Bachelor of Ministries

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The 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.

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Programme Summary

LEVEL 7, 360 credits
DURATION Full-time for three years, part-time options available
STARTS February & July
PLACES Only for existing BMin students
CAMPUS Henderson, Christchurch, Distance Learning, some courses available at Manukau
TUITION FEE (per full-time year of study) $6,204 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


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.


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.

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Bachelor of Ministries Credits


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Key Dates

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