin is the Internship programme. The Internship programme at Laidlaw College is designed to provide students with academic learning and practical experience in the context of a church, or intercultural/community ministry, with a primary goal of integration. The goal of Internship training is to see interns well prepared for life, mission and ministry through personal development, to know themselves and their context well, and to understand their ministry in light of the overarching redemptive story of the Bible.

Our Internship programme will help students relate well, communicate well, lead well, and think well within their context and culture. Students work toward a philosophy of ministry that engages thoughtfully with Scripture, life, mission and ministry.

Programme Requirements

The Bachelor of Ministries is a three year full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme. It is made up of 24 courses of 15 credits each at levels 5,6 and 7, including four internship courses.

The degree is organised in three areas of subject concentration:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Thought and History
  • Pastoral, Missional and Contextual Studies.

Click here to view the requirements for the Bachelor of Ministries programme.

BMin Programme Requirements 2018


Timetables

Click on the relevant campus timetable to find out when the various courses are taking place.

If you would like to discuss your study options or become a “Student for a Day” please contact:

For Henderson and Manukau:
Sue Davidson: [email protected] or 09 837 9769

For Christchurch:
Gill Pawson: [email protected] or 03 354 4270


SEMESTER TWO 2019

SEMESTER TWO INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 MAY 2019
SEMESTER TWO EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 MAY 2019
SEMESTER TWO COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 21 JUNE 2019
SEMESTER ONE THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 28 JUNE 2019
SEMESTER TWO NON-FORMAL/INTEREST ONLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 15 JULY 2019
SEMESTER TWO BEGINS 22 JULY 2019
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 22 JULY 2019
ORIENTATION ALL CAMPUSES 22 JULY - 26 JULY 2019
INTENSIVES WEEK 19 AUGUST - 23 AUGUST 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER APPLICATIONS OPEN 16 SEPTEMBER 2019
MID-TERM BREAK 30 SEPTEMBER - 11 OCTOBER 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 18 OCTOBER 2019
LABOUR DAY 28 OCTOBER 2019
DECEMBER GRADUATION APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30 OCTOBER 2019
SEMESTER ONE 2020 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 NOVEMBER 2019
SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 8 NOVEMBER 2019
CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY (CHRISTCHURCH) 15 NOVEMBER 2019
SEMESTER TWO ENDS 22 NOVEMBER 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER 2019/2020 STARTS 25 NOVEMBER 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER 2019/2020 ENDS 15 FEBRUARY 2020

SEMESTER ONE 2020

S1 2020 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 01 NOVEMBER 2019
S1 2020 INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS CLOSE 01 NOVEMBER 2019
DOMESTIC S1 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 03 JANUARY 2020
COUNSELLING & TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 24 JANUARY 2020
AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY 27 JANUARY 2020
BTEACH YEAR ONE BEGINS 28 JANUARY 2020
THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 JANUARY 2020
WAITANGI DAY 06 FEBRUARY 2020
S1 2020 LATE APPLICATIONS CLOSE 14 FEBRUARY 2020
NON-FORMAL/INTEREST ONLY S1 2020 APPLICATIONS CLOSE 14 FEBRUARY 2020
SEMESTER ONE BEGINS 24 FEBRUARY 2020
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 24 FEBRUARY 2020
ORIENTATION WEEK ALL CAMPUSES 24-28 FEBRUARY 2020
APRIL GRADUATION APPLICATIONS CLOSE 28 FEBRUARY 2020
S2 2019 SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS 28 FEBRUARY 2020
COURSE ADD/DELETE END DATE 06 MARCH 2020
PROGRAMME WITHDRAWAL END DATE 13 MARCH 2020
SEMESTER 2 APPLICATIONS OPEN 16 MARCH 2020
INTENSIVES WEEK 23-27 MARCH 2020
BTEACH CAMP 26 MARCH & 27 MARCH 2020
AUCKLAND GRADUATION CEREMONY 04 APRIL 2020
GOOD FRIDAY 10 APRIL 2020
EASTER MONDAY 13 APRIL 2020
MID TERM BREAK 10-27 APRIL 2020
ANZAC DAY OBSERVED 27 APRIL 2020
S2 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 01 MAY 2020
RETURNING STUDENTS S2 COURSE SELECTIONS OPEN 18 MAY 2020
S2 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 29 MAY 2020
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY 01 JUNE 2020
S1 COURSE EVALUATIONS OPEN 08 JUNE 2020
S2 COUNSELLING & TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 19 JUNE 2020
SEMESTER ONE ENDS 26 JUNE 2020
S2 THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 26 JUNE 2020
S1 SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS 24 JULY 2020
MID-YEAR BREAK 29 JUNE - 17 JULY