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: theology@laidlaw.ac.nz or 09 837 9769

For Christchurch:
Gill Pawson: chch@laidlaw.ac.nz or 03 354 4270


SEMESTER TWO 2018

SEMESTER TWO INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 21 May 2018
SEMESTER TWO EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 June 2018
SEMESTER TWO COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 22 June 2018
SEMESTER TWO THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 29 June 2018
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 9 July 2018
ORIENTATION (MANUKAU) 10 July 2018
ORIENTATION (HENDERSON AND CHRISTCHURCH) 11-12 July 2018
LECTURES BEGIN 16 July 2018
INTENSIVES WEEK 20-24 August 2018
MID-TERM BREAK 1–12 October 2018
LABOUR DAY 22 October 2018
LECTURES END 29 October 2018
STUDY BREAK/EXAMS 30 October – 16 November 2018
CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY (CHRISTCHURCH) 16 November 2018
SEMESTER TWO ENDS 16 November 2018
SUMMER SEMESTER 2018-2019 BEGINS 26 November 2018
GRADUATION CEREMONY (CHRISTCHURCH) 14 December 2018
SEMESTER ONE 2019 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 17 December 2018

SEMESTER ONE 2019

SEMESTER ONE INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 17 December 2018
SEMESTER ONE EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 4 January 2019
SEMESTER ONE COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 25 January 2019
SEMESTER ONE THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 February 2019
WAITANGI DAY 6 February 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER 2018-2019 ENDS 15 February 2019
SEMESTER ONE BEGINS 25 February 2019
ORIENTATION 25 February 2019
INTENSIVES WEEK 18-22 March 2019
MID-TERM BREAK 15-26 April 2019
GOOD FRIDAY 19 April 2019
EASTER MONDAY 22 April 2019
ANZAC DAY 25 April 2019
GRADUATION CEREMONY (HENDERSON & MANUKAU) 27 April 2019
SEMESTER TWO 2019 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 May 2019
SEMESTER TWO 2019 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 May 2019
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY 3 June 2019
SEMESTER ONE ENDS 28 June 2019